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How much do clutch moments impact NFL field goal kickers?

How much do clutch moments impact NFL field goal kickers?

With the release of Connor Barth, many Bucs fans are clamoring at the departure of a "clutch" kicker. But can a kicker really be clutch? Or is it all down to luck and percentages? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made the somewhat bold decision to ditch the highly paid Connor Barth in favor of young, unproven Patrick Murray to handle kicking duties for the 2014 NFL season. Barth is a bit of a folk hero in Tampa, booting key field goals to help the Buccaneers win games since his arrival a few years ago. So of course, fans aren't in love with the idea of giving away a "clutch" kicker in favor of a...
Tampa Tribune Aug 29, 2014

Barth among 14 Bucs let go

TAMPA -- Connor Barth had long since shaken off the effects of a season lost to an Achilles tendon injury and was preparing again Friday for what he is sure will be a comeback season in 2014 when he got the word: His comeback will not take place with the Buccaneers. The most accurate kicker
Tampa Tribune Aug 29, 2014

Bucs cut kicker Connor Barth

TAMPA -- After missing all of last year with a torn Achilles tendon, place kicker Connor Barth was preparing for a comeback season in 2014. If Barth does indeed make that comeback, it won't be with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs on Friday cut the most accurate kicker in

Barth, Meredith, Gaitor Among Tampa Bay Cuts

It’s a tough time of the year around the NFL, where guys one minute think they’re safe and the next they’re cut. Kicker Connor Barth probably didn’t see what was coming. The most accurate kicker was among those the team was going to release. The Bucs didn’t confirm Barth’s release but Barth told WECT in Wilmington, N.C. that the report was true. With the release, it looks like Tampa Bay will go with the versatile (and cheaper) free agent Patrick… Read More »
Bucs Nation Aug 29, 2014
Buccaneers release Connor Barth

Buccaneers release Connor Barth

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released veteran kicker Connor Barth and are going with unproven second-year player Patrick Murray. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released Connor Barth, Rick Stroud reports. This release is a little surprising, but it makes a lot of sense. As we've been saying for months, Connor Barth was overpaid as a kicker. He was set to earn $3.15 million this season, while he doesn't have the leg strength to handle kickoffs. In terms of accuracy, he's been a slightly above average kicker since signing with the Bucs in 2009. Understandably, the Bucs prefer to pay...

Bucs go with rookie PK Murray, release Barth

The Bucs made a bold move Friday, electing to go with rookie place-kicker Patrick Murray over reliable veteran Connor Barth, who was released.

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