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Jeff Faine

The Bucs team captains for the 2011 season, as voted on by the players are as follows: QB Josh Freeman and C Jeff Faine (offense) and LB Quincy Black and CB Ronde Barber (defense). For special teams the honor has been bestowed upon LB Adam Hayward. Freeman, Faine and Barber are returning team captains, while… Read More

The initial prognosis for when center Jeff Faine would return was generalized as “several weeks” after he suffered a torn quadriceps muscle in his right leg against the Bengals, in the second quarter of a Bucs 24-21 come from behind win. Well finally, the actual length for his recovery timetable has been revealed as 4-6… Read More

Veteran center Jeff Faine, who's entering his third season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and ninth in the NFL. Has seen his share of rookie defensive tackles up close and from afar. But with much of the hype these days going to the rookie receivers. Faine talked too Ira Kaufman and Anwar Richardson of the… Read More

The popular perception among fans, media pundits and TV analyst  - and it's one that I shared - is that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive line at the beginning of the 2009 season was a strength of the team. However, they under preformed as a unit throughout the season, struggling mightily as the season wore… Read More

Taking a quick trip around the internet this morning reveals quite a few interesting headlines in the category of news worthy Bucs related items. From main stream media giants like ESPN and Profootballtalk.com to smaller news outlets such as the Herald Tribune, we got you the fan covered. No need to do a google search… Read More

With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers already thin along the offensive line, things have begun to unravel a bit, with news breaking that veteran center an offensive line stalwart Jeff Faine will miss several weeks with a triceps injury. The team is now going to turn to rookie free agent center Jonathan Compas. Raheem Morris addressed… Read More

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head coach Raheem Morris revealed this afternoon, who this coming seasons team captains will be. On offense center Jeff Faine and quarterback Byron Leftwich, on defense, defensive tackle Chris Hovan and cornerback Ronde Barber were named, and safety Will Allen gets the nod for special teams. With the team expecting some of… Read More

HEAD COACH RAHEEM MORRIS (On the Bucs defense) "To see that happen, to see those guys kick in gear, to see that start to formulate around our team was positive. That was great. Another positive was that first team defense. They really got out there. They flew around. We had the lightning delay. We had… Read More

The Buccaneers currently have more then a half dozen players on the walking wounded list, which includes wide receiver Michael Clayton (hamstring), WR Justin Filani (hamstring), WR Kelly Campbell (quad), center Jeff Faine (groin), running back Derrick Ward (foot), linebacker Angelo Crowell (hamstring) and kicker Matt Bryant (leg) are either listed as day to day… Read More

Just how bad have the starting tackles of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers played the past few seasons? Bad enough the team decided to change from a man blocking scheme to a zone blocking scheme. Donald Penn & Jeremy Trueblood have started a combined 73 games since 2006, but have garnered notaritity for their inability to… Read More

Jeff Faine, 28, enters his second season as the team starting center, but feels that the new zone blocking scheme being implemented by new offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski and new offensive line coach Pete Mangurian is a much better fit for the personnel that has been assembled over the past several seasons along the offensive… Read More

With all the reports hitting the world wide web over the last 72 hours, speculating that the agent for Albert Haynesworth, Chad Speck was seen having dinner with Daniel Snyder the owner of the Washington Redskins, could there truly be a deal already in place? Well this follower of pertinent news believes so. In fact… Read More