During Tampa Bay’s 19-14 prime-time loss, the Buccaneers kicker missed three field-goal attempts of varying distance in the last three frames.
After pushing 56- and 49-yard field-goal attempts near the end of the second and third periods, respectively, Folk overcompensated and pushed a 31-yarder wide left on Tampa Bay’s first fourth-quarter drive. The miss earned him boos from Bucs fans at Raymond James Stadium.
Folk admitted after the loss that he deserves some blame for the defeat, telling reporters, “We left points out there. We should have won the game, 20-19. This one’s on me”
Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter told reporters that, after speaking with general manager Jason Licht after the game, a chat on the state of the kicking position is “forthcoming”, but that they “don’t want to make any rash decisions.”
“Been a bad week,” Folk said. “From the start of last Sunday to today. Bad week.”