Silly Knock On FolkMarch 20th, 2017
Some folks just reach to unreal lengths to find something wrong with a guy.
Take new Bucs kicker Nick Folk. He is the most accurate kicker in Jets history — yet he’s not good enough for some Bucs fans.
One in particular — Joe’s not going to out the guy — was aroused on Twitter to this transaction and since has been attacking Joe for the gall to term this a positive move.
This Bucs fans claims Folk, since entering the league in 2007, has 10 blocked kicks, which is true. This averages out to one a season. One! Never mind Folk converted 27 of 31 attempts and 24 of 26 extra points last season.
The last time Joe checked, a blocked kick is a missed kick. So this Twitterer has his briefs bunched up over one miss a year (on average). Meanwhile, last season, Bucs incumbent kicker Roberto Aguayo missed seven kicks from 40-yards out or more in 11 attempts. A 16-year old kicking for St. Petersburg Catholic likely has as good of an average.
So the Bucs should not have signed Folk because of an average of one block per season and be content with a guy who more often than not misses from 40-yards out (a paltry 36 percent [!] of his kicks are made from that distance)?