Matt Gay On Notice

September 1st, 2020

New Bucs K Ryan Succop.

If Bucs incumbent kicker Matt Gay didn’t have a wakeup call when the Bucs signed veteran kicker Ryan Succop last night, he surely got one this morning when Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians took to the microphone for his post-practice presser.

Arians made it clear as day the kicker job for the Bucs is up for grabs. In less than a week, Arians will pick the Bucs’ kicker for 2020.

“It is always a competition,” Arians said of signing Succop. “It’s two guys fighting for a job. Ryan’s got a really good resume. He was injured. He is healthy. … It will be a competition for the next few days.”

Next week NFL teams have to set their rosters — which means the season is about to start.

Now Joe would not be shocked if Arians stashes a kicker on the practice squad because of The Sickness. That may sound crazy but 2020 is crazy year.

Could the Bucs have their fifth different opening day kicker in as many years?

55 Responses to “Matt Gay On Notice”

  1. August 1976 Buc Says:

    The ghost of Matt Bryant still haunts the halls of 1Buc Palace. Barth was good but not Matt Bryant good. Just hope they make the right choice, it is not fun everytime they line up for a placekick and you have that uneasy feeling and your just hoping it goes through. GO BUCS!!!

  2. Ndog Says:

    So the crappy kicker is good enough for the old QB but not for the new one?

    So the old beat down undrafted right tackle was good enough for the old quarterback but not for the new one?

    So the undrafted starting slow non-vision running back was good enough for the old quarterback but not for the new one?

    So the tight end that couldn’t catch, block, and fumbled the ball was good enough the old quarterback but not good enough for the new one?

    So the safety that is constantly hurt was good enough for the old quarterback but not for the new one?

    So the undrafted third down running back that can’t run routes and can’t carry the ball was good enough for the old quarterback but not good enough for the new one?

    See a theme here????

    But but but I thought it was all the QBs fault…..????


  3. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    Ndog keep beating the drum. No one is listening. Now go have lunch with your JW poster.

  4. Youngbucs Says:

    It was the QBs fault thts why he got replaced also. What am I missing??????????

  5. Youngbucs Says:

    Anybody can get replaced stop crying already you look stupid.

  6. bucsfan951 Says:


    why are you always bringing up the google searching cancer all the time? this is a post about a kicker, not of the saints 3rd string cancer qb

    dont you have a saints site to troll?

    for everyone else: isnt it funny that the new kicker has the old cancers jersey number. wait, the saints kicker has #3 as well. bahahaha the cancer couldnt even get his jersey number from a kicker!!!


  7. mark2001 Says:

    Ndog… welcome to the NFL…you can’t improve everything in one season. This year was the year for improved RT, Safety, and QB. Next year…another position. And hopefully FG kicker. If you aren’t doing that, you will not build a winning franchise.

  8. SB Says:

    “But Joe, the Bucs could have had Derwin James!!!” In his first three seasons James will have missed 27 of 48 starts due to injury. In the last four years James will have had foot surgery and surgery on both knees before he turns 25. Not good. But yeah, the Bucs should have drafted him instead of Vita Vea. Why? Because he’s Derwin James!!!


    LOVE THIS ONE JOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. El Buco Realisto Says:

    How is the kicker on “notice” but the local media and sheep are not putting the gm and ole stale biscuit on “notice”???????????????

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    El Buco you are the ole stale biscuit

  11. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Does anybody else have this image in their head of Ndog sitting in a dark room, lit only by his computer screen…staring up at his JW poster, clutching his bobble head. Rocking slowly, back and forth with one tear rolling down his cheek, softly mumbling “ say his name, say his name”


  12. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    Jmark I picture a guy who orders stuff he doesn’t need from amazon just so he can say hi to the UPS driver and have some human interaction. Promptly stalks him and ask to be facebook friends.

  13. Jmarkbuc Says:


  14. SB Says:

    Realist…….I used to read your posts.
    Lately it is like you died and someone hijacked your pseudo.
    I don’t bother to take the time to read you.

  15. El Buco Realisto Says:

    You guys can say what thou want about Mr. Ndog, but at least he is right about the GM and head coach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! While the sheep are in denial, Ndog sees exactly what the roster is!!!!!!!!!! And all this “All In” BS is not because they were just one move away!!!!!!!!!!! They are “All In” because ole stale biscuit is old and desperate, the gm is panicked and desperate!!!!!!!!!!! And the old cheating goat is here to throw passing yards and to break all time records, not winning playoff games!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At least Ndog can see what this “really” is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Intern Zach asks: “Mr. Realist, what is the most wasteful thing for sheep”??????

    The Buc Realist says: ” A watch!!!!!! Because even if they wore one, they still would not know what time it is”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Jmarkbuc Says:


    You and Ndog should get an apartment together.

  17. Big_Bucs Says:

    If the kicking is so bad why won’t they just cut Gay? Its Gay’s job to lose and how the hell can you have a kicking competition with out preseason?

  18. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Hey worse case scenario find those Gramatica boys right?

  19. DBS Says:

    But but but nothing. Once again you lied. Done with this site and all of us BUT here you are. What wrong Ndog? No better Saints fan site so you have to come back?

  20. JGhotier Says:

    Succop is a great kicker and reliable, but I wonder about his leg these days. It was his kicking leg that he had surgery on, right?

    I know he stated last year “the pop wasn’t there” and I wonder how the leg is now 🙏 all I want for Xmas besides my two front teeth is a reliable kicker for this year

  21. JimmyJack Says:

    Ndog its almost like you understand nothing an how a NFL team gets built. I mean like almost like you know nothing at all……When it comes to fans you have diehards, fringe fans and some bandwagoners…….you sir are a total rookie.

  22. DBS Says:

    Till LMFAO at you Realist. You are not and will never replace the greatest poster of all time. Nor could you carry his staff!!!!!!!

  23. DBS Says:


  24. JimmyJack Says:

    Mind numbing how irrational and uneducated some fans could really be. And it’s just football, not complicated. You should be ashamed of yourself.

  25. 813bucboi Says:


    you’re full of $h!t!!!!!!

    so the #1 overall bust was good enough for this team?…..i dont think so according to you!!!!!!

    Ndog Says:
    December 21st, 2019 at 10:05 pm
    I am just disgusted tonight, simply pissed. A game we should have won and we play so poorly on offense and special teams. Just piss poor all the way around, no excuse cause it wasn’t the new guys it was the guys we count on. Jameis, OJ, Brate, Barber the coaches all sucked today and blew a great game by the defense.

    thanks JW!!!!…

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  26. 813bucboi Says:


    this clown was once hot in the pants for licht…but ever since licht canned smitty mid, he’s singing a different tune….lol…

    The Buc Realist Says:
    July 13th, 2018 at 9:46 am
    This and last year’s first round draft pick will pay dividends for the Bucs for years to come!!!! Good to see a roster finally start to get tru depth!!!!! Its still hard to believe that the sheep wanted a strong safety and a rb that lasted 3 games instead!!!!!!!!

    guess what clown…the real fans know we still need a RB and Safety….

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  27. El Buco Realisto Says:


    I have no delusion who the Greatness poster in JBF Comment history!!!!!!!! No one compare to the greatest!!!! 9 time banned!!!!!!! Living Legend of Thomas 2.2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. TampaTown Says:

    Where was this urgency last year? It should have started the day after the Giants game.

  29. El Buco Realisto Says:

    I have to give credit where credit is due!!!!!!! 813bucboi has been first to come out on this story!!!!!!!! In fact most have said that 813bucboi has been on “Gay notice” for years!!!!!!!!!!!

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Snook Says:

    Gay can’t be on this team when the roster is set. He’s awful.

  31. Allbuccedup Says:

    Lets see Jason ” not too very bright” Licht is planning what round to select a kicker in the 2021 nfl draft.

  32. danr Says:

    whooo boy. an old Thomas 2.2 reference.

  33. Ndog Says:

    Yeah JimmyJack drafting a QB #1 overall and giving him nothing but a WR and telling him to go win then blaming him when it doesn’t work is how you build a team right smart guy? Yeah that’s it I bet you are fully on board with the great building of a team that’s going on now. Come talk to me at the end of the year when this year when this team is gutted down to nothing.

    Yeah let’s draft a rookie QB and give him a shotty oline, no running game, a defense that can’t stop anybody and kicker that can’t kick and them get rid of him, like he’s the problem, BRILLIANT!!. Great team building right JIMMYJACK!!!!!!

  34. Buc1987 Says:

    Ndog…YOU said you were done posting on JBF!

  35. Ndog Says:

    Free to change my mind sir and sorry but this site needs someone that actually tells the truth on it. Constant lies is not ok with some including me.

  36. JimmyJack Says:

    Ndog at least your response makes valid points. And I’ll agree. We didnt give Winston much of a team for many of them years. But your 10:50 post still stands as pure nonsense. Illogical nonsense……..So what?Your upsetwe made draft picks? What’s is your point? Teams draft every year buddy. Always trying to upgrade. You make no rational sense to complain about Wirfs and Winfield. None at all…….When you take that stance then alls the team can do is forgo the draft all together to please you as a fan…….So basically your post is nonsense.

    Get with the real world dude. In the real world you can actually evaluate each position regardless of the team around them. You blame the kicker and I’ll blame the QB….and guess what? We both right.

    Say all you want but at the end of the day we really only made one big upgrade and that was at QB(and yeah TE though Gronk may not even take so many snaps). This is the same darn team dude. Now you gonna have watch and see how big a factor a QB makes in this league………….Or can just close your eyes and make excuses for winning, which is your likely attitude.

  37. JimmyJack Says:

    You will make excuses for winning. Truely pathetic

  38. D-Rome Says:

    Matt Gay is not a good enough kicker to be on any roster poised to make a deep playoff run. It’s fine to bring him along if you’re rebuilding but the Bucs are past that.

  39. bucsfan951 Says:


    dont even try with the puppy. bucs could win it all this year and he’ll still find an excuse for it. hes already said that the talent on this team isnt ‘home grown” so a sb win wont mean much to him.

    hes a professional victim in life and has an excuse for everything. theres no arguing or debating sad and sorry ppl like him.

    just be thankful that the cancer is gone from this team and they can finally breathe again!

    its a great day to be a BUCS FAN!!!

  40. ModHairKen Says:

    A wake up call? This is an eviction notice.

  41. bucsfan951 Says:

    Ndog Says:
    September 1st, 2020 at 12:45 pm
    Yeah JimmyJack drafting a QB #1 overall and giving him nothing but a WR and telling him to go win then blaming him when it doesn’t work is how you build a team right smart guy?

    same could be said about BA coming to a team with “nothing but a wr” and expecting a huge improvement and “telling him to go win then blaming him when it doesnt work”

    sucks when your own words are used against you, huh puppy?

  42. JimmyJack Says:

    Bucsfan951 that’s the whole point……..If the Bucs can win with Brady then we gonna start to see we had more then just a WR. Ndog will then be made the fool………Or I guess you could make the argument that it’s all Brady and the QB position is that important…….Any way you look at it if the Bucs win Ndog gets shown as the fool since we we have the same team as last year aside of QB.

    Of course Ndog sees it coming and preparing to make a excuse for winning. You can already see it now with above posts pretending like some huge brunt of the credit will go to 2 rookies… ……its getting embarassing at this point. Ndog aiming to become a stain on the fanbase. Gonna make us all look bad with his terrible takes.

  43. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Even if the Bucs win the Super Bowl this year, there will be “fans”, I use that term loosely, crying because poor Mr Pick-6 didn’t get the support that Brady is getting. Boo freaking hoo. Could it be that maybe, just maybe having the GOAT on our team might make free agents want to come here? Nah, their going to flock to New Orleans to join Mr Pick-6.

  44. RICHARD weeks Says:

    El Bucco = El stupido

  45. MJC Says:

    Matt Gay is on his way out – If the Bucs were happy with him they would have just let it go and not bring in Succop

  46. kgh4life Says:

    Seems like another premium pick wasted on a kicker by Jason Licht; a 5th round pick could be a starting oline-man or a backup defensive tackle. How does Jason Licht still have a job is beyond me.

  47. DaBux Says:

    Quit sucking and you’ll make the team. Otherwise, Hooters needs folks like you to wash dishes.

  48. Oneilbucs Says:

    Look I do agree with Ndog because I have been saying the same thing for the past 4 years . This roster has not been good for Jamies and the running game has been more of the problem with this team . Especially with a young quarterback who came to a team that’s been losing a long time . I’ve been pointing at the team around him for a long time and now that Brady is here every body in the national media is talking about a running game . The last 4 years Jamies was blamed for the every thing wrong with the team . We couldn’t run the ball because of Jamies we couldn’t play good defense because of Jamies . We shouldn’t have to worry about the kicker because if you are a franchise quarterback then you should know not to trust the kicker so you should scored and not depend on the kicker . Bruce Arians threw Jamies under the bus doing the off season and said he was the problem . Now all I’m hearing is kicking competitions and now we drafted 2 runningbacks and sign a veteran runningback . It does look like that Bruce Arians set Jamies up to fail people can make that argument . Because to the media and to Bruce Arians and this fan base Jamies was the only problem . So I do understand what Ndog is saying and he’s right rather you like or not . But the way I feel now it’s football season and it’s time to stick together and learn from the past when it comes to quarterback. We have to stop looking for scapegoats and that’s blaming the quarterback and look at the hold team as a hold … Go Bucs …..

  49. Youngbucs Says:

    Jameis film tossed him under the bus beat loser!!!!!

  50. Youngbucs Says:

    Anybody who can’t admit that Winston was a part of the losing here is a fool!!!!!!

  51. Swampbuc Says:

    Gay will be tending bar in SF’s Tenderloin District a few weeks from now.

    Choker cost the Bucs 2 wins for sure and probably 3. And the PAT misses, all 5, were horrible.

  52. adam from ny Says:

    it’s getting clearer every day that matthew gay is not the guy they thought he was

  53. adam from ny Says:

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  54. Bobby M. Says:

    It seems safe to say….Licht should never waste another pick on a kicker. He literally is the worst in the league at scouting that position.

  55. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Just in case you hadn’t heard….

    You know who Is holding a clipboard for the Saints for league minimum.