Nick Folk struggled over the second half of last season, but you get the sense that was an aberration. In Thursday’s OTA practice, he looked outstanding.
“He made a 51-yarder and a 53-yarder that he nailed right down the middle,” said Rex Ryan. “He was impressive. In all fairness, he’s got a new holder (and) a new snapper. Now, the great thing is, he’s just lining up and kicking. There’s no problem. It’s his holder and his snapper now and he’s nailing it. He put on an impressive show. Those kicks were 51 and 53-yards and he nailed them. It looked like an extra point the way he kicked them.”
Folk was coming off hip surgery and also had holder issues last year in Dallas. So, perhaps, those are the two big reasons he struggled in 2009. The Jets feel he can revert back to his 2008 Pro Bowl form.