The reasons for feeling this way is obvious. We all watched Wayne Hunter play in 2011, we know how terrible he played.
The Jets have recommitted to the ground and pound, which puts a premium on the play of the offensive line. The new offensive line coach believes in Wayne Hunter. When Hunter was a free agent, Tony Sparano was interested in acquiring him to play in Miami. Clearly, these two see something in Wayne Hunter.
Could this faith be part of the reason that Tannenbaum didn’t really improve the position this offseason? Maybe. Are these guys right about Hunter? Obviously we will find out soon enough.
They had better be right, or it could cost Mike Tannenbaum his job.
That’s a lot of responsibility on one player. Especially that player.