It Won’t Happen

June 18th, 2017

Leaves no doubt.

Winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter made it clear.

Undue focus from fans always seems to fall on the backup quarterback. And that is there with the Bucs, to be sure.

But the biggest competition and, incredibly, the position under the microscope of many fans is kicker. Will it be incumbent, embattled Roberto Aguayo, or veteran Nick Folk?

Joe can never, ever remember kickers being such a focus in underwear football. Hell, imagine what it will be like come training camp? Good gracious.

Now some Bucs fans have the notion the Bucs could keep both kickers. One (Aguayo?) could be used for kickoffs, the other for place kicking. It’s not a novel idea and NFL teams have tried that before.

Koetter isn’t that open-minded. Asked after the final minicamp practice last week if he would consider keeping two kickers, Koetter had a straight-forward, one-word answer to clear up any gray areas as underwear football season closed.

“No,” Koetter said.

So there you have it. It’s win and you are in. Lose and go home. Let the battle begin. In less than three months, we will know who your Bucs kicker will be for 2017.

Who is your money on?

29 Responses to “It Won’t Happen”

  1. Buc1987 Says:

    Heavy on Folk.

  2. Lamarcus Says:

    I will put money aguayo the underdog. +2000

  3. BuccaneerByBirth Says:

    Ya don’t say……….gotta love June

  4. firethecannons Says:

    please let it be Mr. Folk–enough of the madness with Aguayo! I feel this way thanks to last year’s stress, Aguayo was very bad. I went to FSU but honestly another year of this is crazy!

  5. Alaskan abdominal snowman Says:

    I am all for the best man winning but I am pulling for Aguayo. Even if for no other reason then not wanting to hear about how we wasted a pick. If Folk beats him out I will not be mad at all. I just want a kicked that does his freaking job and that’s make his kicks.

  6. Lunchbox Says:

    I think the staff has lost hope in Aguayo, and he’s done nothing to win any trust. Meanwhile, Folk has been slowly taking the job every practice. It’s Folk’s job to lose at this point.

  7. Nole4JabooANDdBucs Says:

    Aguayo will take it, but some will expect an unrealistic perfection that no other kicker in the NFL possess…but his leg will take us to the promise land. He was a rookie who did not ask to be taken in the 2nd round and neither was it his fault he was not properly challenged his first OTA.

    Now he knows what he needs to do to prepare and get better…they had noone on staff that could help (a kicker)…that concerned me but that concern has been replaced with confidence…he won’t be perfect neither is Folk…but Aguayo is and will be one of the BEST KICKERS…just wait for it…

  8. RayJameisStadium Says:

    I pick the winner. lol

    They should have kept the smaller post until preseason. This would have been more helpful for them to be more accurate. We need to have some pressure on Aguayo. At this point, is not about him feeling confortable while kicking. If he is going to fail, we rather see it now.

    Folk makes you feel better. But if Aguayo wins and turnout to be a good kicker for 10-15 years that would be the icing in the cake.

    Go Bucs!!!

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo is rooting for El Ass To become El Asesino again….now Pablo wishes all of his JBF Hombres a feliz Día del Padre…….as you know Pablo has many, many childrens……so also that Pablo is unaware of….Pablo was very horny and careless in his younger days. Pablo will be getting cards and presents from most of them…Pablo hopes he gets one usable gift out of the bunch”

  10. Toe to Leather Says:

    If the winner turns out to be Aguayo he better be supper good. Fans are already on Licht’s case trading up for him. Imagine how much more they would be if he had the opportunity to correct this and didn’t. Whoa!

  11. Toe to Leather Says:


  12. Mort Says:

    I don’t care who wins, but I’d feel great if aguayo wins. He’s young and has a hopefully long career ahead of him. Would be excellent to have that position solved for years. Bit either way I want the best kicker so if Folk wins I’m good with that.

  13. Tampa Tony Says:

    Folk, Roberto is mentally weak and has a weak leg

  14. BucEmUp Says:

    Im going to say they keep folk, cut roberto and then end up signing him to th practice squad because nobody else signs him….that would be nice couldn’t that happen?

  15. Jarod Says:

    I have seen folk make some nice kicks in the nfl.50+…also game winning kicks and he has a strong leg…oh no its aguayo and his weak leg & mind can go take a long walk off any of the short piers we have in the bay area.that is all. I mean come on Joe’s if aguayo was a qb out of fsu his name would be christian my best charles barkley voice …ter i bull…

  16. Maze Says:

    Two kickers??? God save these poor confused souls. Don’t be worry Dougie will be pounding that rock in for six

  17. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Found it really interesting when the Joe’s were on 620 this week that Duemig thinks that Aguayo is almost a lock. I don’t think there is anyone other than Steve that thinks that way. It was an interesting exchange when he said “is there really a competition.” Of course the Joe’s assumed that he meant that Folk was nearly a lock to get that job. I was stunned when I realized he was felt Aguayo was the lock. I don’t think the kid can build enough trust during camp and preseason to get the job back. It would be nice if he could though.

  18. Erik w/ Clean Athletics 'The Kwon Alexander of Bucs fans' Says:

    Aguayo lost a kicking competition (during personal practice time) to a highschool kicker a couple months at Skyway field in Tampa. The HS kicker was banging em in from 45-50yds+ and Goodbye-o Aguayo was missing them from 45yds more than making them… Dude has no mojo and it seems he might not be able to get it back.

    Story credit: JP Peterson

  19. Erik w/ Clean Athletics 'The Kwon Alexander of Bucs fans' Says:

    A couple months *ago

  20. jb Says:

    For some reason I believe Aguayo steps up and takes the job. Possibly because of how it worked out for Janikowski in Oakland.

  21. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    “Pablo hopes he gets one usable gift out of the bunch”



    Aren’t they both pretty much equal at this point? I think Folk was 4 for 5 in last drill day..whereas Aquayo was 5 for 5? Can anyone confirm?

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  23. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Sadly there is not enough money to calm my nerves! Even if one of them wins the spot by going through the entire preseason without a single miss and we line up for a 20 yarder in the opener down in Miami, in perfect sunshine, no wind, I’ll still have a sphincter too tight to drive a two penny nail into it.

    I realize I hate the kicking game. I haven’t transferred that into dislike for the kickers…in fact I love good punters like Bryan Anger but I do not like the part of football that involves field goals and extra points. I just hate it! Feels like the game is being decided by a crap shoot.

  24. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I don’t think that’s all he said.

  25. Buccfan37 Says:

    Didn’t I read Aguayo nailed a 50 yard kick in practice the other day? If Aguayo is the kicker and fails again Folk can be brought back. No? Chewing my fingernails down to the quick over a kick is getting old. A 2nd round pick that can’t split the sticks is depressing.

  26. gotbbucs Says:

    It’s Folk’s job to lose as far as I’m concerned. He’s a proven vet that has done it before and the coaches and front office will feel more comfortable putting him out there at crunch time.

  27. Stanglassman Says:

    Folk should win this competition with little trouble. To understand what a great kicker he is all you have to do is go look at his career stats. Keep in mind his only bad season was when Dallas rushed him back from hip surgery. The Bucs were fortunate to get a guy like Folk off the waiver wire.

  28. Fred E. Bucs Says:

    Yeah, that would seem like a nutty idea. Of course, we’ve had our punter to kickeoffs (Koenan) because he had the leg and Barth really didn’t have great range. And in 1976 Dave Green did it all, or tried. Good sleuting by Joe. Glad Koetter cleared that question for any who may be wondering.

  29. Fred E. Bucs Says:

    Oh, and I’ll say….breaks my heart (NOT).