The wife of New York Jets kicker Nick Folk had a few choice words for New York Daily News writer Manish Mehta following harsh comments.
On Sunday, NFL kickers missed a record-setting 12 extra points across 12 games, breaking the record of 10 that had stood for 46 years.
The NFL moved the extra point back 13 yards, from 20 yards to 33, starting in 2015. Despite kickers converting extra point attempts at the same rate as last year, Sunday was a brutal day and brought out the hot takes from all over.
New York Daily News columnist Manish Mehta suggested that the NFL push the extra point back another 10 yards to encourage more two point conversion attempts and to “marginalize these guys, who spend much of their workday standing around doing a whole lot of nothing before crushing thousands of souls by screwing up.”
The wife of Jets kicker Nick Folk, who has the best extra point percentage in NFL history, took exception to Manish’s harsh critique of professional kicks in a series of iPhone notes turned tweets.
— Julianne Folk (@Jayplo622) November 21, 2016
This is just another example of fans and media completely disrespecting the Kicker position and showing the unfair bias towards them.
If you hit and do your job you get no recognition, you mess up once all hell breaks loose on you.
All of the kickers who took part in the fiasco that was Sunday’s extra points, really needed to see something like this.
And as for Nick Folk, well let’s just say he clearly found that right someone.
Moral of the story: get yourself a woman who will go to social media war for you.