Aguayo Is Out Of The Cellar

November 22nd, 2016


You can call Roberto Aguayo the worst kicker in the NFL, but you’d be wrong.

Aguayo’s rise from the NFL outhouse is official. Through Week 11 of the NFL season, five kickers leaguewide have missed three or more extra points. Aguayo has only missed two.

On the field goal front, two NFL kickers have missed twice from between 30 and 39 yards. Aguayo has only missed once from that distance. (22 full-time kickers are perfect from that distance).

Aguayo is perfect in field goals under 30 yards and his 50 percent rate from 40 to 49 is second worst in the NFL.

The point is Aguayo had dug himself out of the NFL cellar in a hurry.

With a solid finish, Aguayo might actually end up having an average year by NFL standards. That would be something to build on for the 22-year-old.

33 Responses to “Aguayo Is Out Of The Cellar”

  1. DallasBuc Says:

    He makes a few routine high school keeks and now he doesn’t suck? Give me a break

  2. Guzzie Says:

    No need to comment on an average kicker

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We need to forget that we spent a 2nd round pick (or 3rd & 4th) and focus on the future….
    After all, where are ASJ, Banks, Barron, Bowers….where is Revis…..we spent high picks on all of these players recently and they are all gone.
    Time to look forward.

  4. DR FEELGOOD Says:

    The point is he seems to have shaken off the funk, so there is strong hope that he will become what we drafted him to be. We need him to become that when we play meaningful late season games. It’ll change how Dirk calls plays if we can count on an automatic 3 points when we are in range. And by that, I mean more aggressive play calling with house money.

  5. Patrick in VA Says:

    It looks as though he’s made the adjustment. Whatever mechanical adjustments he needed to make or the mental leaps he needed to make in order to perform at this level, it looks like he’s made them. That’s all we can hope for. If you’re still holding on to vitriol after he’s showing signs of turning the corner and being what we drafted him to be, that’s on you. That’s an ax that you’re grinding on your own. I had my share of heartache over the growing pains early on as well, but I’m all in for the kid now. Looks like he’s figured it out so I’m pumped that we’ve got that card in our deck now.

  6. Bucsfanman Says:

    Well said Patrick! This guy is going to be a Buc for at least another year, maybe longer if he continues to improve. As fans, we should be hoping that the gamble pays off, not fails.
    Good job Aguayo! Keep working!

  7. DallasBuc Says:

    I hope the guy is the best keeker of all time but fact is he sucks now. Maybe he doesn’t suck quite as bad as he did a month ago but we still can’t count on him outside of extra point range. Sugar coat it however you choose but Koetter knows this guy is not going to win any games with keeks over 40 yards and therefore is not going to put him, his teammates, the Ego-in-chief GM or the fan base through the anguish of asking him to do so. He will just continue to get better in the kiddie pool while the men do what they must to win football games without him.

  8. D-Rome Says:

    El Asesino was arguably the biggest reason why they won against the Chiefs. I doubt the Bucs win that game if he misses one.

  9. Dave Says:


    It’s more than that. He’s 9/10 in the last 4 weeks. He’s on track after a rough start.

  10. Tampa Tony Says:

    Still one of the worst. You draft him that high he needs to be in the top half of the league.

  11. Joseph Mamma Says:

    He would have to turn out to be the best kicker in the league for that to be a good draft pick, for like the next 30 years.

  12. ndog Says:

    Shocker a rookie is improving! You people thinkin all these rookies are busts after 8 games are just ridiculous and shows just how little you know football. He along with Jameis, Marpet, Smith, Beneoch, Brate, Hargraves, Spence all have a chance to get much much better. If you don’t believe it simply look at the Evans has made in year 3.

  13. D-Mac Says:

    I feel bad for him. I only think he was struggling because of the extra pressure that was put on him from the FIRST SECOND he was drafted. I like Licht, and wasn’t complaining about trading up, but if you’re Aguayo and hearing all the negative talk from the countless “experts”, it’s not surprising it had an affect.

    Aguayo seems like a good guy– I wish him success…and as much of a fan as I am of the Bucs, I won’t tear him apart should he happen to not kick a ball between two posts. Janikowski had a rough first year and he was drafted in the first round. Things are still working out for him and I think it will for Roberto as well.

  14. DallasBuc Says:

    Let’s stop peddling the notion that AguaOh,no is like Janikowski in any way. It’s insulting to competence everywhere. Compare him to Uncle Lovie and all the free passes that guy got here for his rank mediocrity and I will agree completely!

  15. TheShaz Says:

    He was smacking that ball pretty good in KC. I have been told that allot of it is all mental. Janikowsi was taken in the 1st round by Oakland and had a very shaky 1st year, but then settled down and has had by all measures a very good career.

    The extra point is interesting. So many PAT’s missed last week across the NFL. I can see this being a mental hangup for seasoned kickers, but for Aguayo as a professional it will be all he knows.

    So IMHO, as long has he has his mind and leg dialed in like last weekend. I shall not worry.

  16. D-Mac Says:


    It’s a perfectly logical comparison to make. They are both high round draft picks (out of the same school) and they both struggled (are struggling) in their first year. So to say the two aren’t alike in any way is not correct. They are following a very similar path.

  17. Lord Corn Says:

    id like to see numbers on XP too. 12 kickers missed extra points last week alone.

    Either way it was a dumb pick but can be an ok to good pick if he’s our kicker 10-20 years and in top 10 FG %

    I don’t get worst pick ever crap. 1/2 the players from that round will fail and he was picked the bottom of the 2nd.

  18. Dick Butkiss Says:

    Aguayo GOAT.

  19. ndog Says:

    Your right Dallas we shouldn’t compare them because in his first 10 NFL games SBASS was 68% on field goals whereas Roberto through his first 10 games is 72%. Your right so far Roberto has been better!

  20. Mike Johnson Says:

    Bullcrap!! Roberto ain’t outta the Dog House just yet. Still 6 more games left. And then he’s gotta prove himself next yr all over again. Course now, Bucs have had many 1st thru 3rd rounders who gave us nothing over the yrs. So if this guy keeps doing well, he’s a Blessing.

  21. Seminole Bill Says:

    Kickers have to prove themselves each time they go on the field. Even the best of kickers, having missed a few field goals, will be in the doghouse. Let’s face it; all they do is kick.

  22. bucsfaninchina Says:

    That dude has one green goblin-esque smile

  23. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    DallasBuc Says
    He makes a few routine high school keeks and now he doesn’t suck?”

    Take a closer look. Since the bye week, he has only missed one extra point and one field goal.

    I’d say he’s doing close to perfect since the bye.

  24. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    ndog nailed it.

  25. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    K Robet Aguayo (2016)

    Field Goals Attempted/Made, 20-29 yards: (2/2) 100%
    Field Goals Attempted/Made, 30-39 yards: (9/8) 88.8% ← Ranks 8th
    Field Goals Attempted/Made, 40-49 yards: (6/3) 50% ← Ranks 25th
    Field Goals Attempted/Made, 50+ yards: (1/0) 0 ← Ranks 30th
    FG%: 72% ← (( Ranks 32nd ))

    Xtra Points Attempted/Made, (22/20): 90.9% ← Ranks 23rd

    This kid is dead last in field goal percentage.
    SMH – We bragging about being at the bottom – looking up at the bottom. Wow

    Don’t get me wrong I was proud of the kid on Sunday
    Kinda reminiscent of the good Ole’ days – of watching Nick Lowery Kick.
    But C’mon now – this kid has long way to go before we start bragging about him.

  26. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Seriously though, the Saint have a 22 year old kicker Wil Lutz.
    That’s currently ranked better than Roberto Aguayo in almost every stasticaly category. I know he kicks in a dome – and sure – he’s had share of ups and downs.

    But I’ll give the kid a pass, because he went UNDRAFTED.

  27. Buc1987 Says:

    I knew he’d straighten out eventually…

    Bwahahahahahahaha just kidding. I’m a hater.

    We’ll see. Jury’s still out in my house. Wife still can’t stand him.

  28. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    (K) Wil Lutz (22yrs old)
    Undrafted 2016 NFL Draft ←

    Field Goals Attempted/Made, 20-29 yards: 5/5 100%
    Field Goals Attempted/Made, 30-39 yards: 6/4 66.6%
    Field Goals Attempted/Made, 40-49 yards: 4/4 100% ← Ranks 6th
    Field Goals Attempted/Made, 50+ yards: 7/3 42.8% ← Ranks 5th
    FG%: 72.7 ← Ranks 30th

    Xtra Points Attempted/Made, 32/31 96.9% ← Ranks 8th

  29. Buc since '74 Says:

    You’ll always have “the cup is half empty” crowd. To say that the best kicker in NCAA history, who is tracking better than Janokoski’s first season, sucks – is ignorant to say the least. Good luck being pessimistic in life. He had a rough start to the season – but has improved immensely. Give the kid a chance.

    Oh – and how is veteran Connor Barth doing with the Bears? Not so good.

  30. Bucsfanman Says:

    In my house, I call it the breath test. If I’m holding my breath (which I do when he kicks!), he needs work.
    It’s good to see improvement. Do it ALL season.

  31. ChaosRecon95 Says:

    Look guys, like him or not….we are stuck with him. We can root for him to become the kicker we drafted him to be, or we could hate him. Either way, he will wear the number 19 and kick for the Bucs

  32. Tom S. Says:

    Aguayo and Tampa Bay are still in the league cellar in FG%, tied for 31st with Cleveland with 72.7% FG completions. Joe you’re doing a disservice to brain cells everywhere (not your first offense) by trying to slice and dice numbers to seem like something they aren’t.
    Well, a big part of his job is extra points, so it seems you are the one slicing and dicing numbers.–Joe

    Tampa Bay is bottom in the league in FG completion rate. That is a fact. How does the kicker with the lowest success rate at field goals not qualify as being in the cellar? You could say he’s getting better, but then that would be too bland of a statement, huh?

  33. James Walker Says: