It sounds like Bucs new kicker, Cairo Santos, is off to a great start. He practiced kicking at Ray Jay on Wednesday.
“He did a good job; He made all of his kicks yesterday, they went over to the stadium and kicked some, I think he kicked 35 field goals yesterday, it was something like 32 out of 35. so, that’s a good start.” Coach Koetter said on Thursday. You can see the full interview here.
Santos seems pretty excited to be here, and is eager to be the the kicker the Buccaneers have been hoping for.
“My consistency is really what describes me the best, so just looking to come in and be myself and help the team hopefully heal the wounds that have been created.” Santos said on Wednesday.
He also said that Tampa Bay has been his “top priority team”. He was here last year for a visit, but due to injury, the Buccaneers passed on him and signed Patrick Murray instead.
“Sometimes teams just go through those phases trying to find the right guy.” said Santos. “I’m hoping to be the right guy.” He also says that he doesn’t believe in the kicking curse, adding, “I think there are a lot of good things in this program to help the kicker succeed, and you’ve just got to adjust.”
You can see his full interview here. You can also read more about him in ESPN, Jenna Laine’s article here.
He also took to Twitter to share a photo of him on the field, with the caption, “Proud to be a Buc! #GoBucs” You can see the original post here.