What To Do With Aguayo?

August 25th, 2016


Some believe, with justification, the Bucs are in a pickle.

Should the Bucs bring in another kicker for CYA purposes in case rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo continues to circle the drain? Or will another kicker on the roster send Aguayo plunging mentally over the edge with no hope of saving?

Doug Gottlieb of CBS Sports Radio offers his reasoned view in this CBS Sports Network video.

35 Responses to “What To Do With Aguayo?”

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    What do they do???? They hire/get the greatest sports coach of all time!!!!!

  2. wade! Says:

    bring someone else in! let him compete against someone else instead of having compete with himself/ his head… challenge would be finding a kicker who would know he will ultimately be cut bc aguayo is a 2nd rounder

  3. JJ Says:

    If he cannot perform with the pressure of face to face competition, why would you believe he will be able to perform with the pressure of a playoff run? Bring in another kicker and see what happens. I think he will settle down and start kicking but if not, let’s find out sooner rather than later.

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    I refuse to believe that this highly touted kicker is a dud. A sure thing can’t miss. Licht must have been tripping with voices in his head about the greatest kicker since forever.

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    No other kickier…..better to send the message that he is absolutely our guy and it’s up to him to perform because he isn’t going anywhere!!!

  6. JonBuc Says:

    The Bucs have to take their medicine here and trot him out there. This isn’t a championship caliber team just yet…so we’re not talking a deep playoff run or home field advantage at stake ( Vietnam flashback to Kazoo Grammatica @ Lambeau ). I sure hope this young fella can find his form. The boo birds are no doubt feeling a decade + of frustration. In many ways…we all are.

  7. mike n Says:

    to paraphrase the late great denny green… he is who we thought he was. The guy was 50% from fg’s over 39 yards last year. What did you expect? Great, the guy never missed the 21yd extra point ever! That’s awesome if we ever are 4th and goal from the 3, we can kick it then.

  8. Armando Says:

    I know what to do, shut up and let the kid work it out

  9. Buc1987 Says:

    Hurrah Armando.

    The press isn’t helping the situation.

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    JonBuc…you mentioned Grammatica.

    He lost his mojo too.

    I posted yesterday that Aguayo’s stats went from a 95% FG kicker in 2013 to a 80% FG kicker in 2015.

    Has he lost his mojo too?

    As an FSU fan I was starting to wonder that in 2015. As a Buc fan I was disappointed that they even took him 2nd 3rd or even 4th.

    That said I’m sure all of us fans want him to work it out. Well not all of us. The fans at the practice we’re a little unreal, but they’re making their voices heard. We’re fed up and we’re not going to take it anymore. Fix our team damn it.

  11. Dooshlarue Says:

    Based solely on the picture above I say:

    Let him finish up this last round of female hormones and become the first female NFL kicker.
    That will shut all the mean girls up.

  12. Rick Says:

    If he doesn’t straighten it out the next 2 preseason games then bring in a veteran when Roberto “strains” his hamstring and has to be placed on IR.

  13. SOEbuc Says:

    Everyone was talking about the juice and energy not being so high with the Browns this week in practice. Every time this guy misses a field goal within 30-45 yards, and not putting up points, this team is again gonna lose that juice. If this kid continues ima feel bad for players and ticket holders having to watch those shanks from 30 yards on those gigantic screens

  14. Mike Johnson Says:

    Lost his Mojo? PLEASE!! The kid is still a baby by NFL standards. His Mojo hasn’t even started! Lookahere Buc fans, All is well…for now. But come game one of the regular season? Its on! Roberto has to find himself and I think he will. I think this kid has put pressure on himself. The intimidation of the NFL initially was a bit much for him. Look for improvement starting this week against the Brown. Enough is enough here Mr. Aguayo. You..have been kicking all of your life. Cut it Out and Knock it Off. Do your job and kick the hell of the pigskin like you’ve always done. Time to grow up son. This is..the Big Leagues now my man. If you do not do your job? Somebody else will. WORD UP!!.

  15. LakeLandBuc Says:

    We had the 13th most accurate kicker in NFL history on our roster (Connor Barth), who now is with the Saints. The kicking game isn’t what scare me, let’s be honest here, we have the worst WR depth in the NFL. It’s hard to compete in the NFL with inferior WR’s, especially in the NFC South. Carolina, New Orleans and Atlanta improved their passing game, and we did nothing to improve our.

  16. Cobraboy Says:

    Give me a day with the kid.

  17. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Clearly whoever is coaching him up is doing a pretty piss-poor job. Maybe a specialty coach is called for here. Obviously you can’t hire on another kicker when you just took this guy so high in the draft.

  18. NJBucsFan Says:

    Laces out Dan

  19. Cold Brews Says:

    This whole situation is giving me the yips. Now I’ve started to question my own role in life. I think aguayno started to realize that maybe life is more than just kicking. Look. He made it. He got drafted in the second round. He’ll probably be in the hall of fame because he’s the first Latino kicker drafted in the second round.

    I watched Blair Walsh become the best fg kicker in Uga history his junior year. He became the guy that you knew could do his job, no question. Then his senior year happened. Much like aguyno, he lost it his senior year. We all called him “The Blair ‘Miss’ Project”. He missed many important fg attempts. But fortunately a team was smart enough to draft him in a later round and make him work for his name again.

    I think aguyno is a better prospect. I also think I’ve had a few too many tonight. But I expect aguyno to get into a rythm this year and everyone to shut up about it. I work in the golf industry and I’ve seen many pros have “slumps” like I had slumps in college with the ladies. Hopefully aguyno’s slump only lasts a few weeks unlike cold brew’s month long dry spells in college

  20. zambonidave Says:

    The kid doesn’t kick on shabbos! SHOMER SHABBOS

  21. Trubucfan22 Says:

    You definitely bring in another kicker. You let this kicker know right away that he is here to help Aguayo. He is here to push Aguayo and to be his guide. Any kicker currently unemployed will be happy to take any cash even if only for a few weeks. And chances are he gets the open day kicking duties up until Aguayo finds his groove.

    Right now Aguayo is already rattled. So bringing in another kicker really can’t make him any worse. Do it now, and get the guy some TC reps to knock the dust off.

    Even if you are confident that Aguayo will recover and be just fine. Do you really chance it that he figures it all out in just 2 weeks? We need to have plan B. Obviously the bucs will not and should not give up on Aguayo. But if week 1 was this weekend, we would not have a kicker. And that is not fair to the fans and the rest of the team. We can have confidence in Aguayo getting better, but right now we can’t have confidence in him with the game on the line. It is too far irresponsible. And would be an injustice to the organization.

  22. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Cobraboy..you should…

  23. Ramblingman Says:

    The first time Hargreaves is beat, let’s cut him (oops, already been beat in training camp). The first time someone runs around Ayers, he’s toast. As soon as Noah Spence lets someone run break a tackle, waiver! In fact, we as fans demand that Jameis be benched after his first interception, and Koetter be fired if he does not go 16-0 this year.

    Get. A. Grip. Breathe in, breathe out, and repeat – it’s only training camp. Some of you goobers are more amusing than a circus.

  24. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Ooooooohhh he just need the LOVIE coached out of him……wait a minute, ok, ok, let’s start him on the PUP LIST and bring him back after we lose the first 5 games by a field goal,… NO PRESSURE, PLAYOFF’S HOPE dashed, but the BACK/STABBER’S Arrogance, will still be intact!

  25. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Tampabaybucfan Says
    “No other kickier…..better to send the message that he is absolutely our guy and it’s up to him to perform because he isn’t going anywhere!!!”


    Very well said. Send that message to the kicker, the team and the fans.

    He won’t get better if he can’t practice, and he can’t practice on IR either.

  26. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    How about just hiring a retired kicker to directly coach him up? That would make a lot more sense to me. Let the ST coordinator work with the rest of Special Teams.

  27. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Friday Night Fights!!

    Roberto Aguayo vs Patrick Murray #getyourpopcorn

  28. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    UDFA K Patrick Murray vs. 2nd Round Pick K Roberto Aguayo

    August 23rd (Practice Notes)
    • Robert Aguayo was 3-for-6 on kicks in 11-on-11.
    • Patrick Murray went 4 for 4 on kicks in 11-on-11.

  29. LakeLandBuc Says:

    I predict that Patrick Murray and Connor Barth will both out kick Roberto Aguayo this season.

  30. Doctor Stroud Says:

    My sources tell me that Aguayo is suffering from propioception and should be placed on IR immediately.

  31. Tom Edrington Says:

    Will there be a “sudden injury” and he heads for “IR” or will they have to wait and see if he can or can’t produce when it’s for real?

    Basically might have to go for it on fourth down until they get inside the 15.

  32. cmurda Says:

    Exactly 87 and Jon,

    You hit the nail on the head. The boo birds or so-called hecklers, which the media dubbed him after stealing, I mean, utilizing Joe’s piece on Aguayo the first practice after the Jags game are just voicing overall frustration. Even those booing want Roberto to succeed. Just like everyone here they also wnt to see this team win some darn games.

  33. cmurda Says:

    So Dr Stroud, we should conclude that there is an issue with his cerebellum. I’m buying it.

  34. Capt Blighe Says:

    I don’t care where he was drafted, if he starts missing meaningful kicks in the regular season he will learn what NFL stands for NOT FOR LONG !

  35. SOFIERCE Says:

    Have him practice 62 yard field goals… This should take the pressure off because it’s a long shot and the expectation is small, however if he starts making them, it would boost his confidence and perhaps bring him back to form from there.