Found April 16, 2014 on One Jet At A Time:
With the NFL draft less than a month away, the Jets have plenty of needs to fill on the team. One position most Jets fans and management aren’t worried about is kicker. That wasn’t always the case though. It is very rare for a team to have a franchise place kicker like the Raiders and Sebastian Janikowski or the Lions and Jason Hanson before he retired. Here is a look back at the last decade of kickers to wear green and white. Feature Image: AP Photo/Mel Evans Doug Brien (2003-2004) Doug Brien after missed FG in Pittsburgh; Photo Credit: NY Times How he got here: Brien had been with 5 different teams in his first 10 years in the league, including the 1994 Super Bowl champion 49ers. He came to the Jets in 2003 as a free agent. Best moment: It’s easy to forget, in the Jets’ roller coaster 2004 playoff run, that Doug Brien won the wild card game against the Chargers. He nailed a 28-yard field goal in overtime to win 20-17 and bailed out Eric Barton for his personal foul penalty that ca...
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