Roberto Aguayo's mentality is stronger than ever, brother Ricky says
TALLAHASSEE - Bucs coach Dirk Koetter isn't the only one who has sensed a change in kicker Roberto Aguayo.
Aguayo's younger brother has, too.
"His mentality is strong," Florida State kicker Ricky Aguayo said during the Seminoles' media day Sunday. "It's as strong as I've seen it."
Ricky said he and his brother, the former FSU star, talk every night to review that day's practice. The Bucs brought in veteran Nick Folk to push the elder Aguayo. Whether it's the competition or just his second NFL camp, Ricky said something has changed with Roberto.
"It's the most mature I've seen him," Ricky said. "I try to feed off that and try to be a step or two ahead at my age. I'm glad I have a brother like that."
Ricky made a school-record six field goals in his FSU debut last year against Ole Miss but made only 13 of his final 20. He said he has progressed, too, after his first season to focus less on the situation and more on the process of each kick.
"I've learned to not worry about that stuff...every kick is the same," Ricky said.