Folk Is A Four-Letter Word

October 5th, 2017

Big bowl of yak.

Call winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter the Father Flanagan of NFL coaches.

Why? Because he has the faith of a devoted priest.

Anyone else at the Den of Depression Thursday night never, ever would have let Nick Folk try a 55-yard field goal to end the first half. This guy is barely better than Roberto Aguayo. The better option would be to let America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, just launch a ball in the end zone.

Then, early in the fourth quarter with the Belicheats leading 16-7, and the Bucs facing a fourth-and-two, rather than go for a first down Koetter gave Folk his blessing and sent the directionally-challenged kicker in to get three points.

We all knew what would happen. Folk shat himself. Again.

And with 5:36 left in the game, Folk again tanked in an effort to pull the Bucs within one score.

Now Joe is typing this before the end of the game. Joe will lay $10 that after the game, Koetter will say of Folk, “He’s getting paid to make those.”

Yes Mr. Koetter, you are right. And you are also getting paid to make smarter decisions than this, to recognize one of your players cannot be counted on in a pinch. At all.

If every fan six-Miller Lites in at the Den of Depression can see through the fog that Folk is unreliable, so should the head coach.

Koetter will also likely say he was playing the percentages. Joe is going to go out on a limb and say Folk’s miserable kicking is the outlier in those percentages, not the norm.

Folk is now 6-of-11 on field goals this season and has missed two extra points.

109 Responses to “Folk Is A Four-Letter Word”

  1. WeAreLost Says:


  2. NJBucsFan Says:

    I’m kneeling during kicks if he’s still on this team

  3. Buc1987 Says:



  4. Destinjohnny Says:

    Had so many guys open on that last play

  5. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    Absolute disgrace.

    Dude should be absolutely ashamed of himself and should retire tonight.

  6. Destinjohnny Says:

    Folks gone

  7. NJBucsFan Says:

    I would really like to see a story about how Martin should have been featured more as he was the most effective back on the roster

  8. TrollSlayer Says:

    folk i mean aguayo 2.0 just lost us the game thanks #FIRED

  9. OneBucPerson Says:

    Anyone got Cairo Santos’s number?

  10. USFBUC Says:

    I hate Folk, not even about the long attempt but the other two. if he is even a decent kicker we kick the game winner with three secs left

  11. AlteredEgo Says:

    Kicker is easier to fix than QB….

  12. Matts17 Says:

    Cut him now and let the try outs begin with 10 days off plenty of time to find the next Licht kicking failure.

    FU Folk. Go away.

  13. BigMacAttack Says:

    He sure Folked that up.

  14. BucsFan90 Says:

    Fire Licht! His incompetent arse needs to go

  15. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Got to replace him now. I said it in Camp…neither of them was worth keeping, but I would rather have kept Roberto just in the off chance he finally got it. And as bad as Roberto was, he never cost us games…and even won one of them.

  16. DislocatedBucsFan Says:

    IDC if its open f’ing tryouts we have to get someone here who can kick. If one of those went through we could have won this. Crap man. Hats off to the D who rallied. GMC played one hell of a game. No one can discredit that. What a bummer. Get rid of this scrub.

  17. 911bucs Says:


  18. BigMacAttack Says:

    Anddddd Aguayo is back lol

  19. James Walker Says:

    Good Game. No shame. Go Bucs.

  20. BaldBuc Says:

    Everyone can go Folk themselves. GoBucs!

  21. pit Says:

    dont let him go back with the team fire him now.and Kotter really needs to grow some balls.his play calling has sucked badly.

  22. BigMacAttack Says:

    Folk off Baldy

  23. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Twits saying we should fire Licht are total fools. The man drafts better than anyone we have had in a very long time.

    We are 2-2…get a better kicker in and we can still win plenty.


    we have 10 days to find a kicker

  25. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Folk and Winston have a serious inaccuracy issue. This is why along with no pass rush, we will be sub .500. Negative….yes……..true……yes.

  26. Couch Fan Says:

    Im not sure what you were watching but Folk tonight was worse than Aguayo ever was

  27. Conte Piscateli Says:

    Folk can’t be on this team tomorrow. It sends the wrong message to the team if you don’t give the guys a player that gives them a chance. No one in Florida believed he would make the extra point in the 4th let alone any field goals by the end of this one. Crap don’t let Jay Feely leave the stadium without a contract.

  28. Matts17 Says:

    While Folk was a train wreck, so was Koetter’s decision making and play calling. Winston was Winston and I don’t mean that as a compliment.

  29. Erc2706 Says:

    so 2 Kickers who were both pretty good goes to $hit. I’m starting to wonder if it’s the holder. I know Jacksonville let anger go for a reason. And their kicking game improved. I hope they change the holder. Maybe the chemistry is off

  30. BigMacAttack Says:

    Brate had his worst night ever. Hargreaves has been horrible

  31. BaldBuc Says:

    Hey Gramattica… Got a kid?

  32. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Kicker tryout….1pm tomorrow at One Buc…open to the public.

  33. Dreambig Says:

    Yes, now its so obvious. Kickers are so easy to get, you would have to be a moron to give up a second round pick to try to get a good one.

  34. Rob Says:

    Fire him immediately. Winston played horribly for 95% of the game. Not all on Folk. Many many terrible passes by our qb

  35. Conte Piscateli Says:

    Dalvin Cook would have been as successful a kicker as Folk today and he has a messed up knee

  36. Fire the glazers Says:

    This sucks. Thanks a lot Folk. Hes gonna be out on his arse tomorrow with no more paychecks to feed his 5,000 kids….

  37. LakeLand Says:

    I have never seen a Patriot team make so many stupid penalties. They pretty much were trying to bail out the Bucs. The Patriots 2 turnovers, the Bucs none. Belichick punted the ball, while in FG territory. This game was a gimme to the Bucs and they refuse to win it.

  38. Dreambig Says:

    Its interesting how many national media pundits are ripping Koetter for a simplistic game plan and for not adjusting

  39. I Bleed Red Says:

    I miss Steven Matt Bryant

  40. BigMacAttack Says:

    Seriously though, Folk totally lost this game, by himself, 100%. 9 points would have won it, or even 6. Please fire him now.

  41. unbelievable Says:

    He’s worse than agauyo.

    That was a battle of 2 teams trying to lose the game. Uck.

    Can we hire Tony ROmo to be our offensive coordinator?

  42. Fire the glazers Says:

    This sucks. Thanks a lot Folk. Hes gonna be out on his arse tomorrow with no more paychecks to feed his 5,000 kids…. any suggestions???

  43. zwh99 Says:

    Folk should be on his way to the airport right now. We need a kicker!!

  44. BigMacAttack Says:

    Hard to believe they could find a kicker who was worse than Aguayo but they did.

  45. unbelievable Says:

    Hopefully the Tampa media will actually question coach k about his playcalling cuz there’s no reason for this unless he simply doesn’t trust Jameis.

  46. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Open auditions for kickers tomorrow!

  47. JonBuc Says:

    Fought hard to the bitter end. Wish JW could have composed himself and not bum rushed that last one. Folk looked as if he knew his NFL career is kuput like Capece.

  48. mike10 Says:

    Bye Felicia

  49. Trevor in Orlando Says:

    Folk has got to go. I don’t blame him for the missed 56 yarder, that is on Koetter. HC should have kept passing down the field, until they scored or the Pats stopped roughing Jameis. That being said, the 6 points we should have based on the other 2 kicks, is the difference between winning and losing this game.

    At this point, I don’t care if we have a kicker that can hit 50+ yards better than half the time, I just want a guy that can hit from 40 or closer for better than 90% of the time (that shouldn’t be too tough).

    I wish we would have won this won, but we took the World Champs to the very last play, with a realistic chance to win (not like needing a 60 yard Hail Mary).

  50. BB Says:

    Winston sucked whole game pretty much and kicker cost them Bucs looked awful awful patriots sucked too they won’t be super bowl bound if they keep this up patriots lucky to make playoffs

  51. Not there yet Says:

    Honestly Joe I must say it seriously shut up. You we’re sniffing Nick folks jock strap ever since he was signed, you were his biggest supporter talking about stats from a single year to prove your point. You don’t have the credibility to complain about folk, I didn’t like folk from the beginning but thought he was better than aguayo which isn’t saying much.

    Has aguayo every missed the field goals in back to back games? Hmm don’t recall that

  52. Broy34 Says:

    You can’t let him back in this locker room. It can’t happen

  53. LakeLand Says:

    No way the Patriots go back to the Super Bowl…not a chance in hell

  54. mike10 Says:

    F folk, f the Playcalling, and f our uncomposed rookie QB. Jameis is garbage until he proves otherwise

  55. mike10 Says:

    Crapped the bed against the leagues worst d

  56. Broy34 Says:

    I agree with not there yet. Joe you didn’t want Doug back and it’s why we were in the game. Mike Smith is your favorite coordinator and he’s been terrible. Now you think folk is garbage which is okay but dude your player eval is god awful. Idek why I’m here

  57. Rads Says:

    That’s All Folks!

  58. Not there yet Says:

    Welcome back to the basement of the NFC South

  59. FortMyersDave Says:

    This kicking game is ridiculous, its like the Creamsicle Bucs when Coach McKay had the late Greg Yarno kick in one game after his kicker missed a short FG. Just making one of the FGs could have made this a W or at least made Brady rally. Very disappointing. My question is if Folk gets cut tonight or tomorrow morning?????

  60. Steve in Mad Beach Says:

    All of the talent on this team had to watch Folk ruin the game for them. The talent should’ve had more chances early along with Doug Martin. What a Folk up to let 1 unreliable guy destroy your team!

  61. Matt B Says:

    Who is coaching our kickers? His a$$ needs to go tomorrow too because he clearly can’t cure the yips. Kickers come here to die.

  62. Waterboy Says:

    The defense played a respectable game. Very impressive!

  63. unbelievable Says:

    Worse than agauyo. Unreal.

  64. tval Says:

    Great game for Jameis as a confidence builder. Toe to toe and should have won if not for teammates letting him down. Kickers are weird. He could not miss rest of the year

  65. MIKE Says:


  66. Ocala Says:

    Jameis played great in the fourth quarter
    folk obviously cost the Bucs the game
    Not only did he miss three but if he would have made just one of those the Bucs would’ve had a 36 yard field goal to win it at the end.
    Folk basically cost the Bucs 12 points this week and 7 last week.

    Also terrible decision by Koetter to kick on 4th and 2 and to kick the onside kick.

  67. JabooBuc Says:

    If there is a bright side to this, if at the beginning of the season you had told me the Bucs were 2-2 while missing Alexander, David and two of top safety’s
    , I would have taken it.

    With that said, we need a kicker now. Team is good enough to do damage this year and we can’t choke away points.

  68. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Folk brady!!!!! 😉

  69. Buccaneer Bill Says:


    Great point! Folk was the top kicker in free agency. Maybe we should bring back Aguayo.

  70. tval Says:

    Pats played safe on o for Tom till late. One made folk fg means they score another td. Don’t kid yourself. Brate had to step up

  71. Jeffbuc Says:

    Good job mr smith I see why you were the head coach now. I said on the last two kicks you have to go for it here why would you put it in his foot. I can’t wait to here his Monday show and I will be on the line to why he would put the game in a struggling kickers hands versus jameis getting 2 yards. Funny how a coach might see his demise over a kicker. After tonight I wish he would of stuck with aguayo. Mr folk I hoped you saved all your money because after tonight you will only be feeding them ramen noodles your career is done. I personally want to think you for ruining whatshould have been a great bucs victory into another national embarrassment. Thank you me folk. And I will never forget the season you ruined. You have missed 5 of your last 6 field goals. go back to where you came from with your millions and enjoy your life but may karma make all your investments miss there mark and you end up a poor man and have to make a living cleaning Porto johns outside of Raymond James. Some where tonight Roberto is smiling a big smile.

  72. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Ok so we know that Folks gone but where do we go from here?

    Patrick Murray’s avalible (our last good kicker)
    Koo from the Chargers
    Josh Lambo
    Dan Cerptenper
    Mike Nugent

    Overall not great options, way to Drop Connor Barth like a fly Licht. Bad Move.

  73. VegasBuc Says:

    You ever think to blame the coach for these kickers? Folks been a good kicker in the past but this is 2 kickers in a row with the same poor result for Tampa. If two kickers in a row are struggling, usually you find a new position coach.

  74. Willy D Buc Says:

    Where’s Barth Vader?!

  75. Biggun Says:

    Josh Lambo, K available…..

  76. adam from ny Says:

    nick folk lubed up tampa tonight !!!

  77. Willy D Buc Says:

    Hell, I thought Chicago let him go…

  78. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Lol, smh… It’s s BUCS life 4 sure

  79. orlbucfan Says:

    Someone hoo-doo’ed this team decades ago. That’s why you have this latest kicker curse. Go Mighty Bucs!! 🙂

  80. John Says:

    6 Miller lights??? That’s it after his kicking game??? Joe….cmon, down some more. Sweet Jesus enough is enough

  81. Aaron Says:

    We didn’t play well and had a chance – and that’s with a kicker missing 2 should make kicks. Also gave them 3 before the half not being a little smarter with the ball with 3min left.

    Should have kicked the ball away instead of the onside kick…(another give them 3)

    Our 23yr old QB took some time to figure out what they were doing on D. He had 225 in the 4th Q

    JW needs to play better but he needs to carry this team for us to win. Brady didn’t have to carry his team when he was 23 – they had a great D and were balanced on O.

    Go Bucs! Got Martin back – should be healthy after the next 10 days. I think things are looking up…

  82. Rico Says:

    I mean the guy’s not even close. I’m sure we’ll be hurting for this win in December. Damn you Folk, you suck.

  83. ARGH_M8E Says:

    I can’t sleep… Thanks, not like don’t have to work @ 7:45 or anything! Pathetic. Bad choice on my part ya?! 🤣🤣🤣🤣👊🙃

  84. firethecannons Says:

    Yeah Folk is toast–dude is completely unreliable, Koetter showed way too much faith, proud of Jameis fighting down to the end, DM22 played well

  85. John Says:

    What was with that onside?? Our D didn’t play THAT bad tonight besides Hargreaves…why does he play 12 yards off the WR every play? And also why does he celebrate on a tackle behind the line of scrimmage on 2nd and long in the 4th down by a score with less than 3 minutes left when he played like crap all season????

  86. LakeLand Says:

    Well on to Arizona

  87. Max Says:

    Can we start throwing some blame to our special teams coach NATE KACZOR?? He’s the guy in charge of kickers and he has been AWFUL at that.

  88. Dreambig Says:

    All this silly talk about kickers. I mean really, they are a dime a dozen. Growing on trees after the draft. Every intelligent football fan knows that you can pick up any loser after the draft and they can kick the ball perfectly. I mean really, the position has no value at all. Those damn kickers are lucky they let them in the locker room. They are right up there with Running backs. You should never draft one high up. Its just not worth it. Its not like they would ever cost you a game or anything.

  89. Dreambig Says:

    That is a pretty good point Max.

  90. Old Bill Says:

    Dan Carpenter please

  91. Getaclue Says:

    Time to start looking at soccer players or something it’s not working no matter what

  92. VA BUC Says:

    why is this team constantly cursed with stuff like sorry kicker …got a DT no help….got a corner just one (wish he was 21) Justin Evans look damn good oir linebackers played well jameis was clean oline played tremendous

  93. Vincente Says:

    Everyone in the stadium should turn their backs every time the kicker runs out in the field. Terrible.

  94. Simeon97 Says:

    I didn’t hate aguoyo, king of felt bad for the kid. I hate folk.

  95. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Not sure if it’s me or the captain Morgan talking but folk needs to be ran outta town asap. And while we’re there, grab someone who can call plays for the offense

  96. SOEbuc Says:

    In Koetter’s press conference someone mentioned Folk and Dirk said Licht came up to him and they talked about it walking off the field. Propably telling him to clean out his locker before he went home tonight.

  97. Greg Says:

    Jameis, which is never the norm, hit Brate in the chest twice tonight–drops (at least Brate made up for one on next play with the td). Folk made one kick in pregame from 45 yards, missed every kick beyond that–guy sucks! Jameis press conference, once again, all talk, its all he does. He may be a franchise QB, but he’ll be a great one. Will say it was obvious Howard turned the wrong direction on the last play, Howard was looking around after the play saying “what happened?” which would have been a td of he had run the correct route. Crappy game overall, bucs didn’t deserve to win.

  98. Greg Says:

    James will never be a great QB is what I meant

  99. Greg Says:

    Romo called it at beginning of game, laid out exactly what Koetter would do, how Koetters offense is exactly like the 80’s Redskins under Joe Gibbs, as well as how Belicheat had the most success against them, and he did it again tonight. Bucs made Pats D look like the number 1 defense in the NFL tonight!

  100. BucEmUp Says:

    Putting all this heat on Koetter is idiotic. If you were so uncertain of your kicker….he shouldn’t have made it to gamely. He shouldn’t have made it past the Giants game. Players have slumps…players of all positions. Keeping them down and not giving them the opportunity to redeem themselves is not the way to coach. With the defense playing surprisingly well and the game being close…I 100% agree with Koetters decision. You HAVE to see how your kicker responds to the pressure…he is your only kicker and it gave the team the best chance to win. I mean honestly after missing the first and second one there was no way in hell he would miss the third one right? Odds were heavily in the kickers favor.

    Nick Folk needs to go. Hell….start letting Anger hit field goals and save a roster spot for another position.

  101. lambchop Says:

    Connor Barth is laughing in Chicago. Matt Bryant is laughing in Atlanta. And Lawrence Tynes is still pissed sitting at home.

    Cairo Santos or Jay Feely. This should have been done last night after the game.

  102. Locked In Says:

    Let’s trade up for Ricky Aguayo next year. Problem solved.

  103. MIKE Says:


  104. LongSeason Says:

    Time for this Father Flanagan to get shed of his Whitey Marsh. We lose 9 points and lose by 2. Kicker has to make at least 80%. What is Artificial Whitey Marsh’s percentage? What is Donald ‘The Kicker’ up to? What about Capece? Is he still kaput? I’m sure we could dig up a dead kicker and he would do better.

  105. Bucballbaby84 Says:

    Get Folk out the Door now! There is nothing your going to tell me that will make me stand behind that dude. He is worse than aguayo. He has already missed as many field goals as that kid did all year last year. That’s really sad. Plus there is way better kickers that are still free agents.

  106. Bucballbaby84 Says:

    Nick Novak just got picked up by the chargers. For real though

  107. MIKE Says:


  108. BucaneroDorado Says:

    should be calling this guy

  109. joestang Says:

    Toe meets leather, WIDE RIGHT, Conner Bath smiling