Buccaneers decide to cut bait on kicker Kyle Brindza

AP

The Great Kicker Panic of Week Four has claimed its next victim.

According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers have decided to cut beleaguered Kyle Brindza, despite previous shows of support.

Of course, Brindza didn’t really give them any choice, after he missed five of his last seven field goal attempts, and a pair of extra points.

The Bucs will now have to schedule the obligatory workout, although those guys have travel options this week, with a number of teams having reasons to consider making a change following a week in which 14 field goals and four extra points were missed.

24 responses to “Buccaneers decide to cut bait on kicker Kyle Brindza

  1. Now if only their QB fix was that easy. But then again, who would have ever thought that a kid who threw a lot of INTs in college would carry that over into the NFL?

  2. The problems in Tampa go deeper then the kicker….I’ve been a BUCS fan for years and this is so difficult to watch week in and week out. Always excuses on Monday morning on why they continue to lose games. There seems to be no hunger to win here hasn’t been since Gruden was here. When will things change? Where’s the killer instinct? Where is the will to fight? Very very disappointing! GO BUCS!

  3. I don’t understand the decision to go with cheap rookie kickers over the vets. Sure you may have a few hundred thousand dollars, but young kickers always choke. Is it worth it?

  4. Surprised bringing in 3 bears from the worst secondary in the league hasn’t worked for you Lovie? Conte, major Wright and Tim Jennings were silly bad in Chicago. Especially Conte. Lovie is a dog regardless of what his national press admirers keep saying. Tampa is learning what we in Chicago already knew. And I lovie it

  5. It’s panic to can a kicker who missed five of his last seven field goal attempts, and a pair of extra points? Seems to me it’s pretty logical. To do otherwise is to open yourself to criticism for not being pro-active.

  6. .
    Cutting Brindza was merciful. He had lost confidence in himself. He does have a good leg however , and may resurface in a new environment and perform well.

    The Bucs are not talentless. However, they are woefully inconsistent on both sides of the ball. Good play, bad play, good drive, bad drive doesn’t cut it.
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  7. Kyle Brindza was the worst college kicker of all-time! Constantly missing short kicks and extra points for Notre Dame. It was shocking to me that he ever made an NFL roster.

  8. People the secondary is getting no help from our pass rush! Cam had all day to find a wr yesterday and when we did get pressure they took poor angles and cam escaped easily.

    My faith is finally restored with him leaving, I was forced to leave the room every time kyle walked out onto the field to attempt a kick.

  9. I agree the Bears suck bucnblood. They sucked even worse last year and those players are on your team now. So you enjoy Lovie. Your team certainly looks prepared

  10. BucNBlood Bear fans lived with Lovie for quite awhile, and know what he’s about…yes, those DB’s played on awful Teams but they were part of the problem, NOT the solution!!!

    ….and Rex is our QB!

  11. brenenostler says:
    Oct 5, 2015 12:30 PM
    I don’t understand the decision to go with cheap rookie kickers over the vets. Sure you may have a few hundred thousand dollars, but young kickers always choke. Is it worth it?
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    Agreed. Rookie kickers should only play for dome teams. Nobody remembers, but Blair Walsh was a new definition of terrible his last few games at Georgia. Then he gets drafted by a dome team and has a super year.

  12. The kicker took the fall for Jameis Winston’s turnovers and horrible inaccuracy. If Jameis had played up to his draft status, the Bucs would be winning and nobody would even know the kicker’s name.

  13. Buc fans had to learn the hard way. The Bears won despite Lovie not because of him. His personnel decisions are horrible. Fire him now before he sets your franchise back many years.

  14. ^lovie smith took the bears to a super bowl with Rex grossman. Lovie doesn’t draft the players and sign free agents…that’s the GMS responsibilities!

  15. uhhh actually he did get the players he wanted via draft and free agency. Read up a little about what actually happened during his years in Chicago you might learn something.

    One more thing tell me about the Lovie coaching tree. How many of his assistants have gone on to bigger and better things?

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