Talk about a bad night at the office. Buccaneers kicker Nick Folk missed a total of three field goals in Thursday night’s 19-14 loss to the Patriots. You can’t help but that think that he maybe walking the plank after that kind of outing.
Well, as of now Folk remains on the team’s roster this Friday morning. His coach Dirk Koetter didn’t indicate if that would change, only saying only that the team would not make a rash decision about the future of the guy they picked as their kicker because Roberto Aguayo couldn’t stop missing kicks. Ouch!
“[General Manager] Jason Licht and I had a brief conversation afterwards,” Koetter said, via ESPN.com. “That will be something that will be forthcoming. But you don’t want to make any rash decisions.”
It’s not the first big set of mistakes by Folk, at that makes it harder for Koetter to stick with him. Folk missed an extra point in the team’s opener and missed three kicks (two field goals and an extra point) before making the game-winning field goal against the Giants in Week Four.
Does this spell the end for Folk? One thing that keeps him alive on the roster is that Folk only missed six kicks all of last season. But for a franchise like the Bucs they don’t have the time or money be able to risk future games on a bet that Folk will rebound.