Organized Team Activities, or OTAs, are usually pretty uneventful. They're often used for installing systems (if the coach is in his first season) or new packages (if the coach is returning), or simply for getting returning players back in rhythm and new players up to speed.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' OTAs got a little lively on Thursday, though. Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who is known at this point more for his potential to be a difference-maker than for anything he's actually done on the field, was given the boot from practice by new head coach Dirk Koetter.
Take a look at how it went down right here:
Here's the moment starting TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins was told to "Get out of here" by #Bucs coach Dirk Koetter. pic.twitter.com/UQVqc2lC8D— Paul Ryan (@WFLAPaul) June 9, 2016
Why? Well, here's Koetter's explanation:
Bucs coach Dirk Koetter on play before Austin Seferian-Jenkins was sent off: "He didn't know what he was doing."— Greg Auman (@gregauman) June 9, 2016
Koetter did later say that it was no big deal and too much was already being made of it. So did ASJ himself.
Can't let negative stuff get to u. Let it happen and move on!— Austin Seferian J (@Aesj88) June 9, 2016
If Seferian-Jenkins winds up contributing to the Bucs in a big way this season, people will wind up looking back on this incident and laughing. If he doesn't, though, it could wind up being just one more thing that went wrong with his stint in Tampa.