It isn't easy being a first-year head coach in the NFL. A new head coach needs to implement a his own system, bring in a new culture and earn the players' trust. New Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter went a long way towards working on the second and bringing in his culture during OTAs on Thursday when he dismissed tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
Koetter has set out to bring a new energy and enthusiasm to the team, but from this incident it's obvious that Koetter is also keen on bringing some discipline to the Bucs, a team that was tied for the most penalties in the league last year with 143 infractions worth almost 1200 yards.
Seferian-Jenkins is entering his third season with the Buccaneers after being drafted in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Koetter and the Bucs were looking for the University of Washington product to really show them something this year after he missed 16 games in the last two seasons.
Speaking after the game, Koetter said that his actions were a result of Seferian-Jenkins "not knowing what he was doing," though Koetter also downplayed the incident saying "you guys are making more of it than you need to".