Andersen: Tavecchio, Blair 'haven't shown me enough'

HOF kicker wouldn't enter season with Tavecchio or Blair

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
August 29, 2019 - 9:42 am
Atlanta Falcons Kicker Giorgio Tavecchio

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The Atlanta Falcons have a kicking problem. They decided to part ways with Matt Bryant in the offseason and his successor, Giorgio Tavecchio, has really struggled this preseason to make kicks.

This week the Falcons brought in Blair Walsh who didn't kick at all last season and he wasn't very good in practice either. They are both expected to kick in Thursday's preseason game.

Atlanta Falcons kicking legend Morten Andersen joined John Fricke and Hugh Douglas and spoke about the teams issue at kicker.

Morten explains how to hold a competition between Walsh and Tavecchio with just one game available.

"You better try to make practice as game-like as possible. Put them in specific situations and see if they fold. There's a couple of positions on the football field where you gotta have stability and when you find a guy that's good you want to hold on to him."

He also tries to figure out the team separating from Matt Bryant and if he could receive a call again soon from the team.

"You got rid of a guy that was kicking at a high level. I don't know the specifics of the cap, but he won three or four games for you a year," says Andersen. "Tavecchio or Blair are younger and cheaper, but they haven't shown me enough that I'd go into a season with them."