On The Fly: Bucs Still Looking For A Kicker After Folk Folds

Patriots safety Devin Mc Courty breaks up a potential Bucaneers touchdown pass to tight end Cameron Brate during Thursday night's New England win. “We didn’t play perfect,” Mc Courty said after the game. “But that’s the thing. We don’t have

Folk beat out Roberto Aguayo, who missed two extra points and went 22-of-31 on his field-goal attempts as a rookie past year, but it now appears the tables may be turning and the Bucs could be looking to find someone to beat out Folk himself after his frightful performance against New England.

Asked after the game if Folk would remain the team's kicker, Koetter said he had spoken with general manager Jason Licht after the game and a ruling would be forthcoming.

The veteran kicker missed a 31-yarder, a 49-yard field goal attempt and a 55-yarder as well.

"You don't want to make any rash decisions", Koetter said. Dating back to the beginning of last season, the team has converted just 28 of 42 field goal attempts.

Koetter said Folk had been "solid in practice" this week and "there was no indication that this was coming".

"Yeah, I left points out there". Folk is 6 of 11 through five games (54.5 percent). "20-19. This one's on me", Folk told ESPN.

That didn't happen and Folk remains on the team' roster on Friday morning.

The Bucs' struggles at kicker are well-documented.

Folk, who was brought in this season to replace Roberto Aguayo, might have actually out-Aguayo'd Aguayo in the Buccaneers' 19-14 loss to the Patriots. Sure, he hit a 34-yarder as time expired to beat the Giants last week, a redemption situation after he missed two field goals and an extra point earlier.

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