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Austin Seferian-Jenkins shows off some bad judgement

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Austin Seferian-Jenkins is a talented rookie with a bright future, but this was just dumb.

Mike Ehrmann

Austin Seferian-Jenkins scored a touchdown yesterday. The second of his career, which is off to a bit of a slow start, but that's not out of the ordinary for rookie tight ends. Stupidly, ASJ decided to use the ball as a prop -- and then posted that moment to Instagram after the game, as captured by Thomas Bassinger of the Tampa Bay Times.

For his part, Seferian-Jenkins thought this was a bit petty, but he did remove the offending post from Instagram.

On the one hand, a celebration penalty is not the worst thing in the world. On the other hand, that penalty gave the Falcons pretty good field position on what would be their game-winning touchdown drive. A little contrition and recognition of stupidity would be in order, rather than celebration of a dumb moment.

Lovie Smith wasn't happy with that play, but didn't turn it into a huge deal in his post-game press conference. "Heat of the battle for a rookie -- rookie mistake that we can't have," Lovie Smith said. "We're slapping him on the wrist. I don't like that play."

Ultimately, this doesn't really matter. It doesn't make him a bad player, it doesn't make him a bad guy, it just looks clueless.