“There Is No Rookie”

October 9th, 2014

austin seferian-jenkins 0812aManbeast rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was a major letdown last Sunday.

Joe can’t sugarcoat it. The young “Dunkaneer” had Michael Clayton hands but was no blocking icon.

Seferian-Jenkins’ flagrant facemask of a Saints defender was one of the nastier drive-killing penalties on the day.

In the Bucs’ locker room yesterday, Seferian-Jenkins was his usual stand-up-guy self. Joe enjoyed his response to a question about the penalty, and Joe liked how the rookie said “there is no rookie” on the field.

Enjoy the short 620wdae.com audio below.

33 Responses to ““There Is No Rookie””

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    ASJ will be fine….he has good hands….every player has a bad day once in a while…..believe it will motivate him even more.

  2. Buccfan37 Says:

    Seferian-Jenkins was just not in sync, I bet he does’nt repeat that performance against the Crows. Some super duper sticky stickum demeanor will do the trick.

  3. lightningbuc Says:


    this clip is of lovie smith

  4. Ray Rice Says:

    HEY JOE! !!! About got dam time you realize and admit that your Man Crush Boy Toy ASJ fu*@&d up! Yet you always find a way to make him look good. What a joke it is to see you ooze all over this ROOKIE. Ever since ASJ arrived you haven’t even mentioned Rachel Watson anymore.

  5. billy buckaroo Says:

    Welcome to the NFL and the rude awakening rook
    Gonna take a little more than the college days
    Most rooks go thru this
    In 9 weeks he gets to take a look at Ndomkah Suh across from him now and then.
    Be a real eye opener that day

  6. andres Says:

    They’ll get it, just got to learn to finish. Think killer instinct! Love this team though.

  7. OB Says:


    They have to hit the delta on the right and watch the name of the interview change until you reach ASJ, then LVD is the next one.

    He is a rookie and makes mistakes, he will get there.

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    There are no such things “rookie” mistakes in Tampa. Buc fans expect INSTANT success. Same goes for Lovie.

    Sometimes I wonder how many Buc fans there would actually be if the Bucs never went through the Dungy-Gruden era. I suspect about 5,000 or so.

    Hell it has to be easier being a Jags fan. They must just go into every season expecting their team to suck. Not Buc fans though. They want success in an instant. Suck it up and friggin deal with it already. I have since 1987.

  9. Andrew 1 Says:

    He can say “there is no rookie” all he wants, doesn’t change the fact that he IS a rookie who is getting acclimated to the NFL on the field. It’s going to take a little bit of time with this guy imo but like I’ve said before, he has all the talent in the world and if he can stay healthy (BIG IF) then he is going to be a stud.

  10. Andrew 1 Says:

    but I get it, no excuses, and that’s good. Just going to take time though.

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    Andrew 1 …you can’t possibly be a Buc fan then.

  12. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ Buc1987

    Just different from other bucs fans is all. Been through enough in my personal life that waiting on the bucs to turn it around doesn’t seem to difficult at all.

  13. biff barker Says:

    No one went ballistic when 2nd year player LVD cost us the Jets game last year.
    That set this ten in a tailspin last season and we never recovered.

    It’s unfair to crack on Joe for giving rook ASJ the same dispensation. Experience is painful when young guys start.

  14. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    He will be fine. Late start due to PAC12 rules, injuries.

    You can see the tools. I wouldn’t be shocked if he winds up being the best pick of the Bucs draft.

  15. Patrick in VA Says:

    If you’re dumb enough to think that because ASJ said “there is no rookie” that it actually means there isn’t going to be a rookie learning curve for a guy that didn’t even get to participate in part of training camp then you’re probably dumb enough to believe Lovie and Licht when they said that fans should be impatient and there wouldn’t be a building process.

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    Andrew…yeah misery loves company. lol

  17. Buc1987 Says:

    Patrick in VA…If there’s one statement Licht would probably like to take back it has to be “we don’t expect our fans to be patient”. I’d bet my house on it.

  18. CB Buc Says:

    Andrew1987: you missed the years that forged true Bucs fans. I got on this ship in 1976. My friend, you have not suffered.

    The frustration that the Pre-Dungy fans feel comes from living that era — we feel us returning to hopelessness

  19. Patrick in VA Says:

    @CB Buc – Couldn’t disagree more. I feel us rising from hopelessness. The talent level is up and the execution is going to get better as they learn the new system. It’s coming.

  20. buddha Says:

    Cut him! He’s a bust. See if you can get a 5th rounder in a trade. Geez, Joe, this is getting ridiculous. He’s a rookie. He had one bad game. I suppose the Falcons should cut Matt Ryan because he’s had three stinkers this year and 12 last year but oh, he’s still a star.

  21. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ CB Buc

    True. I wasnt alive in 76′. Only when I was old enough to even understand what football even was, back in 97′, did I become a bucs fan. but I cant even imagine how bad it was back when it all started. What was it, 26 game losing streak? The bucs fans from that era must feel like what we’re going through right now is like a small small paper cut lol. But, I have no doubt that this team will turn it around. I know a lot of bucs fan dont feel the same way, but it makes no difference to me.

  22. Robert 9 Says:

    meanwhile in new england tim wright lit it up. and the got a 4th round pick and huge cap space.

    nice work lobama and lichtard

  23. Buc1987 Says:

    I went through 4-11 to 5-11 to 5-11 to 6-10 to 3-13 to 5-11 to 5-11 to 6-10 to 7-9 to 6-10 to 10-6 in 1997. Those are the seasons I went through.

    You 1976’ers had an NFC Champ game in 79 right?

    Who suffered more? I say ME.

  24. Buc1987 Says:

    Hell I suffered through Vinny Testaverde and his 35 interception season all while wearing a Vinny jersey to high school. Could you deal with that new Buc fans?
    35 interceptions in one season is second most in league history behind George Blanda.

    It makes me shiver to even look back at those days. So suck it up and deal with it Buc fans.

  25. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “Robert 9 Says:
    October 9th, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    meanwhile in new england tim wright lit it up. and the got a 4th round pick and huge cap space.”

    5 games – 9 catches 120 yards 1 td

    Yeah, he’s definitely blowing up.

  26. Buccfan37 Says:

    Buc 1987…Nobody has suffered the history of the Bucs like those aboard the ship from the day the franchise was awarded to Tampa. Those are the longstanding Bucs fans, still here, still waiting, still faithful after all those years ago.

  27. Buc1987 Says:

    Buccfan37…like I said…they did get an NFC Champ game in 1979. How long did they wait for that? Oh what was that? 3 years?

    I went 10 freaking years man. 10 years before my team made it to the playoffs. I almost abandoned their ass. I was THIS close. Good thing I was a Canes fan back then and a big Warren Sapp fan.

    I guess I could say. Sapp being drafted by the Bucs kept me from defecting. I was looking at the Panthers or Fins. I seriously was. It was that bad.

    Did I mention Vinny’s 35 INT season?

  28. Buc1987 Says:

    “Those are the longstanding Bucs fans, still here, still waiting, still faithful after all those years ago.”

    Yah all 5,000 of them or so. Trust me there was basically no fan base for this team when I moved to Florida in 87.

    If you think Ray Jay looks empty. Have a go at this pic. Old Tampa Stadium mid- game. What is there 300 fans?


    Those are your diehards name all 300 of them. NOBODY was a Buc fan when moved here in 87. I never ran into ANYBODY in 87 that was a Buc fan. No lies. I tell no lies. Look at the pic again.

  29. Waterboy Says:

    So far ASJ hasn’t done anything but prove that he’s a great interviewer. He needs to show up on the field and play or quit and go be a commentator or something.

  30. Buc1987 Says:

    That picture is from 1989….I was in those FREAKING stands, man. Baking like a baked potato… There was no such thing as a Bucs fan. I’m telling ya. It’s a rare breed. So when someone mentions they were there from the start. I take it with a grain of salt, because there are so few of them out there. Not saying I don’t believe the person just saying, most of them will follow up with memories good or bad. They are prideful fans and won’t hesitate for a second to tell you about the past. Like TBBF.

  31. BucFan20 Says:

    Cry me a river 87. Glad your a fan. Don’t ever come up with any BS about those of us born here that have been fans . We we know as the “Stumble Bumble Bucs”.You think you are or have been the laughing stock of the NFL now? So ya we have been here before and we are tired of it. We are getting better now yes. But that is way we stay. Good or bad. We are and always will be fans. And we Never thought of Jumping ship!

  32. BucFan20 Says:


  33. Buc1987 Says:

    Nobody’s crying. I’m just stating the facts. If you read one of my first posts at the top. I was saying that “new” Buc fans of today are the ones doing the crying right now. That fans just need to suck it up and deal with it, but they don’t.

    Certainly no crying on this end…. Lots of fans crying everyday on this site. Bitching and moaning about this and that.

    My point was most of these whiners have never seen really bad times for our team and they have nothing to whine about.