Wake-Up Hit Was Appreciated

December 7th, 2015
Seferian Jenkins

Austin Seferian-Jenkins photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers

To the best of Joe’s knowledge, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins got through his 12th career game yesterday healthy, except for bruised pride after dropping a gorgeous touchdown throw by America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

In this first action since Week 2, when Seferian-Jenkins suffered a mysterious shoulder injury, ASJ got involved early against the Falcons.

The first pass of the Bucs’ second drive was a 15-yard toss to a wide open ASJ, who promptly was drilled (see above). Joe asked ASJ about the hit, and he said it helped him know he was ok to play after a 10 week layoff.

“Absolutely. 100 percent. I needed to get [hit], I needed that for sure,” ASJ told Joe. “It definitely cleared it all out and I was ready to just go.”

Hats off to ASJ for a solid return. He finished with three catches for 31 yards and the Bucs’ running game didn’t suffer.

Just imagine how good the Buc’s offense would be if it was better at squeezing footballs.

12 Responses to “Wake-Up Hit Was Appreciated”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Root for ASJ…….he’s a Buc….a young player with a huge upside…..

    Continue to make disparaging comments if you like…it’s your prerogative…. but, I choose to support our players as long as they are there….I’ll leave the benching and cutting to the HC & GM….and, I’ll leave the medical decisions to the staff paid to make those decisions.
    Welcome back ASJ….we need you.

    And…..the silver lining with your injury is that we reacquired and developed Cameron Brate….I’m quite sure he will stay on the team….never to hit a practice squad again.

  2. Tampa Tony Says:

    Game would’ve been less stressful if this team could catch and limit the penalties

  3. JollyBucsFan Says:

    ASJ has been a disappointment with his injuries. However as mentioned above he does have tremendous upside.

    Dont forget GMC was injured quite a bit during his first two years. Hoping ASJ can stay healthy. If so he can be a freak TE. The thoughts of Jameis, Doug, Vincent, Mike (clayton) Evans, and ASJ all healthy is mouthwatering.

    Hopefully Evans figures out his hands.

  4. dreambig Says:

    it was kind of hard for him to make that touchdown catch when the defender was draped all over his back before the ball ever got there! that play on the missed touchdown catch was just as much pass interference as the one that was called on the Evans pass that negated the Dixie chicks interception. If ASJ was not being ridden like a pony he would’ve caught that pass

  5. Pick6 Says:

    every dynamic TE not named tony gonzalez seems to deal with lingering injuries and at least a few games lost each season…..graham, antonio gates, eifert, even gronk was non-existent for nearly 2 seasons due to injuries and is out again. i think it’s just a physical position where you get advantages by slotting in a finesse player\body type for as long as they can hold up. Injuries will probably always haunt this guy and we should enjoy it when he can play but invest in some depth at the position

  6. flmike Says:

    Yeah he missed that TD pass, but to be fair he was also being tackled before the ball even got there. The NFL really has to do something about it’s officiating, this has been absolutely the worst season by far for missed or non-calls. I’m still looking for the interference on that mystery OPI call on Evens.

  7. Tom Edrington Says:

    I keep reading that Irkel has “huge upside”……how the heck do you know that, this guy has done NOTHING in the league….today he is just an average player….no more, no less….when you’re drafted in the second round you cannot be average….

  8. Clodhopper Says:

    When he got that hit I screamed at the TV, “What are you doing? Don’t you know who that is? Don’t hit him so hard.” Like yelling at a kid for juggling expensive vases!!

  9. 813bucboi Says:

    @clodhopper…lmao….GO BUCS!!!!

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The upside prediction is because of his physical size/speed and demonstrated ability to get open and make difficult catches….and difficult to defend.
    And, yes….you can’t be average when you are picked in the 2nd round….and he won’t be.

    I also think Brate could be the next Dallas Clark.

  11. Pickgrin Says:

    Welcome back ASJ. Time to get into the groove the next 4 weeks and build some momentum – and hopefully stay injury free. Fingers crossed because there is talent for sure – it just needs to be available.

  12. Dave Says:

    I am excited about ASJ and Brate with VJ and ME on the outside and I like Humphries or Simms in slot.