Is Ryan Succop A Concern?

October 29th, 2021

Ryan Succop

The man who saved Buccaneers kicking, Ryan Succop, has quietly missed three field goals this season — as many as he missed all last year.

Through seven games, Succop has converted 8 of 11 field goal attempts. Against the Bears on Sunday, Succop opened with 43-yard, pressure-free miss early in the second quarter with the Bucs leading Chicago 21-0. He drilled a 22-yarder in the fourth quarter to give the Bucs a 38-3 lead.

Joe actually thinks Sunday in New Orleans could be a huge game for Succop and his confidence, as well as the Bucs’ confidence in him.

Mental issues are typically what bring down kickers, and confidence is a huge part of that. Joe doesn’t want Succop marching into the bye week on a down note and with a conversion percentage under 70 percent, where he would land if he makes 1 of 2 tries against the Saints.

It’s been an odd season for NFL kickers. The Saints are on their fifth of the year.

Joe is not down on Succop, just keeping a close eye on one of last year’s playoff heroes.

Enjoy the Ira Kaufman Podcast.

29 Responses to “Is Ryan Succop A Concern?”

  1. BucDan Says:

    Not worried for two reasons:

    1. He’s made the pressure kicks up to this point

    2. We can score almost at will / if we need to go for it on a fourth down, I am extremely confident in TB12 (minus CHI last season haha)

  2. '79 Defense Says:

    He’ll be fine. Man, what an acquisition he was.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    A good sign for him is 29-30 on extra points…..not worried….

  4. Bird Says:

    Agree the pressure kicks are the ones that matter. He should be fine another year

    If something goes south , i think that is reason they have protected 1 of 4 players jose borregales each weak …for a reason….

  5. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Bad Karma?

    Is this what happens when you look down on LGBT?

    Matt Gay is parading down LA

    His new team supports and rams his behind him

    *Sorry English is not Kobe Faker first language”

    Kobe Faker

  6. DBS Says:

    One of the best we have had in a long time Not worried at all.

  7. Casual Observer Says:

    Not worried either. He is an excellent kicker.

  8. Robert Says:

    why bring the bad mojo joe?

    he’ll be fine……just hope he doesn’t start reading this stuff and get in his head lol

  9. Swampbuc Says:

    Kobe D-bag, obviously planet earth is not your primary planet either.

  10. PassingThru Says:

    Don’t talk about it. Any pressure (game situation, fan reactions) sets these guy into a funk. You need your kicker to be confident and able to concentrate. It’s why players don’t talk to kickers.

  11. SufferingSince76 Says:

    What Robert said.

  12. SOEbuc Says:

    Shut up Joe. You sound like an ass writing this irrelevant post.

  13. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Kobe, good stuff….3 will suckitup this week against old #3

  14. Anonymous Says:

    He is not a concern by any means!!!

  15. ModHairKen Says:


  16. Tbbucsjoe83 Says:

    Please delete this article! We don’t have a kicking issue. Don’t speak or type it into existence…… please….

  17. Listen Linda! Says:

    Not worried.

  18. Show Me the TDs Says:


  19. Nutterbuccer Says:

    Made 2 game winning kicks so far….not worried one bit

  20. Show Me the TDs Says:

    Do we quit reading JBF after reading the same take on TB12, many many times, or wading through editing errors every day? No. We give you some slack and know you’ll come through in the clutch. Succor deserves the same.

  21. bucfanforever Says:

    One of the misses was a end of the half 60yard prayer

  22. BA4President Says:

    I may need to change my name to “Succop4President”. He’s not always great, but he seems to make them when it matters. There probably is one, but I can’t think of a time when he straight up lost the game for us.

    Sober Bucs fans would take Succop over a mystery box kicker any day of the week, month, year.

  23. BA4President Says:

    Does anyone else not know what the hell Kobe Faker is talking about?

  24. Buc92’ Says:

    Please delete this article, succop will read this then wallah … Real kicking problems … we’re good


  25. Defense Rules Says:

    Anyone who’s been monitoring the Bucs’ weekly injury reports knows that Succop’s name has been on there several times during the weeks, yet he’s never missed a game. Could be a factor. Plus not having his regular holder (Triner) MIGHT be a factor on placement & timing.

    And like bucfanforever says, distance is a factor too. Succop missed 1 FG in the Rams game at the end of the 1st half … a 55-yard attempt. He missed 1 FG in the Patriots game at the beginning of the 2nd qtr … a 36-yard attempt in crappy weather conditions. And finally he missed 1 FG in the Dolphins game at the very end of the 1st half … a 60-yard attempt. Hmmm, I wonder if it’s time to bring up the rookie and let Ryan sign with the Saints to solve their kicking problems.

  26. SB~LV Says:

    That kid from Myami is waiting in the wings and has a powerful leg and the coaches watch him kick on the PS every practice!

  27. Winny Testaverde Says:

    I’m pretty sure Rack & Pinion attempted the 60 yarder vs The Dolphins…as BA has declared Pinion as the “long range” FG kicker. Not sure I trust Succop…or any FG kicker other than Justin Tucker these days.

  28. JeffreyLane77 Says:

    I have complete confidence in Succop. He is clutch.

  29. sasquatch Says:

    Succop is overrated by Bucs fans because he was the first reliable kicker they’ve had in years, but he’s not one of the best. Would not be surprised to see our practice squad kicker, Borregales, replace him next year. He was outkicked in camp by the rookie this year and may have only been kept because he was proven and had the contract guarantee this year.