“Next Question”

September 1st, 2016
ASJ goes oily Drew Rosenhaus.

ASJ goes oily Drew Rosenhaus.

Last night, tweety Austin Seferian-Jenkins pulled an oily Drew Rosenhaus.

The NFL super agent, especially when he fronted childish Terrell Owens, would bark “next question” in response to press conference questions he deemed unworthy of response.

Last night after the Redskins-Bucs debacle, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, to his credit, fielded questions from reporters who tried to get to the bottom of why he stomped off the field while apparently hollering at a coach or coaches, before an assistant appeared to direct him to the bench and ASJ was escorted off the field by Russell Shepard.

Joe believes ASJ was hollering at a coach because when both he and Dirk Koetter were asked about the episode, coaches were invoked by both parties. If not coach was targeted by ASJ’s rant, then why introduce coaches into the discussions?

Initially asked by long-time Bucs beat man Woody Cummings about the incident, ASJ feigned ignorance and stated he didn’t remember. Moments later, he discussed the incident saying, in so many words, he gets too emotional.

Then when asked a follow-up question, ASJ pulled a Rosenhaus and blurted, “Next question.” The interview ended seconds later.

Man, this is ASJ sure is a high maintenance cat.

48 Responses to ““Next Question””

  1. stanglassman Says:

    My guess was he wasn’t happy about playing late into the 2nd half of game 4 of the preseason. Dirk said when ask about it that, ASJ needs to remember coaches coach and players play.

    The problem with ASJ being high maintainance is that he hasn’t shown enough production to be worth the headache. Hopefully he continues to mature and produce.

  2. DB55 Says:

    Next article.

    How about that sleeper Alex Cross? The kid just does everything right. He is basically a young inexpensive Brondon Myers. Blocks like a freight train, has sure hands and always seems to be near the ball. Has actually done/shown more than Vitale. What say you?

  3. RCS Says:

    He prob wasn’t happy that neither QB seemed to be able to throw a decent pass to a 6’5 TE….. overthrowing passes that almost or would have got him crushed….

  4. scott Says:

    Alex Cross is more of a young Luke Stocker imo

  5. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Next article.

    How about that sleeper Alex Cross? The kid just does everything right. He is basically a young inexpensive Brondon Myers. Blocks like a freight train, has sure hands and always seems to be near the ball. Has actually done/shown more than Vitale. What say you?

    Been speaking on the kid for awhile now…

    April 30th, 2016 at 7:18 am

    • Jonathan Williams Arkansas 5-10¾ 223 4.60
    • DeAndre Washington Texas Tech 5-8¼ 204 4.49
    • Josh Ferguson Illinois 5-9½ 198 4.48

    • Glenn Gronkowski Kansas St. 6-2⅛ 239 4.71
    • Andy Janovich Nebraska 6-1 238 4.81
    • Devon Johnson Marshall 6-0½ 238 4.60
    • Alan Cross Memphis 6-1 235 4.90

    May 7th, 2016 at 1:41 pm
    Hopefully H-Back Alan Cross pushes this guy to the brink.
    Should be a very competitive camp at H-Back this year.

    Alan Cross – Memphis (2012-2015)
    • Receptions:90
    • Yards: 1,050
    • TD’s: 14

    Alan Cross – Memphis Football

    He caught my attention watching a few Memphis games – during the whole Paxton
    Lynch hype. Everytime I turned around he was cracking some body. Or getting cracked down the field – then jumping up- proceeding like nothing happened.

  6. ForgotAboutDre Says:

    Intereresting. PewterReport had an article about it this morning, and they had two good quotes from him. Two very different takes.

  7. Eric Says:

    No doubt they tried to humiliate that kid last night if ASJ need reps there is no way in the hell Cameron Brate do not debacle is laughable I only see the games I have season tickets but I don’t go to open practices and all that jazz would rather spend that time with family from what I have seen in the preseason games how is Cameron Brate starting over ASJ is beyond me 1 catch at least 2 drops and he can’t he block and now that teams have got tape on him against their number ones he don’t even look average I played ball and I really don’t understand the double standard well yes I do you blast Kenny Bell for being a good player in practice but he shows nothing in the games I challenge anybody to show me how and where Cameron Brate has done anything different then Kennny Bell this preseason when the game lights have come on he has done absolutely nothing again 1 catch you can’t run the ball to his side because he is always 3 to 4 yards in the backfield in other words he get no push at the line is scrimmage not a good sign to me the bucs are treating ASJ like the girl they don’t want but they don’t want to see nobody else with her cut him and watch how that move come back and bite us right in the ASS!

  8. CaptainStagger Says:

    Heard Stroud today say he was pissed at Kenny Bell for screwing up. Think the Joes are making a mountain out of a mole hill here.

  9. ATrain Says:

    If we can get any picks for ASJ trade him. He is a Drama Queen. He catches a couple of balls and it a big guy other than that he has shown NOTHING>

    You guys talk about trading Glennon…Please get rid of this DRAMA show…

    ASJ = Another Sorry Joke

  10. Eric Says:

    Yet he still better than any TE on our roster when will we learn in Tampa

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    ASJ is fine and will be fine…..much ado about nothing here…..

  12. Rrsrq Says:

    That there @Eric.
    What drama has ASJ caused this team, you don’t hear team mates complaining, just encouraging. Name me a team without drama…

  13. Kevin Says:

    Eric brate showed up when it mattered last season. ASJ couldnt stay out of the tub. Brate is in no way on Kenny Bells floor right now.

    We need ASJ you are right dude is a beast, but he also needs to quit whinning like a little girl. I didnt see william gholdston bitching about playing last night. Hes been here just as long and had the dirtiest jersey on the field he wasnt complaining. Asj is a crybaby. He needs to man up. Looks like we will be drafting a stud te next year unless this stops

  14. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Its clear that Koetter wants ASJ to take on some of the roles that Stocker
    usually does,ie block. He is out there because he can block and has done it for the last two games.He has had to play the unselfish role of Stocker.Brate is not out there because he lacks the physical tools.Really hard to blame him for being frustrated when most of the targets he got early were uncatchable.He does want to prove he can catch the ball and his QB’s were not helping him out

  15. tmaxcon Says:

    ASJ is a mentally weak player that will hurt the bucs during the season more than he helps. Drama Queen or Little Beotch have replaced talent and potential when speaking about him. Bucs have enough problems they don’t need a injury prone time bomb waiting to explode. ASJ talent and potential has never translated to the field minus a couple of good catches which he negated by acting like a fool.

  16. Eric Says:

    Kevin according to someone else on the comment thread he was pissed at Kenny Bell and I’m ok with that holding each other accountable and no matter how hard someone try and sell me Cameron Brate for what I have seen I am not buying period he had such a small sample now team are planning for him and he has shows nothing in the preseason absolutely nothing

  17. Bucfish Says:


    If you have a copy of the News Channel 8 game tape, take a look at the play before the one ASJ stormed off. On that play, I think ASJ either whiffed on a block or gave little effort, and Kenny Bell walks up to him and says something that really ticked him off. He was yelling at Kenny in the huddle – trying to get at him – and then the next play was when he had his little tirade. I think maybe Kenny Bell called ASJ’s effort out, and he didn’t like it. I’m not sure it had much to do with coaches.

  18. DeepBombU Says:

    I don’t know if I can blame him. He’s busted his ass and shown a lot of improvement during the preseason, and he’s rewarded by being put out with the 3rd stringers in a tropical storm so he can get lit up when Ryan Griffen overthrows him. Keep in mind this is a guy who had his first two seasons derailed by injuries. Meanwhile Cameron Brate was probably at home sipping hot cocoa.

    But nevertheless, he has to keep his head on his shoulders. Life sucks sometimes. I’d bet any amount of money he doesn’t get cut, but if he can’t keep the drama to a minimum, I could see him getting traded real quick.

  19. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Its clear that Koetter’s focus has been on a group of backup WR’s who barely had anybody standout and that is why ASJ had to play second fiddle.Bad QB play and most of these receivers will win no games.Think ASJ was being used as a decoy for them some of the time,
    @TMAX have to disagree with you if we don’t keep the players you think
    are soft ,weak or drama queens we won’t be able to field a 53 man team.
    C’mon BRO you got a lot of football IQ but are not very open to giving our players a chance to show what can do under a far better coaching staff.
    If they fail then so be it,but give our coaches a chance to get the most out of them.

  20. tmaxcon Says:


    Asj has had 2 plus years and it’s same ole same ole…

  21. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    The league has already formed an opinion on MG8. This year’s preseason has virtually nothing to do with that opinion nor should it.

    MG8 threw a perfect pass to Shepherd last night that would have been caught by more physical or powerful receiver. MG8 put the ball in the only spot where the WR could catch it but not the DB.

    Yes he’s looked like a scrub at time playing with scrubs in all but a couple of quarters of preseason play.

    OK so let’s get real…no he’s not just worth a 6th rounder…he HAS value and is at least worth his own draft pick a 3rd. Situations and desperation “could” increase that value which is why I suspect Licht is holding on.

    Now imagine we package MG8 with ASJ. Get them out of our division for sure and hopefully even our conference in case they do develop.

    Might we get a really good WR or draft pick for a package of MG8 and ASJ?

  22. AB4L Says:

    I believe ASJ should explore if there is a borderline personality disorder (see Brandon Marshall)… Something is not clicking and it would be a shame to lose a talent like this that could be helped with some counseling.

  23. SOEbuc Says:

    Ive seen ASJ getting up gimpy in two games this preseason also. Cant we trade him for high round picks or good players? We can go with Brate/Stocker/Myers/Cross and Vitale on PS. Just when I thought he was taking a turn for the better he gets in a huge shouting match with coaches coming off the field. I dont know who started it but the guy has to control himself to a certain level

  24. tmaxcon Says:


    you have it right they both need to be shipped out. However, where you are sadly mistaken is that we want 8 and ASJ in the division. 8 and ASJ are defensive coordinators wet dreams… Bucs defense would love to face glennon twice a year just rattle little mikey’s cage and he will go running out of bounds. Same with ASJ just put a db on him with one mission to get in his weak little mind. he will crack do something stupid or simply just not produce.

  25. ATrain Says:

    How do you say ASJ is the best TE the Bucs have? He hasn’t been on the field for more than 4 games in a row. How is ASJ better than Brate. Brate was on the field catching a lot of passes.

    ASJ is Great (so you say) but is never on the field.. When he is on the field he whines about something… This is FOOTBALL great only counts when your in the game.

  26. tmaxcon Says:


    high round pick for ASJ now way in hell… 2 reasons injuries and no production.

    Ask yourself this sir.. would you part with a high draft pick to gamble on an injury prone guy with no production and just as much bad tape as good tape. No gm will gamble on that. his talent and potential have only materialized on paper not on the field. no a couple of good catches does not make him the next gronk in the making.

  27. orlbucfan Says:

    Koetter is definitely keeping 4 TEs. They better know their blocking assignments. He will be running the ball all over the field. Brate can catch the ball and block. He’s shown that in the games that count. We’ve got more depth worries at the DL than we do at TE. Gawd, they were AWFUL last night even when the rain stopped.

  28. Buccfan37 Says:

    ASJ will contribute his usual output, a few catches here and there. That seems to be good enough to stick around waiting for his breakout to break out, still waiting.

  29. DPewter Says:

    Everyone that wants ASJ gone probably wants Schiano back too. NEWS FLASH, some of the guys will be difficult to deal with. Tampa has been terrible for years because we get rid of talent that is hard to deal with. Then they go flourish elsewhere.This crap needs to stop!

    We have the coaching and leadership on this team to handle a “drama queen” tight end. In reality he isn’t even comparable to real drama queens throughout the league. Brate wouldn’t start on any other team, why push a talent like ASJ out to start a second rate TE? Because he’s a swell guy?

  30. Eric Says:

    D pewter could agree more myself

  31. Eric Says:

    Oribucfan post one highlight of Cameron Brate throwing a block to spring play Cameron Brate getting movement off the ball etc go ahead I’ll wait

  32. DPewter Says:

    A healthy ASJ blows Brate out of the water, Brate has actually looked terrible this preseason.

    ASJ struggled with injuries his first two years, but when he’s been healthy he has shown real talent. I recall “fans” calling for a McCoy trade after he struggled with injuries his first two years. Damn commoners are wrong more often than they care to admit.

  33. tmaxcon Says:


    I agree with you 100% in theory. it’s been 2 going on 3 years and between lack of production, injuries and bone headed choices how can you have patience or confidence with a guy like that. they all can’t all get as many chances as myron lewis or the bucs roster will never be upgraded.

  34. Joe Says:

    A healthy ASJ blows Brate out of the water,

    But yet he can’t unseat Brate. Why is that? Dude is a headcase, that’s why.

    Sure, ASJ is gifted physically. But if you don’t have your head screwed on straight, it will never matter.

  35. Bob in Valrico Says:

    I like Brate but he gets no pass nothing much has happened when he has been on the field this preseason.Fact is ASJ has been all the things stocker is respected for.And Brate is not ready for that.So essentially if he keeps his cool
    the job should be his .

  36. Bob in Valrico Says:

    As for his what condition his head is in.He gets high marks from me for saying that if kaepernick wants to fix things in Oakland he should put some
    money in it.

  37. Da Fonz Says:

    I don’t understand bucs Cameron Brate is not better than ASJ. U don’t even have to look at stats for you to realize. First dude is not tough enough in da run game he’s easily the worst blocking tight end on our team and if not worst competing with Dan vitale. Second ASJ has done more with trash backups QB than Brate done with Jameis as his QB. Third since so many people like to go by stats ASJ had more touchdowns more yards with less catches than Cameron Brate. And Cameron Brate played in 14 games while ASJ played in 7 games last year. So either fans wasn’t watching bucs games or are just biased about who they want to start. Cause Brate wasn’t anything last year and he hasn’t did anything this year far other than having a ball go straight through his “sure” handed hands to the other team.

  38. Bucsfanman Says:

    It’s perplexing to me how some are so adamant with defending this guy. He may be a better talent but what have we seen from him?
    I don’t know. I’d like to see him pick up his game but the hour is getting late.

  39. LakeLandBuc Says:

    ASJ should have been piss at the coaching staff, matter of fact he should have backhanded Koetter. One moment you tell him that he has earned starters reps, then you have him play a full game in the rain against backups in a meaningless game. But you have Stocker and Brate sitting the game out. If you don’t ASJ on the team then be a man an release him, why try to humiliate him. This is a PATHETIC franchise, with an INCOMPETENT coaching staff and even worse(an INCOMPETENT GM). The Bucs players should have supported ASJ and confronted the coaches about the decision to play ASJ in the 4th quarter. If I’m ASJ I do everything I possible could do to get the HELL out of Tampa. And go to a PROFESSIONAL team that is operated by PROFESSIONAL people. The hell with this PISS POOR FRANCHISE.

  40. tmaxcon Says:


    ASJ Was paid to do his job last night. No one deserves a free pass or hand out at any time. It’s his job and he was told his assignment. ASJ made his own bed you are a fool blaming the organization, it’s all on ASJ he acted like an ass clown and was treated the same way. no one is OWED anything.

  41. Bucsfanman Says:

    @LakeLand- It’s probably fair to say that perhaps the reason he was on the field so long was to showcase his um, “talents” for other teams interested. Frankly ASJ’s body language stunk and he looked like a petulant child. Boo-hoo, he had to play in the 4th quarter! Cry me a river!
    We are seeing the end of ASJ’s tenure as a Buc, me thinks!

  42. ATrain Says:

    Games Played 7 · Games Started 3

    Receiving stats

    21 39 338 4 16.1

    These are ASJ stats for his Career…

    The only number that is any good is his average..
    That’s after 32 games he played in 7.

    How long do you wait on the talent to develop?

    4 TD in two years…PLEASE…
    Talent what talent
    If he is SOOO talented why is he playing in the 4th quarter of a final preseason Game????
    Now the NFL Head Coach is not as smart as you… IF you can see unproven talent so well PLEASE tell me what NFL organization you work for…

  43. Bob in Valrico Says:

    personally, think Koetter is still trying to get more out of ASJ. But if that’s not the case ,then you may see him on the patriots next year.Koetter has already stripped some of prima donna attitude from ASJ and he is the only TE catching passes that I can recall. Koetter is also trying to toughen him up by playing more preseason blocking snaps.

  44. Mike Johnson Says:

    Mark my words fellow Bucco’s ASJ will never reach his potential. Playing at the college level was easy for him. Then he found out he was going to have to put
    in work. A lot of hard work. His heart and soul is just not into it. And that’s fine. EXIT STAGE LEFT Mr ASJ!

  45. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Hey Mike for once we might be in agreement.

    He could just phone it in during college because of his tremendous talent differential but that was college not the NFL.

    Now he has to work and it’s not just his head that I question it’s his heart as well.

  46. Da Fonz Says:

    Its funny to me how people are ignoring the issue at hand here. Which is why was he playing in the 4th game of the preseason wen he’s the best tight end that we have on the roster it makes no damn sense. If anybody should be out there its the other tight ends like Cross, Myers, and Vitale who are fighting for a job. And people keep saying ASJ won’t live up to his potential. But RIGHT NOW potential has nothing to do with right now. Because RIGHT NOW without even reaching his potential he’s better than Cameron Berate right now.

  47. Mike Johnson Says:

    Da Fonz..that’s sad man. If ASJ is the best we got? Then we are in trouble. I say Brate is better than him because of heart and effort. ASJ gives us spurts of effort here and there. You can see it in his play. He’s sorta afraid to go all out. maybe that’s why he keeps getting injured. I’m just not confident about him. He’s a..check collector. Bucs are trying to build a championship winning offense. Jameis needs..all hands on deck to win. Until ASJ proves himself, I’m not that high on him. Bigman/bigbody….no maturity or heart. I don’t want his attitude to effect the making of something that could be special.

  48. Bob in Valrico Says:

    I guess ASJ and the rest of us were fooled by Koetter when he said starter reps. Now if you count blocking in Stockers absence first team Then I can fully understand his confusion. what is with those 3or 4 yard outs ASJ was thrown
    at the sideline.Deadend routes and not long enough for a first down.there was 1 in each of the last two games.
    @ Mike Johnson
    Sorry mike but ASJ can not hold a candle to Lovie in check stealing department.