Jets Called Out For ASJ Signing

October 1st, 2016
Already a New York media target.

Already a New York media target.

Welcome to the Big Apple, Austin!

As we all know, just over a week ago the Bucs finally washed their hands of tweety Austin Seferian-Jenkins. The move came moments after he was pinched and jailed for suspicion of a DUI a mere four hours before he was due at One Buc Palace for meetings.

In a rather unique way to talk himself out of custody, ASJ, himself pretty much a huge bowel movement of a tight end in just over two years of NFL service, said he had to take a “huge s(p)it.”

ASJ got picked up by the Jets and the tabloids in Gotham are having a field day. ASJ is just getting torched left and right with the New York Post leading the way. Multiple stories stories included innuendo suggesting ASJ has a drinking problem — in the lede paragraphs, no less!

But it isn’t just ASJ who is getting raked over the coals. So too are the Jets for signing ASJ. In fact, it moved the voice of reason, Phil Mushnick of the New York Post, to chime in.

Then there was the recall of Ian Eagle’s preseason game chat on CBS with Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan. The GM boasted that the Jets have been careful to sign only “good character” players from other teams.

This week, the Jets welcomed tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, released by the Buccaneers after his second DUI in three years. What a character!

When ASJ first met the New York press this week, they wasted no time grilling him about his alcohol habits, his infamous Capt. Morgan pose where he looked like a preening schmo, and why he was such a waste with the Bucs. It’s wonderful theater.

To his credit, ASJ kept his composure and dodged the questions like a pro. But that’s good ol’ ASJ. If he played half as well as he talked — Joe believes that’s his ASJ’s greatest talent — ASJ would have been a helluva player.

27 Responses to “Jets Called Out For ASJ Signing”

  1. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    It was a mistake to get rid of ASJ, just like it was a mistake to get rid of Blount and Talib.
    We should have tried to get him into a Rehab.
    Another wasted draft pick by the team that seems to be more intent on fielding a team of goody goody choirboys, instead of football players.

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    His pending implosion will be entertaining

  3. BigHogHaynes Says:

    He’s in New York, talking about him now will not win a game for the Bucs, our problem is still in the HOUSE! THE CONSPIRCY CONTINUES TO RUN DEEPER! 13 games to play with 8 more games to win to show improvement over the last REGIME!! He will catch at least 9 touch downs for his new team this year! ha ha ha ha!

  4. I'm tired and 87 is right Says:

    I agree with you Chris part of being a leader is not only developing your folks in their skill sets but also developing their personal growth. We can’t just give up on these guys when they are as young as they are. Go Bucs!

  5. rayjay1122 Says:

    Bye Felicia…

  6. 941BucGator Says:

    I agree with you all in this thread. We need to try and save our talented players, instead of running them off. I will be sick if he ends up living to his potential in NY.

  7. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Chris, I’m sorry to see ASJ go, but just ask the Browns about keeping players with drug and alcohol problems. It’s not about being a choirboy, it’s about being available to play. Eventually he will probably be suspended for another alcohol related incident. He’s had more than one chance to clean up.

  8. cometowin2 Says:

    I believe if he is mentored by Brandon Marshall, he will turn his life around. Wish him the best but sad he did not work out for us. I believe he has borderline personality disorder or something similar just like Marshall.

  9. SB with Jameis Says:

    Hey guys, have Any of you ever thought that there MAY have been more going on behind the scenes that we aren’t privy too?????? Just food for thought.

  10. dusthty rhothdes Says:

    chris spot on, the bucs passed on lael collins and laremy tunsil because licht thinks he some uber smart draft guru… naw gump u suck as a gm proof is on the field

  11. R.O. Says:

    We should be throwing a 6th rounder at the Browns for JG…

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    How in the hell do any of you know that we didn’t give enough effort to save ASJ….all you know is what is public knowledge……he could have been given many second chances…..there comes a time when you have to get rid of the problem if you can’t solve it.
    Everyone hates to lose good talent but what message would it send if you issue warnings and they are not heeded?
    Sometimes a change of scenery can help….maybe this will be the case for ASJ.

  13. BucinJAX Says:

    You can ask, you can demand, you can try a lot of things to get an employee into counseling or rehab. But, if they haven’t hit rock bottom, they often will not go. I wouldn’t assume that the Bucs haven’t tried, tried, tried, and tried some more to get him there. With that talent and draft position I’m sure they they tried a lot. At some point you realize the drain on team, and the waste of effort, just becomes too much. At that time one needs to cut the ties and move on. I believe that is what happened.

  14. BoJim Says:

    We shoulda kept him. Wait! He hasn’t done sheet.

  15. dusthty rhothdes Says:

    the problem its another licht 2nd round f up, bring bavk mckay to right the ship

  16. Mike Johnson Says:

    This town, this Bucs team, Our losing culture..Coulda/woulda/Shoulda…why its enough to make a guy wannna..smoke a bowl!! opps I meant eat a bowl of cereal. or..go to a gentlemans club.

  17. Dooshlarue Says:

    Laell Collins was never going to sign with the Bucs……..for the 1007th time Dusty.

  18. phreakybucfan Says:

    Jeremy Stevens 2.0. The only thing missing is a domestic dispute the night before he marries the USWNT’s new goal keeper.

  19. Buc4Lyfe79 Says:

    For the record, the big apple IS NOT nor HAS EVER BEEN “Gotham.”
    Gotham’s fictional base has always been Chi-town.
    Since one of you’s is actually from my neck of the woods, you need to get it right.

  20. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    If I recall, didn’t Vince Jackson have some substance abuse problems, in his past.
    If so, one must ask why did Vince Jackson not reach out to ASJ when he was here in Tampa.
    Brandon Marshall has volunteered to mentor ASJ, and one can only imagine both of them on the field, at the same time.

  21. Destinjohnny Says:

    It’s hard to soAr like an eagle when you fly with turkeys

  22. Pickgrin Says:

    I agree with SB – there were probably numerous other behavioral related “incidents” involved w/ ASJ that the public is not aware of.

    I believe the Bucs gave him multiple opportunities to clean up his act and the DUI just 4 hours before a final game walk through was the last straw. He’s not our problem anymore so best to just let it go.

    Good Luck Austin.

  23. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Chris @Clean Apple

    How do you know that Vjax didn’t reach out to ASJ? That type of action is usually a thing done in private and confidence.

  24. KingBuc17 Says:

    Lets move on, Brate is playing well and we don’t need idiots like ASJ. Like I said before the season we should have traded the package of ASJ and Glennon.

  25. Trubucfan22 Says:

    ASJ was more than just a drunk. He was lazy, didn’t know his playbook, didn’t put in the effort to be an NFL player. It would be one thing if he just got a DUI and didn’t have the other football related issues. But he was an idiot on AND off the field. You can be one or the other, but being both gets you unemployed.

  26. godzila13 Says:

    I believe ASJ could have been part of that culture problem in the locker room, having a negative effect on players the way he was out of it at practice and so on. Going to practice with a hangover is no picnic and it obviously rubbed Koetter and probably some players the wrong way. I am still a big ASJ fan and hate the fact that we more than likely let anther potential All-Pro go.. again. Cameron Brate is going to fill in just fine but all these 2nd round mis-fire draft picks have really cost this club. From DaQuan Bowers, Brian Price, Arrelious Benn to Johnathan Banks and the “time will tell” Roberto Aguayo pick (who I believe in time to become one of the greats) a franchise can’t keep throwing gutter balls with their second round draft picks. The upside is Lavonte David, Ali Marpet, Donovan Smith and the all time best 2nd round pick ever..Mike Alstott.

  27. BUC IT Says:

    when a team signs him this quick….we know that we made a mistake