At least Wayne Hunter is aware he isn’t doing a good job.
We all saw the performance that Hunter turned in last night against the Giants. Heck, the NJ police could have picked him up for attempted assault on Mark Sanchez, allowing four sacks, one called back on a penalty. Here is what he had to say about whether or not 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.
He also, to his credit, acknowledged that there are lots of things he needs to get better at:
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.
The good thing is that Wayne Hunter acknowledged the fact that he isn’t performing. He did mention the fact that the Giants have a good front, and that is true. He didn’t try to blame that as the only factor in his poor performance. Many athletes don’t take accountability, so that is a good sign.
The bad sign is that Hunter said he is going to see “if” he can get better. He should be more confident in his ability and say something like, “don’t worry, I will get better”. It doesn’t give the Jets fans a lot of confidence to hear him say if he will get better.
Not like we have much confidence in him as it is.