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Met our Right Tackle today by accident.

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I was at Maximum Sports Conditioning in Bellevue, WA Today on business to discuss, creating some wall graphics for their facility. As soon as I finish shooting photos of the walls for mockups, I turn around and Wayne Hunter was there. He is working on strength and footwork today.

After chatting with him, I have a different take on his position. Last year he came in learning the position (He is a natural Guard) Due to injury he was pushed up the depth chart and the entire season was on the job training for him. I have a feeling, he may show some big improvement this year.

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I was at Maximum Sports Conditioning in Bellevue, WA Today on business to discuss, creating some wall graphics for their facility. As soon as I finish shooting photos of the walls for mockups, I turn around and Wayne Hunter was there. He is working on strength and footwork today.

After chatting with him, I have a different take on his position. Last year he came in learning the position (He is a natural Guard) Due to injury he was pushed up the depth chart and the entire season was on the job training for him. I have a feeling, he may show some big improvement this year.

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where is your seahag jersey?

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cool story bro.. < no sarcasm >

lets hope last year was an abberation.

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I think its safe to say that now we clearly have our right tackle situation sorted. So we can focus on other positions for the draft. Tebow to right tackle, Wayne running the wildcat.

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Wayne Hunter is the future.

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Lets hope you are right-cool story no matter

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whether you like him or not, the writing is kinda on the wall they are gonna go with Wayne as the starter and Vlad as the altnerative. I hope for a stud OT in rd 1 but I kinda doubt it happens.

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nice that he took the time to chat and take a pic. I thought he filled in the year before at RT when Woody went down though. Wasnt he the guy that lined up in a 2 point stance and tipped off our play action pass? Either way, we gave Woody the boot and Wayne the contract at RT. Very cool that you met him.

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Sort of funny considering you've been ripping him for the past few weeks.....lol

True, he is aware that fans are not happy with his production last year, but is going to be better.

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True, he is aware that fans are not happy with his production last year, but is going to be better.

I never really thought he was the problem. A solid blocking TE can hide so many flaws for a RT

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What the hell is the temperature in Washington today??? Is it really that cold??

Its 48 today. Not too cold, but would you believe its raining?

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if you were any kind of Jets fan you would have kicked him in the knee and ran like hell.

Then they would have had to replace him

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HAHA

if you were any kind of Jets fan you would have kicked him in the knee and ran like hell.

Then they would have had to replace him

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Am I the only one who kind of buys what Hunter said? He WAS something like the third choice to start, and it probably didnt help that everyone on the OL had their worst season in forever.

I'm interested to watch them sink or swim with Hunter/Vlad, particularly with the two new OL specialist coaches.

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After chatting with him, I have a different take on his position. Last year he came in learning the position (He is a natural Guard) Due to injury he was pushed up the depth chart and the entire season was on the job training for him.

Oh what a crock of sh*t. The guy had been playing both tackle positions for several years prior. You should have said this to him.

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excellent! Thanks for sharing JETMAN!!!

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Oh what a crock of sh*t. The guy had been playing both tackle positions for several years prior. You should have said this to him.

This is true. I know he played the TE in those jumbo sets they'd run with an extra OL back in 2009 and 2010. Vlad had that role last year, and was mostly no bueno.

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Vlad had that role last year, and was mostly no bueno.

disagree. Vlad was fine in the 6th OL role. He is a powerful run blocker.

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disagree. Vlad was fine in the 6th OL role. He is a powerful run blocker.

Gotta agree with Bit on this one. He did OK as a TE. I'm holding my breath that he can put something together with a full off season, and camp

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Vlads weakness was always pass protection. Seems to be Wayne's weakness as well. The internetz have written off Vlad but I don't think Tanny and Rex have yet. Sparano and the OL coach he brought with him could develop him

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Seattle must be really laid back if you can show up for a business meeting wearing a Jets hoodie and cap.

Great story, hope he plays better this year!

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I never really thought he was the problem. A solid blocking TE can hide so many flaws for a RT

Disagree that he wasn't a problem and pretty much disagree on a TE helping that much, but this is supposedly Sparano's theory. He won't leave the OT hung out to dry and will be protected by the TE. I think it's beyond "solid blocking". Even a smaller TE like Keller chipping can be a huge help, but it keeps them from getting into their routes.

Oh what a crock of sh*t. The guy had been playing both tackle positions for several years prior. You should have said this to him.

He was played LT at Hawaii and was picked by Seattle in the 3rd round of the 2003 draft as a T and was pretty much a bust playing RT there. He played RT when Woody went down and was our backup T, while Turner was the primary backup at G and C.

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