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Wayne Hunter was waiting for demotion to come

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

No one is surprised by the Jets’ decision to demote right tackle Wayne Hunter.  Especially not right tackle Wayne Hunter.

Hunter said Thursday that the news wasn’t really news to him.

“I wasn’t surprised,” he said, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.  “Everyone knows.  The whole NYC knows I was struggling.  I was waiting for it, to be honest.”

Hunter realizes that the Jets could no longer wait for him to step it up.

“They got to make moves now,” Hunter said.  “The Bills are around the corner.”

Some may say there’s a connection between Hunter’s nonchalance about getting benched and his nonchalance about getting beaten on the field.

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14 Responses to “Wayne Hunter was waiting for demotion to come”
  1. canadianvikingfaniii says: Aug 23, 2012 4:27 PM

    Great attitude, I wish I could get demoted and still pull in 6-8 figures of cash.

  2. nflsucker says: Aug 23, 2012 4:57 PM

    Translation:
    “I’m not good at what I do, and somehow these twips locked me in to good guaranteed money. I’ll still get paid even though I’ll mostly sit around. Life is sweet, huh?”

  3. youdownwithjpp says: Aug 23, 2012 4:57 PM

    Maybe his attitude is part of the problem in respect to how he has been playing. You were expecting to get benched? COME ONNN

  4. harry1941 says: Aug 23, 2012 5:15 PM

    Send him to Bill Belicreat.. We’ll be sucking Brady.

  5. rajbais says: Aug 23, 2012 5:18 PM

    Shame on Rex for not putting him out of his own misery. More importantly shame on him for not putting us out of our own misery.

  6. cjjetsfan says: Aug 23, 2012 5:23 PM

    Good decision not to replace him in the offseason.

    Glad Rex is taking a more active role in the O. Real solid operation they have there.

  7. kspells12345 says: Aug 23, 2012 5:36 PM

    That sound you just heard was his agent having a coronary. Way to completely kill any future value you may have to the Jets or any organization, Wayne.

  8. crp63 says: Aug 23, 2012 5:37 PM

    He was never more than average at best.In his defense,however,the jets need to realize that even a solid starting tackle is gonna look bad when your quarterback needs 6 or 7 seconds to get through his progression reads.Poor quarterbacking always leads to poor offensive line play….

  9. grpatriot says: Aug 23, 2012 5:46 PM

    He was bad out there, kinda tough to hide a man that size. Not only NY area but, everyone seen him struggle. Will Rex cut him?

  10. bigjdve says: Aug 23, 2012 5:48 PM

    He could be saying this so that the Jets get rid of him. He could then say that the atmosphere was so bad that he couldn’t take it anymore.

    Then he might get some consideration from the other teams.

  11. jetstizzi85 says: Aug 23, 2012 5:56 PM

    The man clearly saw how badly he was playing and is handling this like a Pro! He was better as a backup and situational lineman.

  12. getoffmysac says: Aug 23, 2012 6:26 PM

    Mario is still lining up over whoever the rt is feel bad for sanchez

  13. zeke2517 says: Aug 23, 2012 10:42 PM

    “Some may say there’s a connection between Hunter’s nonchalance about getting benched and his nonchalance about getting beaten on the field.”

    Some may. But it is also entirely possible that, as a professional offensive lineman who’s been around for a while, he understands that you can’t get pushed around the field for a full season and half of the next preseason and expect to keep your job. He could whine about it, but then what would your article say?

  14. nyjets1017 says: Aug 23, 2012 11:04 PM

    seems like the guy from hard knocks who realized he wasn’t up to par and retired. only Wayne took a back up role.

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