ASJ Channeling Michael Clayton

August 8th, 2015
ASJ needs to knock off the Michael Clayton impersonation.

ASJ needs to knock off the Michael Clayton impersonation.

It is beginning to worry Joe. Through seven training camp practices, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has been unable to come up with easy catches.

It began last Saturday night in the first practice, when “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, hit ASJ right in the hands for a short pass and it was if the ball hit a rock. Incomplete.

Joe just chalked that up to a rain-soaked ball. Problem is Bucs practices since then have been dry — yet the drops continue for ASJ.

Day after day after day.

Today, there were two sure-fire throws from Jameis that ASJ should have easily hauled in. One drop damn near led to a pick.

Look, the Bucs like ASJ. He’s a nightmare for linebackers, and it is clear the Bucs and offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter plan to target a tight end heavily in their gameplans.

Problem is, you can be the biggest mismatch in the game and if you are playing Michael Clayton — who went from rookie stud to a blocking icon who couldn’t catch a cold — it doesn’t matter. You must catch the damn ball!

17 Responses to “ASJ Channeling Michael Clayton”

  1. Ray Rice Says:

    And yet some still get upset when I talk about the Charmin Man being a bust.

  2. Tom S. Says:

    Michael Clayton also couldn’t get any separation after his rookie year. Dude was blanketed most of the time. Still good for a 24 million dollar contract extension from Dumbinik though.

    Poor ASJ if only he was around earlier, he could have used his inability to catch along with actual ability to separate to get himself a 50 million dollar extension if ‘the rockstar’ was still around.

  3. rayjay1122 Says:

    Tim Wright can catch….just saying.

  4. James Walker Says:

    Wright, Meyers, and Stocker are our tight ends if this continues. Luckily, we have four good TE so we can ditch the one who can’t ball.

  5. Pelbuc Says:

    So far all the fans have seen from ASJ is a fat, lazy player with bad hands. Another stellar draft pick. There’s a reason they brought back Wright. When ASJ is not dropping the ball, he’s getting a penalty to kill a drive (last year New Orleans game) or fumbling against the Vikings in OT for the game winner. Not impressed at all.

  6. Tampa Tony Says:

    Tim Wright its your turn to shine

  7. Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Pelbuc…I agree it is concerning that he is dropping the ball so much. To call this guy fat and lazy is ridiculous though. I’m sure you were saying the same things about GMC when he was getting hurt his first couple seasons.

    If you have seen ASJ this offseason the guy is looking great, not fat by any stretch of the imagination. If you have heard him talk you would know he wants to be great and came into camp in great shape.

    Keep spewing nonsense though, I hope he proves you wrong for the Buc’s sake, and you should hope the same.

  8. Mo Downs Says:

    My old coach’s motto: “You play how you practice”. I’ve found that to be true in life as well.

    Maybe it’s time for Lovie to have ASJ become roommates with “America’s QB”. The magic seemed to work for Kenny Bell……….

    ASJ picked a bad time to become a head case. This is just nuts for ASJ to turn into butterfingers in what was supposed to be his breakout year.

    According to Koetter: ASJ reminds me a lot of Tony G.


    Good thing Koetter is famous for making lemonade from lemons.

    Correct me if I’m wrong but……

    * Meyers blocks a little and catches a lot, either wide open or in traffic.
    * Stocker blocks a lot and catches a little.
    * Wright blocks very little and only catches in the red zone.

  9. Pete Mitchell Says:

    From what I remember, which admittedly is only the first half of the Bucs Seahawks game a few years ago, Tim Wright has pretty good hands. After all, he is a converted receiver. I sure hope the Jameis – ASJ bromance that has developed doesn’t get in the way of the professional coaches showing ASJ the bench if need be. Nothing like an early season power struggle to impede the progress of America’s (rookie) Quaterback. ASJ, do us all a favor, catch the damn ball, stay out of the tub, and please do not take any more stupid penalties! Come to think of it, maybe the guy who posed as Captain Morgan isn’t the perfect pal for a rookie who has had his fair share of maturity issues.

  10. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Another wasted pick.. only difference between asj and clayton was that clayton had a good year

  11. LargoBuc Says:

    You guys can not be serious. Thats crazy to think at this point. Ok. Guys a sophmore. We’re a week into training camp. Lets all put our pitchforks down until at least the third pre season game, preferably later. Lets see how the guys second year in the league goes before we begin to think he could be a bust. Way way way too early in the season and way to short of a career to call some one a bust.

  12. brett Says:

    Had a bad feeling since early last year he was gonna be a bust. Hope he proves us wrong. I bet you a dollar Tim Wright’s blocking has improved since the Bucs cut him last year. Say what you will about Schiano, but the young men coming out of Rutgers seem to be good people with a solid work ethic.

  13. Tom S. Says:

    @brett….I bet you a dollar the Bucs didn’t cut Tim Wright last year 😉

  14. Dreambig Says:

    Wow guys! I agree with LargoBuc, ease up a little. We are not even to the 1st preseason game! We want this dude to be the next Tony G. Lets not lable him already and throw him out with the bath water because he dropped a few passes in practice. Maybe the coaches can help him fix his dropseys. Maybe not, but with his size and potential, its worth having a bit of patience to see what we have here.

  15. David Says:

    I hate to hear about the drops also but give the guy a break. Let him have a shot at least.
    VJax drops an easy ball every game. It’s aggravating as hell, but he makes up for it.
    Give ASJ a chance at least

  16. P'cola Buc Says:

    Tim Wright and ASJ will be our primary TE’s this year. ASJ deserves more time…so just hold on…and let’s see how he develops.

  17. Buccfan37 Says:

    ASJ gets accolades piled upon him one day and stonehands accusations shortly thereafter, safe to say he has all the attributes except the sure hands, and possibly being injury prone. What a buzzkill. I’ll hope for the best.