Found August 29, 2012 on The Penalty Flag:
The New York Jets’ offensive line has obviously been a huge problem throughout this preseason. Unfortunately, it was also a huge problem all of last season. Former Jets RT Wayne Hunter was statistically the worst right tackle in the league last season. He allowed his quarterback to be pressured and hit more than any other [...]
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