Aguayo Is A Bear; Joins Glennon, Barth & Banks

August 13th, 2017


Quite collection of former Buccaneers is building in the Windy City.

Bears heard coach John Fox is one of the great miracle workers in NFL history. The man radically changed his Broncos offense midseason and won a playoff game with Tim Tebow at starting quarterback.

It doesn’t get more impressive than that.

Nowadays, Fox is an on-the-hot-seat coach of the Bears, where’s he’s banking on Mike Glennon to lead his team, as well as Connor Barth at kicker and Johnthan Banks at corner.

And now ad Roberto Aguayo to that mix. Per ESPN, Aguayo was claimed on waivers by the Bears after the Bucs dumped him yesterday.

The Bears had the No. 3 overall pick in this year’s draft, which means they had the third shot at Aguayo on waivers. So that means Aguayo didn’t last long. Joe really thought at least the Jets would claim him at No. 6.

While Joe doesn’t think Aguayo will win the kicker job in Chicago, Joe does know nobody writes a soap opera like the Buccaneers. What a story it would be if Aguayo is kicking against the Bucs on September 17, the home opener at the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway.

40 Responses to “Aguayo Is A Bear; Joins Glennon, Barth & Banks”

  1. Mike Johnson Says:

    Good luck Roberto. I was looking forward to you opening up a nice little fast food franchise in Fl. Guess we will have to wait. You never know folks, Roberto just might wake up…and smell the coffee! Sometimes it takes a shock to the system for some people. I got nothin against the kid. Maybe he will do better in unknown territory.

  2. grafikdetail Says:

    with the bucs history, this kid will go on to have a long and consistent career & the bucs will still be looking for a reliable kicker LOL

  3. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Maybe the crazy Chicago weather will actually benefit him and the wind will actually push the ball through the uprights…

  4. JJV Says:

    What if he ends up kicking the game winning field goal against the Bucs as time expires at the end of the game. And then goes on to make the Pro Bowl. That would really suck.

  5. BucFamous Says:

    A lot of kickers don’t catch on with their first team. He’s a good kid, and hopefully he’ll get his head right and put it all together somewhere.

  6. BigMacAttack Says:

    The Bucs will beat the Bears by 1 point thanks to Berto.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Does anyone know if this relieves us of his rookie contract?

  8. Mikadeemas Says:

    Camp meat!

  9. The Buc Realist Says:

    For the Bucs and Buc fans, we want Aguayo to be signed and make the team!!!! He has offsetting language that means every dollar he earns is a dollar less the team has to pay!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!

  10. BuccoDav Says:

    I’d take Connor back in a heartbeat!

  11. mark2001 Says:

    Wow…Soldier field in Nov. and Dec. When the football more closely resembles a brick than a football? You thought he had kicking problems down here? Sounds like out of the frying pan and into the fire to me….or should I say out of the frying pan, and into the deep freezer. And the wind in Chicago and the effects on kicks? Wow. They don’t call it “windy city” for nothing.

  12. Cobraboy Says:

    Aguayo claimed off waivers now means the Bucs are no longer responsible for his $430,000 salary guarantee whether he makes the Bears or not.

    I’m sure he will enjoy winter in Chicago. As a FL boy, I spent 3 of them in Chicago in the mid-80’s and have only recently recovered from Chicago winter chapped nipples…;)

  13. DalvinTheBeast Says:

    Don’t be shocked if Aguayo makes the Pro Bowl this year. I’m not saying it will definitely happen, but given his talent and not having the pressure of some idiot trading up into the 2nd round to get him, he’s got no more unnecessary weight on his shoulders.

    I think it would show people that Licht is really not as great of a football mind as people are giving him credit for. He’s had some hits, but plenty of whiffs as well.

  14. Atlbuc28 Says:

    I think like most of us that he does well and has a great career. The pressure is off of him and time will give him the ability to shut the world out and just make kicks…. He has the talent.. but our team is too close to wait for his head to get right… He was a chance worth taking….

  15. Fred E. Bucs Says:

    Really kind of a crazy situation. Mike Glennon’s debut at starting QB turned in a 0.0 passer rating. Agauyo is probably the last guy who will push Barth because Connor is deadly accurate inside 40 yards but doesn’t have a lot of range. Alledgedly, Aguayo has a strong leg but had a lot trouble beyond 40 yards last year himself. I have thought all offseason, that by week 3, the Bears would sit Glennon for Trubisky. I’m betting that still happens; I’ve never though Glennon was a starter, still don’t. But I’ll be shocked if Aguayo beats out Barth. Boy, as Joe states though, it will be some kind of story if Aguayo’s kicking against us in Game 2. You can bet if he is, the fans will be go out of their way to rattle him with noise, and laugh him out of the stadium if he misses. But oh boy…what if he kicks the winning FG? Don’t want to even think about it.

  16. Fred E. Bucs Says:

    I don’t know how some folks say the weight was lifted. He’s still a 2nd round pick and still has to prove he can perform in the NFL, and Chicago is not a place where fans are going to put up with his misses for long. I think the pressure on Roberto is higher now than it was. And twice he’s declared his problem to be resolved, but that’s just not true. I don’t think it’s all mental; I think his mechanics are off. He never approaches the ball in consistent fashion, regardless of where it’s placed. But hey, he’s a millionaire in early 20s. Things aren’t so bad.

  17. buccadawg Says:

    I would feel better having rubbertoe kicking a high stress kick against the BUCS than Barth.

  18. mark2001 Says:

    DBeast…you have never been to Chicago during the time period from Nov. to January, have you.

  19. OneBucPerson Says:

    I’m not gonna be the least bit salty if he becomes a success in Chicago, I sincerely wish him well and hope the expectations for him are low enough (what with him being a waiver pickup) that he finds his groove and becomes a success for the Bears.

  20. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    If he beats Barth……we should take Barth back….

  21. Rod Munch Says:

    Now watch as Glennon leads a game winning drive in which Roberto kicks a 60 yard FG to win it…

    Let’s hope not.

  22. Pelbuc Says:

    Licht needs to shore his 2d round picks. ASJ and Aguayo were costly busts.

  23. Mike Says:

    Glennon drives 60 yards with 30 seconds on the clock to set up Aguayo for the 53 yarder….

    Bears win in Tampa!!!!

    I feel like if this set up like this most Bucs fans would actually be hoping he makes the kick… I would love it!!

    Both good guys… Wish them the best

  24. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I love the paranoid fantasies. I could care less who beats us…just that they beat us and I do not like losing. It doesn’t make me feel any better if it’s Brady and the Pats…Matty Ice and Atlanta…I do not want to lose a game against anybody.

    If Glennon leads the Bears to a last minute FG by Aguayo I could care less WHO did it. I’ll be depressed because we’ll have lost to a team that is not as good as us and at home!

  25. Stanglassman Says:

    Conner got to be like really? The guy who I got cut for you’re gonna bring him in.
    The Bucs signed K Zach Hocker today. He played his college ball in Arkansas and was a 7th round pick in 2014.

  26. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    No way he beats out Connor Barth. But on the off chance he did…I say we sign Connor Barth.

  27. Matts17 Says:

    A Glennon and Aguayo combo. The Bears can’t miss with those two walking football disasters.

  28. SCBucsFan Says:

    If he beats Barth, we can resign the latter.

  29. Jeffbuc Says:

    Yeah it’s because of where he was drafted he can’t make kicks. I bet every time he went out there he was thinking I’m a 2nd round pick I have to make this kick. If pressure of being a high draft pick bust his pipes what will a winning field goal attempt in a playoff game be like for that mental midget. Or even an extra point for his sake. I can tell by your name you are Florida state fan. So it was Jason’s fault he drafted the most accurate kicker in college history and he peed all over himself in a meaningless preseason game after a year of being the worst kicker in the league. Yup with all that pressure gone he is going to the pro bowl. He is still a 2nd round pick wherever he goes!! I can’t believe jameis isn’t crumbling under all the pressure of being the number 1 overall pick. Man I bet every time he drops back he thinks number one picks make this throw.

  30. Jeffbuc Says:

    A lot of people act like this guy was a pro bowl kicker or something. We cut the worst kicker in the league. We traded are 3rd round pick and a 4th we got from the bears. So looks like they get there 4th rounder back plus our third. So after they gave us a 2nd round pick for Gaines Adams I think after all is said and done we are even.

  31. Bucs14 Says:

    If Aguayo goes on to be a Hall of Fame kicker………….I am seeing images of the ghost of Steve Young before my eyes. Say it ain’t so Joe!

  32. Rod Munch Says:

    I still wonder if he wanted out of Tampa after sitting in those awful boring meetings with our special team coach. Did you see that segment on Hard Knocks, this d-bag coach just saying nothing but cliches in the most boring manner possible? If had to sit through that for 2 years I might try to tank my performance to get out as well.

  33. JimmyJack Says:

    Come on Dalvin. Are you actually blaming Licht for Agaryos missed FGs and extra points. If anything you should be thanking Licht for creating pressure cause it learned us firsthand that the dude chokes under pressure.

    Or would you rather we find out the guy can’t perform under pressure when we are one little 32 yard kick from winning a REAL game?

    If your going to be upset at Jason then at least point the finger properly and blame him for not dumping Agerario after game 2 last year(costing us 2 wins) and doing the same the previous season with Brinzeoinda……….not that would be legit critism IMO

  34. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    Next year we will have Barth and Glennon back (Barth this yr.)

  35. BoJim Says:

    What a story it would be if Aguayo is kicking against the Bucs on September 17, the home opener at the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway.

    The pressure never stops for that poor guy. Damn.

  36. Bucs76 Says:

    I hope Roberto succeeds like so many other former Bucs who were cut by them.

  37. BurgDweller Says:

    Barth is a solid kicker and one of the better ones the Bucs had over the years. Chicago must have felt bad for the young Aguayo and are giving him a chance to redeem himself. Should be interesting to see who picks him up after Chicago cuts him.

  38. Cobraboy Says:

    Chicago has guaranteed his 2017 contract, so I’ll be surprised if he’s cut.

    Barth is getting up there is age. He’s lost some leg the last couple of years. Maybe Chicago is seeing something and wants to explore options.

    Certainly the allure of “the most accurate kicker in NCAA history” could be strong. Maybe they think a change of scenery will “fix” the kid.

  39. CautiousOptimism Says:

    I hope he is kicking against the Bucs. It would be a gift to Bucs fans

  40. bigblock690 Says:

    Graham Gano and Dustin Hopkins two former FSU kickers have been cut by their original teams and are now starting kickers for the Panthers ans Redskins so you cant count Aguayo out yet…