The New York Jets looked like they were well on their way to their first victory of the season holding a 16-0 lead over the Buffalo Bills in the third quarter of the game, but two fourth-quarter touchdowns from the Bills helped the visitors secure a 17-16 comeback victory.
However, the Jets still could have won the game, or at least gone to overtime, even with the two touchdowns in the fourth quarter if kicker Kaare Vedvik didn’t miss his lone extra point attempt or a 45-yard field goal. As a result of the one-point loss, the Jets parted ways with the 25-year-old kicker and signed Sam Ficken, who’s made just three of his six NFL field goal attempts, and they got ripped by two former kickers for their recent moves.
Lawrence Tynes played nine NFL seasons and won two Super Bowls with the New York Giants, and he was the first to share his thoughts about the Jets’ moves by calling them out for letting Jason Myers walk after a Pro Bowl season and a year where he finished 6th in the entire league in field goal percentage.
A few hours later, Jay Feely, who played 14 seasons in the NFL and led the league in field goals made in 2002, chimed in and agreed with Tynes and let the Jets hear it for going with a new kicker this year.
The Jets are now onto their fourth kicker since the start of preseason, while Myers is now with the Seahawks. He also made all three of his extra point attempts this past weekend.
(H/T For The Win)