It’s rare for a kicker to make headlines for anything other than game-ending kicks, but Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ kicker Roberto Aguayo made plenty during his rookie season, first for being a highly unusual second-round draft pick and then for missing nine field goals and two extra points. If Week 1 of preseason is any indication, his second year in the league won’t be any better.
Aguayo cleared the uprights on a chip shot 20-yarder in the first quarter of Tampa Bay’s game Friday against the Cincinnati Bengals, but when he lined up his first extra point of the year a few minutes later, it clanged off the right post.
Aguayo misses the first XP of the year pic.twitter.com/yp4tsAlEoA
— Carlton (@SlopingGiraffe) August 12, 2017
Media and Buccaneers’ fans didn’t take long last season to turn on Aguayo, who was the first kicker selected in the first two rounds of the draft since Mike Nugent in 2005. So, unsurprisingly, they didn’t show any mercy Friday.
Aguayo just missed the extra point. Christ Almighty…
— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) August 12, 2017
And Roberto "You got to be F-ing kidding me" Aguayo misses the extra point. #Bucs
— WDAE (@620wdae) August 12, 2017
Aguayo hits the upright on a PAT. It's getting a little depressing now
— Sam Monson (@PFF_Sam) August 12, 2017
Every time I think about how we drafted Aguayo in the second round I get so angry. We could've gotten a good player! Instead we got garbage
— KP (@KierstenPace14) August 12, 2017
Roberto Aguayo hits the right upright and misses his first PAT of the night. HARD KNOCKSSSSS
— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) August 12, 2017
Nothing personal against Roberto Aguayo, but if you draft a kicker in the second round, the schadenfreude of his misses is great.
— 🐬CUTLER 4EVR🐬 (@TimBaffoe) August 12, 2017
Despite his multitude of misses, Aguayo came through with some big kicks last season, like this game-winner against the Panthers. He may need a few more like that to get back in Bucs’ fans’ good graces, though.
[Sloping Giraffe on Twitter]