Folk’s Playing Out Of His Mind
Two of the last three games, the New York Jets have beaten the Patriots and the Saints and look pretty good.
The running game has been established between Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell with minimal mistakes from rookie quarterback Geno Smith.
The interior of the defensive line, led by Muhammad Wilkerson, is penetrating the offensive line and causing mad havoc in the backfield.
And then there’s that whole special teams thing. Jets field goal kicker Nick Folk is uncharacteristically perfect.
His first two years in the NFL in Dallas, Folk was 88% and looked to have a promising career. The next season he struggled with an injury and never recovered, going 5 of 12 from 40-49 yards out and the Cowboys let him go.
The last two seasons for the Jets have been average for Folk, hitting 77%.
But now, Folk is becoming just as important and clutch as the other pieces on this team and the fact that the 28-year old is having the best performance of his eight year career gives Jets fans another sign of hope that Rex Ryan’s bunch could have a magical year.
Of course, in order to do that, it’d probably help if they won two in a row.
One thing is for sure though, Folk is there when the Jets need him. He’s been automatic this year going 23-of-23, including 11-of-11 from 40-49 yards, where he has struggled with consistency in the past.
Folk’s four field goals against the Saints on Sunday not only contributed to the six point victory but also instilled confidence in the entire team by continuously putting points on the board with each offensive possession.
The Jets re-signed Folk to a one-year contract this past off-season and if he keeps this up, he’s going to be asking for some coin come February.