East Rutherford, NJ - Being an NFL kicker, at times, sounds like the best job in the world, until a day like today happens. When your team losses by one point and you have a blocked field goal and miss an extra point, being a kicker has to feel all types of lonely.
Nick Folk has been nothing short of clutch throughout his career as the Jets kicker, but all that goodwill went right out the window after having the field goal blocked and missing the extra point in a one point loss. Folk is hardly the only reason the Jets lost, the secondary was awful, Ryan Fitzpatrick struggled for most of the game and Brandon Marshall had a huge drop while he and Eric Decker didn't make nearly enough plays but simple math makes it easy to blame Folk. Just make that extra point and the Jets at least get a shot at overtime, but instead the Jets suffer a Week One heartbreaker and fall to 0-1 with a quick turnaround as they have to get ready to play the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night.
In the video above Folk talks about the loss and the role his misses played in said loss.
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