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Zach is entering his 3rd year covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a writer for PewterReport.com. Since 2014, he's handled a large part of the beat reporting responsibilities at PR, attending all media gatherings and publishing and promoting content daily. Zach is a native of Sarasota, FL, and a graduate of the University of Tampa. He has also covered high school football for the Tampa Tribune and the NFL for Pro Player Insiders. Contact him at: zshapiro12@gmail.com

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    gibsonmx

    I really believe this is another poor choice by Lovie Smith. Conner Barth has a proven track record in the NFL and is very accurate. Brindza has a strong leg but only made 75% of his FG in college. So we shouldn’t be surprised when he misses the way he did against Houston. He might turn out to be a good kicker, but with this Bucs team, points are always needed. So we cant afford to have missed FG.

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    NewBucsFan15

    I’m mot quite ready to say that this is a poor choice by Lovie, but kickers need to maintain confidence and once it starts going it is hard to get back. Saw it a couple of years ago with Blair Walsh at UGA when he started missing everything.

    While Barth has a proven track record, not sure he ever fully recovered from torn groin. Brindza has shown the ability to connect on the long ones and can consistently put the ball in the endzone on kickoffs.

    If his woes continue this week against Carolina then yes, I believe he will be gone.

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    georgehicks

    wELL bUC fANS REMEMBER BUC FANS ISN’T THE TEXANS STADIUM ON ARTIFICAL TURF! hE IS A ROOKIE AND HE WILL GET BETTER. i CAME TO THE CLEVELAND BROWNS PRE-SEASON GAME. AND i’D REMEMBER THAT GAME. oUR KICKERS WERE BAD THEN. tHERE IS A REASON WE TRADED FOR THIS KICKER FROM COLLEGE. hE WILL TURNED IT AROUND. hE WILL WIN SOME GAMES THIS YEAR AND i SEE THAT THE tEXANS HAD jj watt AND clowneY SO DON’T GET DOWN TOO MUCH DON’T TAMPA COME HOME SUNDAY.GO BUCS

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    cgmaster27

    Rough is an understatement. Rough is a night out at the bar and you wake up the next morning feeling hung over. This was a disaster and you could see it happening after the first missed extra point.
    His % at ND was around 58% as well so hes always been inaccurate. But damn can he boot it. That 58 yarder would’ve been good from 65. But you have to get it down the middle as another poster said.

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    Clearwater Buc

    Is it just me, or does it feel like we’re the only team in the league without a reliable kicker. We go through kickers like underwear- it changes daily.

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    scubog

    After he boinked the extra point off the upright I had a feeling it would get in his head and would struggle. Let’s see if Kyle can get back on track. Must be contagious since the Texans kicker missed two himself. Got a name for it, “Kicker Shock”

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