More Resilience On Display For Gay

November 10th, 2019

Bucs fans all saw Matt Gay crap the bed in September against the Giants and quickly bounce back to earn Bucs fans’ trust, which is very hard to do around here at the kicker position.

Gay was good following the Giants fiasco but lost in last week’s overtime loss at Seattle was a missed 50-yard field goal. Hey, you can’t make them all, but then today Gay came back home and missed a 46-yarder in the fourth quarter with the game tied at 20.

Joe was heartbroken and tense, but then a flag on Arizona wiped the miss off the board and gave Gay another try from 41 yards.

He nailed it.

A mentally weak rookie kicker might have fallen apart right there. But Gay again showed he can handle pressure.

He’s not the best kicker in the NFL, and he won’t get Pro Bowl consideration, but Gay has managed to be pretty darn good, which is worthy of a parade around these parts and high praise on these pages after a years of bad kickers.

A strong finish to this season by Gay would give Joe a load of confidence and make the Bucs’ high-powered offense that much more dangerous heading into next season.

16 Responses to “More Resilience On Display For Gay”

  1. ModHairKen Says:

    Gay is good.

  2. Petty Officer Buc Says:


  3. Colorado Says:

    Good job, proud of the guy. Glad he overcame his struggles with depression and glad he’s kicking ass here with the Bucs.

  4. Easy Says:

    He’s the least of this teams problems.

  5. tmaxcon Says:

    He’s a kicker he will let bucs down again. Kickers are not football players or people…. they are simply a neccessary evil

  6. Rick Says:

    Gay is the way!😂

  7. Jonathan Limpchimpi Says:

    Gag has been mediocre at best…but because he’s a Licht Weight draft pick…he’s got staying power.

    Gagged away the Giant game
    Critical miss vs Panthers ( first match-up)
    Critical misses vs Seattle and today


  8. Anonymous Says:

    Now if Winston will stop crapping the bed. Thanks to this horrid D, who kept ARI to a FG on the INT on Winston’s first drive, and Dean’s pick, they had a chance to win, and did. But again, rookie outplays Winston. Yeah, Gay is resilient, but that’s about it.

  9. DooshLaRue Says:

    I’m overwhelmed by Gayness.

    And I’m happy Gay has some balls.

  10. Ricordo Says:

    “If you ever drop your keys into a river of molten lava, let’em go, because, man, they’re gone.”

  11. R.O. Says:

    I guess yo missed the graphic where Gay leads the NFL in 40+ Yard FGs so while other kickers are padding their % with short kicks, Gay is kick well.

  12. unbelievable Says:

    He’s made the 4th most field goals in the entire league so far.

    8th most PATs

    Overall, he’s the 4th highest scoring kicker in the league, but only the 12th highest FG %.

    Not bad for a rookie. He seems to have the mental game down which is usually the biggest issues with kickers.

  13. unbelievable Says:

    Oh yeah and tied for 1st for the most FGs made over 40+ yards

  14. Jonathan Limpchimpi Says:

    After taking a look back at Gay’s stats…I admit I was overly critical. Go gay.

  15. George Rauh Says:

    It would be nice if a kicker could make every kick, but that doesn’t happen, Give the guy a break. He is a good kicker. He should only get better. Not a bad for a 5th round pick

  16. Buccfan37 Says:

    I’m as gay as a three dollar bill that Gay hits more than he misses.