Bucs Punt Connor Barth

May 2nd, 2016
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At least the Bucs didn’t torture kicker Connor Barth by bringing him back to (cough) compete for a job this year.

The Bucs did the honorable thing by advising Barth he was as necessary as warm beer in the aftermath of Tampa Bay’s big investment in rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo.

And Barth did the honorable thing on Twitter this morning by wishing Aguayo “a long career in Tampa.

Remember, the Bucs still have 2014 kicker Patrick Murray on the roster. He’s healthy again after blowing out his knee last preseason. Look for Murray to go through the motions in training camp and preseason, as he showcases for a potential trade.

Hey, Jason Licht coughed up tight end Tim Wright for rookie kicker Kyle Brindza last year, the Nuke Laloosh of NFL kickers. So maybe Licht can find a crumb for Brindza in August.

22 Responses to “Bucs Punt Connor Barth”

  1. Luther Says:

    Much respect for Barth. He didn’t have to put nearly that much effort into that post. Class act!!!

  2. phreakybucfan Says:

    That reminds me, were is Tim Wright? Don’t we have to sign him so we can trade him 3 years on a row?

  3. pick6 Says:

    “the Nuke Laloosh of NFL kickers” – hilarious and spot on!

  4. mike Says:

    some one will pick up Barth and he will do good.

  5. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Class move by Barth, hope he finds another kicking job in the NFL.

  6. Lunchbox Says:

    Nuke Laloosh lol love it!

  7. @Hands2theface Says:

    “What’s this Joe know about Kicking? If he’s so good how come he’s been in the minor-webs for the last ten years? If he’s so good how come Rachel wants me instead of him?” – Nuke LaMurray

  8. Wes Says:

    You will be missed Barth Vader

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Barth was my hometown Buc……will miss him….he is truly a class act and a good kicker….I think he will find a new team.
    Good luck Conner & thanks for your Buc years!!!

  10. buccfan305 Says:

    We’ll be signing him again mid season.

  11. Pickgrin Says:

    Good Luck Connor. Glad to see Barth and the Bucs display class in dealing with the new acquisition.

  12. mike Says:

    Barth made 84% of his FGs last year. Our 2nd round pick made 80%

  13. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Get over it, Mike.

  14. pick6 Says:

    connor will be kicking for someone next year, i’ve got no doubt about it

  15. Rod Munch Says:

    Barth was an excellent kicker before the achilles injury, he never was the same after it. For those just bashing the guy it was just a pick-up game of basketball and it was for a charity event. Best of luck to Barth, I hope he catches on somewhere, but also glad the Bucs got a new kicker who will hopefully be here for the next 15 years.

  16. Mike Johnson Says:

    I would have waited to cut Barth just yet. One never knows in this league. Injuries ect…. Dude is a class act though. Played his string all the way to the end. Some team will swoop him up quickly. Hope he does not come back to haunt us like a lot of our cuts have done in the past.

  17. rayjay1122 Says:

    Class act. Good luck Connor.

  18. mike Says:

    buc 305… ha ha.
    Bonzai… just an illustration of how tough / cruel the nfl is.

  19. R.O Says:

    Brindza had a cannon for a leg… just nerves of jello.. couldn’t kick in a straight line.

  20. jb Says:

    Connor was always such a classy guy, I’d expect nothing less from him.
    Best of luck to you in the future Connor, we’ll miss ya.

  21. wesley Says:

    So they released him then?

  22. Aristotle Says:

    I don’t have a problem with drafting a kicker in the 2nd, I have a problem with drafting a kicker with Barth in the roster. Farewell to my favorite kicker again. Bucs kept playing with him. Hope he finds a smart team to play for many years