As the New York Jets continue to have a kicking competition in training camp, kicker Nick Folk doesn’t have much to worry about with Ross Martin at this point in time.
Kicker Nick Folk is coming back from a severe quadriceps injury that saw him miss a significant amount of time last season. The New York Jets brought in competition to see if they can get more production out of their kicker situation in Ross Martin. So far however, Folk doesn’t have much to worry about.
Martin has been doing well in training camp but when it mattered most in preseason action against the Jacksonville Jaguars, failed to deliver. Martin went 1/3 in field goal attempts and by the looks of it, Folk should rest easy knowing he’ll more than likely keep his starting spot heading into 2016.
Folk has always been as consistent as they come as some could see why the Jets might have been worried that he’d miss a beat coming off of injury. During clutch situations hoiwever, Folk always delivered and well, Martin’s opportunity to prove his worth didn’t come to fruition as he would have hoped.
At the end of the day, experience tends to beat out inconsistency, especially when it comes to something as important as kicking duties. Folk has become a legend for the Jets in his own right thanks to all his clutch field goals he’s made that numerous times sent the Jets home in victory.
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By the looks of it, Folk looks fine from his injury last season and should continue to perform well once the games that actually matter are here.
While many admire Martin for doing his best to dethrone Folk straight to a starting job, his first test of performing in preseason football didn’t go so well.
That’s not to say he’s out of a job just yet as there is still plenty of training camp and preseason football left. It’s just now, Martin has put himself under Folk on the depth chart for the time being.
It’ll be hard for Martin to bounce back but let’s just say he needs to be close to flawless when the Jets hit the road to face the Washington Redskins this coming Friday.
Overall, Folk is ahead of Martin and it’ll more than likely stay that way heading into more preseason action. Martin would have to come back strong and be perfect for him to take Folk’s spot and if he doesn’t perform well next week against the Redskins, will more than likely lose his roster spot on the Jets.