Jets Media Panel Scratches Head About Folk

March 20th, 2017

Steal by Jason Licht?

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.

27 Responses to “Jets Media Panel Scratches Head About Folk”

  1. TampaBay AllDay Says:

    Some people forget Licht is a new gm. While he has made some head scratching decisions I believe he’s made more solid moves then bad ones. And this year the man has been on fire.

  2. Doctor Stroud Says:

    I went to the link that Joe provided and scrolled down. The Jets are looking at Josh McCown! That tells you all you need to know about the state of that franchise.

  3. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    May the best man win. I’m a Seminole and I could careless about who that winner is. I’m just looking forward to productivity from this aspect of the team next season. With the way Anger kicked the air out the ball last year the combination of solid place kicking will undoubtedly make this team an even greater threat in the conference especially with what will be a top ranking offense in 2017.

  4. The Buc Realist Says:

    Hope by the end of the draft that their will be other competitions at positions as well!!!!!! TE anyone?????? Competition is what this team needs at many positions!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!

  5. Pete Says:

    I want the younger player to win out at every position!

  6. gotbbucs Says:

    @ Pete

    Then you don’t understand how to build a team.

    Would you want a college team with only freshman starters every year?

  7. Mike Johnson Says:

    I can see Roberto now at the drive thru window with his little hat on chirping, Sir, would you like Mayo on that burger! Shout out to Queen and David Bowie…Under Pressure. That’s Roberto’s new theme song.

  8. rrsrq Says:

    Haven’t seen this much buzz on a kicker since Roberto missed his first FG in preseason

  9. WhatdaBUCisthis Says:

    @Buc Realist … Yes competition is good. But don’t jab Brate big homie. He’s good at what he is. I don’t see how comp now will help. He started last year clearly behind ASJ and didn’t get better so… Still the same blocker

  10. NFLNut Says:

    Folk missed NINE FG’s in his 3rd season in the league, the same number Aguayo missed in his rookie season … I believe Aguayo will beat Folk out and become one of the better kickers in the league in the future … however I love the signing as there’s nothing wrong with lighting a fire under someone and demanding excellence at every position!

  11. Bradentonbuc Says:

    I wonder if the Bucs were able to place Aguayo on their practice squad if he would be safe there. Maybe the guy can get it together, but not brining in any competition last year? We let Schum and Anger battle it out last year in preseason after schum had put together a solid year. Competition brings out the best. America baby

  12. USFBUC Says:

    I think this was a good move by the Bucs to bring in plenty of competition for training camp.

  13. Tampa Tony Says:

    As someone who has relocated to NYC from Tampa the fans and media here expect results and have very little patience.

    In Tampa where the media praises a career loser like Dominik he’d be destroyed here. Where Jameis is called a franchise qb and praised as the chosen one here in NYC he’d be blamed for two December collapses. It’s an awesome place to live and definitely earns its nickname as the greatest city but when it comes to sports you better win or else

  14. Destinjohnny Says:

    Can we get a mulligan from the nfl and get our 2nd round pick back?

  15. Stanglassman Says:

    Folk was clearly a cap casualty and the Jets really liked Rose Martin (URFA Duke) last year but stuck with Folk. This year I think it’s Martin’s job to lose. and he is the favorite to win the Job.
    Martin was the best kicker coming out last week year in my opinion. Going into 2016 draft I hoped they would sign him as to compete against Conner instead of using a premium pick on the 2nd best kicker.

  16. Stanglassman Says:

    Nflnut-Not a good comparison regarding Folk vs Aguayo. Folk rookie year he made the probowl, his 2nd year made 90% of his kicks. During the 2008-09 off season Folk had hip surgery and wasn’t fully healed in ’09. Roberto situation clearly is not the same.

  17. Pawel Says:

    Every year is always that one position Bucs need to fix and when they do then its another. When we had Barth, we needed a QB. Now we got a QB and can’t find a kicker.

  18. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Jets are in salary cap hell, they need the 3mil somewhere else on their roster. 3 of his 4 misses were blocks. Maybe he has Chris Simms syndrome? But he will be the opening day kicker. Cut your losses and get on with it. We shouldn’t have to hold our breath for a 40 yard attempt. roberto the kicker has the yips and will never get over them.

  19. Tom S. Says:

    Wait, did Jason Licht just learn that kickers are largely fungible and free to acquire?!

    Boy, someone should have told him this news last year before he gave up huge assets for the worst kicker in the NFL.

  20. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    gotbbucs Says
    “Then you don’t understand how to build a team.

    Would you want a college team with only freshman starters every year?”

    If they prove themselves to be better than the vets???? Heck yes!!!!

    That is the whole point of building through the draft, lol.

  21. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    This stat on Aguayo may blow some minds, but the longest field goal he ever kicked in College was only 43 yards.
    Seriously, I just heard this on WDAE this morning, and I was in freaking shock.
    It came from TKRAS

  22. Arealbucfan Says:

    How many kickers did they have on the roster at one time throughout the season in 2015? Maybe they let folk teach aguayo and let him have a redshirt season.. decision is above my pay grade either way

  23. ARGH_M8E Says:

    @Stanglassman – boom! Interesting point

  24. Capt.Tim Says:

    Like Janokowski, hoping Aguayo is over the “Yips”, and becomes the Kicker we thought he’d be.
    Janokoski was terrible his first year- then become the best kicker in the league ever since.
    If not- its smart that Licht has brought in a very dependable alternative.

  25. BringBucsBack Says:

    Tom S., best comment today and great vocabulary word in “fungible”.

  26. Dave Says:

    Aguayo had bad record in college past the 40 yd line
    And continued in NFL. What makes you think he suddenly can
    Make them now. Not going to happen. If that’s satisfactory to you then by all means, let’s keep him.
    I personally want a kicker who can make 40 & 50 yd fgs.
    Folk is my man.

  27. JGA Says:

    Geez, get over it already. Aguayo was just a draft pick. High or low it doesn’t matter. Every pick is a risk. Any player we could have drafted may end up being a bust. Aguayo had a rough rookie season, just like a million other players have. Let’s see what happens this season.

    One of the things I respect about Licht is he recognizes his mistakes, admits them, makes the changes necessary and moves on. He knows a helluva more about football than i do, and any of you as well. In Licht I trust. Go Bucs !