“You could miss, or you could make it,” Bryant said. “But if you go out there worrying about this or worrying about that, if you have any hesitation except for doing your best, there’s so many more bad things that can happen.”
He still hears his father’s voice, the man who played such a major role in helping him reach the NFL, cheering him on just like he did when Bryant was a kid playing baseball and soccer.
“To this day,” the kicker said, “I hear someone in the background saying, ‘Go for it!’”
If Bryant trots out for another potential winning kick against the 49ers, he’d surely hear that voice again — and the Falcons would like their chances.
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