2 preseason games into his NFL career, Roberto Aguayo is making Jason Licht's bold move to trade up for him out to be one of the worst draft decisions in recent memory.
Aguayo missed 2 field goals on Saturday night, including a 32 yard attempt early in the game. After missing an extra point in his first preseason game last week, calling Aguayo's start to his NFL career shaky would be an understatement.
Bucs coach Dirk Koetter also had to answer questions on Aguayo following Saturday night's win over the Jaguars. As usual, Koetter was his typical blunt self.
“I wouldn’t say worried, but this is the NFL, man,” Koetter said. “They’re paid to make kicks. He knows it. I know it. Everybody knows it. So, I mean, it is what it is.”
Best phrase ever!
"It is what it is."
That phrase means the person saying it is pissed, but also knows there's nothing he/she can do about it. For Koetter, there's nothing he can do about this situation, except hope it gets better.
It was Jason Licht's decision to trade up from the 3rd round into the late 2nd round to grab, who he called, the best kicker in college football history. It doesn't matter what Aguayo does on the field. The Bucs are married to him for at least 2 years, and possibly more.
Bucs fans can complain all they want, but perhaps the better approach is to rally around a player who needs their support right now. If Bucs fans truly want him to succeed, they'll look to build up their rookie kicker rather than try to tear him down like the rest of the nation is doing.