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Wayne Hunter Admits Starting Job Is On The Line

by Phil Sullivan on August 19, 2012

The offensive line didn’t make a positive statement on the field in the preseason match-up against the NY Giants.  The Jets QBs were under pressure all night long. D’Brickashaw Ferguson was asked in the Giants defensive line was trying anything tricky.  He said:

I think they’re just a great team, they have some good athletes on the (defensive) line.  Preseason or not, those guys are very good, but we are going to continue to do what we know, and work on our techniques, and continue to execute, and hopefully matriculate down the field.

Wayne Hunter had some interesting comments for the media after the game was over.

On his individual performance…
It was tough sledding.  The Giants have a good defensive front.  They have a lot of good guys to go up against for my first preseason game. Like I’ve been telling you guys, it is going to get better from here, there is nothing else I can do.

On if his starting job is on the line…
It has always been on the line.  I have to perform or they will find someone else who is better.  My main focus is to watch the tape and seeing if I can get better.

On if there are techniques he can improve…
There are a lot of things I can work on.  There are a lot of things I need to work on. It was a good first live action for me.

On the health of his back…
It’s ok.  I will not use it as an excuse.

Wayne Hunter did get an endorsement from Mark Sanchez:

I know Wayne (Hunter) can do it. That’s the thing, I’ve seen him play really well. He’s a big strong guy. He’s smart. He’s going to study and work hard. We have all the faith in the world in him. (It was) just not his best tonight.

Phil Sullivan

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