Cowherd Doesn’t Like Bucs LBs

May 2nd, 2016
Chimes in on Roberto Aguayo.

Chimes in on Roberto Aguayo.

Boy, oh boy. The move by Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht to draft kicker Roberto Aguayo in the second round sure has people fired up.

In fact, one of the most shrill voices in sports media, Colin Cowherd — whatever happened to him? — took to Twitter to blast the blasters who don’t like the pick by Licht.

So who is Cowherd referring to, Lavonte David or Kwon Alexander?

Again, Joe is torn on this move. Joe sees why they drfated Aguayo — shoot, Koetter went on the offensive over the pick Saturday, which tells you it’s understand how many fans are irate over this decision.

Joe will have a take a bit later this morning on what will determine if this was a savvy ploy by Light, or the Bucs braintrust getting a bit too cocksure after last year’s grand slam.

58 Responses to “Cowherd Doesn’t Like Bucs LBs”

  1. Brandon Says:

    I can’t tell if he is bashing or making fun of the ones that questioned the pick

  2. Bird Says:

    who cares about cowherd take. His job is to be an arce anyways. Shock TV Love our linebacking crew too

  3. BucsQcCity Says:

    Who is this guy anyway?

  4. Geno714 Says:

    I think he’s agreeing with the pick, no?

  5. Patrick in VA Says:

    I simply don’t understand how people are so upset about this pick. He wasn’t some random kicker. He’s a phenom. Plus, we used a third round pick to get him. How is that bad? Sure we actually picked him in the second round, but the pick was merely an upgraded 3rd round pick that was upgraded using a free pick that we acquired earlier. He was our third round pick. That’s exactly where pundits dais he would go and that’s what we used to get him. Sweet Jesus. This isn’t hard.

  6. Chris Ueding Says:

    You can argue if the Bucs had a kicker last year they would have won 2-3 more games. Ultimately, it may have helped bury Lovie. I’m sure Koeter realizes he’s on a short leach and realizes he has to win now. While the pick is a bit high, it makes sense.

  7. Patrick in VA Says:

    And Cowherd was just picking an arbitrary position group to prove a point. He’s not bashing bucs linebackers. This is a non-story

  8. @Hands2theface Says:

    After reading that tweet, I think he might have been on light’s side with his comment. Asking how many points the “peoples” favorite LB scores. Meaning, was it stupid to pick a guy that scores every game, adding points to the board or a LBM that does not?….might be wrong, but that’s how I read it. The Herd is on FS1 these days.

  9. duthsty rhothdes Says:

    Cowherd is agreeing with the pick and generalizing to anyone who questions the pick, thinks its a good, intelligent point by cowhered

  10. Tampa Tony Says:

    I think it’s to early for Lee

    I read it as Colin is asking how many points does a LB score compared to a kicker? Good question

  11. BucsNYC Says:

    Sorry Joe but you’re off here. Cowherd was complimenting the kicker pick, not saying anything about the Bucs LBs

  12. BucFanForever Says:

    A great linebacking core can score 50+ points a year, and prevent the other teams from scoring 50+. 100+ swing from the LBs. Seem important to me.

    Kickers get 50-60 points a year.

    Running backs get 40-75.

    Wide Receivers get 20-50.

    Punters get ZERO.

  13. Bob in Valrico Says:

    have to admit I have one eyebrow raised over Aguayo accuracy issues over 40 yards.Licht and staff went way out on a limb for this pick.i have to believe that they did their homework on this,as they have in the past.Abilty to place ball inside 5 yard line may be something they really want.

  14. Nick B. Says:

    The top ten players in scoring last year were….. kickers.

    Cowherd was saying the pick was a good pick. He wasn’t bashing the Bucs LBs just stating that in general kickers score way more than LBsThose same top ten I mentioned. Not one was under 125 points scored for the season last year.

  15. LJ'sDaddy Says:

    Cowherd is a moron.

  16. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Patrick I think it says a lot about our society that people cannot see exactly what you are saying.

  17. nate_tweetz Says:

    Cowherd is defending the pick, not criticizing our LB’s. I know Koetter & Licht said they were focusing on defense this draft, but it seems more like a draft focused on special teams. 4 of their 7 picks were guys they’re hoping to have play a major role on special teams. Don’t mind picking Aguayo, but think Licht panicked by trading up for him. If anything, he could have drafted another defensive player in the 3rd and used the two 4th round picks to trade back up in the 3rd round for Aguayo. I highly doubt he would have been drafted before then. I’m still in wait and see mode. I’m still trusting Licht at this point.

  18. Walter Says:

    I don’t think he was attacking our linebackers at all, rather just stating the obvious that linebackers don’t score nearly as many points as kickers do

  19. Dave Says:

    He wasn’t bashing the LB’s!!
    He was defending the pick.
    Saying kickers score points.
    His show is still on – nbcsports I think

  20. Kevin V. Says:

    Regarding a college kicker…I have known about the FSU kicker for a couple of years. Pretty amazing as a college kicker. I know it’s not a popularity contest, but I can’t name a single other college kicker. I have not even really read much about one. As a matter of fact, did any other kicker even get drafted? Maybe this guy was THAT MUCH better than any other kicker coming out?Just saying…

  21. Hunter Says:

    He’s definitely taking a shot at people who laugh when teams draft a kicker , staying their importance. He’s not taking a shot at our LB’s clearly

  22. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Again for some perspective check out the list I posted on the last thread about the top ten scorers and when they were selected.

    I…nor does anybody else…know how good Aguayo will be or whether he’s a bust. Only time will tell us that answer.

    If you see that list however it’s clear that IF Aguayo is truly a “generational” kicker this was a genius pick. If you think he’s not all that…his last year dropoff frightens you…then you’re scared and I get it.

    But the bottom line is this….HIS POSITION does not make this a bad pick!!!

  23. Conor Says:

    He isn’t reffering to either of the Bucs lbs. He is helping make his point that it was a good pick . Damn Joe sometimes I worry about you

  24. ARGH_M8E Says:

    @Patrick in VA

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well put

  25. Clodhopper Says:

    Cowherd is an offensive minded guy. He loves point scorers. All he is saying is if you put up points you are more valuable than if you prevent points. He’s a very smart guy, but he’s an ass too. I used to listen to him daily, but since he went to Fox, he’s turned unbearable to my ears.

  26. Clodhopper Says:

    I guess you could say it didnt take long for him to pick up #LAValues

  27. larrwoods3 Says:

    Joe I believe he is saying to everyone that has a problem with the the kicker pick, how many points does a linebacker score, basically telling them to shut up

  28. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    I’m sure he hears all this noise. Berto gone make all y’all eat your words. Berto got fire, that young man gone kick the air out that ball next season. “Just Wait on it”..

  29. kaput Says:

    I think it was Cowherd giving credit to Licht for making the pick, not slamming the Bucs LB’s.

  30. SCBucsFan Says:

    Joe, I think you are posting to fast. I don’t see anything that says he doesn’t like our LBs here, just noting kickers put points on the board.

  31. SCBucsFan Says:


  32. James Walker Says:

    I didn’t get the impression he was addressing the Bucs LBs. I think he was addressing other media talking heads criticizing the pick, such as the Sports Illustrated draft grades.

  33. Waly Says:

    Seems to me that Cowherd meant that a good kicker will score points and if the Bucs had chosen a linebacker in that position, they would not have improved their point scoring. I don’t think it was meant to criticize the Buc’s linebackers.

  34. Riga Says:

    Look at his other tweets pertaining to topic. He is defending the Bucs choice of a kicker. In context of the tweet you’re referring to, he’s asking the haters of the pick how many points their favorite LB scored. Not bashing the Bucs LBs in any way.

  35. Big Irish Says:

    Roberto was projected to go in the 3rd round. We took him with our 3rd pick. We just moved up into the 2nd round to get him before another team grabbed him. GOOD MOVE!!! Years from now we will all be yelling……ROBERTOOOOOOO after every 3 pointer.

  36. Big Marlon B Says:

    anyone who thinks he’s bashing the Bucs LBs needs to work on reading comprehension, including you Joe. he said nothing at all specifically pertaining to the Bucs LBs. he’s defending the move by pointing out that kickers put points on the board, so their value is greater than what people may think.

    i typically think Cowherd is a jerkoff, but i have to defend him here. and that’s not an easy thing for me to admit.

  37. USFBUC Says:

    Cowherd is agreeing with the pick guys, he is pointing out that a kicker puts up a ton of points and more than any other players we could have drafted at that point in the draft.

  38. jeff Says:

    Learn to do more research. Colin said the night of the draft he loved the pick. People were arguing the pick with him and he said really how many points does your favorite LB score? He posted several facts about kickers leading in scoring. Please stop with the BS blob posts and write real stories.

    You (and the rest of you) might want to actually read what Joe wrote here in the post. –Joe

  39. Iron Man Power Washers Says:

    My impression is that he is tweeting about linebackers on other teams

  40. Fsuking Says:

    He’s not knocking our linebackers. Collin Cowheard is super snarky and aggressive like that. I’m turning into that too with all these harters

  41. Greg Says:

    I think Joe misunderstood the quote. Sounds like his point is that your kicker scores more points than just about anyone else on your team.

  42. Greg Says:

    90% of the time I would agree that its a dumb pick. then again you have to remember a good kicker can last 15 years in the NFL. Plus he is the most accurate kicker in NCAA history

  43. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Cowherd is obviously speaking in general. He pulled an example out of his head.

    If he had said “punter” it would have meant the same thing. It wouldn’t mean he doesn’t like the Bucs punter.

    I’m seeing a lot of stretches here lately.

  44. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Joe, you chose the title “Cowherd Doesn’t Like Bucs LBs” for a reason.

  45. Buccfan37 Says:

    I’m confused now, was this a kicker pick or a picker kick?

  46. Tiny Tim Says:

    Anybody that reads that tweet and interprets it as cowherd blasting the bucs lbs is a complete idiot.

  47. Greg Says:

    He wasn’t talking about the Bucs LBs…

  48. Tampa Tony Says:

    Joe tries to back track by saying to read the post again but the headline is hilariously awful. Cowherd is not bashing the Bucs LB’s at all. Just making fun of the haters.

  49. Anthony Says:

    I’m pretty sure he was just making the point of the value of a kicker. The kicker is usually a teams leading score. The kicker will be involved in many more scores the a 4th round linebacker.
    Joe is once again trying the create conflict from nothing.

  50. Anthony Says:

    Why does joe continually feel the need to try and create drama. I haven’t seen try so hard to twist words and take so much out of context. If the didn’t plagiarize so well, if find a new site.

  51. Anthony Says:

    [Suggesting Joe is breaking federal law is a really easy way to get run from this site. Joe’s in a nice mood today otherwise, you’d already have been launched. Of course, Joe could take off days if not weeks during the offseason, write boring AP style or write about practice squad players. Joe would have been out of business long ago. Understand Joe’s style is not for everyone. That’s cool if it isn’t your cup of tea. That hardly means Joe is actively involved in criminal activity. — Joe]

  52. unbelievable Says:

    Joe, he is agreeing with the pick.

    It went over your head.

  53. Rob Says:

    Yeah, Cowherd is calling it a good pick here – this post’s headline is backwards. He’s also not talking about the Bucs LB’s.

  54. Brent bull/buc Says:

    For starters cowherd is a radio personality and is wrong more than the sun shines. This pick is owned by licht so if the Bucs are good the next couple years it won’t matter. Otherwise he’ll probably hear about it for awhile.

  55. Brent bull/buc Says:

    The issue is on the board at the time of the Agustin pick were future good starters at dt and wr. Both are positions of need. Yes we have 2 good dt starters. You need a rotation and depth. Ditto for receivers. This talk about aviation as goat I don’t get. The guy was 21-26 last year. He misse 3 40 yard fg. Most good nfl kickers are automatic less than 40. Your making his shot accuracy a mountain when it’s really a mole hill. You just have to find a good kicker. You can do that late in the draft or as a fa.

  56. "That guy" Says:

    Cowherd never stated he did not like the buccaneers lb’s. He is just trying to support licht in his drafting decisions. And I have to agree with him because I am tired of seeing Tampa lose games that could’ve Ben won if it weren’t for a damn missed feilgoal.

  57. Lion Says:

    Joe, you really missed his point on this one. He clearly wasn’t referring to Bucs linebackers. He was applauding the pick and defending it by referring to when a team drafts a LB high, does it lead to more points? He was actually defending the move and has nothing to do with Our LBs what so ever.

    His whole message was that kickers can have a bigger impact on the game that most people don’t notice. His reference point was just line backers in general. A kicker can have a bigger impact on the game than a line backer in other words.

  58. Lion Says:

    No one would have questioned a line backer being drafted in the second round, and since kickers can have a greater impact on the outcome of a game than a line backer, one should not question picking a once in a generation kicker in the second round.