For the offensive line, the unit was having a tough time transitioning from Woody to Hunter full-time before Nick Mangold went out with an ankle sprain. Something was different for Hunter, something wasn’t clicking. Jenny Vrentas of the Star-Ledger talked to Hunter about his rough start, and also explained how he’s taken ownership of his improvement since the tough games against Dallas and Jacksonville.
“It was different pressure-wise,” Hunter said. “Being the jumbo tight end, you come in for a play, you do well and you take five plays off; come in for another play, do great, and take five plays off. It’s like a fireman’s schedule.
“But coming in and being the guy for 60, 70, 80 plays — consistency has been my issue, always been. So if I could just find a way to stay more consistent, I’ll be fine. And I’ve been consistent over the last four, five weeks, so I’m just trying to string them all together.”
As a whole, the unit had even more struggles after Mangold’s injury, but w