December 4, 2011; Landover, MD, USA; New York Jets kicker Nick Folk (2) kicks the ball against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. The Jets won 34-19. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE
Dec 12, 2011; Seattle, WA, USA; St. Louis Rams kicker Josh Brown (3) during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated St. Louis 30-13. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE
This morning, I wanted to take a look at the upcoming kicking competition. The incumbent, Nick Folk, against the veteran competition, Josh Brown. Specifically, I wanted to take a look statisically, and do a “tale of the tape”. Do a little of side by side statistical comparison so you can be the judge:
FGS: Nick Folk: 113-145 77.9%; Josh Brown: 220-272 80.9%
Not going to look at kickoff stats for the career since Brown has been around a bit longer.
FGS: Nick Folk: 19-25 76%; Josh Brown: 21-28 75%
KICKOFFS: Nick Folk: 81 Kickoffs-17 Touchbacks; Josh Brown: 54 Kickoffs-15 Touchbacks
Remarkably similar stats, more similar than I thought they were going to be. It should be an interesting competition this summer.
Who do you think will win the job? Sound off below