Impact Failures For Roberto Aguayo

September 25th, 2016

AguayomugBefore today, rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo’s misses were inconsequential sports radio fodder.

Now they’re a clear and present danger.

Aguayo’s early missed extra point today, and a wide 41-yard field goal, severely impacted today’s game against the Rams. It changed Dirk Koetter’s offensive strategy. It took pressure of the Rams offense. It sent Bucs fans into spewing all kinds of venom at general manager Jason Licht on social media.

What’s scary is these weren’t pressure kicks — and neither was the one he missed with the game out of reach in Arizona last Sunday.

Of course, preseason screwups by Aguayo drew national attention.

Whatever is going on with Aguayo, it’s a serious problem now that it has cost the Bucs clearly.

Joe’s got fingers crossed and bourbon ready.

50 Responses to “Impact Failures For Roberto Aguayo”

  1. Ed Says:

    Fine another kicker, simple as that. Miss fields goals are having an affect on the players and the fans.

  2. Pierce Says:

    I thought Licht made a good choice with Aguato. Considering the new rules and his streak in college it made sense to me. Hopefully the kid will figure it out. But if he doesn’t this year then we got to cut ties.

  3. TheRealDrew Says:

    I was OK with the pick, if it solved the kicking problems. It hasn’t, so it becomes a terrible pick. I know there was no indication prior to the pick that he would have this problem, but it was a major risk and has bitten hard.

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    Life is like an Aguayo kick, you never know what you’re gonna get.

  5. VaBuc Says:

    Is the game obver or what @joe

  6. Vegasbucaneer Says:

    The chokeaneers

  7. DallasBuc Says:

    Keyword: failure

  8. lightningbuc Says:

    Jason Licht, like Aguayo, isn’t very good. Simple as that!

  9. buccin cane Says:

    @VA no…it’s NOT over coming back after a weather delay brah

  10. VaBuc Says:

    Thanks so much @buccincane

  11. Frank Pillow Says:

    Roberto is every bit as unreliable as Brindza was a year ago. They must. Ring someone in next week. They say they’ve handled things thus far is inexcusable. Hubris led to drafting a kicker in Rd 2
    and giving up picks to get him…look at the DE, CB and S help this team badly needs. Worst than Aguayo was Dirks overly aggressive play-calling at the end of the 2nd. We were left of our own 30 with the chance to
    burn clock and take a 10 point lead into halftime- I’m not sure why we failed up the passing game on that series as aggressively as we did.

  12. Former Glennongrad Says:

    I respect the move despite the whiff. To say Jason licht is bad because of the aguayo pick is a bit of an emotional overreach imo

  13. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    A kid doesn’t make virtually every kick in college at a major School which won a National Championship and not have the skill set.

    Let’s face it. He’s CHOKING LIKE A DOG!!! He’s become a huge head case.
    Can this be fixed? Perhaps. I don’t think you can just throw away a second round pick without some effort to find out what’s wrong.

    Having said that it might be time to find another kicker and then tell Roberto if he wants any chance to redeem himself with the entire freaking Tampa Bay it’s time for him to pull a hammy(wink wink) so he can go on the IR and make way for the new kicker.

    Take some time to see if his head is irreparable or if he can be rehabilitated.
    Again he obviously has the physical skills…just gotta get his head straight.
    But not at the expense of our team’s chances.

  14. tnew Says:

    He may have a season ending “injury” soon

  15. CLBucsFan Says:

    Who knows who we could have had with that 3rd and 4th round pick. we may have gotten an impact rookie or 2. Maybe even just depth. We have none of those things, instead we have this joke thanks to Jason Licht. You’re getting cocky about the roster Licht. Still need a hell of a lot of depth on defense.

  16. Pelbuc Says:

    GM Licht has picked ASJ and Aguayo in the 2nd round! Nuff said.

  17. Stpetebucsfan Says:


    Not to single you out but that post represents many of the silly posts about Licht.

    NO ASJ and Aguayo are not enough said…that’s just stoooopid.

    Even if Aguayo never gets a sports shrink who can cure his choking mind and busts out your post would still be stupid.

    #3…Donavan Smith…Ali Marpet a GAMBLE…Kwon Alexander all in ONE draft…
    Mike Evans…Charles Sims…Hump…Brate….now nuff said!!!

    Jeebus do you guys even know the meaning of the word hyperbole? I know it’s sports which begs for tons of hyperbole but it’s getting over the top!



  19. Nybucsfan Says:

    Waisted draft pic

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  21. Warren Says:

    Calling Barth Vader…

  22. 79bucfan Says:

    Aguayo missed field goals are costing the team crucial wins. This game will come back to bite the Buccaneers.

  23. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    Robbie Gould!please

  24. Aristotle Says:

    I miss Connor Barth. Barth VADER

  25. James Walker Says:

    Don’t blame your kicker when your team gives up 37 points.

  26. MadMax Says:

    Well, this is his season to get his jit together or GTFO! We’re clearly not playoff contenders since theres also issues elsewhere (INCLUDING YOU JW3)!!!!!

    But the pick….Licht….wtf dude? Clearly needing safety, clearly needing WR. Dude you better fix this or you’ll be fixed!

  27. mike10 Says:

    This kid is garbage. But nothing beats Licht trading up for a kicker in the second. That’s 2 second Rd picks that have bit us this week

  28. Dr A Says:

    No need to fake an injury no one wants a kicker that can’t hit kicks.

  29. Rob Says:

    Hire a retread kicker off the street and let pretty boy rot on the bench. That kicker can’t deal with being an NFL kicker. We screwed ourselves big time with that no good…

  30. cometowin2 Says:

    I’m as concerned about the defense and safety in particular as I am Aguayo. The defense never shld of given up 30 to the Rams. We’re better at defending short passes than last year but instead we’re letting them go over our head. Safety is now the #1 need.

    Better get Aguayo a sports psychologist and replace Conte. Give Ryan Smith or Banks a shot. Likely going to be a 1-4 start. Gut check time for players and coaches. Sick to my stomach. Waited 8 months for this?

  31. James Walker Says:

    Vernor is more resonsible for this loss than the kicker.

  32. James Walker Says:

    Remember that the kicker saved 7 points….

  33. lightningbuc Says:

    Stpetebucsfan Says:
    September 25th, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Not to single you out but that post represents many of the silly posts about Licht.


    You are looking only at drafting by Licht. Much more to it than that to be a good/great GM. The defense, despite his drafts, gets worse every year. Licht has had the pleasure of drafting in or close to the top 10 every year, much easier than say the Pats GM drafting down in the 20s every year. Licht isn’t any better than Dominik.

  34. Warren Says:

    Oops Barth is with the Bears now. For those saying it’a not Aguayo’a fault…he missed 4 gimme points and we had to go for two instead of one as a result. That’s your 5 point game right there and we could have been lining up for a FG to win in the waning seconds after the D and Offense BASICALLY did their job of getting us a shot.

  35. James Walker Says:

    If the kicker had not made that tackle none of those kicks would have mattered at all. That play was more important than anything he did all day.

  36. Trubucfan22 Says:

    I don’t blame licht. We needed a reliable kicker. Aguayo, in college, was as good as it gets. The issue is the player not living up to expectations. The GM can assemble the best roster on paper, but the players and coaches need to do their job too. We aren’t holding Aguayo to unsure expectations. Just make anything under 45 yards. Make every XP. He can do it, we’ve seen his college tape. He is that good. This is not on Licht. This is on the Player number 1, and the coaches number 2. The coaches are not maximizing Aguayo’s talents.

    Aguayo’s misses may have lost us this game. If we only need a FG on that last drive we could be 2-1. I do hope Aguayo figures it out. We need him. This season is looking like a stinker. I’m usually optimistic, but man, losing to the Rams hurts. This sucks.

  37. Ana Says:

    The kicker did NOT give up 37 points! I agree! Learn to get off the field on third downs defense! Someone should be accountable, and it’s not the kicker!

  38. BigHogHaynes Says:

    And to think we moved up to get this dude but it’s not his fault, THE BACK STABBER’S best move HAS BACK FIRED!!! 13 games to play 8 more games to win!!

  39. Pewter Lou Says:

    Donald Igwebuike

  40. The Dom is gone... Licht??? Says:

    Kickers job is to make kicks! Not tackles defense sucks just as bad … Quit trying to defend the kicker that can’t make the kick! Wasted draft pick!

  41. BigStinky Says:

    When do we just start going for it on 4th and 3 or less? Once he misses one it gets in his head I suppose. Too early to get rid of him, right?

  42. D-Rome Says:

    Aguayo’s misses were unfortuate but those misses aren’t as bad as Mike Smith’s defense. You can’t allow Case Keenum to make 44 yard TD passes. The Bucs D made him look like Kurt Warner.

  43. T REX Says:

    Off with his head!

  44. salish_seamonster Says:

    A good kicker should never miss inside 50. Or rarely. 41 and 45 are gimmes.

  45. Buc1987 Says:

    Don’t go away mad…just go away.

  46. firethecannons Says:

    Honestly–the missed kicks were a momentum and morale killer. I can’t imagine relying on him now to win the game with a field goal.
    Belicheck says cut your losses and move on from mistakes. Every player is expected to do their job, we are not even asking for him to excel just pat and fg under 45 yd

  47. Poor Glennon Says:

    When you lose to the Rams at home. Your kicker is irrelevant.

  48. Tom S. Says:

    To people who think Aguayo in the 2nd round made sense, most people then and certainly almost all now would disagree. As an FSU fan who saw all of his kicks, I was totally against the pick. But what do I know? I’m not throwing away 2nd round picks like used tissues like our venerable GM.

    Please understand that if you draft a kicker the 3rd highest pick ever, when most are free agents, you need to either get a top tier kicker or look like a fool in the process. Licht chose the latter option. And the Bucs are paying the price.

  49. Onetrickpony Says:

    This guy is a freakin joke in disguise as a kicker

  50. Destro44 Says:

    The kids was drafted with hopes of being the greatest kicker in a generation. His college numbers, strong leg. He was a reach in the 2nd round. If he was the best kicker in the league he might have lived up to his draft status. Problem is he is a kicker with no confidence, and those are useless. Licht has said he learned not to hold onto mistakes out of pride. If that is true, we will have a new kicker for next week’s game. I don’t care if they cut him, put him on mental IR or just carry 2 kickers. Someone else needs to be kicking next week.