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23 September 2016

Transcript: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2016 Media Availability (9/23/16)

Below is the transcript of Head Coach Dirk Koetter’s media availability earlier.
(Regarding tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins)
“Obviously there was a situation that we became aware of this morning and we just don’t know all the details yet. By the time we found out, we were into meetings this morning and we’ve been on the practice field, so right now we don’t have all the information. We’re aware of it. [General Manager] Jason [Licht] and I will be getting together this afternoon and whatever’s going to happen will be forthcoming.”
(On if Seferian-Jenkins has now taken a step back with his progress)
“Again, I don’t have all the details. I wish I could give you more, but I just don’t have the details. I’ve been busy this morning and by the time we found out about it, we’ve got to come out to practice, we have meetings. They’ll be more to come.”
(On if he has a standard punishments for players)
“Again, we’re talking about something where we don’t know the details. I’m not aware of everything that went down yet. There’s all kinds of policies in place by the league and that sort of thing. It’s just premature for me to say anything more about that.”
(On if he is disappointed)
“Again, guys, I don’t have all the information right now.”
(On Seferian-Jenkins missing practice)
“That is correct, we have a player that’s missing from practice. So anytime a player’s missing from practice, we want to find out the reason why. We want to make sure that they’re okay.The number one thing is player’s safety, to make sure everybody’s okay. After we find out what the situation is, then will address it and we will react accordingly, based on what the league policies are, what the team policies are, what ownership’s policies are. There’s a lot to go through. I’ve been at practice, I’ve been busy getting ready for the Rams since 6:30 this morning.”
(On having a player who was out late two days before the home opener)
“Again, I’m aware of what the situation is, I haven’t seen any reports on anything like that, so I just don’t know. I’m not going to stand up here and talk about stuff I don’t know about.”
(On if he has contingency plans in place for players missing practice)
“Any time a player’s not here, obviously you have to have a contingency plan. We talk about all the time, you’ve got your 53 guys and you have your 46 who you think are going to be active on game day, but what happens if a guy wakes up Sunday morning with the flu and can’t go? Yeah, you have to have contingency plans for everything. A player’s not a practice today, we had to adjust, be ready to go. Guess what? The game’s going to go on at 4:05 – whenever kickoff is – and the guys that are dressed down for the Bucs, we’re going to be trying to figure out a way to be the Rams and we hope the crowd will get behind us and help us.”

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