THE BUCS KICKING WOES HAVE BEEN GOING ON SINCE DAY ONE The Buccaneers have had their problems with the kicking game over the last two seasons. Actually make that most of their 41 seasons.   The recent misses from Nick Folk following on from the disastrous 2nd round experiment that was Roberto Aguayo really should have been expected as it has been happening in Tampa Bay since 1976. The very first fieldgoal ever attempted by the Bucs came in their first-ever game in the Houston Astrodome in September 1976.  Mirro Roder hit the post on a 38-yard attempt and it has gone pretty much the same way ever since.  Roder attempted two more fieldgoals and missed them both before he became the first Tampa Bay kicker to be released as well. Neil O'Donoghue may have kicked one of the shortest fieldgoals in team history in a monsoon to send the Bucs to their first division title against Kansas City in 1979 but he will always be remembered on Football Follies for the legendary botched attempt in Minnesota the year before. There was "Capece is Kaput" in 1983, the legendary Dave Warnke disaster in that year's season finale, Steve Christie going back on his word to sign for Buffalo in 1992 and the failed free agency signing in Ken Willis to try and replace him. Former NFL greats Garo Yepremian and Eddie Murray had their moments and future NFL star kicker John Carney was released three straight years in the late 1980s.   Punter Ray Criswell made a PAT a straight-on kicker in 1988 and who can ever forget offensive lineman George Yarno doing the same in Detroit in 1983? Recent years have seen the likes of Mike Nugent and Kyle Brindza disappoint Buc fans before Aguayo's arrival in 2016 and subsequent departure livening up an episode of "Hard Knocks". There have been some Tampa Bay kicking successes however.  Donald Igwebuike made 74% of his attempts in the 1980s before Ray Perkins ran him out of town and both Matt Bryant and Connor Barth were successful before injuries led to their release from One Buc Place.  The Bryant move has really hurt with the Atlanta Falcons happily taking advantage of his availability. Amongst the strange-but-true kicking stories were Igwebuike replacing his childhood friend from Nigeria, Obed Ariri in 1985, Scotsman Rob Hart making the first tackle of the Super Bowl season in the 2002 pre-season on a kick return and Allan Leavitt somehow leading the 1977 Bucs in scoring with 20 points. The 62-yard game-winner over the Eagles in 2006, some Martin Gramatica moments in the Super Bowl season and a fair few Michael Husted game-winners were bright spots but these have faded into obscurity in the bright lights of the recent disasters.   Right now Barth narrowly leads Patrick Murray for fieldgoal accuracy over at least a single season but the Bucs would happily take anyone who would give them a chance of three points.