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Giants to bring in kicker Matt Bryant for try out

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Giants to bring in kicker Matt Bryant for try out

Post  56 Crazed Dogs on Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:32 am

When Tom Coughlin was asked earlier today if he planned to look at other kickers in the wake of Lawrence Tynes’ recent struggles, he said “We’ll see.”

In fact, we’ll see today when he takes a look at former Bucs and Giants kicker Matt Bryant.

Bryant, the former pawn broker who kicked for the GIants in 2002-03, will be in New York to workout for the Giants today, according to a report from WDAE in Tampa (via ProFootballTalk.com). The 34-year-old Bryant had been the Bucs’ kicker from 2004-08 and actually made 84.5 percent of his field goals (60 of 71) the last two years.

It’s not known which other kickers the Giants plan to look at, but it’s not likely Bryant’s tryout will be a one-man show.

Tynes, after altering his mechanics during the offseason, has made just 10 of his 13 field goal attempts this season. Worse, his three misses have all come from inside 40 yards, including two from inside 30. His miss from 38 yards in Kansas City on Sunday has at least convinced Coughlin to fire a warning shot in Tynes’ direction, by taking a look at a few other kickers, who will undoubtedly be on the Giants’ speed dial for the next few weeks.

Tynes, 31, is in the second year of a five-year, $7 million contract he signed with the Giants in 2008.


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2009/10/giants-bring-bryant-back-for-k.html#ixzz0T9NvJAPz
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Post  56 Crazed Dogs on Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:34 am

I'd be surprised if the Giants actually sign another kicker at this point. If Tynes doesn't improve from here on I could see it happening though.
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Post  Big_Pete on Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:56 pm

it shows that the front office are really unhappy with all the misses

this is a big change from last week when Coughlin was publically supporting tynes
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Post  Big_Pete on Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:44 pm

Apparantly we brought in Matt Stover as well
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Post  56 Crazed Dogs on Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:05 pm

I don't think either of those two are a downgrade from what Tynes offers.. just not necessarily an upgrade neither.
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Post  Big_Pete on Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:39 pm

lets see what happens
could this be presuure on Tynes to perform
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