“You Troll Me. I’m Going To Troll You.”

June 3rd, 2016

CaptainAustin Seferian-Jenkins embraces adversity, per a new feature about him in the Tampa Bay Times, but ASJ has no empathetic hug for fans who confront him on social media.

You won’t get a Captain Morgan pose and a smile, beat writer Rick Stroud explained.

What he didn’t care for was the amount of doubters who confronted him on Twitter. Rather than ignore them as white noise, he confronted naysayers, making his account, @Aesj88, an interesting one to follow.

“You troll me, I’m going to troll you,” Seferian-Jenkins said, using the social media term for people who deliberately antagonize others. “I’m a normal person. You say something about me, I’m going to say something back, funny or not. I’m just going to be me. It’s nothing against them. I’m just doing what you do to me.”

Joe sure hopes ASJ realizes it’s a bad idea to engage in social media fights with fans. Surely, he’s been advised of this common-sense approach from influential people at One Buc Palace.

And Joe hopes ASJ figures out he’s not “a normal person.” He’s an NFL player representing Team Glazer, the Buccaneers franchise and his teammates 24/7, and he’s a man with abnormal physical ability and abnormal wealth and opportunity.

That doesn’t mean ASJ should take abuse on his own Twitter account, but isn’t that what the Twitter “block” feature is for? In summary, Joe hopes ASJ learns how to block.

61 Responses to ““You Troll Me. I’m Going To Troll You.””

  1. JimBucsFan Says:

    “In summary, Joe hopes ASJ learns how to block.”

    No double entendre there at all right Joe? Hahaha, but for real…ultra-talented ASJ needs to step it up on pretty much every conceivable level, if he doesn’t want to be shown the door soon.

  2. BigHogHaynes Says:

    I love it, keep doing you ASJ, catch a ton of passes, run some sweet routes, score several touch/downs, when asked do some dirty blocking like blind siding a linebacker, make them think John Macky has been reborn! SHAKE THEM HATERS OFF!!

  3. unbelievable Says:

    That was a good one joe!

    On a serious note, I think what this tells us is ASJ hasn’t grown up at all yet, which is a bummer. I really hope this kid puts more time and effort into improving his skill and his taking care of his body, than he does trolling trolls on Twitter.

    For gods sake man, grow the f@ck up! Every famous person has thousands of not millions of internet trolls, ignore them and learn how to improve your play! You’re not even famous yet by NFL standards, so maybe you should worry more about your job.

  4. mike n Says:

    asj sounds really smart. Hopefully he learns what the pro in pro football is about before its too late.

  5. salish_seamonster Says:

    Joe has not endorsed a presidential candidate. Please don’t make stuff up. –Joe

  6. Etzel Says:

    ASJ has me blocked on Twitter… just saying.

  7. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    I follow him and I don’t see him trolling anyone…I must have missed it…

  8. salish_seamonster Says:

    The flaming moron #DerangedDonald engages in twitter wars on a daily basis, but we’re supposed to be concerned about a football player’s twitter habits?

  9. MadMax Says:

    Its pretty simple Mr. ASJ, put up or shut up….and no Im not trolling, i dont twitter and barely post on fb. But seriously, this is your year to show up or be done here….do or die bro.

  10. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    Not a fan of this guy. I dont like his attitude. He’s liable for many penalties on the field. He’s more than likely a possible bad apple in the locker room. If he has ANY trade value at this point I would pull the trigger. Especially if they like what they have in Vitale.

  11. MadMax Says:

    ^ Exactly!

    or Brate…

  12. Chris Says:

    He needs to focus on football and getting into the best possible shape. This tells me where his mind is really at, already knew it anyway.

  13. MadMax Says:

    as in what we have in Brate and Vitale

  14. MadMax Says:

    Hey Chris, were you in Greenville SC a few years ago during a downtown event? It was either you or someone with that same tat who walked up beside me while I was wearing my Bucs shirt and we started talking while in line buying beer.

  15. Waterboy Says:

    Just shut people (including me) up with on field performance. I love being wrong on things like that but ASJ doesn’t look like he’s going to last much longer. This maybe his last year in Tampa if he can’t at least suit up and play in at least 10 games.

  16. tickrdr Says:

    Reposted from earlier thread today. Please ignore.

    tickrdr Says:
    June 3rd, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Cobraboy Says: (and seconded by NOS-BOS)
    June 3rd, 2016 at 8:48 am

    So 6 games, 20 passes caught, 339yds and 4 TDs. When he plays he impacts. That’s why he’s on this team. He just needs to stay healthy.

    Another thing I learned enroute to looking up other things.
    I am a stats nerd, but sometimes they don’t tell the whole story.

    Four TDs in six games sounds pretty good……… but
    1st TD against Tennessee down 21 to nothing.
    2nd TD against Tennessee down 42 to 7, ended by the victory dance to the end zone.
    3rd TD against Chicago on a Hail Mary pass with one second left in the fourth quarter, and down by 12 points.
    4th TD against St. Louis with 2:24 left in the fourth quarter, when down by 15 points.
    Some wags might say those would count as “garbage time” scores for ASJ, and by extension for JW3 as well, but not me.


  17. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    When ASJ is on the field….he produces….if he can stay healthy, he will do very well for us…..and the best way to stop the trolling is to perform.
    There will be those who will continue well beyond reasonable criticism….those aren’t trolls….they are idiots.

  18. tmaxcon Says:


    Very well said. ASJ has far more issues to worry about than trolls.

  19. Bucsfanman Says:

    Dear ASJ:
    OK so football players are real people too! The thing of it is though, fans think they know something and are more than willing to pass it on as gospel. They act sometimes as though your job (ASJ’s) is tantamount to life or death.
    Frankly, I don’t give a crap what you do. You don’t pay my bills or put food on my table. You’re a football player in a game designed to be entertainment. Sometimes you’re entertaining, lately not so much. Don’t listen to the trolls. No matter what you do it will NEVER be good enough in their eyes. They’re jealous because you do what they cannot and make a boat-load of money doing it.
    The true fans want to see you excel. It’s good for the team. Get healthy, play hard, and forget the haters (cue the Taylor Swift song!).

  20. Pickgrin Says:

    Here’s hoping that the ASJ doubters, haters and trolls get shut up big time by his play in 2016. He’s certainly capable of making big plays and lots of them when healthy.

    There’s a guy sitting right next to him in the TE meeting room who came in with somewhat similar expectations after 2 4th round picks were spent on him (Stocker) – who has been through worse than ASJ, but came through the other side of a long string of injuries to be a productive and valued member of this team.

    Just do what you do and be who you are ASJ. Work hard, eat right, stay positive and try to be humble and grateful for your opportunities.

    Sefarian-Jenkins has a BIG future ahead of him in the NFL if he can put it all together.

  21. Guzzie Says:

    ASJ will have 8 tds miss no games have 700+ yards 50+ catches, some quiet games because of multiple options, some WOW games, people forget it takes time for TEs to get acclimated to the pros watch he will be very productive his 3rd yr, and all the haters can complain about someone else next year, haters hate that’s their job is to hate it

  22. Bucsfanman Says:

    Hey Pickgrin- great example! I can think of a couple of 1st rounders that everybody was ready to give up on too. That seemed to work out all right (GMC, DM22).
    Let me say this; if ASJ can gain his form, how can that be a bad thing?!

  23. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Hopefully all are rooting for him to succeed…..but it seems some won’t be happy with that because they are happier being down on a player.

    I will say that ASJ made it easy to dislike him with a couple of his immature on field antics…..but only a blind fool could deny his obvious talent.

    Let’s root for him to pull it together……I certainly bet Jameis does.

  24. Clodhopper Says:

    I’ve never trolled him on Twitter but I’ve definitely let the explicits fly towards him during games.

  25. Pawel Says:

    But ASJ works for the fans, we are his boss, we support him so he better be careful what he says.

  26. Chris Says:

    MadMax – Nope it wasn’t me, never been there. Go Bucs

  27. Cobraboy Says:

    Pawel Says:

    But ASJ works for the fans, we are his boss, we support him so he better be careful what he says.

    Players work for their TEAM, not the fans.

    Many players play on social media. ASJ is not unique. And being on social media doesn’t give license for these “fans” pushback-free bashing.

    I don’t have a problem with any man pushing back a little. Maybe it those fans who need some behavior modification.

    You don’t think one of the Buc HoFers didn’t push back to fans?

  28. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    ASJ definitely works for the Team…..they pay his contract…..they negotiate terms with him.
    But, part of the Team’s goals are to please the fans and you do that by employing players that help you win and players that do it in a positive way.

  29. Buc1987 Says:

    The libs are reeling over Donald….and I love it.

    It’s going to be a long long long 8 years for them.


  30. unbelievable Says:

    It’s going to be a long, disastrous 4 years for the whole world if he somehow wins, don’t be naive….


  31. salish_seamonster Says:

    posts not making it… testing testing… 1 2 3…

  32. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “One night, a bunch of Bucs came in to watch Pablo dance…..there was Hason & Haboo, Hackson, Hoe Hawley, Hohnthan Banks, Hey Hude, Haquis Smith, Howard Hones, one of the Hoes (Pablo can’t tell them apart) and Henkins.
    Henkins claimed he had an elongated arc just like Haboo & Pablo….pulled it out and stood on his honson like Captain Morgan. Needless to say….Pablo was impressed”

  33. salish_seamonster Says:

    @87- The entire country will be suffering if #TheHumanAtrocity #DerangedDonald #CrybabyOrangeface #PhoekfaceVonClownstick #LoudmouthOrangutan becomes president. It’s not just a liberal’s nightmare; it’s terrible for everyone.

  34. tmaxcon Says:


    All the free loaders and entitled ones are freaking out they may have to get a job if anyone but hillary wins….

  35. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    lol, he definitely won’t get 8 years. too bad we can’t have a do over and get a whole new set of candidates! You guys and your hatred of ASJ is just wrong. Brate and the others competing for that spot are simply back ups. Watch concussion sometime, or better yet get your asses on the field and take the blows that these guys take. The dude had a serious injury last year that Lovie downplayed and made him look bad in doing so. He has the skill set to be elite. Now we just need to hope he can stay clear of the injury bug and produce like the powers that be know he can.

  36. salish_seamonster Says:

    The folks who continue to bash on ASJ are out of bounds. His injury last year was serious, and his coaches have only good things to say about his desire to get back on the field. Everyone likes to amplify a few of his egregious penalties as fodder for further unreasonable criticism. This attitude has been unfair and misguided.

    When ASJ has been on the field, he’s been one of our most productive players. I guess I should remind people again that McCoy had an injury plagued first 2 years. Why don’t we just give the ASJ trashing a rest. When he’s healthy, he’s got few peers in the NFL at that position, and we know he’s a TD producer. Let’s wish him the best for this year instead of continuing to drag him through the mud.

  37. tmaxcon Says:


    All the talent in the world means nothing if you can not play 16 games a year. Injuries are not an excuse for his BS penalties and hurting his team with immature actions. The bashing is justified until he proves he can stay healthy and not hurt his team with childish antics. Effort without results is meaningless

  38. Dewey Selmon Says:

    When you spend a majority of your time in the trainers room, you have the time to troll fans.

  39. Buc1987 Says:

    I regret Obama. Then again he’s not my fault.

    Go Bucs!

  40. salish_seamonster Says:

    All I’m saying is that those penalties have been magnified, and if the guy hadn’t had the misfortune of being injured, we would’ve long forgotten them. I really believe people are amplifying these other perceived shortcomings because they’re frustrated that he can’t get on the field. So it’s misguided. It’s unwarranted. He can’t help it if he’s been injured. So the trashing is unnecessary, but clearly some people get off on trashing players. I don’t, unless it’s truly warranted, like losing games repeatedly with stupid mistakes, or having a terrible attitude, or being a locker-room cancer, or just sucking out loud.

  41. Bucsfanman Says:

    For the political ranters: What difference does it make? Which millionaire/billionaire identifies with you?
    Take money out of politics and make politicians beholden to the laws that you and I must abide by.

  42. Kevin Says:

    ASJ needs to realize that even when you play at a pro bowl level and guve it 100 percent you will still take heat from fans. Just ask GMC he knows all about it. Engaging in fights on social media will get his ass cut I am sure

  43. The Buc Realist Says:

    I think ASJ has been trolling JBF comments for a while!!! I think he is none other than part of the ‘baiting brothas” I think ASJ is bighogheinous!!!!!!!
    dun – dun – duuuun!!!!!!!!!

  44. tmaxcon Says:


    I understand what you are saying and agree with you to a certain extent. I just think ASJ has rubbed people the wrong way with his actions and childish antics. It’s easier to pull for a guy that is likable and is team first. I am not saying ASJ is a bad guy obviously, I don’t know him personally nor does anyone here posting but his penalties have happened at horrible times and his celebrating a td when the team is getting blown out pissed a lot of people off as well. Nothing would make me happier than to see him grow up stay healthy and make my favorite team better. however, it’s at the point now where he must earn it through his action not through his potential.

  45. tmaxcon Says:


    ASJ has never played at a pro bowl level. a couple of good games here and a couple of good games there over a 2 year span is hardly pro bowl level. Pro bowl means NOTHING, ZERO and ZILCH… it’s a popularity contest nothing more… Big difference between pro bowl and all pro..

    Consistency is key and being available is key… Potential means nothing without results.

  46. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    tmax he has had exactly two, I repeat TWO, foolish penalties. For some reason our fan base like to trash on certain players. Our best and most proven player on defense is the other target. The dude was hurt and all the tough guys out there claim he is made of glass. You have to stick out sometimes with the guys that have a ton of potential. Waiting on GMC worked out fine and hopefully it does with ASJ as well.

  47. tmaxcon Says:


    waiting on GMC has worked out fine… that is hilarious… gmc had done nothing but put up meaningless numbers during meaningless times in the games. you and i both can count on one hand the meaningful / impact plays gmc has made. most overrated buc in history. GMC is a good but not great player. If GMC was hurt so bad last year he should have never played in a meaningless dog and pony show the pro bowl… that is not a team first decision that he made. On ASJ you are not factoring the timing and the childish nature of his penalties. Sorry it’s time for the guy to prove it on the field. Myron Lewis had potential too… how did that work out.

  48. salish_seamonster Says:

    Well, we can agree that it would be a great thing if ASJ can stay healthy. I really think he is a Pro Bowl TE if he can be healthy for most of the year.

  49. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    One of the first steps toward making improvements is to care about what people think about you….so, on that front, ASJ has a start.

  50. William Walls Says:

    Every time I resolve to give this man (?) the benefit of the doubt, he says or does something like this. I give up.

  51. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    I’m still hoping that I wake up from this nightmare I’m in where I have to choose between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. This HAS to be some sick joke. ASJ this season, assuming health: 60 REC, 900 yards, 7 TDs.

  52. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Realist, That would be funny if players posted on here in secret. I think I’d do it if I was a player. Just to mess with people!

  53. BigHogHaynes Says:

    @ TGE Buc Realist: you must have lost your way while on that bus trip to the corn fields!


    ya this guy kind of sucks, injury prone, had 2 big games in 2 big loses in 2 seasons. and can’t block anything coming at him

  55. Gt40bear Says:

    While I sympathize with him, nobody likes to be attacked, this just proves he still doesn’t get it! He still hasn’t grown up. Just keep your head down, stay on the field and do your job. That’s the best way to shut people up!

  56. Buccfan37 Says:

    I was thinking the same thing that Buc Realist said, that ASJ was reading the flow here at JBF. That may have formed his opinion that people question his game. The other media I know nothing about. I don’t believe that anyone here hates ASJ, just high expectations that he excels for the Bucs. Anyway, I get the feeling that fan opinions mean little to him and countering opinions will not work to his favor. He has revealed his overall demeanor.

  57. BigMacAttack Says:

    Dear ASJ, do yourself a favor and delete your Twitter account and any others. It’s time to prove it or lose it. Stay off social media and focus on football 24/7 for the next 7 months and grow up son.

  58. Simpleasthat Says:

    Joe I definitely think your love affair with “Austin football as a prop, injury prone, celebration in the end zone while getting your ass kicked, and penalty prone, Jenkins” has died off a bit.

  59. Dreambig Says:

    ASJ seems to be an a#s clown. If he every becomes successful, you can expect Cam Newton like behavior. Just seems to be the way the guy is wired.

  60. Cobraboy Says:

    I would have posted this yesterday, but innerweb in the Third World is occasionally difficult to come by…

    Tampabaybucfan Says:

    But, part of the Team’s goals are to please the fans and you do that by employing players that help you win and players that do it in a positive way.

    Is there a “negative” way to win? 😉

    Winning cures all fan’s ills, losing makes frustrated fans focus on ancillary issues (I’ll admit to starting a “fire Schiano” FB page…)

    If a fan is discourteous enough to troll a player on social media, he should do so without surprise if said player pushes back.

    I doubt there is a “shut up and take it on social media” clause in an NFL contract.

    And frankly, as even Joe so well knows, controversy spurs interest. And interest is what the Bucs & the NFL crave; it’s the core of their business plan…

    The best way ASJ can shut up the mouthy jackwads is to play like a monster. That sure shut up the I Hate Hameis crowd. When was the last time you read someone trolling his past?

    I recall some guy once saying “Just win, baby.” That is the bottom line.

  61. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Dumb mistake by ASJ. I’m sure Jason Licht will mention it to him at the first opportunity.

    It’s an immature response, and it sets him up to be targeted too. People will intentionally try to get him to say things on twitter that will come back to bite him.