Barth goes from beach house back to Bucs uniform Signed earlier in the week, Connor Barth was perfect on field goals (35, 45 and 47 yards) and 2-for-2 on extra points during the win. Tribune staff Published: October 12, 2015 Bucs kicker Connor Barth, in his first game back after being re-signed last week, knew the barometer for his success. He could hear it. There were cheers, not boos.Barth, who was brought back after the slumping Kyle Brindza was cut a week ago today, was 3-for-3 on field-goal attempts and 3-for-3 on extra points. He hit field goals of 35, 45 and 47 yards.“Last Sunday, I was at my beach house watching football and now I’m here,’’ Barth said. “That’s the way this job goes.“In the NFL, every kick is a pressure kick. Any day, any team can win. Points are points and you’ve got to make them. You just stay sharp, stay in shape and hope for the call. I’m happy to be back and happy to have done my job.’’Barth was especially happy with his work on kickoffs. He put all eight into the end zone and five were touchbacks.“I haven’t kicked off like that since … I don’t know if I ever have,’’ Barth said.Brindza, who was cut after missing two field-goal attempts and an extra point against the Panthers, was 6-for-12 on field goals and 6-for-8 on extra points in Tampa Bay’s first four games.Jason back in the pool again
Barth looked good, even on kickoffs. They tried out about 8 players on Monday, and I was surprised a couple of them were kickoff specialist. The rest were secondary guys.Maybe they just want a couple kickers on speed dial, just in case Barth gets wore down later in the season.