FOXBORO MA - JANUARY 16: Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets and Wayne Hunter #78 celebrate on their way to defeating the New England Patriots 28 to 21 victory over the New England Patriots during their 2011 AFC divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 16 2011 in Foxboro Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
I really don't know what to say in relation to these quotes from our new offensive line coach that Manish has just tweeted. First lets read them:
DeGuglielmo on Hunter: "Until they ship him out of this building or until they shoot me dead in my office, (he's) going to be starting RT"
DeGuglielmo on Wayne Hunter: "This guy has skills. If you find one out there better than that at that position, bring him to me."
More Dave DeGuglielmo on Wayne Hunter: "This is his year. He’s poised to be the man that he believes he can be & I believe he can be"
It reminds me of a situation where you just keep going and going and going on about something, in an effort to convince yourself that what you are saying is true. Apparently the career backup has skills and that all of a sudden in 2012 we are going to see the skills that have been hidden for the best part of a decade.
I'm sorry I just can't buy it. I'll be completely honest, I'm not very good at evaluating offensive line talent, but when it comes to Wayne Hunter, I don't think you need to be. He was the weak link last year, he said as much himself. That was his year to shine, and he failed.
Are we hearing such positive comments from DeGuglielmo because he simply does not have an alternative, but if he asks for the better RT's to be brought to him, I hope he is providing refreshments as that is going to be one very long line.