Hundreds of professional football players will be out of a job in the upcoming month but there’s one player in particular whose cut that made us really sad. At Healthy Feet Podiatry, we are partial to all kickers and punters so it was only natural for us to be shocked when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived kicker, Robert Aguayo. He had an illustrious career at Florida State University after finishing as the all-time most accurate kicker in college football. He had a rocky rookie campaign after the Bucs made him a 2nd round pick in the NFL Draft. Last year, he only made 71% of his field-goals which was the lowest in the entire league.
The Buccaneers had their first preseason game this past Friday in which Aguayo would go on to miss two more kicks. His performance was not up to par with the management’s expectations. The team wasted little time and dismissed the kicker the following day.
Given last year’s struggles, it doesn’t come as a complete surprise. Currently, the Bucs have veteran kicker Nick Folk as the only remaining kicker but there is no doubt they’ll bring in another kicker to compete with the incumbent starter.
One has to wonder how a player with such a great track record performed so poorly.
From hair-dressers to professional athletes, we often get patients who come in complaining of pain in both feet and can’t do their jobs. Usually the culprit is poor, non-supportive shoe gear. Some of these jobs require specific shoes to be worn for safety reasons. So it can be difficult to find a shoe that’s not only comfortable but also meets the requirements of work. The easy fix for this is custom orthotics. Our orthotics are slim, low-profile, and can fit in most shoes. Most important of all, they are molded specifically for your foot-type and can meet the demands of most work environments. They realign the foot in a more natural position and reduce abnormal pressures that cause pain. Our custom orthotics are made in house and you can leave with them on the same day as your appointment.
Custom orthotics are proven to help people with flat feet, heel pain, bunions, plantar fasciitis, and more. In some cases, they can even help you make more field goals. Call and make an appointment today at 813-875-0555 to see if custom orthotics are right for you. Best of luck on your future endeavors, Robert Aguayo.