How will ASJ’s absence hurt the Buccaneers?

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With Austin Seferian-Jenkins out of commission for 4 to 6 weeks Will the Buccaneers struggle on offense?

I do not believe this loss hurts the Buccaneers to the point of the offense being null and void. But this definitely puts a damper upon the number of offensive weapons on the field for Jameis Winston. We have depth in the tight end position, so we will not have to rush out and spend money or trade a player to get one. Brandon Meyers is a capable tight end and has the ability to receive for 800. He could become another favorite target for Jameis Winston. Luke Stocker has been on the Buccaneers for quite some time and has had a couple of big moments but yet has matured into a quality tightened able to receive for more than 200 yards. That’s not to say that Luke Stocker doesn’t have other qualities such as run blocking or disrupting the middle of the field allowing linebackers to be pulled away from the inside. It will be interesting to see which of our backup tight ends will show up this next game.

“Jameis Winston seemed to be comfortable throwing Seferian-Jenkins’ way through the first two games. However, the rookie had overthrown his TE in the end zone in the third quarter Sunday, making the Bucs settle for an FG instead of a TD. The Bucs will definitely miss their TE if he does miss four or more games, but they should be able to keep things moving forward. Mike Evans still hasn’t recorded a reception this year and he is expected to be more involved in the offense in week 3.” – David Rumsey of  The Pewter Plank

 

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