FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York 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.
"It's all correctable," Hunter said after practice Monday. "It's all stuff that I've got to work on myself."
"My confidence is fine," he said. "I've just got to get better at my craft and I'll be fine. I'm the starting right tackle until they say otherwise."
"We'll see," Ryan said. "I think he's had his moments in camp where we are really impressed with him, but then there's other things where he's got to pick his game up, as well, but we'll see how it goes right here this week."
"We've got to get better, and it's not just Wayne Hunter," Ryan said. "All of us across the board have got to pick our game up. Were there some glaring mistakes? Well, when you are isolated one-on-one sometimes against one of the premier pass rushers in the game, it becomes clear when you make a mistake."
But Sparano added that those mistakes are correctable, including how the 6-foot-5, 320-pound Hunter put all of his weight on his outside foot while giving up the first of Jason Pierre-Paul's two sacks.
"Those things are things that Wayne was back out there today working hard at," Sparano said. "I was pleased to see the way he came to work today and his demeanor out there on the practice field."
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