J.J. Watt Appreciates Kyle Brindza

September 27th, 2015
Houston DT J.J. Watt celebrates making a play this afternoon.

Houston DT J.J. Watt celebrates making a play this afternoon.

In a 10-point loss to the Texans, the Bucs left a lot of points on the field. In fact, 10 of those points, the difference in the game, were vomited away by Bucs kicker Kyle Brindza.

This was not lost on All-World defensive tackle J.J. Watt. With his tongue firmly implanted in his cheek after the game, Watt thanked Brindza for his services.

“Their field goal kicker kind of helped us out a little bit,” Watt said. “Appreciate that.”

Joe wouldn’t be shocked if the Bucs tell Brindza the same thing this week as they offer him parting gifts while they deactivate his One Buc Palace access card.

(If you have a son or daughter who played high school soccer or was a kicker in high school, word is your child can also have a tryout with the Bucs tomorrow.)

“It was just my follow-through all the way,” Brindza said of his wide right kicks. “It is tough. It is tough. It is one of the toughest jobs in the business mentally. Just have to do my job. It is devastating at this point.

“You have to be perfect. You just have to be perfect. There is a reason why kickers are so important in this league. There are so little flaws you can have in your whole body of work. I had a couple today and it hurt our team.”

69 Responses to “J.J. Watt Appreciates Kyle Brindza”

  1. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    HE HAD ONE JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. james in dunedin Says:

    Defiantly a head case. Make the hard one, and misses the easy ones.

  3. cometowin2 Says:

    He hit the 58 harder and at that point was 4/5 over 50 yards counting preseason and I was sure he would someday have the NFL record. I know he fuked up but I hope we give the kid a chance to work through it. Reminds me of the slump Crosby went through for the Packers. Which had I been the GM we would of has Crosby all these years for a 6th rounder.

  4. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Don’t blame the kicker

  5. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:


    Don’t blame the kicker for missing one kick OKAY. But we can blame the kicker when he missed 3 !!!!

  6. McBuc Says:

    You can blame the kicker, and you can’t slump in your third game. Fire his ass!

  7. crazy Says:

    Maybe he was over-compensating. Born with a club foot, the Tribune article this am said his kicking foot still curls inward when its tired. Note that he pushed all 3 misses about the same amount to the right.

  8. McBuc Says:

    3 FGs and an extra point. Blame him, and cut hm.

  9. Danr Says:

    i think something was up with the turf.

    6 fgs were missed today. 5 under 45 yards.

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Sure you can blame the kicker……the QB….the WRs….The Dline….The Coaches….the Owners…..the Mascot & Cheerleaders…..blame anyone you wish…..it really won’t help.

  11. Danr Says:

    like, for example if his plant foot slipped, or didnt slide as much as anticipated then that would explain consistently missing the same direction (which both kickers did)

  12. Vegasbuccaneer Says:

    Jj.your welcome

  13. lightningbuc Says:

    Despite the kicker sucking….

    Jaboo sucks more….

    Lovie sucks more…

    Licht sucks more…


  14. cometowin2 Says:

    2007 draft we took Adam Hayward. Actually as 6th round picks go he wasn’t all that bad especially for the Bucs At least he could play special teams well and was a competent backup linebacker. Remember our kicking sucked big time back then and Mason Crosby was a hell of a prospect.

    We don’t even have anyone from a dfaft before 2010. Shameful.

  15. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    So it was the kickers fault that:

    The defense couldn’t stop a non-American rb???

    The QB make several bad throws???

    The offense hardly made third down conversations???

    The offense had no run game???

    All the dropped balls????

    Open your eyes

  16. Aaron Says:

    We didnt lose this game because of the kicker – drop balls, no running game, couldnt stop the run, 12 men on the field, not falling on a fumbled punt at the 5yr line. Penalties…the ref(s) were inconsistent as heck…sigh

  17. Connor Says:

    Winston not able to complete easy passes and our receivers dropping everything didn’t help either!

  18. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Stupid auto correct

  19. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    …this was a total team loss

    Don’t blame the kicker

  20. bucrightoff Says:

    Bad, poorly coached teams find ways to lose. The Bucs lost because they aren’t any good.

  21. Waterboy Says:

    Feel bad for the rookie but his missed kicks were clearly the difference in the game from a score and momentum standpoint.

  22. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    ……don’t blame the kicker

    This was a total team loss

  23. Danr Says:


  24. Dave Says:

    Yes you can blame him. Those were huge points.
    But… You also have to blame the 5/6 dropped passes that stopped drives.
    And the stupid penalties.
    But I would not cut him. He has a great leg. If give him another couple games to see if he was just off mechanically. If he blows it then… And it’s mental and not fixed quickly … Then cut him.

  25. Skyline Crew Says:

    He won the game last week and lost this week. Why do we win or lose by our kicker? Why can’t our offense (I’m looking at you Winston) score TDs?

  26. Bucnut@ Says:

    Dave, how about JW stinking it up. You forgot about him??

  27. Curse of Gruden Says:

    Fire the kicker now – fire Lovie at the bye.

  28. Danr Says:

    have you EVER seen that many missed, IN A DOME? SIX missed makeable field goals.

  29. LargoBuc Says:

    I hate Jj Watt.

  30. Danr Says:

    something is up there, more than just the kicker. and all but one wide right.

  31. Ray Rice Says:

    THE MESSIAH was off today too. Passes too high. Passes too wide. Passes too late. Everyone had a hand in the loss today. Jameis forced too many balls to Savage Mike today.

  32. Buc1987 Says:

    Winston IS going to have good days and bad days….and we here at Joe Bucs Fan will always be reminded if he has a bad day during his rookie season. We have a gaggle full of a-holes around here to remind us of it. Next week he throws for 350 4TD’s no INT’s and you won’t here a people out of these a-holes. That’s what makes them a-holes.

  33. Buc1987 Says:

    So I will do my best to refrain from replying to fans bashing a rookie QB if he has a rough outing. Preposterous is what it is.

  34. cmurda Says:

    Sadly, I was pulling for Brindza. Any guy that easily has the leg on a 58 yarder is a potential keeper but he went mental after missing the extra point. I’m afraid he may have lost his job but somewhere in my forgiving heart, I’d like him to get an extra shot. I wouldn’t even mind keeping him for long kicks and kickoffs and bringing Barth in too. It’s not like it is so tough to part with some of our below average depth on this team.

  35. Buc1987 Says:

    cmurda..really? I want him gone tonight.

  36. Skyline Crew Says:

    87′ you can call him a rookie QB and say we should take it easy on him. He is our 1st rd pick playing like a 3rd or 4th rd QB. If he could put up 300 or more yds I’d welcome that all day. However, he hasn’t had a good game yet. He was awful today and he had 260 yds thanks to Evans have 100 of them. Sure last week he had a mediocre game and fans jizzed all over themselves, but it wasn’t anything good. 4 passing TDs in 3 wks? Get out of here.

  37. bucrightoff Says:

    I don’t think he should be cut yet. It was a bad day but Barth’s range is like 45 yards max and there really aren’t many better options out there. Would help to get a few more TD drives instead of FGs of course.

  38. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    Don’t be so defensive…..so, Jameis missed a few throws…..he’s coming along….and we are all waiting for that 350 4TD No Int game!!!……maybe next week.

  39. cmurda Says:

    @87. I won’t be having trouble sleeping if the Bucs cut him 5 minutes from now but man, he kicks 58 yarders that would be good for 70. 3 misses in a row though. It’s hard to argue and I can’t say I have any logic to my argument. The whole team sucked today and we shouldn’t be scoring 1 TD and kicking 3 FG’s. We should be scoring 3 tds and attempting 1 fg.

  40. Buc1987 Says:

    Skyline…I don’t care if it’s week 3 or week 16, he’s still a rookie QB. I don;t care where he was drafted either. Do you want me to go and pull up all those stats of former first rounders like Luck and Manning during their rookie seasons again? Do I really HAVE to at this point?

  41. cmurda Says:

    @ Skyline. Yeah, but with that said Evans should have had a much bigger game and he knows it. There were 6 or more drops in that game. If the receivers catch the balls they should, Winston would have been way over 300 yds. Winston wasn’t good but his receivers weren’t good either.

  42. Buc1987 Says:

    Skyline…do you expect him to go out and play lights out week in and week out? Do expect any mistakes at all?

  43. Buc1987 Says:

    I’m fine with this loss you guys. I don’t expect but 5 wins this season anyways. So none of these losses bother me one bit.

  44. lightningbuc Says:

    So according to Bucs87….a rookie QB who sucks balls gets a pass, but a rooke kicker who sucks balls needs to be cut? HMMMM!

  45. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Keep Jameis….& keep the kicker…..and definately keep Kwon!!!

  46. Buc1987 Says:

    People who expect Winston to not have rough outings in his rookie campaign are fooling themselves or perhaps fooling themselves on purpose….okay I’m off to watch some old episodes of Californication. Just got into that show, pretty good.

  47. Buc1987 Says:

    lightningbuc….2 different situations and you know that, but if that’s all you got to make a case, then I rest my case on yours and let everyone else make the call.

  48. Buc1987 Says:

    Was it 4 missed FG’s and extra point? Or 3 missed FG’s and an extra point? Peeps keep saying he only missed 3 FG’s, but swear that last miss was his 4th.

    So did he miss 5 kicks altogether?

  49. T in Orlando Says:


  50. Buc1987 Says:

    Alright I’m out of here. Have fun being depressed jbfer’s.

  51. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Join Pablo with the chant…….”Tank for Aguayo….Tank for Aguayo”!!!

  52. Skyline Crew Says:

    Yes, I expect him to make mistakes, but when is he going to play like a 1st rd QB? Or how about a #1 pick? I haven’t seen it yet. Do I have to wait until next year to see how good he will be? Just put a complete game together and not be mediocre all the time. He has given me no reason to see why he was the #1 pick. Hell Luck didn’t suck this much. Glennon didn’t suck this much and he was a 3rd pick.

  53. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Danny Villanueva is dead….but Pablo thinks he might come back to kick for the Bucs”

  54. TAC Says:

    “Glennon didn’t suck this much and he was a 3rd pick.”

    Yes he did. Glennon may play better right now, hard to say, he isn’t starting. But Winston is the right call to start this year.

  55. 911bucs Says:

    Just curious, in the remaining games what 4 other teams do you expect to beat?

  56. NewTampaChris Says:

    Cheer up! The Bolts start their season in two weeks!

  57. Soggy Says:

    I think it was my fault things were ok until I started complementing players, @ 87 I did knock on wood..

  58. BuccsFanatical Says:

    I Have a Real Big issue with People Being this Harsh on Kyle, He Has Shown Since the Moment He Got Here How Tremendous His Leg is and Extremely Accurate, Especially from Beyond 50 I personally Feel He Can Hit it from 70 in a Dome if asked too, After He Hit that 58 Yarder Twitter went insane over it. Lets Not Forget this is a Rookie Here, still a very Young Man. Every other type of football Player u would say is Expected to Have ups and Downs. Before that Extra point He had only missed 1 kick from any distance. If they got Rid of this Kid after that it would Be a Devastating Loss, We Have Needed a Leg like that Since Martin Gramatica. His Mises Today yes Hurt a whole Lot. But so did all the Drops and that non covering Receivers and the Lack of Offence Against a Putrid O line. But eveith all that this Game still could Have Been Won if Not for the Obvious Targeting by Officials, there Have been Tons of Penalties that have been Called on use since preseason that should not of been and even more non flags on every team we have Faced, that Non Holding call on Murphy Was Ridicules. there is No Way not 1 Official seen that…..

  59. Buccfan37 Says:

    Lovie defended Brindza’s outing. I’d give him another chance too. The new turf may have been a factor in the errant kicks, although he must of warmed up kicking off it.

  60. bucsbedabest Says:

    Keep the kicker. What difference does it make? Not like we are going to the playoffs? If he comes around he has potential to be a really good kicker.

  61. Brian D. Says:

    Yeah I guess we should cut Mike Evans too…and Jacquies Smith…and Gerald McCoy…nobody showed up. Quit with the scapegoat schtick.

  62. Jerry Says:

    Have never understood why the Bucs and also Broncos cut Barth. OK, he has a weak kickoff leg. But the boy scores.

  63. Max Says:

    I can’t stand this JJ watt guy, most overhyped player in the league. Everyone hates him by now, he’s constantly on TV all the time.

  64. Rob Says:

    I’m in the minority, but in the big picture, Morten Andersen in this prime would have made the extra point and chip shot field goal but no kicker is going to propel this team to the Superbowl this year.

    A good special teams coach can coach this kid on technique and concentration.. you can’t coach him to consistently take away the kick return and hit a FG from 70 yards out. With that being said, giving the kid through the bye week to have a decent sample size might not be a bad thought over the long haul.

    Additionally, it’s not like the 52nd or 53rd uys on this team aren’t expendable. Keep the kid for kickoffs and long FG’s and re-sign Barth for the normal stuff.

  65. cmurda Says:

    Support Brindza! Fire Lovie! I’m kidding. I always say Fire Lovie but then I feel bad later on and hope he starts getting this crap-pile fixed.

  66. milenko Says:

    It’s one game…

  67. FortMyersDave Says:

    911bucs: if I had to pick 4 games the Bucs could win…. That is a tough one you asked Buc1987 but allow me to tender a guess of how to get to 5-11…. Bucs beat the Saints once, I believe they could do it again as NO seems to be a team that the Bucs can compete against rather well… The Jags, the Bucs have a chance against a Jag team that gave up 51 to the Pats…. Tha gives us 3 wins…. Okay and to make it 5 wins I venture that the Bucs can win 2 of the following 4: @ the Lambs (though it will be a Thursday game on the road but the Lambs could be 2-11 by the time this rolls around and tanking for draft position), @ the Deadskins, the Bears, and the Giants…. Throw in a potential upset against a superior opponent like the Bucs did last year against the Steelers and then you have 6 wins….Not a great team but probably finishing ahead of the Saints and unfortunately showing just enough progress for the kid Glazers to give Lovie another year. Personally I think 4-12 or worse gets him fired which is why I think the Jag game is important. I think Lovie loses at home to Carolina making Tampa 1-3 going into a home game vs Jacksonville; lose that and then I can make a good argument for firing Lovie as it is likely at 1-4 into the bye week that his team will be luck to get to 4 wins. I think beating the Jags is a needed stepping stone; of course most Jag fans probably have the Bucs game circles as a probable win as well…

  68. FortMyersDave Says:

    Rob, good point about Barth; maybe use him for anything inside 45 yards and the kid for kickoffs and the real long FG attempts. It does seem like kickers all around the league have been having their fair share of the yips so far…. Is it just mediocrity in the kicking game? Don’t know but I do know that if the Bucs plan to win a few games this year then the kicking game has to be nearly perfect and today it was flat out awful. If Coach McKay was alive he would have sent Greg Yarno in to kcik after that missed XP. (Yarno was an O-lineman that McKay actually used as his kicker in a game back in the Creamsicle days when he lost it over a guy who basically did what Brindza did today)…..

  69. Johnny Dejay Says: