Roberto Aguayo starts on wrong foot with Bears, missing 49-yard FG

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Roberto Aguayo‘s stay in Chicago might prove shorter than he had hoped. The kicker started on the wrong foot with his new team, missing a 49-yarder at Arizona on Saturday night.

I just jumped on it,” Aguayo said, via Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune. “I didn’t contact it as good as I wanted to.”

The Buccaneers cut Aguayo on Aug. 12, admitting they made a mistake in trading up in the second round in 2016 to take the former Florida State kicker. He missed an extra point and a 47-yard field goal in the Bucs’ preseason opener, leading to his release.

The Bears claimed Aguayo off waivers to compete with Connor Barth. So far, so bad for Aguayo.

“At the end of the day it’s my job to get it in,” Aguayo said. “We’ll go back and work on that rhythm this week. That’s all you can say, really.”

Aguayo did hit an extra point in a 24-23 victory over the Cardinals, but Barth made his only field-goal attempt, a 42-yarder, and two extra points.

“I just slowed down and stayed smooth, and it went through,” Aguayo said of his extra point. “You’ve got to look at the positive things too. Kickoffs went well, and I’ve just got to keep going.”

23 responses to “Roberto Aguayo starts on wrong foot with Bears, missing 49-yard FG

  1. “You’ve got to look at the positive things as well”…. when Robert kicked his pet Chihuahua in frustration after the game, it went cleanly through an open bedroom window and didn’t stop rolling until the far gate.

  2. wrong foot ¿😕? don’t know if it’s nerves or something worse, but he’d better be kicking 60 yarders next week, if he gets there in a Bears uniform

  3. Use your NFL money wisely Roberto. It will give you a big head start on the rest of your life when you’re out of the league either this season or next. Buy a modest house that won’t have outrageous taxes on it, buy a modest car and save the rest or help your parents out.

  4. This guy went from kicker of the future to has-been in a very short time. If he stinks it up for the Bears again he may find he has no more chances in the NFL. Maybe he could get a chance in the CFL but what team would trust him to make a kick now? He’s going to have to prove he can kick and that’s going to be hard since he’s proving that he can’t kick.

  5. The guy jabs at the ball. It’s awful to watch.

    As for the person who suggested he head to the CFL. Yeah. That would work. Because the FGs they try up there are so much shorter. Good grief.

  6. Starting to feel bad for this guy… At the end of the day though, you gotta make those kicks.

  7. As for the person who suggested he head to the CFL. Yeah. That would work. Because the FGs they try up there are so much shorter. Good grief.

    They still need kickers and it’s always an option for someone who fails in the NFL.

  8. Seems this kid needs to exorcise his demons before moving forward with his career… I wish him the best. It has to be devastating to him.

  9. That kick was insane…started right down the middle then just suddenly took off to the right….like a bowler with a wicked hook. Roberto has a serious issue with the way he’s stiking the ball……by the time he fixes his swing and the way he’s hitting it , he may never get another chance in the NFL. Send him to the Ravens for a few weeks so John Harbaugh can coach him.

  10. Seriously, get this guy a shrink, could be all mental.

    Anyone old enough to remember Steve Sax, the second baseman for the Dodgers in the 80’s? He could not throw the ball to first base during a live play, but in warmups and practice he was dead on.

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