One day, historians will look back at the idea of "icing the kicker" the same way we view the medical treatment of injured soldiers during the Civil War. Well-meaning but primitive.
There was no drama in Folk's second kick, which sailed through the uprights to secure an ugly 23-20 Jets win.
"I thought it was the right call," Philbin said of his timeout, via The Associated Press. "I was planning all along to call timeout right before he kicked the ball. ... Typically we're going to ice the kicker."
Countered Folk: "I'd rather kick it than sit there and not kick it. I got another warm-up kick."
Bad teams find ways to lose games. The Dolphins certainly did that Sunday. It's time to ice the idea of icing the kicker.