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Jets sticking with kicker, for now

Jarrad Page, Nick Folk

After Monday night’s 45-3 shellacking in Foxboro, the Jets have bigger problems than a kicker who missed by a large margin a 53-yard field goal try.  I mean, does anyone think that the Jets would have won if Nick Folk had made that kick?

And so, a week after flirting with Kris Brown, the Jets currently plan to keep Folk around.

Per Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger, coach Rex Ryan said Tuesday that he believes Folk “will be our guy.”  Ryan also assumed some of the blame for having Folk try a field goal from the far end of his range early in the game.

“Maybe that’s something I need to look at, is maybe not attempt that kind of kick, his first kick of the day,” Ryan said.  “Maybe that’s something I need to look at.”

Or maybe Rex and the Jets need to look for a kicker who won’t kick the ball farther left than George Soros.

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20 Responses to “Jets sticking with kicker, for now”
  1. patsfan says: Dec 7, 2010 4:19 PM

    Folk had a better game than Rex did.

    Jets were victims of “a Rex style dysfunction”

  2. xli2006 says: Dec 7, 2010 4:20 PM

    Oh, so that’s what was wrong with the Jets last night, the kicking game.

    Cause for a second there I though they got outplayed pretty much across the board.

  3. theblowedone says: Dec 7, 2010 4:27 PM

    lol at Soros comment. Florio seems a lil to that side as well. Just a litttttle…

  4. smithopher says: Dec 7, 2010 4:29 PM

    he’s pathetic, should have cut him weeks ago.

  5. bensbigbrokennose says: Dec 7, 2010 4:29 PM

    Jets are an embarrassment. Folk is only 1 of 52 players that need to be replaced.

  6. apopnj says: Dec 7, 2010 4:30 PM

    Florio – Really? Must not be to much to report of a kicker made your headlines. does anyone care out there? Gimme a friggin break!

  7. phamt02 says: Dec 7, 2010 4:30 PM

    This is sad sad sad….Nick Folk looked to be a clutch kicker for the NFL for time to come when he was with Cowboys, his claim to fame is the game winning long kick at end of Buffalo game where Romo threw like 6 interceptions.

    With poor kickoff strength and shaky non confident field goal kicking, I don’t see him staying on Jets or any NFL roster for that matter.

  8. radrhatr says: Dec 7, 2010 4:34 PM

    A 53 yard field goal in a cold, windy stadium isn’t exactly what most would call automatic. One would think that a “journalist” could find more than missing a nearly impossible kick, to blame a 45-3 loss on! Pretty sad, Florio!

  9. bspurloc says: Dec 7, 2010 5:00 PM

    no way because FOOTBALL is not a MENTAL game…

    so when u have this jackass missing field goals left and right it does not effect the team at all.

  10. waccoforflacco says: Dec 7, 2010 5:00 PM

    Aaaah…didn’t their quarterback throw 3 stupid interceptions and didn’t their secondary get eaten alive? SURE ..must have been the kickers’ fault.

  11. luvthatdirtywatah says: Dec 7, 2010 5:09 PM

    Folk was put into a position to fail by his HC who also put his QB into a position to fail.

    I wonder how many Honey Dews Rex double fisted while the rest of us slept?

  12. kev86 says: Dec 7, 2010 5:33 PM

    Born and raised in california and played college at Arizona. Kicked a few years in Dallas. Sounds like a great kicker for December in the Northeast. Same Ole Jets.

  13. dirtdawg55 says: Dec 7, 2010 5:39 PM

    Really Rex? You think you maybe shouldn’t have had your shaky kicker attempt a 53 yarder on a windy day against one of the best teams in the NFL in their backyard? Wow? What brilliance. With that kind of mind you could end up being a head coach for a pro football team some day. In the meantime you will have to make do coaching the Jets.

  14. burntorangehorn says: Dec 7, 2010 6:30 PM

    How about this headline: “Jets sticking with quarterback, for now”?

    After all, Folk is a better kicker than that sleazebag Sanchez is a quarterback.

  15. Jack Burton says: Dec 7, 2010 6:45 PM

    Yeah because the kicker is the real issue in that locker room. Awesome.

  16. gnyj85 says: Dec 7, 2010 7:04 PM

    Yea good point burntoorangehorn…

    We should definitley judge Sanchez by this one game…
    especially since hes never done anything great like come back in fourth quarter for the Jets and lead to victory. Oh wait, yes he did..a couple times this year. He’s in his second year and has brought the Jets to the AFC championship and this year to 9-3.
    Sanchez is doing just fine.

  17. burntorangehorn says: Dec 7, 2010 7:52 PM

    gnyj85,

    Sanchez has been a bus-driver at most. He’s a sub-standard QB in the league, and was nowhere near the QB he was hyped to be coming out of USC. That’s to be expected, though, and it’s one reason Carroll didn’t expect him to jump: he just wasn’t actually that good of a QB at that point. He still isn’t.

  18. dewsweeper says: Dec 7, 2010 10:48 PM

    A kicking thread with a reference to the Puppet Master?
    Fron one West Virginia ridge runner to another,
    Florio, you really are unappreciated.

  19. beauseph says: Dec 8, 2010 12:37 AM

    Yea good point burntoorangehorn…

    We should definitley judge Sanchez by this one game…
    especially since hes never done anything great like come back in fourth quarter for the Jets and lead to victory. Oh wait, yes he did..a couple times this year. He’s in his second year and has brought the Jets to the AFC championship and this year to 9-3.
    Sanchez is doing just fine.

    ———————–

    Doing just fine?

    56.4, 124.3, 120.5, 106.4, 59.9, 60.1, 43.3, 82.9, 100.2, 71.4, 27.8

    Those are his ratings this year. Outside of a good three weeks in September, he’s been awful. Though his 70.5 average for 2010 is certainly better than his 60.2.

    That’s the problem with Jets fans, they think a guy with a 70.5 rating on the season is good. You guys really need to raise your standards a little.

  20. stanjam says: Dec 8, 2010 2:25 AM

    Wow, are kickers that rare that you can’t find someone who can at least hit the net at 43 yards?

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