The First Aguayo-Folk Visible Camp Battle

July 30th, 2017

The rains were pouring down and up stepped Roberto Aguayo and Nick Folk during today’s kicking period.

It was the first public field goal session for each player in training camp.

Man, it was coming down buckets. Joe didn’t have the best view, but Joe did see Aguayo look perfect except for his fifth kick out of five. That was a long one (50?) and it came off his foot ugly and to the right. It appeared to miss just short and wide.

After practice, Dirk Koetter said both kickers were 4-of-5 from the head coach’s view. But Koetter said he’d have to go to the film to confirm.

At world headquarters, we’ll call today’s action a tie, which gives the edge to Folk. All Folk should need to be the opening-day kicker is to be as good or better than Aguayo.

19 Responses to “The First Aguayo-Folk Visible Camp Battle”

  1. Pickgrin Says:

    Actually I think its the other way around. I’d say ultimately, a “tie” goes to the young 2nd round pick. We shall see.

    Joe – Kicker should have been your #1 “decision” for coach this year in your countdown. Its that important.

  2. JAB83 Says:

    That roster spot you pinned for an extra veteran WR goes to……..

    A veteran Kicker instead….. The hype is fun I know…… The reality…..

    NO reason to not keep your second round kicker and let him learn under a vet….

    JL and company should do this for the rest of the positions on the team too. So the young guys can learn and take over in a year or two…..

  3. 941bucsfan Says:

    Does anyone have a clue why Joe thinks a tie goes to folk? If both kickers go 8-8 in preseason do you really think the tie goes to Folk. Man whatver you are smoking let me get some of that, luckily you work for yourself and are not subject to drug testing, cause you would fail that easily

  4. Buccaneer Bill Says:

    In the event of a tie, both kickers will be employed this season, though, obviously, not for the Bucs.

  5. Destinjohnny Says:

    Man wish we had that pic back
    There were some ballers available

  6. Mike Johnson Says:

    I sincerely hope Roberto has saved some of the cash he’s swindled the Bucs for. He’s gonna need it to start his little fast food franchiase after preseason.

  7. Joe Says:

    Does anyone have a clue why Joe thinks a tie goes to folk?

    Folk is a proven kicker in bad weather conditions having kicked in New York all these years which can be a nightmare for kickers.

    Let Joe just ask this: Who do you trust to kick a game-winning field goal in Green Bay in December, Roberto Aguayo or Nick Folk?

  8. RayJameisStadium Says:

    If Aguayo wins, we should keep Folk for the first five games just in case.

    We are so loaded with talent I would play this battle safe. It would be a shame if we let Folk walk and Aguayo does not come through in the playoffs or Super Bowl.

  9. Wesley Says:

    There is too much invested into Aguayo, Folk is the one who has to be better.

  10. Russ Says:

    All I know is, I have tickets for that Green Bay game in December, if it does come down to a game winning kick, whoever it is better make it. I am going to lean toward Joe in this one. I think Folk takes a tie. Now Joe can go get a cocktail and relax at the the velvet lined lounge of the Vero Beach Ramada Inn……haha……that one still gets me.

  11. Joe Says:

    Now Joe can go get a cocktail and relax at the the velvet lined lounge of the Vero Beach Ramada Inn……haha……that one still gets me.


  12. Capt. Blighe Says:

    If its close Reberto gets it, he’s younger and Licht doesn’t need this on his record when looking for his next job.

  13. 941bucsfan Says:

    He can kick in bad weather but couldnt kick worth a damn in cowboy stadium



    He’s gonna come through in the end and 800k for showing up to camp ain’t a bad consolation prize!!!

    FOLK can’t kick in Texas either or he would’ve never ended up in the meadowlands which some folks around here seem to think is a resume builder…. smh…

    Right back into this, speak softly and carry a big MFN Stick!!

  15. R.O. Says:

    Don’t agree… we keep Folk then we are looking for another kicker next year or the following season.

  16. Jeebs the Honey Bear Says:

    When Folk got guaranteed money, that was the writing on the wall. Licht has said he is not afraid to part from mistakes. Aguayo was a mistake, and we do not have much invested in him at all so there’s no reason not to cut him loose.

    The bottom line is the team trusts Folk to get it done in clutch time. When Aguayo lines up for a kick, Bucs fans are pleasantly surprised when it’s good. That’s a bad sign. Unless Aguayo drastically outkicks Folk in camp and preseason, Aguayo Bye Bye-o.

  17. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I think the keep both through game three and test Aguayo.

  18. Trubucfan22 Says:

    If it is a tie, that means Aguayo has gotten his groove back. And would have earned the trust of the bucs. IMO a real tie, where both kicker have looked impressive. I would give it to Aguayo. Licht may be willing to cut bait. But in a 50/50, I would bet he picks his hand picked guy.

    Here’s to hoping Licht and Koetter do have that tough decision come roster cuts day.

  19. unbelievable Says:

    I thought the same thing pickgrin.

    Agauyo is cheaper, and younger, so if he’s already as good as the vet, why wouldn’t you keep him?