Jameis Unloads On ASJ

August 18th, 2016
Getting fed up with ASJ?

Getting fed up with ASJ?

It seems America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, is running out of patience with his talented backup tight end, tweety Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

In what Joe can only determine is Jameis’ frustration with ASJ, he loudly torched ASJ for an apparent lack of hustle during today’s controlled scrimmage with the Jags in Jacksonville, the last of a two-day event in scorching northeast Florida.

In an 11-on-11 drill with the Bucs’ second-team offense on the field, Mike Glennon threw an incomplete pass. As soon as the ball hit the ground, Jameis, in such a loud voice he could have been heard in Georgia, pierced the muggy morning air for all to clearly hear, “Hey Austin, run. Run. Run!!!” Jameis was pumping his fist in the air for emphasis as he hollered at ASJ.

On the very next play as the Bucs approached the line of scrimmage, Glennon began barking signals and Jameis, again, loud enough for folks in Daytona to hear, screamed “Hey Austin, it’s coming to you!” It was as if Jameis was telling ASJ to get his mind right and get his head into the action.

Joe thought Jameis’ reaction was awfully telling. You may feel free to interpret Jameis’ actions for yourself.

53 Responses to “Jameis Unloads On ASJ”

  1. Brian Says:

    And yet ASJ with THREE TDs in goal line work today?

  2. K2 Says:

    It sounds like Jameis is trying to the best from ASJ…that’s good not bad. I wouldn’t refer to it as a call out…

  3. D-Rome Says:

    That’s interesting to say the least. I’m left wondering if Jameis has had to yell similar things to Cameron Brate.

  4. ATrain Says:

    ASJ sucks…..

    unload him now

  5. Tnew Says:

    This is a total calling out. This is what a leader does who is busting his butt when the last course of action is at hand to motivate a teammate. Hey ASJ, I need you bro, but I need you to work!

  6. Clodhopper Says:

    Oh yeah!!! That’s music to my ears. Keep up the great work, Jameis!!!

  7. Nick Says:

    ASJ loafs.
    Jameis barks orders.
    ASJ scores 3 TDs from Jameis.

    Leadership is all about knowing how to get the best out of the talent around you. We know ASJ is talented. ASJ not producing is a reflection on Koetter and Jameis as much as ASJ. Jameis might be league MVP this year if ASJ gets going.

  8. tmaxcon Says:

    Anyone else concerned that our Proven Backup is not taking on more of a leadership role during his reps. Should not 8 be demanding the same effort when he is running the team that Jameis does. Thankfully Jameis has it under control.

  9. Mike30#1bucfan Says:

    When a player gets on Joebucfans bad side lookout!!!!!! Nothing here to talk about!!!!

  10. DB55 Says:

    Fun times, love the passion. And 3 TDs – good job!

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo loves Haboo vs Henkins…….Hamus is trying to get the best from his beastly TE…..Pablo loves him sum Hamus”!!!

  12. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Good. Keep on him. He can beast for us. the 3 TDs in the red zone drills is what I’m taking out of this lol

  13. teacherman777 Says:

    I love Austin Sefarian-Jenkins!!

    He is a great player!!

    You can do it BRO!!


  14. Bob Digital Says:

    Some guys dream of making to the NFL, and some guys dream of succeeding in the NFL. So far it seems ASJ falls into the former category.

  15. Nick2 Says:

    Im thinking Brady doesn’t yell a lot at Gronk. Just sayin……

  16. 813bucboi Says:

    that’s what leaders do….hold you accountable…GO BUCS!!!

  17. Defense Rules Says:

    tmaxcon, I was thinking the same thing. Mike Glennon was the captain of the ship at that particular moment, and he should’ve been the one to bark at ASJ if in fact ASJ wasn’t hustling on a play. However, any player on the sidelines … even Jameis … calling out another in front of all the media, fans and coaches for lack of hustle could potentially create a very slippery slope. To me, however, it sounds like Jameis said what he said to inspire ASJ to push even harder rather than to be critical, but it doesn’t sound like that’s how some others took it.

  18. DallasBuc Says:

    Um, okay.

  19. FSUCRABLEGS69 Says:

    Please don’t compare a 2nd team TE to the best TE in the league right now.

  20. tmaxcon Says:

    Defense Rules

    I’d be more confident in Glennon if he would show a little more fire and command the respect of players around him. I don’t expect him to be jameis that is not who he is but he needs to confident enough to call out a loafing player or a receiver who ran a bad route.

    If a player does not execute or plays lazy he needs to be called out by both coaches or better yet team leaders. If he is too mentally weak to accept legit criticism he (any player) is going to fail under pressure of a big moment during a big game. I am glad ASJ responded. I hope he get’s it but I don’t think the bucs can rely on him over the course of 16 games. Time will tell. In my opinion the bucs have too many “IF they stay healthy” players at too many critical positions.

  21. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Brian Says
    “And yet ASJ with THREE TDs in goal line work today?”

    Where can I find this mentioned in an article?

  22. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I love Jameis motivating ASJ and other players…but why the heck hasn’t Mike Glennon done the same???

    I realize they are not the same type of personality, but dang it…that IS his job!

  23. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    We need a better, more suitable backup. Someone that can get the job done in a pinch and yet can also motivate.

    Heck, Tim Freaking Tebow would be better than Glennon as a backup! (and no, I’m not a Tebow fan).

    If the starting QB goes down for any length of time, the backup has to understand his teammates have suffered a blow to their confidence as a result. A backup needs to lift them back up.

  24. head ball coach dirk Says:

    But tmax can you imagine the uproar and controversy if glennon were to be yelling and trying to be that type of leader? Esp since the leader term is thrown around very loosely

  25. head ball coach dirk Says:

    Plus when has glennon ever displayed said leadership in the past

  26. tmaxcon Says:

    head ball coach dirk

    he has never displayed that type of leadership or inspired his teammates to be better and that is one of the main reasons he will never be a successful starter in this league. sure he will get a chance to start but 8’s style will never get him to the promise land unless a Bucs or Ravens style defense from the past carries his arse. he will be a good backup until the insurance or auto industry come calling.

  27. DPewter Says:

    ASJ has the tangibles and talent, anyone who disagrees with that loses all credibility. This sounds as if ASJ had a resurgence of late, but seemed to be losing focus. Jameis noticed this decline in focus and audibly pushed ASJ to stay on the straight n’ narrow.

    Unloaded or encouragement, that latter for me.

  28. iamabuc Says:

    Now you all see why we didn’t get any trade offers for him during the offseason. Don’t get me wrong, I like G8, as our back up. But, that’s all he is; a backup qb.

  29. head ball coach dirk Says:

    I mean I agree and disagree. Not all leaders are in your face. Some hold others accountable in different ways. Would it be nice to see him get fired up and be like that? Sure, but to say he will never amount to anything without a top 5 defense in the history of the nfl is a bit harsh. He’s better than osweiller or sanchize and prob a cpl other starters out there. He’s a really great qb to have as a backup.

    But the way lovie made some back ups look the last cpl years our vision of a backup qb is more like were playing Brady every week. Gleenon wouldn’t face that type of d ever so he’s got that going against him

  30. SOEbuc Says:

    1. Bonzai- Tebow would not be a better back up than Glennon. If he were he would not be trying to get into the MLB (makes me laugh so hard). Tebow should go be a flight attendant so he can save people who get air sick with his prayers

    2. Jameis is the obvious leader of this team and offense with a passion to win so he can unload on anyone at anytime. Glennon might be giving ASJ sh!t in the huddle but he just doesn’t have jameis’ fire. I dont know of a backup who would, especially in training camp

  31. ToesOnTheLine!!! Says:


    With that line of thinking how come the OC or HC didn’t call out ASJ? Perhaps Jameis is Jameis, Mike is Mike, and their “leadership” styles are different. Go champion the Ryan Griffin cause all you like, MG8 is still your Buccaneers best safety valve at the QB position….might as well accept it, deal with the reality that the coaches and team value Glennon in the role he’s in, and carry on enjoying the upcoming season.

  32. Couch Fan Says:

    It’s hilarious to listen to the idiots still bash our back up QB. Back ups do not need to be leaders. Get off Glennon’s nuts already. Idiot.

  33. G nance Says:

    Why didnt Glennon do this???

  34. Destinnohnny Says:

    How do draft you this guy after spending 5 minutes with him?
    The guys we whiffed on in free agency had mental issues as well.
    How much time are we spending in the interview room?
    We needed a wideout so bad at this pick and passed on two pro bowlers.
    Jason let’s be great man go the extra yard on these guys

  35. Eric Says:

    You mean ASJ did something positive also and Joe never mentioned it nah you kidding me!

  36. Joe Says:

    You mean ASJ did something positive also and Joe never mentioned it nah you kidding me!

    🙂 Now, now, now. Joe called ASJ’s one-sided catch play of day Monday. Even shared video.

  37. tmaxcon Says:


    8 did not look like the best option at backup week 1 against 2nd and 3rd teamers. I know his actual performance gameday does not matter…. life is so unfair to mikey

  38. BigHogHaynes Says:

    That’s what you do at practice people, encourage one another, simple as that!!

  39. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Read that, ASJ and Winston are friends.It’s also possible Jameis was egging ASJ on,because he expects more from him.Everybody loves Brate,but ASJ can extend the field and catch zone.

  40. Bob in Valrico Says:

    the only accurate way to know what Jameis is thinking is to ask him a direct question. Since Jameis said a couple of days ago he would never call out his teammates, I have to believe that was not his goal.Spurring on his teammate,maybe.

  41. Pickgrin Says:

    I guarantee you that Jameis was encouraging ASJ – not “calling him out”

  42. DB55 Says:

    Bob in Valrico Says:
    August 18th, 2016 at 4:08 pm
    the only accurate way to know what Jameis is thinking is to ask him a direct question. Since Jameis said a couple of days ago he would never call out his teammates, I have to believe that was not his goal.Spurring on his teammate,maybe.
    Joe did ask him indirectly I believe Joe said something along the lines of – Jameis you got pretty loud pretty hot yelling at “the guy” on the field and firing the team up. Can you talk about that a little bit- (sorry if not exact quote)

    To which Jameis replied -coaches told us yesterday to increase the energy blah blah blah.

    On a side note: I wonder if Evans knows who the joes are and if he knows one of them calls him ky-hands? If so, has he ever answered a question with -talk to the hand w ky? Inquiring minds want to know.

  43. LakeLandBuc Says:

    It’s preseason, smh

  44. Bucfan951 Says:

    I wonder if asj perhaps has some form of a-d-d. When he’s focused, he does great! When he’s off, it seems to be lack of focus. I could be wrong but I wonder 🤔

  45. K2 Says:

    Totally with you Pickgrin…

  46. Trubucfan22 Says:

    That is great for ASJ. Winston knows that ASJ can be a beast for this offense. And Jameis isn’t going to let him be a back up. Jameis wouldn’t put it out there if he didn’t think ASJ was worth the time. Great job Jameis. This is the leader we needed all those years. Ever since Brooks was cut, we haven’t had that authority in the locker room and on the field. Thank you Winston.

  47. Brian Says:

    Bonzai, check Scott Smiths tweets today…

  48. Bob in Valrico Says:

    I keep getting this vision of Evans and one the Joes shaking hands,and
    one of the Joie’s having to go wash his hands.

  49. DB55 Says:


    Lmao. It wouldn’t be the first time.

  50. Buccfan37 Says:

    Agree with Pickgrin that Winston was encouraging ASJ, to me that he didn’t go all out to catch the pass from MG8. Second shout out to expect a pass from MG8. That’s all I see there. Enthusiastic Jameis.

  51. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Tom Brady does it all the time in practice, folks. This is what the great quarterbacks do. They will let you know when you’re not doing what you’re supposed to be doing on a play.

  52. Owlykat Says:

    Licht had some real offers for Glennon a good while ago. Failing to take the highest offer then was one of his biggest mistakes. As you saw last week if Jameis goes down we will kiss the season goodbye for keeping Glennon. We should have gotten a real backup QB.

  53. Bucfan951 Says:

    ^ what’s your proof of this?