Of all the veteran players that will not return to the Jets next season could the one they miss the most be Jay Feely?
No that seems crazy. They will miss the holes cleared by Alan Faneca pulling and the leaderships of Thomas Jones.
While that may be true, as of now the greatest concern for the Jets is the kicking game.
Randy Lange, of newyorkjets.com, reported that Nick Folk was 2-for-5 from about 33 to 49 yards while Clint Stitser was 1-for-4 from 33 to 41 yards.
Rex Ryan was not to pleased with their effort:
“That was ugly. It’s a little bit concerning. Like I told those guys, I’m not the sharpest guy, but if the first nine kicks all went right of the upright, I think you might want to adjust a little bit. I might have to miss left before I miss another one to the right. I think Nick made a few but I don’t think the other kid made any.”
He did go on to give Folk some confidence, but not so much for Stitser:
“I think Nick’s going to be fine. The other kid’s got to make a couple there or we’ve got to find another kicker. … I think we’d all feel a lot better if they decided to make ‘em.”
I’ve been on the record from the beginning saying that letting go of Jay Feely would be a mistake and this news isn’t the least bit encouraging. I know it’s still early, but I don’t have a good feeling about this.
The Jets have the potential to a great team. I don’t want the kicker position to be the downfall of the team that could win the Super Bowl.