Tag:Nick Folk
Posted on: February 9, 2011 5:17 pm

Jets will give Folk competition

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Somehow, Jets K Nick Folk kept his job all season despite a few shaky performances – he made 30 of 39 field goals this year but slumped in November and ranked 29th among the 35 kickers who made at least 10 attempts.

But next season, he’ll have some competition.

According to NFL.com’s Jason La Canfora, the Jets have signed UFL standout Nick Novak – who has limited NFL experience but who also made 15 of 18 attempts this season with the Florida Tuskers to lead the league in points scored while being named the league’s special teams MVP.

Folk will be a free agent in 2011, and though he’s said he wants to return to New York, that obviously isn’t a certainty at this point.

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Category: NFL
Posted on: January 10, 2011 1:01 pm

NFL Wild Card Podcast Review

Posted by Will Brinson

This past weekend was one of most exciting wild-card weekends in NFL history.

But was it the most exciting? That's one of the questions Andy and I answer in this week's podcast review. We also debate whether or not Seattle fans should be sending such vitriolic emails, where Marshawn Lynch's powerful scamper ranks in the pantheon of all-time single runs, just how impressive Dom Capers' defense was Sunday, whether Jim Caldwell's seat should be hot, how clutch Mark Sanchez really is, and whether or not we should have seen the Ravens pummeling of the Chiefs coming.

All that (plus much,  much more) -- just hit the play button below and don't forget to Subscribe via iTunes.

If you can't view the podcast, click here to download .
Posted on: December 3, 2010 10:02 am

Hot Routes 12.03.10: Is DeSean wary?

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

- Perhaps, DeSean Jackson would like to call the plays for the Eagles, as well. That’s a bit of a stretch but perhaps not too far out of the question. According to ESPN’s Sal Palantonio, via Pro Football Talk, Jackson and his representatives would like him to run less shallow crossing routes. Apparently, he’s concerned about concussions and how that would hurt his marketability for his next contract (because, then, he’d be liable to take a big hit from a linebacker or a safety). The NFL Network asked Jackson about this after the Thursday night game, and Jackson didn’t really give much credence to the report.

- So, Ben Roethlisberger actually has a broken foot, not a sprained one like the Steelers had been saying. Doesn’t matter. He’s still going to play this weekend, and apparently, it shouldn’t affect anything he would normally do on the field. It probably won’t feel real good, though.

- Remember that $150,000 UFL transfer fee that prevented a number of players from signing with NFL teams? Yeah, now it’s a $25,000 fee. Much more palatable, I’m sure, to NFL GMs and owners.

- Bengals fans want offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski’s head on a platter (actually, this has been their wish for the past several years). Here’s how Bratkowski responded to their bloodlust.

- Panthers CB Chris Gamble talked to reporters about why he missed practice last week, causing him to miss a start. Apparently, he made some kind of “out of mind decision.”

Well, what do you know? The Chargers special teams have begun to play better (not that they could have played much worse). That’s one reason why San Diego is streaking.

Jets kicker Nick Folk knows he’s on shaky ground, especially after the club brought in Kris Brown for a tryout Tuesday. Not surprisingly, Folk had a good day of practice Thursday.

Dolphins WR Brian Hartline has drawn five pass interference penalties from opposing defenses this year. The rest of the Miami receiving corps combined? Zero.

The Broncos said their memories of Kenny McKinley won’t be clouded by the recent revelations of his gambling problems.

Three Minnesota counties
have been wooing the Vikings to build a new stadium so the organization can remain in-state.

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Posted on: August 19, 2010 9:07 pm

Buehler has a bad day for Dallas

D. Buehler had a bad today for Dallas (AP). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

David Buehler has seen nothing but success with the Cowboys. He was drafted in the fifth round in 2009 and brought into town after Dallas failed to record a touchback the season prior. The result: Buehler, as the team’s kickoff specialist, led the league with 29 touchbacks last year.

Now, he’s being given the chance to fix the place-kicking problems. Last season, Nick Folk went 18 of 28. The result: Buehler will take over Folk’s old job.

So far this offseason, he’s been consistent with his kicks and has improved his technique. That is, until today when Buehler – who last place-kicked at USC, where he connected on 78.8 percent of his field goal tries during his career – went 3 for 7.

The Cowboys, though, aren’t worried.

"The wind was blowing out here, and we kicked more long ones today," Cowboys coach Wade Phillips told reporters, including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram . "He was upset that he missed them, and we were too. He's been pretty consistent, and we've just got to stay with it. You've got to stay with what he's been doing well."

Buehler, it should be noted, had made 11 of 12 with the team training in Oxnard, Calif., and he’s 5 for 6 in preseason games.

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