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Wayne Hunter learns what the rest of us know — he’s not good

Jets' Sanchez celebrates with Hunter after he threw his third touchdown pass of the day to Burress against the Chargers in their National Football League game in East Rutherford Reuters

Look, Jets right tackle Wayne Hunter impersonating a turnstile barely qualifies as news.

But his Saturday night show against the city rival Giants might be the thing that finally spurs the Jets to do something about it.

Hunter allowed two sacks in the first half, and a third was wiped out by penalty, as the Jets slogged through a loss to the Giants.

It starts with protection,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said at halftime, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “They can get after the quarterback. [I’m] definitely disappointed, because we had some self-inflicted wounds.”

And the self who inflicted many of them at least understands.

Hunter rejected the notion that a back injury was the cause, and said “I need to get something figured out before the first game though.”

“Either you perform or you don’t perform,” he added, via Mehta’s Twitter account. “If I don’t, they’re going to find someone to bring in and compete and get the job done”

Wayne, big fella, they already did.

The Jets tried to trade for former Panthers first-rounder Jeff Otah, before that deal fell through when he stunningly couldn’t pass a physical. Otah’s reportedly working out with former NFL offensive lineman LeCharles Bentley trying to get back in the kind of shape he’s failed to get into for two-plus years.

But whether it’s another try at him, or someone else, the Jets have to be looking, or the quarterback situation won’t matter at all.

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11 Responses to “Wayne Hunter learns what the rest of us know — he’s not good”
  1. jpb12 says: Aug 19, 2012 8:12 AM

    Colin Baxter coming back?
    How does the coaching staff not know that they need a better RT than Hunter? Otah? Why not bring Chad Clifton in?

    Good news though – Tebow jersey sales are way up. Woody’s plan is working

  2. ampats says: Aug 19, 2012 8:24 AM

    Jets fans should plan on being at Radio City Music Hall early on draft day since it looks like a top 5 pick is in the Jets future in April 2013

  3. rubicon202 says: Aug 19, 2012 8:48 AM

    Man, not Jets fan but every-time I turn around Drama out if that camp? I think it starts with management but sounds like a fre for all in NY?

  4. grpatriot says: Aug 19, 2012 8:49 AM

    Sparano running the inept-cat offense…..Even Jesus couldn’t save them last night!
    Note to Rex, need all 3 teams, unfortunately offense is sorely lacking. ST’s -ok, Defense-good……….check

  5. andrewfbrowne says: Aug 19, 2012 8:51 AM

    Jets better get it figured out before Mario Williams comes to town week 1. That is setting up to be a disaster for Jets.

  6. matthewcarlson1 says: Aug 19, 2012 9:00 AM

    First of all, this is pretty harsh. Second why does the media think anyone cares about the Jets? I don’t understand how even New Yorkers could like this team, especially with the world champs there too.

  7. ljkljdsa324kdfalkefwjfdaslkjasdf says: Aug 19, 2012 9:26 AM

    Please Wayne Hunter is clearly the best right tackle to ever play the game, the only reason he let up those sacks is because the Giants were cheating.

  8. grogansheroes says: Aug 19, 2012 9:46 AM

    Rex, Please keep Hunter at right tackle, He is really, really, good. Signed, Chandler Jones, Mario Williams, and Cameron Wake.

  9. monosylab1k says: Aug 19, 2012 9:47 AM

    Pretty harsh? More like perfectly accurate, if you watched the game. The guy was an absolute turnstile out there. He couldn’t get his hands on anyone, he got thrown around like a rag doll, and he didn’t even run block well. Boo PC politeness, yay honest assessment.

  10. getoffmysac says: Aug 19, 2012 11:29 AM

    Mario williams is gonna abuse the rt whoever it is

  11. suhdidntstompanyone says: Aug 19, 2012 3:45 PM

    it’s always funny to hear a sports writer who’s never played a down in the NFL call a player “not good”

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