Today’s Full Kicking Report: Aguayo Vs. Folk

June 8th, 2017

The Buccaneers’ battling kickers were attempting field goals in front of media today at One Buc Palace.

Joe was behind the skinny-goal-post targets taking notes.

(At least week’s open session for media, the kickers, rather mysteriously, did not kick.)

First, it was Aguayo lined up from 40 yards (the apparent distance) — 11-on-11 but no rush, of course, given that it’s no-pads spring practice.

It’s good!

Second kick for Aguayo is missed right. Booo!

The third is good! The fourth is good! The fifth and final attempt from what appears to be 45 yards comes up short. So it wouldn’t have been good on real goal posts.

That’s 3-for-5 in today’s contest for Aguayo.

Then up steps Nick Folk for the same routine. He is perfect from 40, then wide right by two feet. Attempts No. 3 and No. 4 are perfect.

And then Folk moves back to a 45-yard attempt. It’s a bad miss. Significantly wide right.

A stalemate for Thursday in the most interesting spring kicking battle in NFL history.

24 Responses to “Today’s Full Kicking Report: Aguayo Vs. Folk”

  1. Lord Cornelius Says:

    “The fifth and final attempt from what appears to be 45 yards comes up short”

    wtf is wrong with his leg? Can he not kick a 50 yard FG at all in terms of leg power? Has he made ANY 50+ yard FG in any practice lol? I tried to be optimistic about this crazy draft pick but mother of god man

  2. feelthepewterpower Says:

    That’s the issue in Roberto and why he has been missing. He sidewines his kicks too much and just doesn’t drive his kicking leg through the ball keeping his head still and down and following all the way through the ball. If he can start striking the ball properly he will be fine.

  3. Pickgrin Says:

    Nice boot by boot report from behind the skinny posts. This kicking competition is journalistic Gold – eh Joe?

    3 for 5 ain’t bad from 40+ on the skinny posts – although “short” from 45 is potentially concerning…

  4. Buc-Naked Says:

    “Boos” for Aguayo when he misses, but don’t do the same for Folk when he misses. Dang Joe…once you write off someone, you have an axe to grind with that individual. Joe, I love the brevity of your articles, but you do show bias (good and bad) towards certain players. The “booo” is tongue and cheek. Stop making stuff up about Joe. –Joee

  5. Lev Says:

    “Family feeding” Nick Folk regressing? Aguayo still has a chance.

  6. Nole4JabooANDdBucs Says:

    It is totally naive and shortsighted that so many really believe Folk is perfect, where as Aguayo hiccups has appeared during his transitional period.
    I think Licht and Dirk realize that and is setting the naysayers up by having Aguayo compete alongside the epitome of perfection to demonstrate it’s not as simple as just kicking the freaking ball.
    The overall payoff will be Aguayo will be battle tested by the pressure of kicking competively against one of the best kickers and will learn and rise up to the challenge.
    I am betting on Aguayo although some of you will still expect perfection just because he was picked so high, which ultimately is not HIS FAULT!

  7. Buc-Naked Says:

    Come on Joe…how did I make stuff up? You wrote it πŸ™‚ Just ribbin’ ya! You wrote: “you have an axe to grind with that individual” … That is making stuff up.–Joe

  8. Bucfan87 Says:

    Look up S. Janakowskis career numbers and you will see his rookie year was below average for kickers that year. 68.8% to be clear. He was a 1st round kicker. You might want to look closer. Janikowski righted himself long before his rookie season ended. –Joe He has also gone on to play a 16 yr career for Oakland. Don’t remember everyone calling for his head when he struggled. Now he did have a booming leg, with reading Joe say Aguayo was short from 45 would be cause for alarm and I wouldn’t understand the pick. But if he could bring it together and give us what janakowshi gives Oakland we will ALL be very happy campers!

  9. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Dude Janikowski has a freaking cannon leg and aguayo doesn’t. janikowski has kicked 60+ yard FGs in the NFL. Aguayo hasn’t shown he can even kick a 45 yarder yet… even in practice I haven’t even heard of him making any 50+ yard kicks.

    Comparison isn’t legit

  10. Ralphie Says:

    Wait, am I reading this wrong?

    “The fifth and final attempt from what appears to be 45 yards comes up short. So it wouldn’t have been on real goal posts.”

    How could it have been good on real posts if it was short? I thought the skinny posts were just narrower, are they also further back than the regular posts?

  11. Trevor Says:

    Aguayo will win the competition and be better from it. Having the spotlight during training camp and hard knocks will get his focus back. remember folk missed a Game winner from short distance last year badly. Aguayo did not miss a game winner

  12. Patbucfan87 Says:

    Lord C. I understand the leg isn’t comparable but the draft status very close. I never agreed with the pick actually hated it from the beginning but am hoping for the best. I don’t know why we would ever draft a kicker who can’t kick for 50 yards.. THe Bucs have also gotten rid of Matt Bryant and Conner Barth before they needed to so we can’t really have to much faith anyway.

  13. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    Ah I see everyone’s almighty savior Nick Folk has faltered. Still isn’t any better than Aguayo

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  15. unbelievable Says:

    Some serious reading comprehension issues on this one, lol.

    They both went 3of 4 from 40 yards, and both missed from 45. pretty simple. Not great in either case.

  16. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Lord C

    I’m with you totally on the horrid leg strength. Because of my stupid stereotyping I just assumed a Latin soccer style kicker could kick it out of the stadium.

    I believe he can improve his % but who cares if he has such a wimpy leg?

  17. Mike Johnson Says:

    Alls I wants is for Roberto to get my order right when I come thru the drive thru where he will be working after being cut by the Bucs.

  18. ARGH_M8E Says:

    @ Lord C – HAHAHAHA!!!!! I feel ya!!!

  19. Brett Says:

    I feel bad for Aguayo. But he will make me nervous if he is the kicker come September.

  20. cmurda Says:

    The only similarities between Janikowski and Aguayo is that they both attended FSU. Aguayo has so far shown that he has a weak leg and is mentally weak. I’m not saying I’m writing him off, but I’m writing him off.

  21. Dave Says:

    I’m writing him off because if he can’t make 50 yarders now,its due to weak leg strength.Don’t see that changing.

  22. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    3-for-5 is an improvement with the skinny posts. It’s progress. Meanwhile, Nick Folk took two steps back.

  23. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    Leg strength is one of the easiest things to fix. Working out in the right manner will address that. What we need most is accuracy.

    Besides, there are few kicks as far back as the 50.

  24. Gene Says:

    His leg is strong enough to kick the ball through the end zone doing kick off.