Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter stood on the sideline on with his arms folded, Gerald McCoy Jerseysshaking his head in disbelief before staring down at the ground.
The guy he'd just awarded the kicking job to, Nick Folk, missed a 47-yard field goal in the fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He'd also missed an extra point on the opening drive, Vincent Jackson Jerseysthe same tragic scenario that befell Roberto Aguayo the week before that ultimately sent him packing.Certainly Koetter thought this was all behind them.
With the first game of the regular season three weeks away, the plan is still to go with Folk. Koetter wants stability at the kicking position, Mike Evans Jerseyshaving gone the entire offseason with Folk and Aguayo battling it out.
But how can they guarantee the blunders that played Aguayo won't continue?How can Koetter guarantee the "movie" he talked about that he didn't want to be played over and over, won't be played over and over?
"You can't ensure it," Koetter said. "There's no way to ensure it. No matter who your kicker is. You can't ensure it."
Koetter also said that Folk bore responsibility for the blocked kick on the opening drive, Jameis Winston Jerseysthat it wasn't just Calais Campbell's freakishly long arms that got a hand on it.
"It was a bit of a low kick and he got it," Koetter said. "It was low. There really wasn't a ton of penetration. Calais Campbell has a real knack -- I don't know the exact numbers, he's got a lot of blocked kicks -- he got his hand in there."
In other words, knowing Campbell would have a very good chance of getting a hand in there, Lavonte David JerseysFolk couldn't afford to go low ... which he did.