ASJ Even Impresses Lovie

August 6th, 2014

Bucs TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins is a monster.

Joe has been Twittering this virtually daily: tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is a freaking monster. Joe’s not the only person smitten by ASJ. It seems so too is Bucs coach Lovie Smith.

Lovie doesn’t like to talk much about rookies because, well, they are rookies and haven’t proven much on the NFL level. Just look where he has rookies on his depth chart.

But ASJ has lit things up so much in training camp, Lovie broke his normal muzzled self when it comes to rookie talk.

“He has [been improving],” Lovie said. “Normally you don’t talk a lot about a rookie until they play their first game. But just talking about a rookie coming in that missed all of the offseason work with an injury, he hasn’t missed a rep. Every day, you could have asked a question about him – he’s done something on the football field. Great size. Off the field, he’s been a student of the game. Pretty impressed with what he has done so far and I will be surprised if he doesn’t play well.”

So will Joe. Joe is salivating to see ASJ in the regular season. You talk about a mismatch on linebackers? He looks like a full grown-arse man playing with children.

The thing that has impressed Joe so much is ASJ virtually never had an offseason with the Bucs. Nursing his ankle after surgery, ASJ was limited in rookie camp. The rest of the spring, ASJ was back at the University of Washington tending to his academic responsibilities.

Joe has a hunch Bucs fans are going to fall in love with ASJ in the not so distant future.

He’s a monster.

26 Responses to “ASJ Even Impresses Lovie”

  1. Jay407 Says:

    Already are in love with him lol

  2. Mike Says:

    He is already my favorite player. Has been since in college

  3. RastaMon Says:

    All we need is an Offensive line…rewind to this years draft 1st & 2nd rounds….top linemen were taken just before our picks…I was hoping for OL in 1&2…gotta play the cards you are holding…or in a Joes comparison….as closing time closes in….looking around the room…and turning up the charm…. 😉
    we have some smoking hot picks…it’s about 6 AM stirring in bed…time will tell

  4. Harry Says:

    I am very excited about ASJ. CAN”T WAIT TO SEE HIM IN ACTION!!! Real Weapons – and they are on Offense, so cool

  5. FanOfBucs Says:

    Help us get to where we need to be, ASJ!

  6. LUVMYBUCS Says:



    (January 13th, 2014 at 11:16 pm)

    *DE Adrian Clayborn DESERVES a Roster Spot. This kid TE Luke Stocker..nah, not so much. He’s had plenty of opportunities to show that he could be an asset to the organization.

    Et Cetera:


    -Outside of the fact that we traded two 4th round picks to Philadelphia to take him in the 2011 draft. The 3rd year- pro from Tennessee, has just 28 (catches),(257 yards), and (1 Touchdown) for his career.

    2.) Can’t stay Healthy (Examples)

    -9/24/13 – TE Luke Stocker was placed on injured reserve Monday with a hip injury. Stocker was inactive for Sunday’s loss to the Patriots, and did not catch a pass this season.

    -07/25/13 – TE Luke Stocker (calf) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list by Tampa Bay.

    -12/21/12 – TE Luke Stocker has a head/nose injury and was limited for the second straight day in practice Thursday.

    -11/08/12 – TE Luke Stocker had full participation in practice Thursday after he was limited Wednesday with a shoulder injury.

    -11/07/12 – TE Luke Stocker (shoulder) did not participate Wednesday.

    ……etc, etc, etc.

    (Draft 1 Tight End) (Options)
    -TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins Washington 6-6 276
    -TE C.J. Fiedorowicz


    ( Sign Two Free Agents) (Options)
    -TE Brandon Pettigrew
    -TE Brandon Myers

  7. Hawk Says:

    The fact that finishing college was more important than showing up for a (almost) meaningless camp, speaks volumes about this young man’s priorities and maturity. So many kids get drafted and never look back until their NFL dream ends. It is then, usually, too late (financially) to go back, not to mention embarrassing. This kid already sees his future beyond ‘The Game’. I’m betting he will make a great mentor.
    I look forward to watching his career blossom in Tampa.

  8. SteveK Says:


    ASK could NOT attend minicamp/OTAs because of the CBA ruling.

  9. Joseph Mamma Says:

    ASJ was #2 on Mike Mayock’s top 5 tight ends in the draft this year. Hopefully this kid is a stud this year.

  10. Dougy balls Says:

    Mike Says:
    August 6th, 2014 at 7:20 pm
    He is already my favorite player. Has been since in college

    Come on mike really
    Favorite player since college
    Really mike. Really. Smh. Good luck with that street credit

  11. Dougy balls Says:

    SteveK Says:
    August 6th, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    ASK could NOT attend minicamp/OTAs because of the CBA ruling.

    Glad to see another real fan who pays attention

  12. Dougy balls Says:


    Now that is street credit

  13. Buccfan37 Says:

    Gotta agree with the rest of you, ASJ will be dynamic. The Bucs best pick of the draft looks possible.

  14. Saskbuco Says:

    @Hawk…..ASJ didn’t have a choice PAC 12 schools are in quarters not semesters (or something like that) and don’t graduate till June, can’t not attend OTAs. It’s very silly rule.

  15. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I’m really getting excited about this guy. It sure would be nice to have our version of Jimmy Graham for once. From what I’ve been reading, unlike Graham, he can actually block. Can’t wait for Friday. Hopefully the two stupid hurricanes headed towards us won’t keep me from being able to see him!!!

  16. Hawk Says:

    Sorry, guys, I forgot he was attending a medieval school. Since I’m not “a real fan”, I hope that slip can be excused. However, I still contend that he wasn’t ‘forced’ to finish school, he just wasn’t allowed to go to camp. He could, easily, have done the same as others and just ‘hung around’ until he was free to report. Come on, a SECOND ROUND PICK!! His rookie contract is will pay more than what he would earn in his first job with a degree. What does he need a college degree for? (Heavy sarcasm)
    Yes, Saskbuco, it is a silly rule. I have a feeling that with all the changes coming up for college sports, there might just be some changes there also. Or Pac 12 schools might find it more difficult to recruit in the near future.

  17. AfroBuc Says:

    Damn Hawk. Keep up with the rules. I mean Joe has written about this in the blog several times.

  18. Tiny Tim Says:

    I said it on another post on this site. ASJ is freaking huge!!! I saw him at the friday night practice at RJS. I couldn’t believe how big he was. He is a mismatch for LBs, CBs, and safeties!!! He may be the steal of the draft. Can you say Graham or Gronk?

  19. BucIt941 Says:

    I said it at the 2011/2012 season ASJ was gonna be the most dominate TE to come out in 2014…. I still stand by that statement and am sOOOO stoked we got him and in the second round no less.

  20. Patrick in VA Says:

    Should we go ahead and start calling him a “pass catcher”, since that’s what we’re going to be debating in about 2-3 years anyway when the franchise tag questions start coming in

  21. Patrick in VA Says:

    Guy in my office is a Lions fan who has been following their camp pretty closely. Evidently Ebron has been underwhelming to put it politely. We may have come out with the best TE in the draft this year

  22. Joe Says:

    Guy in my office is a Lions fan

    Dude must dread football season.

  23. Phillip Says:


    Damn that’s harsh lol

  24. Bojim Says:

    I seem to remember a few of you wanted Ebron. Seven pick was too high for him. I think we did much better in drafting ASJ.

  25. teacherman777 Says:

    ebdron is a DIVA , hé is perfect for the lions!

    we got the best TE in the draft!!!

  26. CalBucsFan Says:

    I’ve seen so much of this guy tearing up defenses in the PAC-12 during his college days living here on the west coast that I’ve lost count of how many times I imagined him doing the same in a Bucs uni. Can’t wait to see it, finally, a counter-punch to NOS’ Graham!