“This Is Our A-Rod”

August 10th, 2016
The new Alex Rodriguez?

The new Alex Rodriguez?

Is tweety Austin Seferian-Jenkins a drama queen? That seems to be what Roy Cummings suggests.

The WDAE-AM 620 Bucs beat writer, who has covered the team almost as long as Team Glazer has owned the Bucs, took to the airwaves on the “Ron and J.P. Show,” and basically stated ASJ, a backup tight end, is somewhat of an attention hog and maybe, just maybe, the light has finally gone on in ASJ’s head after he said Tuesday that he wants to be special.

“This is our A-Rod, you know? This is our Alex Rodriguez,” Cummings said. “You don’t know when he is being genuine and you don’t know if he really means what he says.

“I am going to take what he said [Tuesday] at face value. I am going to say this is who he really is and he realizes he has a special talent. And now it seems after listening to him [Tuesday] that he has finally figured it out, that there is more to [NFL Football] than just throwing myself out there and running past guys and being bigger than guys and having good hands.

“He seems to have finally got it. [Tuesday was] the two-month anniversary, if you will, of the moment he was kicked off the practice field by Dirk Koetter during an offseason workout.

“Two months later, he seems to have gotten it. … In all fairness, he’s had a pretty good last couple of days here. He has flashed. He is looking pretty good all of a sudden. … I think we are talking about a guy who didn’t understand the mental aspect of the game and the importance of the details. It’s a good sign that he finally gets it.”

Well, midway through ASJ’s third training camp, Joe is in wait-and-see mode when it comes to ASJ and production. He talks a great game, but at some point he must produce.

Thus far, ASJ, who still seeks his first touchdown catch in a Bucs victory, is best known for impersonating Capt. Morgan in Tampa and Bob Gibson in St. Louis, getting run out of an underwear football practice, and getting into a Twitter spat with Bucs fans where he lodged lewd and crude bombs at fans over their mothers and significant others.

To hear Cummings’ full interview, click below. Audio courtesy of WDAE-AM 620.

34 Responses to ““This Is Our A-Rod””

  1. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    Five words ASJ needs to repeat to himself every day…. Put up or shut up.

  2. JAB83 Says:

    Produce or shut up fight??? Personally I love this guys attitude and the fact that he is willing to listen and grow up… Only reason anyone has an issue with him boils down to not staying healthy…. If he stays healthy his antics will be overshadowed by his greatness… Just saying…

  3. Bucsfanman Says:

    It’s real simple……PROVE IT!
    I hope he can do it.

  4. Lord Cornelius Says:

    let’s give up on him and trade him tho while his value is extremely low so we get nothing for a guy that has the athletic potential to be a top 3-5 weapon for the offense

    lol smh

    Seriously though how awesome would it be if this guy actually played 16 games and had his mental sh1t together the whole time? We could all look back on the OTA kick-out and call Koetter some kind of genius.

  5. Tom Edrington Says:

    Ah, love that word “IF”……….

  6. Bucsfaninchina Says:

    A Twitter rant, getting sent off the field for a missed assignment, and a Captain Morgan pose.

    Hail Satan!

  7. Bucsfaninchina Says:

    @JAB83 Precisely

  8. Joe Says:


    No one gets run out of a practice — much less an underwear football practice — for “a” missed assignment. That’s why it’s practice.

  9. ATrain Says:

    ASJ is good for one thing…A JOE STORY… HE has done NOTHING in the NFL..

    Potential gets you in the door, Production keeps you there..

    HE HAS DONE NOTHING>.. BYE BYE…He can go play on the same dream team as Manzel…

  10. grafikdetail Says:

    Brate, myself and you have done NOTHING in the NFL either… LOL give ASJ a break

  11. Mike Johnson Says:

    Coulda/Woulda/Shoulda…No hiding out there come game one of the regular season. Soon we shall see if ASJ..stays..or vanishes away!

  12. Joe Says:

    Brate, myself and you have done NOTHING in the NFL either

    Pretty sure Brate has done more than ASJ.

  13. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I hardly see the ARod comparison…..we don’t have over $200 mil guaranteed invested in ASJ.

    Lord Cornelius….

    A better idea than trading him for nothing is simply to cut him outright…..that would show him who’s boss!!…….yea, we the fans!!!

  14. Pickgrin Says:

    ASJ will be a valuable asset if he can stay injury free. If he plays in 16 games this year (or close to it) then he is likely to have 700+ yards and 6-8 TDs which are very good #s for a TE. But there’s that word “IF” again…

    He’s looked good in the last week – I guess that’s a start and something to build on heading into 2016.

    “C’Mon ASJ – we need ya man”. I’m sure Jameis is saying similar things to him on a regular basis.

  15. mikemalarkey Says:

    i was at the home opener last year. my first at tampa when he did that crap when we were getting blown out. i was so pissed at him. hopefully he gets his head right because we are going to need him.

  16. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Can’t be, ASJ hasn’t been suspended yet for PED use lol

  17. Bob in Valrico Says:

    a tight end with 16 yard a catch average is worth the effort that Koetter made.
    Hope we are calling him brilliant soon (Koetter). Go Bucs!

  18. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    John Saunders (1955-2016)

    Thank you for being a positive fixture in all of our lives – for the past 30yrs.
    Rest In Peace – Brotha. You will be missed dearly

  19. Lord Cornelius Says:

    “HE HAS DONE NOTHING>.. BYE BYE…He can go play on the same dream team as Manzel…”

    42 catches 559 yards 6 TDs in the 16 games he’s played.

    Brate had 23 catches 288 yards 3 TDs in the 14 games he played last year.

    But keep living in that delusional world man

  20. tmaxcon Says:


    No Doubt RIP Mr. Saunders. I shared an elevator with him at an Avalanche game in Denver some 15 years or so ago. Obviously, I did not know the man but he was very nice for the 40 or 50 seconds we exchanged small talk in elevator. seemed very genuine in that brief encounter. one of the good ones at espn.

  21. Eric Says:

    Brate has done more than ASJ is a joke neither one of them has caught 30 passes and a season I’ll take my chances with ASJ if his head is right any day of the week! Brate is as good as he going to get it is such a joke!

  22. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    As always brotha – thank you for sharing#Respect
    He was a truely a genuine person – who championed the cause for many.
    A rare individual

  23. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    *He was truely genuine person

  24. unbelievable Says:

    Not surprising that it would take a 23 year old kid a while to figure out the mental aspect of things. I’ll repeat this question from the other day, how many of you were completely on top of your sh!t at age 23?

    Now, let’s just hope he actually DID start to figure it out, and becomes a monster for us! This season is most definitely his last chance with the Bucs.

  25. Dooshlarue Says:

    Oh yeah….. he’s 23……blah, blah.
    How old is JW?
    See ya

  26. Tom S. Says:

    The only problem with the A-Rod analogy was that, you know, A-Rod was actually a HOF talent and player. And ASJ, you know, kind of sucks and is the backup to undrafted Cameron Brate in his 3rd year in the NFL.

    But yeah, other than that perfect analogy. In other news I’m working on learning how to play the piano, so I’m pretty sure you could compare me to Billy Joel. Right Roy?

  27. BugMacAttack Says:

    Now that he has this part figured out, he needs to become a blocking beast with that big body. We have the best running backs in the NFL collectively and blocking should be job one. Run the ball down their throats repeatedly.

  28. BugMacAttack Says:

    And Go Bucs!!!

  29. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Props when props are earned, and not a moment before.

  30. SOEbuc Says:

    I dont know if anyone should be comparing Brate’s and ASJ’s numbers at the moment. last year Brate was an undrafted rookie out of Harvard who was cut and then resigned. ASJ was a second round pick from Oregon

  31. Tom S. Says:

    ASJ played for the Washington Huskies, not Oregon Ducks. But he’s not a starter on the team I can’t fault you. I mean who really cares where the backup punter went to school (Cal) amiright?

  32. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    The problem I have with ASJ is I doubt football is in his blood and thats some of the reason for the antics not just immaturity. He plays because he can. All you guys clamoring for Brate please. He can never be as great as ASJ will be if he gets it all together. How many tight ends not named Tony Gonzalez or Gronk can average 16 ypc and get open 40 yards downfield? Brate is not the starter becauses he’s better, he’s the consolation prize because our prized te is not where he needs to be at.

  33. BigMacAttack Says:

    They also said Tom Brady could never make it in the NFL.

  34. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Yeah and Ryan Leaf would be great