Buccaneers at Falcons: Five Game-Changing Players
By Bailey Adams
The Bucs’ kicking game cost them a couple of games early in the season last year. To solve their kicking issues, they traded back into the second round of this year’s draft to select Roberto Aguayo. After some struggles in the preseason, it looks like he has settled in, which is big for Tampa Bay.
Not only will Aguayo need to be accurate on his extra point and field goal attempts, but also on kickoffs. As the preseason progressed, he began to routinely send kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks. This is key for Tampa Bay as its defense tries to stop a Falcons offense that can be dangerous. If he can keep Atlanta deep in their territory, the job gets a little more manageable for the Buccaneer defense.
And of course, any game can come down to a field goal. Aguayo’s confidence seems to be back, which makes him someone who can change the outcome of Sunday’s game. If he continues his recent string of success, Tampa Bay has a weapon of its own to counter Atlanta kicker (and former Buc) Matt Bryant. If Aguayo can’t get it going, the Bucs will be in trouble.
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Who do you think has the ability to change the outcome of Sunday’s game, Bucs fans? Let us know.