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    richbucsfan

    well, you can’t hardly blame the kid…since he was chosen by Licht (not politicked for the job) he has been vilified…he’s a rookie…let him alone…these are meaningless exhibition games…that’s all, nothing more nothing less….there are far more serious issues the Bucs have to fix…this is minor…he will kick maybe 2 or 3 extra points a game and perhaps have 2 chances for a field goal…why some of you act like sharks with blood in the water is beyond me…you attack each other as if you have to prove your manhood and now attack a kid just getting used to the pro game…If it so moves you send a letter to Licht, and dont use this board to vent, tell him in a registered letter…those screaming the loudest will also scream they are the best fans ever…best fans ever don’t try to destroy a kid

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    makski

    True richbucsfan, I try and look at it this way… Last year I thought the kid really outkicked Barth in practice and the pre-season, I was very glad the Bucs gave him the nod and thought our kicking game was in good hands. WOW, was I wrong! Last year, the kickers were very good in the pre-season, then sucked in the regular season. I’m hoping that Aguayo will suck in the pre-season and then turn it around and kick great in the regular season.

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    Iowabucfan

    He will be fine. Chill, have a beer and R-E-L-A-X.

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    76Buc

    I mostly agree with you guys. However, richbucsfan ,let me point out that two field goals and two or three extra points amounts to 9 points and we lost most of our games by less than seven points.

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    Buc-Up

    I’m an FSU alum and I was shocked when we traded up to get him. I personally wouldn’t select a kicker or punter before Round 3. The main reason is that they’re single player roster spots, so you can’t wait for them to develop if they struggle. You either have to cut them or try to justify putting them on IR and have them try again next season. I see the Bucs logic in taking him, but taking him was a gamble. Of course taking Marpet in Round 2 last year was a gamble considering he played at Division III Hobart as LT and we moved him to RG. It’s still too early to tell with Aguayo, but they’ll have a huge decision to make if he continues to struggle. 1. Cut him and they’ll never hear the end of it. 2. Keep him and hope he works it out before he costs us some wins. 3. Try to stash him on IR. I hope this is a fluke and he gets his groove back!

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    BucWild02

    I always liked Connor Barth. If he doesn’t hurt himself right before the season a few years ago, I think he is still kicking here today. Having said that, I was really hopeful the Bucs would land Aguayo in the draft. I thought his accuracy and unshakable confidence were as rare as I had seen. I reasoned that if he was on the sideline with Winston, the rapport and winners mentality would be massive building blocks for years to come. So two preseason games in, I still think it’s possible, even if Aguayo seems to be shaken and in need of “mental” relief.

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    Horse

    May I remind some of you we gave up a 3rd & a 4th rd pick to insure we got him. Some of you need to chill out. He’s not a bust. It’s not like he has missed everyone; he is learning in adjusting to a fatter ball; give it some time. He’s a rookie.

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      scubog

      In reality it was our original 3rd round pick.

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    drdneast

    Exactly Horse. Different ball, different holders, different hash marks. Everyone, and I mean everyone needs to quit obsessing about this and worrying about it. Let the kid work his problems out.
    He is going through a slump which is something he has never experienced before. If he is as good as he was in college, he will work himself out of it and be fine.
    If not, we just go get another kicker.
    Won’t be the first time we blew a No. 2 pick on a player. Arrelious Benn or Daquan Bowers anyone. Both of these guys were busts and I didn’t hear have the whining and hand wronging about them as I do about Arroyo.
    Does it make it worse if it’s a kicker might turn into a bust rather than a DE. It’s still the same numerical pick.

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      scubog

      Good points my friend. That list of failed 2nd rounders is much longer than the two you cited. The kid was a great kicker in college. I believe he’ll work this out if everyone just leaves him alone. We often learn more from the times we fail. He makes 10 field goals in a row and everyone is thrilled. Then he misses one and has that look of despair, tells the coach, “I don’t know, this never happened before.” Coach smiles and says, “that’s OK Honey” and sends him to the trainer who diagnoses him with “Directile Disfunction” which is an inability to aim the kick into the targeted area. Gives him a little pewter pill. Problem solved. Caution, if you have a compulsion to kick longer than 4 hours see the trainer.

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    WiltheBrewer

    ‘DD’ hahaha…
    Full disclosure, I was a big Murray fan-
    Yes, not a time to worry yet as it is still preseason, but a repeat of Houston from last year during the regular season and changes will need to be made. Let’s hope he can get back into the groove v. CLE-

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