Tossup For Sunday At Right Guard; ASJ Out

November 25th, 2015

Bucs have two injuries at right guard

Lovie Smith revealed today that former starting center and current starting right guard Evan Smith came out of Sunday’s game with a knee injury.

Evan Smith did not practice today, Lovie said, but the head coach also shared that rookie guard Ali Marpet, who has missed the last two games with a sprained ankle is improving.

Consider the starting right guard spot a tossup for Sunday.

The Bucs have a couple of no-contact practices Thanksgiving morning and on Friday.

In other injury news. Lovie said tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has not been cleared for contact. So Joe considers him a sure no-go in Indianapolis on Sunday.

33 Responses to “Tossup For Sunday At Right Guard; ASJ Out”

  1. youngjameis Says:

    Kinda glad asj isnt playing, jameis is building good chemistry with brates and myers.

  2. unbelievable Says:

    At this point I’m just hoping ASJ can be healthy and in football shape for next year.

  3. Dave Says:

    At this point I am not sure why ASJ didn’t go on IR

  4. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    Nick O’Leary is still out there. That being said, I am pleasantly surprised with the development of Brate.

  5. J Lovie Says:

    I think the bucs should just put ASJ on injured reserve and give his spot to someone trying to contribute to the team. ASJ has wasted his first 2 seasons by riding the pine by choice but still collecting his checks. Bucs need to try and trade him for a late rounder in off season, or make him play, whether it be special teams or just cut the cord!!

  6. godzilla13 Says:

    It is nice when you can say that Evan Smith is injured and Ali Marpet is improving and should be ready to take his starting position back. If he is not ready we also have Kevin Pamphile available, who is a capable back-up waiting in the wings. Next man up has been this teams motto all year long. Austin Seferien-Jenkins has become an afterthought on the All-Star Buccaneer bench warmers IR list. Cameron Brate is for real. The guy can get open, catch the ball and does not fumble.

  7. Arealbucsfan Says:

    Wtf is up with ASJ. Dude needs to toughen up

  8. 813bucboi Says:

    they should put asj on ir…kid is soft as cotton…GO BUCS!!!!

  9. Buc1987 Says:

    Hey Realist, DallasBuc, and Tmax…

    “So don’t be afraid to let them show
    Your true colors
    True colors are beautiful
    Like a rainbow”

    True Colors – Cyndi Lauper

  10. The original "Kevin" Says:

    Brate has stepped up. Who the hell is ASJ again. Is that that one guy that did the captain morgan thing that one time he scored a long time ago????Didnt even know he was on the team still

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    ASJ certainly wants to play…..the specific nature of his injury should have been made public……he is “not cleared” to play……says nothing about him not wanting to play.
    It is patently unfair to accuse an injured player of being soft… have absolutely no f….ing idea of what he is dealing with. Martin was out for quite some time with a shoulder injury. Perhaps ASJ should have been put on IR but they were likely hopeful he could return for a few games.
    I trust the medical staff to decide….
    Not any JBF armchair physicians.

  12. "TheKevin" Says:


    So it’s not fair to call a player soft who spends more time hurt than on the field?

    Lmao wow you’re a special kind of idiot aren’t you?

    Soft as tissue paper and everyone knows it except for you.

  13. rayjay1122 Says:

    I am not sure what language the word Sefrian is but I know that it means Ghost.

  14. finallywehaveafranchiseqb Says:

    soft as mrs butterworth, soft as baby wipes, soft as baby’s ass, soft as manziel on gaurenteed rehab, soft as the oakland raiders against my beloved buccaneers in da bowl, soft as chip kelly excuses after an ass whooping, soft as the culligan man, soft as a newborn pup, soft as elton john at a ymca benifit concert starring culture club, oops elton would be up for that, soft as lindsy lohan at 3:00 am after a night of cocktails, soft as mike tysons jaw when punched in da face by buster douglass, soft as reberto durans no mass, soft as obamas isis strategy, soft as bobby jindals presidential bid, soft as monica luinskis lips, soft as midnight rain on a tin roof, soft as bret farve at a retirement press confrence, soft as joe thiesmans leg on a monday night.

  15. canadian bucsfan Says:

    I agree with you. I have had broken a collerbone and separated my shoulder in hockey and those are painfull lingering injuries. Know one knows the extent of the injury. I do think he should have been put on IR designated to return. It’s frustrating waiting for the to come back.

  16. Seminole Bill Says:

    It is disappointing to see ASJ on the injury list so oftern but; Cameron Brate has come on strong at TE. ASJ may not have a starting role if Brate keeps playing like he has the last few weeks.

  17. 74 bucs fan Says:

    Hey Joe – could it be that ASJ is a less than stellar blocker when healthy and him being held out has a great deal to do with a greater lack of blocking ability?

  18. ATrain Says:

    Trade him…

    Brate is doing great…

    ASJ. Soft..

  19. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Is McDaniel soft….Larry English, Kenny Bell… about Stocker….GMC…Doug Martin….Revis…..all the other injured players in the league….

    The only differences is that ASJ wasn’t placed on IR….

    What part of “not cleared for contact” do you not understand…..

    If you don’t like the guy….fine….but their aren’t many NFL players that I would call soft……

    How about naming a few others…..Adrian Peterson?…..Clowney?….

  20. Lord Cornelius Says:

    I don’t hold anything against ASJ. He’s the one who won’t make much more $$ if he can’t put some good product on the field during his rookie contract. You think he wouldn’t play if medically cleared lmao? Comon.

  21. Buccfan37 Says:

    Beat the luckless Colts! ASJ will be back soon to help the playoff push.

  22. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    You would think that some of these posters have personally examined ASJ and in their medical opinion….he is just fine and is holding out because he is lazy and wants to simply get paid for not working…..

    It doesn’t help that Joe describes injured players as spending too much time in the “hot tub”…..and that Lovie is non-descriptive about injuries…..I guess players are lucky to be put on IR so they don’t have to face the redicule of ignorant fans.


  23. Bobby Says:

    It’s so ridiculous to see how absolutely stupid fans are. ASJ is NOT CLEARED TO PLAY!!!! You have to be a special kind of moron to think a guy is soft because the medical staff hasn’t cleared him to play. Obviously anyone calling him soft understands nothing about business and protecting assets that you’ve invested lots of money in. ASJ doesn’t make the call on when he gets to play and if you want to trade him because of that you need to buy your spouse or girlfriend a T-shirt that says “I’m With Stupid”.

  24. Buc1987 Says:

    I’m with Bobby.

  25. Louis Friend Says:

    People can call ASJ whatever the hell they want to, it’s a free country. Doesn’t mean they’re right or wrong. He’s out and they don’t miss him, that’s all that matters to me.

  26. Buc15 Says:

    In all fairness, he did take a nasty fall on a concrete surface.

  27. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    I call them “armchair physicians”…..we have some body language experts and psychologists on JBF also.
    This is how the man makes his living and there are potentially millions on the line.

    I look at it this way…..the silver lining to ASJ’s injury is the acquisition, development and play of Cameron Brate.

  28. WalkdaPlank Says:

    I’m not sure if ASJ has any say in his coming back or not, but if he does and chooses not to come back or isn’t trying to get healthy like VJax did, then he is of no use to this team. All he is doing is getting big money to sit on a bench all damn day. Not trying to contribute in any way.

    Now if he is being held back by the docs, then that’s a different story, but if that’s not the case, then ASJ can eat a fat one.

  29. Pawel Says:

    ASJ is still young, he has time to put on muscle. Remember Stocker hurt all the time? Well, hes been a good blocker since.

  30. James Walker Says:

    Leave it to the Bucs to have a Harvard man kicking a$$ at tight end.

  31. Brent Says:

    I don’t know about soft but I’d say injury prone. It’s frustrating for me cause I didn’t want to draft him for that very reason. One of the knocks on him in college was he was injured a lot. One rule should be don’t use high draft picks on guys who have trouble staying healthy. I just think of who we could have had these last 2 years.

  32. godzilla13 Says:

    @Brent Says – “One of the knocks on him in college was he was injured a lot.” Seferian-Jenkins did not miss a single game in college because of an injury. In 2013 he suffered a broken pinkie during practice, nine days into training camp, and required surgery. He recovered and returned for the regular season without missing any games due to injury. During the NFL Combine examination it revealed a stress fracture in his right foot, which required surgery and precluded him from working out. Missed his April 2 pro day because he was still recovering. So yes, there were two college related injuries however he did not miss a single game.

  33. Owlykat Says:

    Even when he was healthy ASJ was not impressive. He is a poor blocker, doesn’t have great hands. I saw potential in his size and speed, but I have seen no sign of him being a hard worker or being reliable. He was not worth a second round. If they can trade him for a second round pick, do it.