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Roberto Aguayo says he was “unlucky” on missed extra point

Roberto Aguayo, Nick Folk

Tampa Bay Buccaneers kickers Roberto Aguayo (19) and Nick Folk wait their turn during an NFL football training camp practice Monday, July 31, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. The Buccaneers brought in Folk after Aguayo struggled last season. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)


Beleaguered Buccaneers kicker Roberto Aguayo missed an extra point on Friday night, then missed a 47-yard field goal later in the game. But he said he felt like he was kicking the ball well.

“Honestly, the [extra point] felt good,’’ Aguayo told the Tampa Bay Times. “When I caught it, I knew I pushed it a little bit and I was like, ‘hopefully it will stay in,’ but it hit the upright. Unlucky. And the last one, I was trying to get a good hit on it. I hit it good and it just started to fade. Not what you want. Not what I wanted. Obviously, not up to the standards that I want. You just have to keep your head up and move onto the next day. You wanted to come out and be perfect. I did some good things. I hit some good kickoffs. I had a field goal in there but at the end of the day, it wasn’t what I wanted. I’ve just got to put it in the past. It’s a new day.’’

Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter sounded after the game like he’s tired of seeing his kicker miss.

“You know, I keep saying it, I can’t say it anymore. If you’re a kicker, you’ve got to make your kicks,” Koetter said.

Tampa Bay’s other kicker, Nick Folk, made his only kick of the night, a 45-yard field goal. A year after the Bucs traded up in the second round of the draft to select Aguayo, he now looks like an extreme long shot to make the roster.