Falcons May Replace Giorgio Tavecchio

Giorgio Tavecchio might be on shaky ground. After another rocky preseason performance, Falcons head coach Dan Quinn indicated that he might look into replacing the kicker. 

Any time at any position, when we miss the mark, we want to find out why and what we can do to get better,” Quinn said. “It’s definitely a spot we are continuing to evaluate and that is always the case.”

Tavecchio’s latest miss came on a 39-yard try, which is a chip shot by NFL standards. That was his fourth miss in eight attempts this preseason, which could be enough for Quinn to kick him off the roster.

My focus is always on myself and controlling the controllable,” Tavecchio said. “There’s a lot of things out of your control in this business. I know when I wake up every morning, I say a little prayer of gratitude and give my best each day.”

Tavecchio joined the Falcons in the middle of the 2018 season to fill in for longtime Falcons kicker Matt Bryant. This offseason, they parted ways with the clutch-kicking veteran and moved forward with the former Raider, but they might be having second thoughts about that plan.

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13 comments on “Falcons May Replace Giorgio Tavecchio

  1. HubcapDiamondStarHalo

    If missing a 39-yarder is the best you can give on game day, you need to work on your prayer game…

  2. TJECK109

    Honestly… how many billions of people on earth and the NFL can’t find enough that can kick a ball through the uprights?

  3. dustyceltics

    Umm didn’t Matt Bryant get in trouble for beating up his wife? Or was that a different kicker ? Cuz I can’t remember?

  4. dustyceltics

    Oh okay my bad yeah I don’t like that Josh Brown dude glad he’s no longer in the league

    • crosseyedlemon

      It’s definitely the name I would want if I decided to design a line of Italian suits.

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