Ryan Succop Talks North Winds & South End Zone

February 3rd, 2021

One borderline ridiculous element of The Lost Decade of Bucs football was Tampa Bay kickers struggling at home, specifically in the south end zone of the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway.

Why ridiculous? Because dome kickers would head to Tampa and have no issues with it.

New stud Bucs kicker Ryan Succop held a news conference this week and Joe felt compelled to ask about the allegedly dreaded south end zone.

When Matt Gay and others kicked for the Bucs, they struggled there, but not Succop. Literally, Succop told Joe it might be better to ask someone else that question.

It seems south end zone woes are a myth in Succop’s mind, or at least someone else’s problem.

“Obviously, when I came to Tampa I heard a lot about the south end zone,” Succop began. “So it seemed like the wind would be a little bit trickier down there.”

Then Succop went on to say he thinks there have been more north winds during games this season than in the past. “There’s probably other guys you could ask,” he continued.

“The thing about our stadium is it’s open-ended on both sides, so wind is a factor in our stadium.”

Of course it is.

Succop missed one field goal and one extra point at home this season. He was money and the Bucs are damn lucky to have him.

South end zone, north end zone, a strong kicker like Succop won’t have an issue dedicated to a side of the field.

21 Responses to “Ryan Succop Talks North Winds & South End Zone”

  1. OBF Says:

    The wind is only a factor on misses 🥸

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Well….the obvious question on his two misses…….which end zones?

  3. ocala Says:

    I’d rather not jinx our kicker… so I will just say thank you for the year you have had Ryan and hopefully you have another great game on Sunday.

  4. Ralphie Says:

    Yeah, stop putting ideas in his head Joe.

  5. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Thanks Joe for putting that in his head. I hope this doesn’t turn into a clear case if top of mind awareness.

  6. Jeffbuc Says:

    I just saw something crazy. Jameis lovers enjoy this. Jared Goff since 2019 Has the second most turnovers. Guess who is first and didn’t even play this year. Yup jameis Winston still has more turnovers than any other person in the nfl since 2019. And didn’t even play this year. That’s how bad it was

  7. tbbucs3 Says:


    You know the article is about kickers right? Go share that in your Jameis AA group meetings.

  8. firethecannons Says:

    appreciate your record, Ryan, up to this point job well done

  9. unbelievable Says:

    Lol tbbf my thoughts exactly!

    The JBF research department is slacking 😂😂

  10. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    So apparently Dwight Smith got on the radio today and said the Bucs super bowl win was illegitimate because it was rigged.

    Any word on this Joe?

  11. Colonel Angus Says:

    Dwight Smith interview definitely weird. Symptoms of CTE? Or too much of the crack rock?

  12. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Oh come on Jeffbuc. Jay Miss not only played, he ate W’s and he threw a TD pass on a gimmick play against the Bucs. Right Brady is a Cheater (Ndog)? Not a single turnover from America’s Turnover Machine this year. He be ballin’.

  13. Wesley Says:


  14. Jeffbuc Says:

    Damn tbbucs3 did I strike a cord. Was just stating something I saw. I tend to not talk about kickers. Because as any football fan knows you don’t talk about a kicker ever. I don’t even like that joe wrote an article about it. Tried to change the subject. Didn’t mean to hurt your feelings with truth. Because now the game will come down to Succop in the south end zone. Thanks joe yours suppose to leave the jinx up to the announcers.

  15. Jeffbuc Says:

    And thanks for the heads up tbbbucs3 I’m a band wagoner I didn’t even know your kickers name. Thanks for the heads up. I saw number 3 and thought he was your quarterback. So what does a kicker do for a football team. Is he more important than a quarterback. I am a seminoles fan and a fan of whatever team is in the Super Bowl. Career bandwagoner. I have no clue who Shaun king Brad Johnson, Chris Simms, Brian griese, Jeff Garcia, Bruce gradkowski, Josh Johnson, Josh Freeman, Mike glennon, Josh Mccown, Ryan firzpatrick, jameis Winston, and time Brady are.

  16. BillyBucFan Says:

    Cue DR Pepper commercial

  17. NPRbuc Says:

    Thank you Mr Succup. It has been years since I have been able to watch our kickers try to kick an extra point or a field goal. You have brought a new ray of sunshine to Tampa Bay! I no longer need to stand and turn my back to the TV when you are kicking. I had forgotten how exciting it could be to see an extra point split the uprights. You are a hero to me!!N Keep that leg warm for Sunday. GO BUCS

  18. Anonymous Says:

    I hope you didn’t jinx him.

  19. TampaTown Says:

    Joe you were supposed to avoid this subject and this person. This is it no more please don’t mention the name again until Mon 2/8/21

  20. David Says:

    Oddly enough, I am very confident when he is going for a field goal.
    I’m on edge for every extra point though

  21. Cobraboy Says:

    It’ll be an interesting Sunday with winds from NNE at 20mph. That’ll cause some swirling…

    Kick offs to the north will get returned, to the south could go into the strands.