“I have to take full advantage of it,” Howard said. “When you get a new chance, you always have to have a positive outlook. I have the mindset to show what I can do.”
NFL fans know the football anthem “I’ve Been Waiting All Day for Sunday Night.” But the more appropriate title for a song leading into Sunday night’s Jets-Panthers game would be: “I’ve Been Waiting All Preseason for a Jets Touchdown.”
General manager Mike Tannenbaum and his staff may be on the lookout for help outside the organization. The Jets have reportedly contacted teams to inquire about trading for a tackle.
Say what you will of Wayne Hunter’s play, he has owned up to every mistake and only ever worked hard at his craft. He deserved better.
Not everyone agrees. There was plenty of immediate feedback — mostly negative — on Twitter, where former Giants offensive tackle and current NFL analyst Roman Oben posted, “I heard that. What is Mike T smoking?”
Jets head coach Rex Ryan has made the decision to bench offensive tackle Wayne Hunter. Starting in Hunter’s place will be Austin Howard.
The Jets’ offense is struggling mightily, and a lot of the blame is being dumped on Wayne Hunter’s massive shoulders. The starting right tackle knows he needs to get better — and fast.
Rex Ryan isn’t ready to commit to Wayne Hunter as the Jets’ stating right tackle.