Kicking Adventure Moves To The Stadium

August 28th, 2020

Bucs kicker Matt Gay

Fun Buccaneers practice and scrimmage this morning inside the Den of Depression, also known as the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway and the 1996 Community Investment Tax stadium.

The Bucs were divided into two teams and each had one of the contestants in the Bucs’ kicking competition.

It was an important day for second-year man Matt Gay and Elliott Fry, the AAF legend who starred with the Orlando Spurriers and has bounced around NFL preseason camps in past years.

Fry likely lost a lot of ground today. His first extra point clanked off the left upright in the north end zone, and Bruce Arians went for two the next time Fry’s side scored. He finished 1-of-2 on field goals, making a very short kick and later missing wide right and short kicking to the south end zone from 49.

Gay hit two strikes from 31 and 35 yards, the last kicking towards the south end zone.

The scrimmages were in a true game style, so Joe suspects Arians will put a lot of stock in these performance. The Bucs have another stadium scrimmage next week, though media won’t be allowed to watch it.

7 Responses to “Kicking Adventure Moves To The Stadium”

  1. Hodad Says:

    Look forward to reading your other scrimmage thoughts Joe. Keep it coming!

  2. VABucsfan Says:

    The kicking game should be the least of our worries!! But of course as usual, here we are two weeks from the season, and we still don’t have a starting kicker!! So frustrating!!!!

  3. SlyPirate541 Says:

    In case you missed it, that sounded like good news. Matt was 2/2 in a game-like scenario.

    Let’s go Gay!

  4. Kobe Faker Says:

    “This debate against which kicker will win will be more rigged than November 3rd

    Gump brings in a high school kicker to compete against his prized draft pick

    And it’s a drawl?



    Out of the 3 which 1 will still be here next year?”

    Kobe Faker

  5. Brandon Says:

    A “drawl” in an accent, Kobe Promise Breaker.

    Joe, I’m pretty sure Fry didn’t make a FG from 14, the ball would have had to have been snapped from the back of the endzone and kicked from the 4… where was that first kick from?

  6. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Ya know, at this point, I’m more worried about the freaking kicking position than any other part of the team. And, it sucks not to be able to rely on your kicker, at least from 45 yards in. We can’t do that.

  7. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Screw it. Let’s just go for 2 on every conversion attempt. Seems the odds are basically the same for the Bucs.