Internal Affairs

June 12th, 2016


So who on the Buccaneers’ roster firmly approached Austin Seferian-Jenkins last week and said, “What the hell are you doing? You represent all of us out in the community?”

Bucs icon Derrick Brooks often talked about how many team matters needed to be handled internally — in the locker room.

Yes, coaches and organizations address issues, such as Seferian-Jenkins responding to fans inappropriately on Twitter following him getting booted from practice on Thursday by Dirk Koetter. But who in that locker room was the first to talk to ASJ?

Who was the first to get in his face? Who are all the guys that felt compelled to confront ASJ and demand he stop embarrassing the team — their team, the team they expect to be a champion?

One thing in the back of Joe’s head is ASJ’s Twitter ridiculousness spanning hours. Did someone tell him — teammates or otherwise — to get off Twitter but ASJ kept going?

Joe thinks there’s a silver lining in the ASJ mess. It represents a shot for America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, to flex his leadership muscles and hell screw ASJ’s head back on. Say what you want about the troubled tight end, the Bucs could his talent, if he can stay healthy and avoid penalties.

29 Responses to “Internal Affairs”

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    Who got on to ASJ87 first???? Technically it was some people on twitter right after ASJ87 hit the locker room!!!! Already it was a huge message sent from the Head Coach mental lapses will not be tolerated anymore (unlike the last 2 years)!!! So already the leaders of the locker room can start to police it as well! And reinforce what they are there for!!! This whole situation will bring the team together with or without ASJ87 and I think the leaders will tell him that!!!

  2. Joseph Measor Says:

    The Buc Realist must be Jim Kinzer. He always posted on and totally overused punctuation marks. Every. Single. Sentence.

  3. Kobe Faker Says:

    BigASSJ is 1 of the Entitled ones of the NFL.

    He doesnt like all the talk about Stocker, Brate and the recent drafted Vitale.

    The Entitled One doesnt like to share time with the other inferior TE players taking his catch totals.

    He is pissed with Koetters and his plan this year is to share the load among the TEs

    How is he going to get his max contract in a few years if he is going have to be part of the TE rotation

    BIGASSJ wants his ball and wants to take it with him

    For us to have JABOO lead us to superbowels, we need team players

  4. BigHogHaynes Says:

    How do you know it was tolerated, you stated that he had been on the carpet more than once already, if this cat got a head problem it really doesn’t matter what you do to him, man you need to gargle & spit to get that Tast of LOVIE out your mouth!!

  5. gotbbucs Says:

    This is either going to be a turning point for ASJ or it is going to be his undoing. I hope he wakes up and plays some damn football, but if he chooses to throw a pity party for himself and slink away he certainly won’t be the first or last to do so. Either get with the program or get the Fk out of the way, the trains rolling with or without him.

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    Realist, this has zero to do with Lovie and everything to do with ASJ. He’s making headlines for all the wrong reasons, and making the Bucs look bad in the process. That’s on him. Team leaders do need to step up and take care of crapola like this. I see the question Joe “Who was the first to get in his face?” but I don’t see any answers. How do we know that anyone other than Coach Koetter has taken ASJ to task at this point?

  7. dooshlarue Says:

    Well, my money is on our under appreciated, much maligned pro bowl DT.
    If anyone is going to step up and be a true leader it’s mighty #93.
    That guy is a winner.

  8. DallasBuc Says:

    Not sure what we learned from this article…
    Would be nice to get some kind of reaction from the GM that drafted this emotionally immature sack of sht.
    Can anyone in the media get Licht’s reaction to this situation?

  9. tmaxcon Says:


    GMC a leader… that’s hilarious… good joke! PeeWee Herman has more leadership qualities than the injury prone excuse maker GMC

  10. Largosamim Says:

    Joe(s)… this is off topic, but this thought struck me today…. I leaned toward the Bucs drafting Mariota last year. I thin he will turn out to be Drew Brees type of QB. But, Jameis has won m over. He ha answered any off-field or personqality questions (for me). I think there is a chance he could turn out to be the best QB of all time ! To get an ASJ comment in, I was thinking, maybe (just a big maybe) he should b3 given q little slack for two reasons:
    #1: Joe(s) are right… he was thrown under the bus last year as far a public opinion. That hqd to uset (him). I think it would anyone (especially if he really prideful and, indeed, is a true competitor. and
    #2: I think he is a really young guy… right ? Of course, so is Jameis. But I am still willing to cut ASJ a very little slack… a long as he grows up right now ! I hope he realizes this himself and doesn’t turn out to be very gifted player who bounces
    around in the league until he grows up and becomes a very special player.

  11. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    We Bangin Hard on Our Players Today#smh

  12. carload Says:

    Why so much attention two a 3rd string tight end with a twitter account.
    Bwahhhaaahhh. 87=bust

  13. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins
    *2nd round (38th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
    • Games Started: 12
    • Receptions: 42
    • Yards: 559
    • Average: 13.3
    • TD’s: 6

    Sure he’s not great. But he’s defintely not a bust so far.
    My bad I forgot this is the same fanbase that thought Warren Sapp was a bust.
    After his 1st season.

    Ok the kid has missed a few games because of injury.
    Maybe he’s displayed a few bad practice habits by forgetting a play or two.
    An maybe he should probable close his twitter account for awhile.

    But there’s no denying the kid has talent.
    Long as the kid is not breaking any laws – he’s ok

    Coach’em Up – Move On

  14. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The problem with a Twitter account is that everything is personal….ASJ is subjecting himself to personal interaction with fans and he’s asking for problems.

    He could, for example, come onto JBF and….let’s say call himself the Buc Realist….(for example)……..he could be a complete idiot, buffoon…..a moron and keep repeating the same thing over and over……other posters could call him a jerk…..but who would know, he was ASJ?

    So….ASJ…drop twitter…..come to JBF… yourself the Buc Unrealist (Realist taken)……act like an idiot and save your fractured ego.

  15. The Buc Realist Says:


    “The Ghost of One Love” would be a great name!!!! ( he had the best wang jokes!!!)

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo thinks Sefarian-Henkins has “elongated arc” envy……He is jealous because Haboo & Pablo have them… Henkins goes on Twitter to try to redeem himself and is left unsatisfied. Pablo feels for poor Henkins….such a big big man and no elongated arc.”

  17. chromolly Says:

    This sack is a little cry baby still stuck to his moms teet….And I thought McSofty was a goob this guy takes the cake..We will see what happens but if he slips up Mr real will have his ass sitting home or cut…Thank god the bucs have a coach with a pair finally!

  18. Rrsrq Says:

    Vernon Davis…

  19. Bob in Valrico Says:

    ASj issues are an internal matter,that should be handled internally.Record number of arcticles and media reports for somebody getting sent to showers.
    Don’t know if ASJ will outgrow this or not .But if he wants toploay for Bucs
    there should be a change in behavior.

  20. Bob in Valrico Says:

    now the twitter challenges are poor public relations for Bucs and a fine may
    be justified or even a suspension to let ASJ know how serious the front office
    thinks this is..

  21. SCBucsFan Says:

    I’m sure Jameis has talked to ASJ in the past after his bouts of stupidity. Some people can’t be fixed.

  22. salish_seamonster Says:

    He has a chance to salvage this thing. Shut down twitter account. Get his head in the playbook, pay attention, humble himself, and take guidance from mature teammates. He’s veering off course, and if he’s not reined in, he’s done in Tampa.

  23. unbelievable Says:

    The Twitter account needs to go. Worry about your play book and your conditioning, everything else will fall into place. Step up or lose out.

  24. the real Bucobruce Says:

    Vitale with another td.who is asj?tampaaaa

  25. BuccaneEric75 Says:


  26. Mike Johnson Says:

    To be honest, I could care less if ASJ was..the mouth of the South! can he win? can he stay healthy long enough and contribute to this football like his potential says he can> That’s all I care about. Hell, he can talk more trash than Mohammed Ali. Just back it up like Ali did. Win some games. That’s all that matters.

  27. Owlykat Says:

    This cocky immature head case is an embarrassment for this franchise. Forget the captains trying to reason with him. There needs to be an intervention by the whole team in a closed player’s only meeting. They need to tell him he has to be a team first player who is willing to learn his playbook like every one else and that his actions are inexcusable and reflect badly on the image of our team and he needs to end his Twitter Account because the Fans are tired of being considered losers by the rest of the country and he is going to be attacked by our fans if he does not apologize and grow up.

  28. Buc1987 Says:

    Owly…to me he’s not that much of an embarrassment, because no one knows who he is outside of Tampa and Washington state.

  29. Mark2001 Says:

    So who DOESN’T think that KoLicht didn’t have an inkling that ASJ might melt down, from physical or mental aspects, with their intention to “purchase the Vitale Insurance policy”? I hope he gets his act together…but KoLicht have done a good job in minimizing the impact should he self-destruct.