In a development that won’t surprise Cowboys fans, Jets kicker Nick Folk has hit a serious slump in New York.
Over the last three weeks, Folk has hit only 6-of-11 field goals. He’s 0-for-4 on kicks over 40 yards and has started to struggle with the most basic tasks of his job.
“When you miss the field goal, that’s one thing,” coach Rex Ryan said on 1050 ESPN Radio via ESPNNewYork.com. “But when he hit the upright on the extra point, it’s like, ‘Nick, come on, you can kick it left-footed and kick it through there.”
Folk has also struggled on kickoffs, so the Jets have started to look at alternatives. Former Houston Texan Kris Brown will try out for the team on Tuesday, according to Rich Cimini. Brown spent the last three weeks with the Chargers, hitting four out of five field goals.
It’s unclear if the Jets are just preparing their “ready list” in case Folk messes up again or whether they will make a change before Monday’s big game in Foxborough.