Monday, August 27, 2012

Nick Folk Wins Kicking Job

The New York Jets decided to stick with kicker Nick Folk for another season releasing Josh Brown on Monday.

Josh Brown who was brought in after being cut by the Rams probably did himself in on Sunday by missing a 45-yard field goal against the Carolina Panthers, and Brown was out played in camp by a little bit too as the Jets were leaning towards Folk heading into Sundays game.

 Special team’s coordinator Mike Westhoff last Friday called it "absolutely the most efficient, competitive battle I've ever seen. I've had some great kickers in my career, but no one's had a better camp than these two guys have had. It's the best kicking competition I've ever seen."

Nick Folk was able to hit all four of his attempts this season but does lack the touchback power on the kickoffs that Josh Brown had. Last season for the Jets Folk was 19-25 on his attempts, but the Jets will hope he can get some more touchbacks during regular season.

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