Matt Bryant, Tampa Bay’s kicker, lost his three-month old son this past week. The funeral was today in Texas. Bryant will be flying back to Tampa to kick in the game tomorrow. The NFL would not grant Tampa a temporary roster exemption so that Tampa could pick up a kicker in case Bryant couldn’t make it. Ridiculous.
I sure hope the Packers win tomorrow, but if they don’t I’ll take some comfort in knowing that a win might give Bryant even a temporary reprieve from his grief.