Austin Seferian-Jenkins played a majority of the game on Wednesday- Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR
Voliate. Talented. Frustrating. And now emotional. All are words used to describe Bucs tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
The latter however, was a self-given description following Wednesday night’s loss to the Redskins in the Bucs final preseason game.
“Sometimes I get emotional and let my emotions get the best of me,” Seferian-Jenkins said. “But I love my coaches and my coaches love me and we definitely talked and it was what it was. I came right over and we talked again and it is good. You know football, sometimes, emotions get the best of you. It was what it was.”
The Bucs video boards captured Seferian-Jenkins coming off the field following an incomplete pass intended for him, and the Bucs second-round pick in 2014 was visibly frustrated at something, and was vocal to the coaching staff on the sideline. Wide receiver Russell Shepard stepped in between Seferian-Jenkins and coaches.
Following Wednesday night’s game head coach Dirk Koetter didn’t elaborate very much on the emotional outburst.
“Yeah he did, he did. We have got to remember: players play and coaches coach.”
Following the game Seferian-Jenkisn clearly wanted to put the incident behind him.
“Football is what we were able to play ….and I am just thankful I am out there and able to play. I appreciate being able to play out there and I am happy. Unfortunately we didn’t get the win.”
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This guy has the emotional level of a 14 year old girl. I think we could still get a 4th rounder for him.
If we have any major injuries you can stick a fork in the Buccaneers. No depth.
How can you say that without knowing what he was upset about. Good thing you’re not a coach.
Just my thought on the incident that hopefully doesn’t get overblown here. ASJ was probably getting frustrated when neither QB was able to get the ball to him as he was working his tail off to get open. The first pass to him he was interfered with but no call. He played the entire game.
While I’m not a 14 year old girl, I think I would have thrown a hissy-fit too if I was made to play TE with those two nincompoops trying to throw me the ball and get me killed all night.
I wonder what Koetter was doing playing ASJ the whole game. He should have the intelligence to know that this young kid was going to get frustrated with two practice squad QBs trying to throw the ball to him. Moreover, with ASJ’s history of injuries, why would he risk him playing so much in such awful field conditions. This seemed like a really poor decision by Koetter IMO.
Good for ASJ. Do I want some unemotional robot that doesn’t care if things go well or an emotional player that wants to win?
The Rays just ditched Desmond Jennings because he had no competitive edge.
Very few professional players can pull the stoic just doing my job attitude and still be good.
GO ASJ and GO BUCS
You guys are all making very good points. I retract my statement as I was feeling very emotional at the time.
no worries @76buc – it’s okay for you to call him out – I just had a different take…and I think ASJ has been performing really well on the field, so I want to give him his dues…while accepting that off the field (probably like far too many NFL players) he can exhibit some immaturity…
Glennon and Griffin were awful and have been all season. We need to find a back up and also someone for the PS.
Can’t say I blame ASJ for this one. I would’ve been pissed too playing in that weather with those two inept QB’s throwing the ball around. I agree with those above as I wasn’t even sure why he was playing in this game.
Tons of talent, and unfortunately we really have nothing after him. Brate has shown nothing in the Preseason, Luke S gets lots of good press about how he is the most important person on the team that no one knows about, but if you study his stats it amazes me he is still on the team. If Jenkins does not start because of Injury or attitude, we will be drafting TE early next year.
He was getting ticked at being setup for big hits in a 4th preseason game in the rain. I’d be upset too at some of those passes too. But I also understand the coaching side. The TE’s dressed for that night got injured. Someone had to go out there…you just don’t want to see them get him killed.
Dudes…R-E-L-A-X…its the preseason AKA practice. It doesn’t mean a thing! You just watch. When the regular season starts, the TE’s you’re all bad mouthing and trading wherever for some future draft pick are gonna be YUGE!
Not sure what it means. Good to show emotion? Ok. Unable to control it? Hmmm. Not gonna jump to any conclusions yet but anything is possible.
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