The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have struggled in the kicking department for years. In 2006, Matt Bryant kicked a 62 yard field goal as time expired to win the game
The most memorable moment in his career was the kick against Philadelphia. This was such a big moment in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history, that the day was declared “Matt Bryant Day” in the town. The team was playing the Eagles on this day, and they were down late in the game. The Bucs drove down to the Philadelphia 46 and called a timeout. There was not a lot of hope for the team. On came Matt Bryant, and the kick went up and time seemed to stop. The kick split the uprights and it was the longest field goal in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history and one of the longest in NFL history.
Matt Bryant gave this franchise his all. in 2008, Bryant played in a game for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers just days after finding out about the death of his three month old son. The Bucs kicker finished his career in Tampa with 83%. Ever since then departure of Matt Bryant, The Bucs haven’t been able to find a reliable kicker. Names like Kyle Brindza, Nick Folk, Roberto Aguayo and Mike Nugent still bring to life horrible memories. On a more positive note, Cairos Santos has been solid during his stint with the Buccaneers so far. Hopefully, Cairos is the answer for what has been a problem in Tampa for many years.
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