Buccaneers TE admits he deserved to be kicked out of practice

BY Cameron DaSilva • June 14, 2016

Last week, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Austin Seferian-Jenkins was dismissed from practice by head coach Dirk Koetter. The first-year head coach reportedly told the tight end to "get out of here" and later said Seferian-Jenkins "didn't know what he was doing."

Shortly thereafter, Seferian-Jenkins went on a bit of a Twitter rant, saying things like, "Can't let negative stuff get to u. Let it happen and move on!" in his social media feed.

On Tuesday, the third-year tight end apologized for his performance and lack of preparation for practice. Furthermore, he agreed with Koetter's decision to boot him from practice, saying he was "100 percent right" in doing so.

Seferian-Jenkins continued by saying he stands "right behind" his coach and his decision, while promising to be better prepared in the future. 

"I was asked to leave, like I said before, and Coach was 100 percent right in doing what he was doing, and I stand right behind my coach and what he did," he continued. "It's tough. You love the game, and unfortunately I was not prepared. I'm going to be prepared, I'm prepared and I won't let it happen again."

Seferian-Jenkins has a great deal of potential despite posting less-than-stellar numbers. He's caught just 42 passes for 559 yards in his first two seasons. If he gets his mind right and improves his focus, he has a chance to be a real weapon on an offense that features Jameis Winson, Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson.



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