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Jets' unsung Folk hero good as gold

Nick Folk couldn't miss at MetLife, where Gang's MVP booted Jets to a win ... again

Updated: November 3, 2013, 9:42 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- In the hunt for reasons why the New York Jets are 5-4 instead of the expected 2-7, it is easy to fly right by Nick Folk, if only because football coaches from Pop Warner on up are conditioned to do two things:

Protect the quarterback, and ignore the kicker.

Drive past any high school field in the fall and you'll see coaches running bone-jarring tackling drills between practice dummies and cones, and coaches on sleds barking at linemen to hit and drive, all ...

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