“One Of The Worst Practices I’ve Had”

August 5th, 2014
Bucs TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins has crazy  high standards.

Bucs TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins has crazy high standards.

Joe is really starting to buy the hype surrounding rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins. It’s hard not to when you see the guy on the field.

First, the dude is a monster. Yeah, you recognize Vincent Jackson and yeah, you recognize Mike Evans, two big guys in their own right when they take the field. But when ASJ steps foot on the turf, you do a double-take and your eyes are locked on him.

Last week, fans attending practice went ga-ga when Jeff Demps blew past both Jonathan Casillas and Dane Fletcher on separate plays using a wheel route. But what ASJ did yesterday made Demps’ plays look like a run up the middle.

AJS was matched up on a linebacker in this pass play (sorry, Joe didn’t check who). AJS took the pass with ease because he was seemingly twice the size of the linebacker. ASJ continued his route across the field when he turned up along the right sideline with said linebacker closely in tow.

Once ASJ turned up-field, he threw on the after-burners and left the linebacker eating blades of grass. Honestly, ASJ looked like a prized horse pulling away from the field on the home stretch.

What has won Joe over came after practice. Despite the fine plays he made, ASJ would have none of it. He was upset because he kept screwing up.

“It was one of the worst practices I’ve had,” ASJ said.

What? No, really. ASJ was upset because he wasn’t doing the little things right and doing the little things right usually ends with big results.

“I came here to dominate,” ASJ said. “I didn’t come here to just be good.”

What got ASJ so upset? He wasn’t doing the little things like his proper footwork, which enables him to block well. ASJ was so fired up to do the big things, like catch passes, that he was not thinking and not doing the little things in pass protection.

Now this is drive. Now this is dedication. This is heart.

To hear the full interview, click on the red button below. Audio courtesy of Joe’s friends at WDAE-AM 620.

16 Responses to ““One Of The Worst Practices I’ve Had””

  1. biff barker Says:

    I’d guess Charles Sims is the most NFL ready of our first three picks.

    ASJ and Evans may be a bit raw this year but sheer talent alone will insure production. They are both going to draw coverage and that really opens up getting the ball to the RB’s in space.

  2. Tom Edrington Says:

    Combine intangibles with talent and you find players like this……polar opposite of someone like Dairy Queen Bowers….

    It’s obvious this fella not only wants to start, he wants to excel and he WANTS to win……

    Now you understand why they drafted him….

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Good draft pick that will pay off for a long time…..I hope his attitude is comtagious.

  4. OB Says:


    I think the attitude is going the other way in that GMC, LVD, VJax, Lovie and his coaches. yes even Josh are passing on the attitude. I don’t think you could have the herd of RBs and what they are doing if it wasn’t happening. Look at what eveyone is saying about most of the people and how they trying.

    Friday we get to see the dawn of a new age like we have never had before, a mind boggling defense with an offense that scores from everywhere and often.

    It maybe just a dream, our dream, but it is coming here now.

  5. Jim Walker Says:

    Please don’t! I have been let down so many times since 02 I don’t think I can take another heartbreak!

  6. BirdDoggers Says:

    I witnessed the height firsthand at a practice last week. The combination of VJax, Evans and ASJ should create mismatches, not just in the red zone but all over the field. Mix in some speed from a slot receiver and this offense could be like nothing we’ve seen in Tampa before (as long as the O-line pans out).

  7. Touch_Down_Tampa_Bay Says:

    Wow! We have the future Sapp, Brooks and Tony Gonzales.
    Season tickets waiting list is coming back next year!

    Pineapple McCown is already drinking Piña Coladas.

    Is it Friday yet???

  8. teacherman777 Says:



    who compared him to Tony Gonzalez first?

    ME that who!

    And as a 10% Rastafarian, I love SEFERIAN.

    He is also a half-black, half white dude like VJax and Mike Evans!

    And Love is married to a white woman and has mixed kids!

    E PLURIBUS UNUM folks!

    Go Bucs!

    Say NO to racism in all its forms!




  9. buc4lyfe Says:

    Stories like this make you love or hate a player. There’s nothing a rookie can say or an unproven vet can say at this point in buccaneer history because all we as fans have to cling on to is our glory days, somebody please make show it on the field. So we can see greatness in the making, in tired of the talk so I can’t wait till Friday

  10. Touch_Down_Tampa_Bay Says:

    @teacherman777 – yes you did!

    yes is 2014 I’m with you. I celebrate oneness. One race…the human race. I celebrate all colors! I’m glad Lovie is with us not because of his color but because IMO he fits perfect for us. I love his way of thinking and coaching.

    I’m glad the 60’s and 70’s are behind us. The NIGHTMARE is over!

    Is it Friday yet?!

  11. Deputy Buc Says:

    ASJ was visibly frustrated during several portions of practice yesterday. It’s nice to know his frustration was from not living up to his own goals.

    Dude looks like a winner though even when he is having a rough practice.

  12. Piratic Says:

    @Teacherman777: I love your take, but how is it that you’re “10% Rastafarian”? What does that mean?

    Please understand, I’m not bashing you, here. I simply want to understand. Thanks. Go Bucs!!!

  13. Mike Says:

    I read a while back that ASJ and Evans had roomed together in rookie camp. About an hour before curfew ASJ said he was going for a run and asked Evans if he wanted to go. They went together. It was a bonding moment and also taught Evans how much harder they all need to work. ASJ has a non-stop attitude and that is really nice to see. Very refreshing.

  14. Tom Says:

    Knowing how much of a factor this kid can be, I want to pick up a #87 jersey. Well, that plus the fact “Seferian-Jenkins” looks awesome on the back of a jersey

  15. pick6 Says:

    if ASJ and mike evans follow VJax’ professionalism and attention to detail, our offense has found 2 mainstays for the next decade

  16. pick6 Says:

    @Tom, although there are many players to get excited about, i’m out of the jersey game for a little while. on top of wanting to see who will actually stick around, it will take me at least a year to come to terms with the ugliness that is the new bucs’ jerseys. maybe when they start putting out jerseys of current players in “throwback” red