Jets Media Panel Scratches Head About FolkMarch 20th, 2017
Fan and media life is different in New York.
Joe’s not saying it’s better, but overall it is more intense than what’s found across the Tampa Bay area. Perhaps that’s the result of brutal commutes, nasty weather, societal rudeness and other factors. Joe is not a sociologist.
Regardless, the New York media is always happy to skewer a player, coach or executive quickly — and celebrate him just as fast. There’s nearly zero tolerance for poor performance.
So what about new Bucs kicker Nick Folk, who had a good season for the Jets last year and is your newest Buccaneer?
The Daily News Live panel of Jets media gathered on SNY TV last week to discuss the Jets’ decisions and salary purging in free agency. One call they didn’t like — and one that troubled some — was the release of Folk in favor of signing the 2016 Cardinals’ kicker. It’s all linked here.
This a good sign for Bucs fans, albeit just a tiny footnote. The most promising sign is the 87 percent of field goals Folk drilled through the uprights last season.