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I appreciate somebody who watches the games. This

board sometimes makes you think that in order to post

on here you are not allowed to attend or watch the games.

We tend to drool over every kicker that may come available

and Bryant's career field goal percentage is higher than

them all. No argument he needs to get himself squared away

but that was better last night.

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First off let me just say, I pull for the best out of every falcon player and I would never wish anything bad on anyone.

Having said that.

Does anyone wonder what would have happened if bryant had only made 1 of 3?

They were all really short distance kicks.

I wonder what TD would have done

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First off let me just say, I pull for the best out of every falcon player and I would never wish anything bad on anyone.

Having said that.

Does anyone wonder what would have happened if bryant had only made 1 of 3?

They were all really short distance kicks.

I wonder what TD would have done

thats the thing.....

on kicks of over 40 yards for tampa his last year he was only 50%

for kicks of 36+ last year for us, he was only 29% I believe.

I cant take much from it if he only kicked chip shots. Not worried about the extra point in MIA, he said why that happened. I am concerned that he is very poor from 40 yards and out, which has been our Achilles heel.

With the game on the the line, I am very worried about Bryants leg. As worried as I was w Elam last season. I wanted to see them keep Haushka, and still think we made the wrong move.

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First off let me just say, I pull for the best out of every falcon player and I would never wish anything bad on anyone.

Having said that.

Does anyone wonder what would have happened if bryant had only made 1 of 3?

They were all really short distance kicks.

I wonder what TD would have done

I can say with certainty if he went 1-3 last night he's not on this team week one. One thing I've noticed with Smitty/TD is that if they are saying they are concerned about a certain position in the media, they DO address it. This is very different than our past regimes.

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I appreciate somebody who watches the games. This

board sometimes makes you think that in order to post

on here you are not allowed to attend or watch the games.

We tend to drool over every kicker that may come available

and Bryant's career field goal percentage is higher than

them all. No argument he needs to get himself squared away

but that was better last night.

Wait a second............

When did that rule change? We are supposed to watch the games now? I must have not gotten that in the TPS Report.

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Wait a second............

When did that rule change? We are supposed to watch the games now? I must have not gotten that in the TPS Report.

Ummm, Yeeahh...They didn't put a cover sheet on the TPS reports... Did you get the memo? We're supposed to put cover sheets on all of the TPS reports. If you could do that from now on, that would be greeaat. And I'll make sure you get another copy of that memo...

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Ummm, Yeeahh...They didn't put a cover sheet on the TPS reports... Did you get the memo? We're supposed to put cover sheets on all of the TPS reports. If you could do that from now on, that would be greeaat. And I'll make sure you get another copy of that memo...

Yeah, we are requiring an "input validation code" on all posts

going forward.

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I'll be honest and say I was rooting for him to miss every kick. We had the chance to sign Graham Gano and blew it, still pissed about that.

I don't get it. WE need Bryant to be MONEY this year. A reliable kicker is a MUST to make the playoffs and win thereafter. The difference between winning and losing is that close.

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Yeah, we are requiring an "input validation code" on all posts

going forward.

You didn't get it... Too bad cause that was some funny ish...

Most people know where I stand on Bryant. I like the guy. He's average. That means he's better than some, worse than some. If he NEEDS to kick from 40+ every game, our offense isn't doing what it should...

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Wait a second............

When did that rule change? We are supposed to watch the games now? I must have not gotten that in the TPS Report.

I think he was just saying we sometimes miss the players doing their job. THe DB that has his man covered does not have to make a spectacular play on the ball. We tend to highlight the botched plays. A sack, a fumble, a dropped pass.

I didn't realize Wolf was the leading receiver with 55 yards for example. Quiet, nice game.

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I think he was just saying we sometimes miss the players doing their job. THe DB that has his man covered does not have to make a spectacular play on the ball. We tend to highlight the botched plays. A sack, a fumble, a dropped pass.

I didn't realize Wolf was the leading receiver with 55 yards for example. Quiet, nice game.

Bryant was getting worked over pretty good all week

because he slipped on hard pan and missed an extra

point. Last night he pipes 3 down the middle and it

is Noon the next day before it gets a mention on the

MB. The critics are silent.

You can't miss things like 3 field goals in a boring

game like that where nothing else happened for the

good guys. So finally he gets an attaboy, good, somebody

watched the game. That was our highlight reel for the

night, so how can it go unmentioned so long? It is o.k.

to notice the good as well as the bad.

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You didn't get it... Too bad cause that was some funny ish...

Most people know where I stand on Bryant. I like the guy. He's average. That means he's better than some, worse than some. If he NEEDS to kick from 40+ every game, our offense isn't doing what it should...

I like Bryant as a person, am weary of him as our kicker.

a 36 yard field goal is stalling on the 20. By the looks of the preseason we will need him for plenty of 36+ field goals. Thats my worry. People love his career %, but IMO the numbers of his most reason 1 or 2 NFL seasons are much more telling.

I hope and pray that he has a great year, but wouldn't really be surprised if we have a new kicker by midseason.

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I like Bryant as a person, am weary of him as our kicker.

a 36 yard field goal is stalling on the 20. By the looks of the preseason we will need him for plenty of 36+ field goals. Thats my worry. People love his career %, but IMO the numbers of his most reason 1 or 2 NFL seasons are much more telling.

I hope and pray that he has a great year, but wouldn't really be surprised if we have a new kicker by midseason.

You're correct, but stalling on the 20 in preseason doesn't mean we'll stall on the 20 in the regular season. I'm not saying that we won't get stuck kicking some long FGs, I'm just stating that our offense is much more potent than the preseason has shown. 10 for 10 Xp, 70% from the field, and that includes 2 blocked and 1 51 yarder that he made. The year before, he was good 84.2% of the time, with a long of 49 yards. he doesn't have the biggest leg, but he does the job. I think we're all a bit too worried about him because of the ELAME situation from last year.

Compare Bryant's stats to Vinatieri's...

over the past 2 years, they are about the same... Vinatieri shot 77.8% last year and 80% the year before, with longs of 48 and 52, 17 of 18 XPs. Take away Bryant's 2 blocked kicks, and he beats Vinatieri...

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Buck and Kincade 680 were talking about Kris Brown

being available. Buck says Bryant made like 3

field goals last night, are you going to cut him?

Kincade comes back and says "there is a better kicker

out there"

Buck says I don't run the team it's Thomas Dimitroff

that runs the team. If was up to me "Bryant wouldn't

be the man!"

Very timely dialogue.

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The gold standard is getting inside the 30 for a FG attempt. That makes the FG less than 48 yards. If Bryant can be 80% between 40 and 48 yards, he will be a major iomprovement over last year. Anything over 50 yards is just over 50 yards is gravy.

He has to be near 100% on PAT and kicks inside 40 yards for this team to be a 12-14 win team.

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The gold standard is getting inside the 30 for a FG attempt. That makes the FG less than 48 yards. If Bryant can be 80% between 40 and 48 yards, he will be a major iomprovement over last year. Anything over 50 yards is just over 50 yards is gravy.

He has to be near 100% on PAT and kicks inside 40 yards for this team to be a 12-14 win team.

He was 100% in PATs last year. And 70% from the field. There were 2 blocked kicks, which are slipping my mind, but those could've been blown blocks, missed assignments, bad holds, etc. I truely don't remember watching those two and they may have been Bryants fault, but if he makes those, he's sitting at 90%...

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Kris Brown is out there. Texans kept Rackers. I still like Bryant over Brown tho.

Kris Brown is no longer an option due to injury.

from Rotoworld:

"Neil Rackers has beaten out Kris Brown for the Texans' placekicking job.

It's the right move. Rackers has been far more accurate throughout his career and Brown is now dealing with plantar fasciitis in his kicking foot."

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He was 100% in PATs last year. And 70% from the field. There were 2 blocked kicks, which are slipping my mind, but those could've been blown blocks, missed assignments, bad holds, etc. I truely don't remember watching those two and they may have been Bryants fault, but if he makes those, he's sitting at 90%...

Last year there was lots of problems with the kicking team. My only point is if ST is 1/3 of the game, a reliable FG kicker is crital to winning close games. I blelieve Bryant can do it. I know the leadership understands better than I do. The Falcons put a lot of time into ST. I am confident it will be cleaned up this year.

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Last year there was lots of problems with the kicking team. My only point is if ST is 1/3 of the game, a reliable FG kicker is crital to winning close games. I blelieve Bryant can do it. I know the leadership understands better than I do. The Falcons put a lot of time into ST. I am confident it will be cleaned up this year.

I agree with you completely. I think bryant catches a lot of un-due flack on the boards. Everyone does for that matter. Anyone that makes a mistake should be instantly traded or released. Nature of a message board...

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Last year there was lots of problems with the kicking team. My only point is if ST is 1/3 of the game, a reliable FG kicker is crital to winning close games. I blelieve Bryant can do it. I know the leadership understands better than I do. The Falcons put a lot of time into ST. I am confident it will be cleaned up this year.

Mike Smith was not just blowing off the missed extra

point as being no big deal. After last year their radar

is up pretty good on getting it right at kicker. For Bryant's

part he has responded so far.

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I agree with you completely. I think bryant catches a lot of un-due flack on the boards. Everyone does for that matter. Anyone that makes a mistake should be instantly traded or released. Nature of a message board...

Only negative threads get bumped, or the same foolishness about JA98, Bust, Bring Him Home, Bad coaches and idiot trolls.

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