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For this week’s edition of New York Jets Fact Or False, we examine the most pressing issues facing Gang Green heading into their third preseason game against the Carolina Panthers.
Austin Howard will prove he is the answer at Right Tackle. False. While many people are getting caught up in today’s news that Austin Howard has replaced Wayne Hunter as the Jets starting RT, there is still no reason to believe that Howard is the savior. Will he play better than Hunter? Probably. But unfortunately for Wayne, the Jets could have likely put Tony Sparano himself in there, and he wouldn’t have looked much worse than Hunter did last week. Hunter’s contract should have never been guaranteed after his abysmal 2011 and now Mike Tannenbaum is in one of the worst positions he has ever been in as the Jets GM. Howard will get the start tomorrow by default, but the Jets will likely remain active in their hunt to bring in a tackle from the outside. Don’t expect Howard to be the long term solution here...
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In a move that was long overdue…as in it should have done after the first play of the 2011 regular season, New York Jets right tackle Wayne Hunter has been benched. His replacement for the time being will be Austin Howard, who started the Jets first pre-season game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Howard was an undrafted free agent in 2010 who has spent time on the Eagles and...
Struggling right tackle Wayne Hunter has been benched by the New York Jets, and Austin Howard promoted to the starting job for the team's preseason game against the Carolina Panthers.
Coach Rex Ryan says Thursday that Hunter will serve as the blocking tight end - as he did in previous years before becoming the starting right tackle last season. Hunter will also be the '...
New York Jets right tackle Wayne Hunter has been relegated to backup duty, losing his starting job to Austin Howard. Rex Ryan revealed today that Wayne Hunter has finally been replaced in the starting lineup after showing no signs of improvement during the preseason to this point. Austin Howard will be given a shot to cement himself as the starting right tackle.
Jets right tackle Wayne Hunter was excused from tonight’s practice for personal reasons, according to a team spokesperson. He attended meetings yesterday.
I know this is football and a business, but you got to feel bad for the guy.
I’m guessing he didn’t feel like taking the dire of the fans during “Family Night” and I don’t blame him. Rex was smart to give him...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Austin Howard has impressed the New York Jets in camp and could get more time at right tackle and end up starting ahead of Wayne Hunter who’s been a serious liability.
Don’t be surprised if Austin Howard gets more and more time at right tackle for the Jets and winds up as the starter. Howard has impressed.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter...
Jets’ Head Coach Rex Ryan has publicly stood behind right tackle Wayne Hunter all offseason, even though he was awful last season, his first full season as a starter, committing 11 penalties and allowing 11 sacks, 11 quarterback hits, and 32 quarterback pressures. He also struggled as a run blocker and graded out as ProFootballFocus’ 67th offensive tackle out of 73. Privately...
Wayne Hunter gets Benched
The New York Jets and head coach Rex Ryan finally benched Wayne Hunter, and will be starting Austin Howard at right tackle in Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers.
Wayne Hunter was by far the Jets worst offensive lineman last year, and with allowing 2 ½ sacks in his first preseason game against the Giants it showed that he is...
Dear New York Jets,
Please excuse Mark from football practice until you can provide pass protection for him so that he may live to see his 26th birthday.
To say that the Jets’ offensive line has played horribly would be an understatement. Abysmal seems appropriate as they have given up 12 sacks in two preseason games. RT Wayne Hunter has been benched...
With offensive lineman Wayne Hunter's future as a starter in New York far from certain, Jets head coach Rex Ryan addressed the competition for the starting right tackle job.
Nick Mangold has been the cornerstone of the Jets' offensive line the past six seasons. Find out why New York's star center isn't concerned about the poor play of his teammate Wayne Hunter.
It has been said by many experts that football games are won in the "trenches". The battle between the offensive line and the defensive line is where games are ultimately decided for better or worse.To say the New York Jets have struggled mightily on offense would be a gross understatement.Nine total points over the first two weeks of preseason action is not good for...
When Rex Ryan held a private meeting with starting right tackle Wayne Hunter on Wednesday, the 31-year-old veteran had a feeling his days in the Jets' starting lineup were over.