Consider Ryan Succop Stronger And Healthier

August 29th, 2022

Kicker talk.

Kicker Ryan Succop turns 36 years old next month and already got quite a birthday present.

Since he obviously made the Bucs roster after beating out Jose Borregales, Succop locked down a $3.75 million contract for the 2022 season. Now that’s a happy birthday.

Joe talked to Succop on Saturday night and the Bucs’ Super Bowl kicker wouldn’t go there when it came to winning the job since it wasn’t official (classy man), but he was willing to address not hitting a 50-yard field goal last season and fans thinking he just can’t do it any longer.

Joe mentioned various 50-plus-yard field goals Succop nailed in joint practices this summer, and Succop said it was fair to say he’s stronger and healthier now than he’s been in previous seasons.

That really fired Joe up. If Succop can get back to being a long-range field goal kicker, then that just makes the Bucs’ scoring machine a little more scary.

From 2016 to 2018, Succop was a combined 8-of-14 from beyond 50 yards, including 54- and 53-yarders. Succop’s longest last season was from 48.

18 Responses to “Consider Ryan Succop Stronger And Healthier”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Good for him….our kickers are good but our coverage truly sucks….I’m hoping Camarda is as good as Pinion with touchbacks because that greatly masks our weak coverage.

  2. Joseph C Simmons Says:

    He ain’t going to just ‘become’ a long range kicker at 36 years old. But if he can nail up to 50 consistently, that’s good enough for me.

  3. HC Grover Says:

    Our special team coach sucks, Kick ob oe through the end zone. Our ST is not ready for prime time. Get rid of the coach.

  4. SB~LV Says:

    Nice to have a seasoned veteran in that position!

  5. DoooshLaRue Says:


    Maybe he’s drinking some of that TB12 juice?

  6. Joseph C Simmons Says:

    Doosh: How do I get some of that?

  7. 99 55 47 20 Says:

    Now if we can just get the rest of our special teams together

  8. D-Rok Says:

    Yes, his legs are strong, and glad to hear it sounds like he has confidence back.

    But, does he know how to tackle on ST’s? We might need a gunner or two who can lay some wood. (sarcasm, perhaps).

  9. Lakeland Steve Says:

    Glad to have Succop again this year but field goal unit may be the only part of Special teams that clicking. They better get it fixed because you can lose games just from bad Special teams play.

  10. Cobraboy Says:

    Succop is not “stronger”, he simpy survived Borregakles kicking *himself* out of a job.

    And Borregales been perfect it’s Succop who gets issued the apple and roadmap.

  11. David Says:

    Hopefully they don’t have to try too many 50 yarder‘s, but it would be nice if he’s able to hit 50% of them. I like the young kid, I think he’s going to be a good kicker, hopefully he’ll be around in a year or two if they need him.

    Congrats to Succup though. LFG!

  12. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Hope you’re right Joe. I don’t see how you have a kicker on an NFL roster that you don’t want to attempt a 50 yard FG.

  13. Pickgrin Says:

    The 52 yard kick he made in preseason just barely had the distance – so I would say 50-52 yards is the limit of Succop’s range.

    I am glad they kept the vet kicker…..

    Mainly because I’ve developed somewhat of a ritual I find amusing…. On what seem like important kicks – just before the snap I say – “Don’t fluck up Succop” – and he always hits those kicks…. LOL

  14. Seattle Buc is back in TB Says:

    Agree with Steve and comments above, move on from Keith Armstrong kick coverage has been very poor for years.

  15. steele Says:

    I was really hoping for Borregales to beat him out and save the team the much-needed money (that is needed for obvious other roster problems). Too bad Borregales’ consistency doesn’t match his power.

  16. DoooshLaRue Says:


    That’s great. I think I’ll start using that too!

  17. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    I am comfortable with Succop as our field goal kicker. I hope Camarda can consistenlty deliver the needed situational punts as needed.

    The rest of our special teams units have me worried!

  18. David Says:

    Agree with a few here- The real issue is kick/punt coverage and return blocking. Give it 4 weeks to see major improvement then It’s time someone else takes over special teams because this coach has been the weakest link.