Aguayo Begging To Be Cut

December 4th, 2016

roberto-aguayo-1030Another critical miss today by Roberto Aguayo, who, after a brief rally, appears to again be the worst kicker in the NFL.

Aguayo missed a 31-yard field goal today in San Diego, a critical shot just before halftime with the Bucs trailing by seven. TV cameras showed the frustration on the face of Dirk Koetter and the extreme distress reaction by America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

Aguayo is now 15-of-22 through 12 games. He’s also missed two extra points.

His longest field goal? 43 yards. Yes, forty-three!

Joe wonders how long it might take for Koetter to march into Jason Licht’s office and wave the white flag on Aguayo.

Do not look for it to happen this season, but if Aguayo can’t straighten out in the final four games — or in the playoffs — then why would any sane thinker believe he can show up and get the job done next year?

This is a playoff-caliber football team. They deserve — and the fans deserve — a good kicker.

60 Responses to “Aguayo Begging To Be Cut”

  1. DallasBuc Says:

    Human point shaver

  2. LovieBall Says:

    Only when we start losing games because of missed kicks.

  3. Couch Fan Says:

    Will never understand anyone who thinks a rookie should be cut. He missed 1 kick today. Nit pick any little thing after another great win.

  4. Sunny Says:

    I hated the pick and still do , but I think a off-season , will do the kid good and the butterflies should be out hopefully for next season but don’t think we will cut him

  5. Tampa Tony Says:

    Licht’s bad draft choice might cost this team a game down the stretch

  6. Warthog Says:

    The Bucs are gonna WIN the NFC South my friends.

    Falcons will collapse from here.

    Feels D*MN GOOD MAN

  7. cmurda Says:

    Nobody on this team is happier than Aguayo that we won this game. This could have created a huge crapstorm if we lost a close game today.

  8. Al121976 Says:

    Keep him until he costs us

  9. buccfan305 Says:

    Lets just hope Licht doesn’t draft his brother next year. ..

  10. Danny Says:


  11. Vincente Says:

    Stop with the cutting a first year guy stuff. He’s proven that when the teams needs him he’s clutch. He only missed one today. Chill.

  12. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    He made 2 of 3. Did you see how badly the Chargers kicker missed???

  13. Brysont Says:

    Guys Sebastian Janikowski did horrible his first year as a rookie with Jon Gruden and he ended up becoming the best kicker in the NFL

  14. R.O. Says:

    Can you say Overreaction.. what Pro Bowl kicker is sitting at home? His misses always ride the hash.

  15. grafikdetail Says:

    the kick should’ve been pretty much right down the middle…. the wind pushed that ball wide right… it looked like a curveball… he will be ok… a vet probably would’ve known to adjust for the wind better… give the rookie a break

  16. Magic Marpet Says:

    Let’s remember Sebastian janikowski missed ten field goals his rookie season. It’s maddening and it’s threatening our season but I’m not ready to give up on the kid. Watch us cut him and he goes to the patriots and is a perfect kicker for the next 15 years

  17. ITH Says:

    What I’ve noticed is he struggles kicking from pro hash marks which are much tighter than college. Straight on no troubles at all. He’ll figure it out.

  18. Tampa Tony Says:

    The only people who believe in this loser are his family and loser FSU fans who are more of a fan of a college team than the Bucs

  19. Cover Deuce Says:

    I think he makes it to TC. Whether he makes it out is another story bc he’ll certainly have competition

  20. Magic Marpet Says:

    Keep betting against your own team. Jackasses. He isn’t going anywhere. I don’t get it.

  21. DB55 Says:

    Last week NFL kickers set a record for most missed kicks. What’s to say if Aguayo is cut the next guy will be any better?

  22. wesley Says:

    No more excuses, gotta bring someone else in to compete.

  23. whbucs40 Says:

    I’m sorry, but this is complete bull. He is 15 for 22, meaning he has mad 68% of his FGs. Guess what Sebastian Janikowski’s percentage was through his Rookie season after he was drafted in the 1st round. He went 22 for 32 which equals 69%. If you take into consideration that extra points are 33 yards now instead of chip shots, Aguayo is 39 for 48 which equals 81%. He’s a rookie, cut him some slack. It’s not like he has lost any games for us. In fact, he hit a last second field goal to beat Carolina. Now if this continues next season, maybe then start looking at other options.

  24. Not there yet Says:

    Any sane thinker would say no way do you cut a rookie second rounder after a rookie season. The adjustment to the NFL easy for some but not all. What sane thinker would bet he gets worse with experience instead of better like all quality players do. No way are we wasting anymore draft picks on kickers. He’s here I didn’t like the pick that high but deal with it.

  25. Defense Rules Says:

    Don’t punish the kid because Licht drafted him way too high. Everyone says that kicking is all about confidence, and I’d guess that Roberto’s confidence is somewhat shaken right now and has been since the season started. Only one way to regain it though, and that’s by kicking well in games. If he can’t do that, he won’t last, simple as that. Don’t burn that bridge yet; we’ll cross it when we come to it. Then we can burn it.

  26. Pelbuc Says:

    Bucs winning in spite of Aguayo but we’re playing with fire. Eventually, Bucs will need Aguayo to hit a game tying or game winning field goal and I frankly have no confidence in him.

  27. NutterBuccer Says:

    Don’t even need to cut him just inactivate him and sign another kicker. Plenty of space to sign someone and inactivate Aguayo I don’t get it we dressed 46 players some days not even the full 53.

  28. Trevor Says:

    he’s doing fine for a rookie, stop overreacting Joe! he has a long leash , much like a rookie qb would (#3- America’s QB) . dumb post

  29. Trevor Says:

    sorry not done yet….Sapp didnt have a good rookie year, Winston threw a pick 6 on his first nfl pass. calm the F down. He hit a last second game winner in Carolina, he will be fine.

  30. wesley Says:

    No one is overreacting, numbers don’t lie.

  31. yrbndr Says:

    I do have faith in him but maybe he should spend more with the psychologist than the esthetician….

  32. buccochris Says:

    grafikdetail nailed it…there was a strong left to right wind at that end. Did you see Lambo`s extra point after the 40 yd TD? I thought it was gonna miss left but wind took it back thru. Anyway….BUCS WIN BUCS WIN!!

  33. Ned Says:

    You guys seem to be forgetting the Rams game. His two misses forced a TD to be required to win on the last drive ( ie he cost the LA game). He shouldn’t be cut but he needs to be IR’ed. And yes, at the kicking position there are better options literally sitting at home.

  34. Dlavid Says:

    Aguayo is a liability , a disaster waiting to happen . The way this team is performing you can absolutely not afford to carry him ! He will cost us dearly the further the season goes ! The team deserves better !

  35. chipbuc Says:

    Tampa Tony You must be pretty hard up when the only thing left to bitch about is the kicker sucks. What a Troll!!!

  36. Tampa Tony Says:

    I’ll always bitch about a loser kicker making games closer than they should be. Stop comparing him to Janikowski undrafted kickers are kicking better than him

  37. Warthog Says:


    cmon guys lets get it trending

  38. yrbndr Says:

    I agree the comparisons to Janikowski are un founded… He has to produce on his own merit! He has to have competition to show he he is the best we have.

  39. JonBuc Says:

    Brindza has a ruptired achilles I believe…and was shaky as well. Bigger leg though admittedly….

  40. DEAFJEFF Says:

    AGUAYO IS NOT TERRIBLE…Just jealous gator fans finding something to hate. Joe is trying to run him out of town so Aguayo can go to another team and kick his way into HOF. I guess Joe is trying to emulate Tom Jones’ desire to find something negative inside of something really positive. SMH
    You must not have read what’s written here and/or like dealing in facts. Don’t be ridiculous. –Joe

  41. Rob Says:

    He has already cost us one game (LA)

  42. ItsDookie87 Says:

    I understand he was a 2nd round draft pick but if we lose a winnable game because we missed some chipshot FG then I’m going to be pissed. I don’t care about the loss of a 2nd round pick if we’re in the freaking playoffs. I’ll be much more pissed if we don’t make a move and it costs us than I would be from drafting a kicker in the 2nd round and then cutting him. It would be one thing if we weren’t in the playoff hunt but we are. Don’t overthink it Bucs! Winning is what matters!

  43. sho nuff Says:

    …at least his eyebrows are groomed…

  44. Cobraboy Says:

    Roberto Guano has some of the poorest technique I’v ever seen in an NFL kicker.

    Poor follow through, poor set up, shoulders not square, quick look-see…and the ball goes exactly where he aimed.

    What a terrible kicker. Koetter’s face showed it all after the miss: he’s pissed and has no confidence in Guano…

    He’s just late to the party.

  45. wesley Says:

    Your out of your mind.

  46. James Walker Says:

    I have been defending him all season, but he is not a good fit here. He’ll probably go on to have a HOF career somewhere else. He is just not a Buccaneer. I am officially off the RA bandwagon.

  47. Phred Says:

    He’s a long-term project. Two years from now he’ll be a Janikowski-like franchise kicker.

    Relax. The new Bucs dynasty won’t be fully implemented until 2018. Then the Bucs will be the new Patriots.

    Playoffs this year (probably one and done) would just be an appetizer of what is to come.

  48. Matt B Says:

    Oh my God. I am stunned that people continue to defend this guy! Must be FSU fans.

    “Keep him until he costs us.” FYI – He already has. See Rams game.

    If he costs us again, then it’s too late!

    Cut a second round draft pick in his rookie year? No, but I wouldn’t mind if he mysteriously finds his way to IR this year.

  49. firethecannons Says:

    On board with Wes and Dlavid, lets get another kicker to spur competition or just cut him, kid will cost another game. I went to FSU and I am saying Bucs deserve better, the position is way too important for this, forget being politically correct–he is not reliable on 31 yd field goals, he lost the RAMS game and put us at risk for other losses–cut your mistakes, do not look back.

  50. firethecannons Says:

    where the hell is connor barth!

  51. Patrick Says:

    Give Anger a shot….I can’t see how he’d be any worse!

  52. Shane Says:

    I think you are jumping the gun too early. Yes he has struggled but he was 2 for 3 today. No kicker we have ever had has been perfect. Hes a rookie for god sakes give him a break. Nothing he did costed us the game. He did however score 8 points in this game. We won by 7. You do the math .

  53. Shane Says:

    He scored 8 , we won by 7…..what are you bitching about? I know a ton of players on this team that weren’t perfect today.

  54. JMicSoundsNice Says:

    Anyone who believed he actually wasn’t going to miss that kick (especially you Joe) is higher than an injured outside linebacker vacationing in Denver. Chill.

  55. Patrickbucs Says:

    I’ve never heard of a kicker drafted to be a future project lol. Cmon he’s missing short kicks and his long is 43. He’s the only kicker in the league that does not have at least a 45 yarder. How is that even possible after 12 games and our red zone struggles? He’s already cost us the Rams game, just bring in some competition at least.

  56. Michael Dimayo Says:

    Ok ok we need a good kicker he is young and new to the NFL remember he is now getting paid for what he dose now so he needs to look at the paycheck like the gold post he keeps missing well that check will be gone just like his miss kicks and we now getting closes to the playoffs come guys lets get a move on this keep him or go get us a vet that can get the job done his longest was 43 thats a chi shot for most NFL kickers so coaches look at yourself and do the right thing get all over him or get us a kicker

  57. USFBUC Says:

    Why is everyone going crazy? This team is tied for first and wasn’t expected to even sniff the playoffs and a winning record this year was a long shot. He is a rookie and the expectations shouldn’t be perfection. Cutting him at this point is just stupid. Sending him to the IR would only make the problems worse and ensure that the pick was a wasted one. You people calling for him to be cut have little understanding of how people work or how to manage them.

  58. Tom S. Says:

    To the person blaming FSU fans, I assure you a lot of FSU fans are ready to move on from Aguay-no. As mentioned, he cost the Bucs in the Rams game (6 pts lost in a 5 point game).

    Janikowski was never this bad Aguay-no apologists. Look it up, unless you like talking points more than facts.

  59. Brett Buell Says:

    I’m an FSU Alum. Aguoyo couldn’t kick a field goal past 40 yards at FSU either. They really avoided kicking long with him. Hope it works out, but having doubts.

  60. IstillbleedOrange Says:

    Janikowski was never this bad? Are you kidding? The only reason you would say this is because you are ignorant of facts, and are too lazy to do a tiny bit of research. Hell, even on National TV, his former coach Jon Gruden even lamented how awful he was as a rookie. But since you obviously lack the talent to look up basic information, here are some Janikowski facts for you.

    In his rookie season, Janikowski missed 10 FGs in 14 games, making 22 of 32, finishing with a percentage of 68.8% made. Ok, you say, he was a rookie, no one’s perfect, right?

    In 2005 he missed 10 FGs, 66.7% made. He missed 9 FGs in 2007 and 2013, 72% and 70% made. Oh, and he’s missed 4 XPs in his career, the chipshot ones not from 33 yards out. Some one cut this terrible kicker! Wait, what…?

    Considering that we’ve had kickers who made less than 57% of their FGs on this Bucs team (Neil O’Donoghue, Bill Capece, Eddie Murray), I’m saying let this Aguayo kid get through his rookie year without all the hot air about cutting him, because that’s all your nonsense is…hot air. And yes, I’m that old that I remember Neil O’Donoghue and Bill Capece. Even the great Garo Yapremian only made half his FGs in ’81. Terrible kicker, right?