Buccaneers vs New York Jets: Game Changers for Week 10
By Bailey Adams
Never ever underestimate the power of a revenge game. That seems to be especially true when it comes to former Bucs players coming back to town. We’ve seen it countless times. With that in mind, expect a monster game from Tampa Bay’s 2014 second-round pick Austin Seferian-Jenkins on Sunday.
The tight end is redeeming himself with the Jets this year after seeing things go wrong after being drafted by the Bucs. ASJ was supposed to be a big contributor to the future of the Buccaneer offense, but never panned out. He showed flashes of promise, but discipline problems were an issue. He was kicked out of a practice and was of course released after a DUI last September. It’s strange to reflect on what could’ve been had the Washington product stayed in Tampa Bay. For one, who knows whether or not Cameron Brate would’ve emerged like he did last year. Plus, O.J. Howard likely wouldn’t be a Buc.
ASJ will surely want to get back at the Bucs this Sunday on their home field. In an interesting twist, he will be catching passes from another former Buc. Josh McCown will be back in Tampa in the middle of a solid season. The veteran has 1,980 yards and thirteen touchdowns to seven interceptions. He has connected with Seferian-Jenkins 33 times for 221 yards and three touchdowns. That will be a connection to look for on Sunday, and if it isn’t stopped, it’ll be extra painful for the Bucs.