Not the way that anyone envisioned the 2019 season going for Matt Bryant, but the Falcons have cut the kicker for the second time in six months.
Falcons fans across the world were irate when Matt Bryant was cut last winter and when Giorgio Tavecchio kicked miserably during the preseason, there was a public outcry to bring Matt back; the Falcons obliged.
At the time, Matt Bryant was better than any of the kickers that the Falcons had brought in at the time.
This season has not gone well for Matt Bryant. He has missed five of the 14 kicks he has attempted and several of them were critical misses.
On Monday the Falcons brought in former Bears kicker Elliot Fry as well as former Georgia Southern kicker Youngshoe Koo for tryouts after Bryant missed two kicks versus the Seahawks; they announced the signing of Koo.
Bryant had not missed two kicks in-game since October of 2017.
Given the 1-7 record, the Falcons are sitting at going into the bye-week, they should just throw all caution to the wind and go without a kicker for the final eight games. Either go for it on 4th down or punt the ball away. When you have nothing to lose, why not throw “safe” football out the door? What do they have to lose by using that roster spot for Qadree Ollison or Deadrin Senat at this point?
Yes, that means going for two after every touchdown, but again, why not? Conventional football got you to 1-7, just go all out Techmo Bowl and at least be entertaining to watch the final eight games of the year.
For the second time, we wish Matt Bryant the best and hate that his career will end like this, but hopefully one day he will be added to the Falcons ring of honor and maybe one day he will have a bust in Canton.