Wayne Hunter was waiting for demotion to come

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.

14 responses to “Wayne Hunter was waiting for demotion to come

  1. 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?”

  2. 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.

  3. 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….

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

  6. “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?

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