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Power Rankings: New York Jets receiving corps in bottom half of NFL

The NFL is becoming more and more of a passing league; statistics bear this theory out, as numbers continue to rise for quarterbacks and receivers, while dropping for running backs. Thus, it’s becoming increasingly important to have skill position players who can excel in this brand of football. Obviously, the quarterback is the most vital person on the roster. Without one, a team...
Via cover32 - Jets
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Snubbed? New York Jets K Nick Folk not named top-10 in NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
Via cover32 - Jets
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 kickers for the New York Jets in the 2014 NFL Draft

The New York Jets have a Folk hero. They don’t need anyone else. Nick Folk made 33 of his 36 field-goal attempts in 2013. Now, he’s Nicky Franchise, as the Jets slapped him with the franchise tag to keep him around. So, Gang Green needs no kicker. Still, other teams do, and over at the main site, cover32 compiled a list of the best 10 kickers in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft. Here...
Via cover32 - Jets
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Folk brings optimism in 2014 after decade-long Jets kicker carousel

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...
Via One Jet At A Time
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Decker and Giacomini Signings

John Idzik has been relatively quite so far this free agency, but he has managed bring in two new impact players, receiver Eric Decker and right tackle Breno Giacomini, as well as extending some of his own players such as Nick Folk, Leger Douzable and Jeff Cumberland. It's still way too early in the process to grade Idzik's performance in this year's free agency as a...
Via Jets Insider.com
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ugly Bowl Voting: AFC North Round 2

With every week, we get ever closer to answering the eternal question that has baffled sports fans for years: WHO DA UGLIEST? This past week, Frank Summers’ asymmetrical eye black could not prevent Nick Folk from snatching the AFC East title. This week, we must decide the AFC North.Representing the Baltimore Ravens, we have Marshal Yanda, AKA Cletus.[via]However, in order to win...
Via Kissing Suzy Kolber
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Folk in good spirits upon new deal with Jets

BY NICK ST. DENISAfter winning half a dozen positional competitions in the past two seasons just to keep his job, New York Jets kicker Folk was more than happy to get a 400-percent raise earlier this offseason via the franchise tag."Any time that that could happen, it’s pretty exciting," Folk said this week, via NewYorkJets.com. "Most of the time when you get a Franchise...
Via AFC East Daily
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets free agency update

Day one of free agency is nearly in the books; here’s your evening update on the New York Jets: Hits - The Jets have signed Nick Folk, who they franchised earlier this week, to a multiyear deal. - Aside from Folk, who was already on the roster, the Jets haven’t signed anyone, and they still have about $39 million of cap room left. Sanchez Update - Mark Sanchez is still a Jet...
Via cover32 - Jets
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets Re-Sign K Nick Folk

The Jets have re-signed K Nick Folk to a “multi-year deal” two weeks after applying the franchise tag to him, the team announced, via Rich Cimini of ESPN New York. Cimini notes that the terms remain undisclosed, but that Folk was seeking at least $3 million per year. Had Folk played this season under the franchise tag, he would have earned $3.556 million. Folk connected on...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Untagged: Folk signs multi-year deal with Jets

BY NICK ST. DENISNew York Jets kicker Nick Folk was franchise-tagged at the end of last month, getting locked into a high-paying, one-year contract with the team, barring something significant happening in the near future.That something significant happened Tuesday.Within an hour of the start of free agency, Gang Green announced they signed Folk to a multi-year deal.The veteran boot...
Via AFC East Daily
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets re-sign K Nick Folk

New York Jets kicker Nick Folk got his wish -- a long-term contract. Two weeks after being slapped with the franchise tag, Folk signed a multiyear deal Tuesday with the Jets, the team announced. Details of the contract weren't immediately available, but Folk was seeking at least $3 million per year. If he had played the season for the franchise amount, he would've earned...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Free Agency Preview

The buzz of the NFL Combine is now passed as we enter into Free Agency. On March 3rd at 4:00 PM est, we reached the deadline for teams to use their franchise or transitional tags. Six were used altogether, Jimmy Graham, Nick Folk, Brian Orakpo, Greg Hardy, Alex Mack and Jason Worilds(transition). Graham was not […]The post Philadelphia Eagles Free Agency Preview appeared first...
Via 3D Philly Sports
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Six Players Get Free Agent Tags

Four players are franchised by the deadline: Greg Hardy, Jimmy Graham, Nick Folk and Brian Orakpo.
Via gnb.scout.com
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Folk gets franchise tag, 400 percent raise

New York Jets placekicker Nick Folk was one of the most consistent performers across the league converting 33-of-36 field goal attempts and now Gang Green is rewarding him with a franchise tag. Find out
Via nyj.scout.com
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets Place Franchise Tag on Nick Folk

Nick Folk was hoping to get a long-term deal done this offseason, with a significant raise, after playing through four one-season deals. The Jets decided to compromise by placing the franchise tag on the kicker dubbed, "Folk Hero."Folk won't get the long-term security he was hoping for, unless the two sides can agree on a contract before July 15, but he certainly got...
Via Jets Insider.com
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets place the franchise tag on kicker Nick Folk

Nicky Franchise, welcome home. The Jets have placed the franchise tag on 29-year-old kicker Nick Folk, ESPNNewYork’s Rich Cimini reports. This is the first time the Jets have used the franchise tag since 2011. The move was somewhat unexpected, considering that a “Who the heck franchises a kicker??” reaction would probably be more than appropriate. But this sort of stuff happens...
Via cover32 - Jets
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Folk gets raise of more than 400 percent under tag

BY NICK ST. DENISMost NFL players aren't fans of the franchise tag. Most players aren't kickers.The New York Jets announced Friday that they've used their 2014 tag on kicker Nick Folk. Folk, coming off a stellar season and arguably the best of his career, was slated for free agency this March.With the tag, Folk will make more than four times his 2013 salary -- a jump...
Via AFC East Daily
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets place franchise tag on kicker Nick Folk

Nick Folk was one of the heroes of the 2013 New York Jets. That says something about the Jets, but it also speaks to Folk's consistency under pressure. On Friday, the Jets made sure Folk didn't leave town by placing the franchise tag on him. The team announced the tag for Folk, noting his 91.7% accuracy on field goals in 2013. Folk hit his first 23 field goals last season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets Franchise K Nick Folk

We have placed the franchise tag on K Nick Folk- http://t.co/NjZXMBttja pic.twitter.com/wJr6E7YgOI — New York Jets (@nyjets) February 28, 2014 Brian McIntyre notes that the franchise tag should run the Jets close to $3.1 million next season. n 2014. Folk, 29, was a very consistent kicker for the Jets last season converting 91.7 percent of his field goal attempts while not missing...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets become the second team to use a Franchise Tag; THEY TAGGED A KICKER?

Today the New York Jets announced they are using their franchise tag.  Yep you guessed it they are tagging Nick Folk the KICKER.  YES SIR, Kickers don’t get enough credit, but they deserve big money.  I am super excited for Folk, Congrats. #KICKSQUAD RichCimini Jets announce they’ve played franchise tag on Nick Folk. #Jets 2/28/14 […]The post New York Jets become the second...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

New ST Coordinator McGaughey to Strengthen New York Jets

New ST Coordinator McGaughey to Strengthen New York JetsWe’ve seen special teams make or break games for teams in recent years. A DeSean Jackson punt return touchdown to lift the Eagles over the Giants in 2010 comes to mind right away, even a few seasons later. Then the offseason arrives, and we as fans often overlook the third unit. The first time the New York Jets make a big...
Via isportsweb.com
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Folk: Take away QB Kneels, not PATs

With the NFL contemplating eliminating point after attempts, New York Jets kicker Nick Folk thinks the league should do away quarterback kneels instead.
Via nyj.scout.com
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets K Nick Folk: Add narrower uprights to make extra points harder

Ever since NFL commissioner Roger Goodell floated the idea in January that the league may one day consider abolishing extra points, kickers have been up in arms. Every kicker that's been asked about it has been against it, which makes sense, because it devalues their job. One of the main arguments against extra points is that they're too easy. In 2013, NFL kickers connected...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets kicker Nick Folk: Eliminating extra point would be a ‘disservice’

There's been no shortage of kickers who've spoken out in protest of Roger Goodell's proposal to eighty-six the extra point. Nick Folk is the latest. "That’s going to take away something from [kickers]," Folk said in a phone interview with the Star-Ledger. "It's been a part of the game for so long. And I think that it would be a disservice to take...
Via Helmet2Helmet
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Folk: Eliminate PATs? What about the QB kneel?

BY NICK ST. DENISThere's been a lot of talk of late about the possibility of doing away with the extra point, as critics have pointed to the fact that it's become too automatic.The make-rate in the NFL was 99.6 percent last season and has been above 99 percent over past decade. You could probably go at least another two decades back and find similar numbers.But to be fair...
Via AFC East Daily
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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