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Wayne Hunter May Decide New York's Passing Productivity

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - AUGUST 07:  Wayne Hunter #78 of the New York Jets walks off the field after practice at NY Jets Practice Facility on August 7, 2011 in Florham Park, New Jersey.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
FLORHAM PARK, NJ - AUGUST 07: Wayne Hunter #78 of the New York Jets walks off the field after practice at NY Jets Practice Facility on August 7, 2011 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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The Redskins are able to generate a ton of pressure off the edge with their young outside linebackers Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan. Other players on their roster have put up solid sack numbers, but the two linebackers carry the bulk of their team's quarterback hurries.

A team that attacks the edges leaves extra pressure on the tackles. We know the Jets have a good one on Mark Sanchez's blind side in D'Brickashaw Ferguson, but they have an extremely inconsistent one in Wayne Hunter also. All year we have seen teams try and create favorable matchups by putting their top rusher against Hunter. There have been some notable successes like a dominant effort against Cameron Wake in Week 6. Overall, though, Hunter has been a below average right tackle.

If the passing game is ever going to get going, Mark Sanchez needs to feel comfortable. The way Sanchez is playing, there is no guarantee that extra time will have a good result, but taking a ton of hits early like he did against Denver is a recipe for disaster.