It’s Gay’s Job

August 23rd, 2019

Body language

Tonight appeared to seal the deal, even if it did deliver Bucs fans ugly flashbacks for a few minutes.

With just seconds remaining tonight against the Browns, after rookie kicker Matt Gay booted the game-winning field goal, TV cameras caught Bucco Bruce Arians walking over to give Gay a hearty congratulations that included a feisty head slap.

Joe’s going to go out on a limb and say that slap was the final stamp of approval for Gay winning the Bucs’ kicking competition.

Gay missed a 37-yarder early in the game but bounced back with an extra point before the 21-yard game-winner. Joe is confident Arians wanted Gay in that pressure situation even though the kick was so short. He delivered. And now that’s consecutive games of last-second field goals for Gay — at home. And that’s on the heels of the longest field goal in Heinz Field’s NFL history earlier this month.

Congratulations, Gay!

For the fans who want the Bucs to trade second-string veteran kicker Cairo Santos, stay calm. The Bucs’ best chance is likely having Santos kick well in Thursday’s preseason finale and maybe, just maybe, somebody will drop a seventh-round pick or two on them.

15 Responses to “It’s Gay’s Job”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    A team needing a kicker won’t take a chance that Santos is a free agent……they will give the Bucs a late round pick….
    Let’s hope that’s what happens.

    Right now, I would predict we keep 4 TEs…..only 2 QBs…….4 RBs…..and 6 WRs with Bobo winning the return job.

    The 6 WRs are Evans, Godwin, Perriman, Watson, Wilson & Miller.

  2. Rayjay1122 Says:

    I wish Santos well. He had a good camp but uphill battle since we used a draft pick on Gay as well as the fact that Gay has a longer range.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Gay has the stronger leg…..he’s younger, he’s cheaper and we used a draft pick for him and have him locked up on a 4 year rookie contract…..

    Unless he really struggled, he was destined to be our kicker.

  4. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Chicago is active

  5. Race to 10 Says:

    People love those late rounds picks around these parts.

  6. Gay and Lorenzo’s biggest fan! Says:

    This could not have me any more excited except the news that we have added a a handsome new face to the cheerleading squad! SO happy for these two! Let’s hope that Mr. Gay can keep drilling them right down the middle… Woo Hoo!

  7. Buccaroo Says:

    Unleash the Kraken!!!

  8. Rob Tanner Says:

    I just want that gay guy to nail it, over and over. I want that gay guy to be all over the other team, when it counts. Like let that gay guy goto town on the field.

  9. FortMyersDave Says:

    Man, when Gay hit the upright (along with the 5 sack allowed performance by that XFL oline)I thought of one Billy Bob in Slingblade as to the state of our Bucs ” Not funny haha, funny queer”……. Gay has to make those kicks and Winston is going to be murdered like Carr in Houston behind that sorry oline. Hopefully someone casts off a decent back up who can replace Cappa and the Earl of Watford……

  10. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    Tampabaybucfan Says:
    “… 6 WRs with Bobo winning the return job.”

    Haha. Bobo got trucked by a kicker with an Axel Rose hair do. XD

  11. Lostinpa Says:

    May our cursed kicking be over. Or thinking like real Bucs fan from way backas soon as we release Santo the yips begin for Gay *sigh*

  12. Barbosa Says:

    THE KRAKEN!!!!

  13. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    We really need a good nickname for Gay, just to stop all the stupid gay puns. It is already extremely old and over-played…and this is coming from someone who made a few of the puns myself.

    ‘Matty Ice’ works for me. It would be a slap in the face to Matt Ryan.

  14. DooshLaRue Says:

    Marty Ice?
    Stupid name.

    Be original.

  15. Alvin Scissors Harper Says: