Matt Bryant Signed His Exit Visa

September 5th, 2009

Joe can understand how a high-paid athlete can be frustrated with physical troubles that jeopardize his job.

But at some point you have to be a professional. Bryant has not been.

Joe either listens to Sirius Radio (The King of All Media Howard Stern, NFL Radio, Chris Russo and Rivals Radio are his favorites) if he’s not listening to local sports radio. So Joe was surprised to read that Bryant trashed a number of people on some local FM station. Joe wasn’t even aware FM stations still existed.

At any rate, Bryant spoke on some (Joe assumes) oh, so whacky FM morning show on WSUN-FM 97.1 and unloaded on Mark Dominik, Raheem the Dream and fellow kicker Mike Nugent, so reports Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times (Joe couldn’t report it as he didn’t know FM still existed).

In Holder’s report, he notes how Bryant inferred he would confront Nugent with physical violence and all but called Dominik and Raheem the Dream liars.

“But the other day, it dawned on me. [Nugent] made some comment awhile back when he was asked why he would sign here, and he said he thought this was the best opportunity for him.

“Did (Morris and Dominik) tell him something to make him think this was the best opportunity? Or did he look at a number of teams and single me out? If he singled me out, then he’s out of his damn mind. If I would have been 100 percent healthy, like we do back home, you take somebody out behind the woodshed and kick their butt. But that hasn’t been the case, so you go on with your business.”

Easy there big fella. Chill! It appears pretty obvious you want to stay with the Bucs. But threatening violence against a fellow teammate and calling out the guys responsible for your checks is the easiest way to get a one-way ticket out of Tampa International Airport.

Not smart!

Oh, and Bryant didn’t play Friday night.

Anyone want to give Joe odds if Bryant will be calling a local U-Haul outlet tonight?

5 Responses to “Matt Bryant Signed His Exit Visa”

  1. grumpy4669 Says:

    Joe, not going to bash on Matt, his record speaks for itself, and Raheem the Bad Dream and Mark Dumbnik will be making a huge mistake letting him go! Nugent went 6-9, but only one field goal over 40 yds, and isn’t hitting the end zone on kickoffs, which my understanding is that was why he was brought in here in the first place. Matt’s a trooper, and if the Bucs let him go, I have no doubt he’ll have a job within a few hours, while we’ll be stuck with a guy who hasn’t made more than 60% of his kicks in his NFL career!

  2. jblank Says:

    at some point bryant had his opportunity to prove himself and beat out competition and that is exactly what nugent is trying to do. there is a legitimate arguement for bryant if he was able to compete but he isnt. no need for bryant to be hateful at this point. thought he was a turn-the-cheek sort. good for the bucs that they even had competition this preseason or else sabby would be kicking. times change and so do opportunities. bryant is a lesser man for not understanding how spit works and dealing w/it like a man. if he wasnt so nasty about the situation and let things play out he might well have still been the man at the end of the day but rancor is sad for him and the org now… and now we can all move on.

  3. kyle Says:

    what are you watching grumpy. Nugent hit the end zone consistently

  4. JK Says:

    Just another Gruden supporter out the door!

  5. Sgt Mike Says:

    Give him a break (Bryant), he had a very rough camp with injuries. What we regular fans sometimes forget is that these guys have been at the top of there games in some cases for 20+ years and like anybody who might suffer a setback they get frustrated. I have patients that get beligerant after a heart attack because they are frustrated that they can’t do what they used to do. Is it childish? Sometimes maybe. For the most part Bryant has given the Bucs and us fans some serious performance. We should temper our opinions and let the chips fall where they may on this one. Hopefully he sticks and if not good luck on the FA market.