Nick Folk ‘This one’s on me’

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.

At the time of his third missed kick, the Bucs were nine points behind New England, a three-field goal deficit.

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.”

 

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