Rex Names Howard Starter at RT

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  1. TheCoolerGlennFoley

    TheCoolerGlennFoley Well-Known Member

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    Hunter back to 6th man.

    Kimberley A. Martin ‏@KMart_LI
    Rex now declares Austin Howard new RT. Wayne Hunter will now be a "sixth man" again #nyj
     
  2. MoWilkShakes

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    Hooray? Maybe?
     
  3. TheCoolerGlennFoley

    TheCoolerGlennFoley Well-Known Member

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    @mmehtanydn Rex Ryan has decided that Wayne Hunter will no longer be starting right tackle
     
  4. TurkJetFan

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    Howard is the starting RT for now...Expect another move by the team. Although this is certainly a wonderful first step. And regardless of what happens from this point forward I fully believe we are in better shape. My biggest fear of the Jets putting blind faith in Hunter has been resolved.
     
  5. Rex's Sweater Vest

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    Austin Howard... Jets 2012 Team MVP, you heard it here first!
     
  6. soxxx

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    Well at least the front office is finally admitting they were wrong about Hunter and not letting their ego get in the way.
     
  7. Italian Seafood

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    We'll see a lot of #77 jerseys in the crowd. Until he gives up a sack on the first series, they they will all be lit on fire and security will be called. Buffalo 1988 MNF game all over again, you heard it here first.

    On a related note, my friend lives upstate and he's trying to basically give away his tickets. I'd have taken them off his hands but I can't find anyone to go. My friends suck.
     
  8. The 1985er

    The 1985er Well-Known Member

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    He can't be any worse than Hunter. Right?
     
  9. Donttasemebro

    Donttasemebro Well-Known Member

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    Poor WFH... He's a good dude but that had to happen. I think he'll still contribute.

    That said, Howard can't be much worse and at least he still has room to grow.
     
  10. Italian Seafood

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    If we put both of them at RT at the same time they can probably block anyone.
     
  11. Ajitator

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    Don't feel to bad for him. He's making almost $3 million for sitting on the bench this year.... Tough life.

    Great move here though like someone said, Ego's aside they need to give Howard a shot because there's no way he's worse then WFH.
     
  12. Donttasemebro

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    Now....assuming no obvious "must signs" pop free from some other team...sign Otah as a short term project/backup
     
  13. Sweet P

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    Hunter fooled everyone and got some big money.......anyway at least he is a know commodity for a backup. Now the the glaring spotlight turns to the new guy. Let's hope he shows something against Carolina. The pressure starts now big fella!
     
  14. KWJetsFan

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    Glad to see WFH finally on the bench. I still think they pick up another RT if at all possible after cuts.
     
  15. Mambo9

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    Agreed. Hopefully this is a win-win not only because Howard is an upgrade from Hunter at RT but I also think Hunter will prove valueable as the 6th OL. His problem imo was that he didn't have the head/mentality to be a starter... going back to a less important position will greatly help him.
     
  16. soxxx

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    Alot of Cuts will happen once when teams have to cut down to 53. The Jets will find someone.
     
  17. Br4d

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    The first step in fixing a problem is admitting you have a problem. By that measure this move is a step forward.
     
  18. SigmaXJet

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    This team is now forced to pay a kings ransom via draft picks for a less shitty RT now. Other teams know we desperate.
     
  19. Chrebet86

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    I agree as bad as hes been, he should be a good backup.
     
  20. SigmaXJet

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    Decent tackles are a scarce commodity in the NFL, I wouldn't bet on finding a starter.
     

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