Hey there Jets Nation. I watched the game the other night, and couldn't help notice something that, correct me if I'm wrong, I haven't seen brought up here this week. Several times when the Jets were on the verge of field goal range, and thus too close to the end zone to punt the ball, Rex continually went for it on 4th down. It became apparent that he was scared to kick the field goal. Now there are arguments for and against changing kickers, but once the head coach loses so much faith in a kicker that going for it on 4th and 5 is seen as a better option than giving your kicker a shot, that is when it is time to let the guy go, and that was the case this week. This wasn't just a once in a while thing. This was every time they were where most teams would consider good enough yardage to have a decent percentage shot. His closest field goal was 42 yards, but Rex has no confidence in him beyond that, despite getting stopped on 4th down every time the Jets tried. He is a liability in the coach's eyes, and the fragility of the offense is even more apparent now. Most of the kickers have been scooped up, but Brown is still out there. I think the change in itself would represent the posibility of trying a kick vs the coach going for it due to a percieved lack of options.
The Jets obviously have a very good defense. That alone can win games in January. But you have to be able to put points on the board. Getting 3 points out of a drive vs letting it fizzle is going to be huge for this team, as getting 3 points against you is not the easiest task.
So what do you think?
Should the Jets replace Nick Folk?
He needs to go right now (8 votes)
I want him out, but it makes more sense to follow through with him for the season (6 votes)
The guy still has potential that can come to fruition (7 votes)
He can stay, but he has to kick Brian Schottenheimer in the family jewels first (37 votes)
58 total votes