The Tampa Bay Buccaneers second-round investment finally started to trend upwards.
Kicker Roberto Aguayo went 6-6, three made field goals and three made extra points, in a 30-13 preseason victory against the Cleveland Browns.
The Buccaneers traded into the second round to draft Aguayo, the most accurate kicker in college-football history. No one probably guessed that about him during the first few weeks of his professional career. He missed an extra point in his first game and two field goals in the next. Buccaneers fans have actually been booing him after missed kicks during practices.
Aguayo seemed like he always knew that his game would come back to him when talking to ESPN’s Jenna Laine after the game on Friday night. “I’ve done this my whole life,” Aguayo said. I just sit back and think. … My college career didn’t happen on accident.
It was clearly an unconventional move to draft a kicker a that high for a team that has finished under .500 the last two seasons. Fans not having much patience for all-everything kicker should be expected. However, he is a Tampa Bay Buccaneer now and kickers’ confidence have been destroyed by much less. Maybe the fans shouldn’t embrace Aguayo, but raining down boos during practice is getting nobody what they want.