Nick Folk and Josh Brown have known each other for years, good friends in a tight-knit NFL kicking fraternity.
The two buddies are also confident that they should be the guy who wins the New York Jets' open competition for the kicking job this season. Brown, a nine-year veteran who has been one of the league's most accurate kickers, says he has ''every intention of winning the job.'' Folk, entering his third season with the Jets, says he's ''here to keep my job.''
Special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff says it's too early to tell who might have the edge, but thinks the competition will not be decided until just before the regular season begins. Westhoff thinks a small tweak to the practice schedule will help keep their legs fresh.