Atlanta Falcons need to call Matt Bryant before it is too late


Atlanta Falcons kicker Giorgio Tavecchio is not making any fans among the faithful after missing yet another kick in the preseason.

There were a lot of unhappy people when the Atlanta Falcons released long time kicker Matt Bryant back in March. Matt Bryant is the best kicker the Falcons have ever had and letting a guy that automatic go left many unsure of how good of an idea it really was. Sure, they have a guy in Giorgio Tavecchio that looked great in 2018 filling in for Matt Bryant, but he was also a guy the Raiders had cut.

There was a sentiment among fans that everyone needed to relax when Tavecchio missed his first kick in the Hall of Fame game against the Broncos and that was understandable. His first kick of the year, nerves surely played a part.

However, here we are after the 4 preseason games and Tavecchio has now missed five kicks, four field goals and an extra point. Those who were taking a wait and see approach are now just as nervous as everyone else was a month ago.

Is Thomas Dimitroff going to wait for the kicking game to cost them a victory in the regular season before making the move to sign a kicker that can actually make kicks?

Matt Bryant is still available and is ready to go. Dimitroff needs to put his pride aside for a minute and make that phone call to bring Bryant back to ensure he isn’t facing this question in week one against Minnesota when Giorgio Tavecchio inevitably shanks one.

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It is very apparent that Tavecchio is not the guy and the move needs to be made ASAP to correct a move that should never have been made to begin with.