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In most cases when something bad happens to Mark Sanchez in the backfield, it can be blamed on right tackle Wayne Hunter who has had a rough time adjusting to his inherited starting role.
Hunter was expected to do well this season; he filled in for the injured Damien Woody when the season entered its home stretch last year and did a bang-up job. Because of his performance, there was not too much worry, but after a few games, it was obvious that Hunter was going to have issues all season long.
Like Eric Smith, Hunter does not bring much when he steps on the field, but the Jets just do not have anyone better, especially with the loss of their utility man Robert Turner in the preseason.
Hunter's biggest problem is just keeping a block. If a defensive end or outside linebacker has an average to above-average skill set as a rusher, they can beat Hunter easily. He does not move his feet so he tries to hold and a lot of the times he's caught. When he's not holding, he is just getting manhandled off the line.
Right now, Wayne Hunter is the least valuable player of this horrible season for the Jets. And if you don't believe me when I talk about Hunter's play, just check out this crucial sack he caused against the Broncos (watch here).