A Kicking Coach

January 12th, 2019

Bucs kicking coach Chris Boniol.

It seems like Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht is finally fed up with seeing kicker after kicker throw away untold pairs of cleats after vomiting all over them on the field of play.

Per Greg Auman of The Athletic, the Bucs signed former NFL kicker Chris Boniol to be sort of a kicking/punting specialist coach. He will report directly to special teams coach Keith Armstrong.

Frankly, given all the problems Bucs kickers have had, this cannot be a bad thing. Joe is surprised the Bucs haven’t tried this before.

It is a good thing Licht dissatisfied with the kicking. That five-year long malady alone damned near cost him his job.

40 Responses to “A Kicking Coach”

  1. Ed Kerber Says:

    Not only a BIG staff, but a GOOD staff

  2. TampaTown Says:

    ‘Bout time

  3. BucsFanFromSaintsLand Says:

    Direct order from the Glazers

  4. Rod Munch Says:

    I’d have hired Donald Igwebuike who has been running a kicking academy. Really if you bring back the orange uniforms and Donald Igwebuike, it really would send a message that Ray Perkins is back in town! Well… maybe that’s not the message you want to send – but who doesn’t love saying Igwebuike? It’s just a fun name to say, and the backstory of drug trafficking charges, how he goes to Minnesota and loses a game against the Bucs, how the Bucs dumped him for Steve Christie, and then Perkins let Christie be a FA on a handshake deal they’d bring him back with a contract only to have Christie stab the team in the back.

    I mean it’s nothing like the Lightning being owned by the Japanese mafia, but still, it’s a fun story.

  5. ModHairKen Says:

    The common element is Bryan Anger was their holder.

  6. kgh4life Says:

    Maybe too many “cooks” in the kitchen if you ask me. With a big staff like this i wonder if the coaches will still get their point across or will they drown each other out?

  7. Pryda..sec147 Says:

    *slow clap*

  8. Rossta61 Says:

    Enough of this creamsicle crab! If they are going to change anything bring the uniforms from the super Bowl era back, and just when games

  9. westernbuc Says:

    Let’s hope Arians isn’t turning the Bucs into a country club for his friends like Lovie did. A lot of Cardinals and Jets castoffs here now. Can’t be a good thing

  10. Todd Says:

    The big staff should henceforth be referred to as:

    The Arian Goat Herd!

  11. Bird Says:

    Inside 35 when my brother was alive.

    To easy.

    Kicking field goals is not that hard

  12. El_Buc941 Says:

    Man the Glazer’s are really going all in. I have never seen them here this many coaches or even yet sound this much money. Let’s hope they didn’t this much in free agency.

  13. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Arians will get anything he wants…….he brought in several good coaches….especially Bowles who was sought by several other teams.

  14. Buc believer Says:

    @Rod Munch… Bring back Iggy???? We want to teach the young men how to kick! Not how to smuggle drugs.

  15. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    May 7th, 2016 at 6:50 pm ←

    As you may have heard, there’s only ONE real kicking coach in the league.
    His name is Randy Brown, and he works for the Baltimore Ravens.

    With his guidance, Pro Bowl K Justin Tucker (the second-most accurate kicker in NFL history) has converted 130 of 148 career FGAs (87.8%), and Pro Bowl P Sam Koch, Baltimore’s career record holder in punts (782), punt yards (35,324), punts inside the 20-yard line (280), gross average (45.2) and net average (39.4), continues to be one of the league’s most consistent and innovative punters

    With Philadelphia (2004): He helped coach Eagles K David Akers, earn his third Pro Bowl after hitting 27 of 32 FGAs and 41 of 42 PATs…P Dirk Johnson registered 42.1 gross and 37.4 net averages.

    So why wouldn’t you hire – a kicking consultant for Roberto Aguayo?
    Just to help ease the kids’ transition

    Et Cetera

    Psst – Former Buccaneer Kicker Michael Husted – is listed a one of the best Kicking Consultants in the Nation. Won’t hurt to call the guy.”

    Better late than never I guess Joe.

  16. BucEmUp Says:

    Imagine the staff that woukd ve in place had the glaziers fired Jason Licht. Imagine how much they woukd have to overpay free agents to come to tampa (again)!!!!!

    Admit it, if it wasnt for Licht, we would be looking at another 3 years of losing. He made it happen.

  17. Bird Says:

    Check out Lehigh university previous points total

    It Happended this year. Erik was my bro. It happens

    I used to kick with him and it wasn’t hard. 35 yards and in… I was 10 out of 10. Never had the pressure but still

    It doesn’t take Tesla scientists to be good.

    SOS toked about Arians. JMeis is stoked too

  18. down in the dirt Doug Says:


  19. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It’s all about connections….Licht had one and Arians has many……that worked out very well……

    Licht has been hit and miss….he hit on this one.

  20. Clodhopper Says:

    So we invest a third round pick for a kicker, but don’t get him a coach when hes struggling? And toss him out without trying to coach him up first? WTF! That makes the third round pick an even bigger waste, in my eyes.

    I guess I just assumed teams always had these coaches. Seems dumb not to, especially with all the misses throughout the league since they changed the extra point distance.

  21. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Rossta61 Says:
    “Enough of this creamsicle crab!”


    What the hell is a creamsicle crab?
    Sounds kind of yummy.

  22. gbobucsfan Says:

    Jay Feely must have wanted to stay on TV. ha

  23. Jason Elliott Says:

    The fg kicker is usually the leading scorer on the team, but only a few teams have dedicated kicking coaches. Also, a lot of college teams don’t even have a kicker on scholarship, they’re usually a walk-on. Makes no sense to me.

  24. AlteredEgo Says:

    Ahhh…I don’t get this one….leave kicker alone…all they need is someone getting in their head….Hugh Culverhouse…”whatevahhh”

  25. tickrdr Says:


    You are my idol!


  26. tmaxcon Says:


    I’m crushed i thought i was your idol.

    At this rate every player on roster will have their own personal coach. Does cancer93 get one for himself and the dolls he plays with

  27. TexBuc Says:

    Former coach “don’t know how to coach a kicker”

  28. AlteredEgo Says:

    Back in the day I’d get in my south EZ seats as soon as the gates opened. I loved watching the players and coaches interact as they did their own warm ups before the official team warm up. Martin Gramatica was a trip, so was Steve White.. Any way Martin ALWAYS did the same approach to the field in exactly the same spot and in exactly the same manner ,kind of a Santeria ritual 😉 , before stepping over the corner of the sideline and endline of the back of the EZ….I’ve got one of the balls he kicked over the net game time, in practice you had to toss them back to the field crew

  29. Bucs fan #7423 Says:

    Licht actually doing his job for once

  30. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I’m not jacked about kicking coaches. Justin Tucker made those kicks not his coach.

    When I think of place kicking I think of golf. Both require some fine coordination both also require mental strength and confidence. Both have the greatest potential for CHOKING!!!
    And both have a rare challenge. Instead of simply reacting you really have to have your mental stuff together. The ball just sits there either being held or teed up waiting for you to strike it. Soooo much in your head in that situation instead of just reacting and breaking on a ball or other player.

    But when I think of golf I come back to place kicking. The two greatest golfers ever Nicklaus and Tiger both practiced endlessly. Hard to deny practice is good.

    But as for all the swing gurus and coaches I like Lee Trevino.
    He NEVER had a coach claiming as soon as he found a “guru” who could beat him he’d get one.

    I fear that our kickers are primarily choking. I’m sure they might have had some technical flaws but there was no uglier swing in golf at the time than Lee Trevino’s. And yet he won major titles with that UGLY swing.

    I’m not sure we need a kicking coach as much as a shrink!!!
    These guys are choking out there.

  31. Miguel Grande Says:

    A large coaching staff?

    Just matter of time before the beer guzzling, chicken wing eating, cheer leader oogling Joes start calling this staff “The Arian Nation”.

  32. Arian Nation Says:


  33. tmaxcon = POSITIVE REALITY Says:

    Miguel Grande

    you soy milk drinking, tofu eating, fake chicken eating, gender neutral snowflakes are what’s wrong with this once great country… crawl back into your safe space I have some beers and a lap dance waiting on me.

  34. Howard Cosell Says:

    …and the sane logical smart moves are starting already…
    …culture change baby!…

  35. Howard Cosell Says:

    McCoy is on thin ice
    And Tmax takes a bow!

    can’t get any better than that…

  36. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    The backup QB use to be the holder. Still should be.

  37. stpetebucsfan Says:


    That changed when someone figured out the backup QB was losing too many reps at his position. The punter loses NO reps and so he’s simply available.

    And of course you lesson the injury factor. In your favor though is the fact that a backup QB gives you a lot more options than a punter. I think holding is overrated though. CHOKING is what really counts. Do we believe that Matt Bryant leg or skill set blows away all the kickers we’ve had…or is he simply able to keep calm and cool and not CHOKE!

  38. Widerightandleft Says:

    The jury is still out as to whether Licht hit it or not.Two years will tell !

  39. Widerightandleft Says:

    I salute you !!!!!

  40. Crockett69 Says:

    This is a good thing all the way around. Finally now there is Direct accountability. Kicking is more than the 1 to 12 points per game, it can and has set the tone for the rest of the team. More so, if a missed extra point or field goal is “shanked” the wind goes out of the main sails all to quick. Bucco will change the weak constitution of our team and now more effort will be placed on execution of the players job.