The New York Jets right tackle did nothing to silence his detractors in a disturbing performance Saturday night against the New York Giants.
Hunter understands that.
"Either you perform or you don't perform. If I don't, they're going to find someone to bring in and compete and get the job done," he told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
Hunter has dealt with back problems in the past, but he said that wasn't bothering him against the Giants. "I need to get something figured out before the first game, though," he said.
Hunter is part of a New York line that no longer pushes back opponents with ease. Protecting the quarterback appears beyond this group's skill set. Hunter isn't the only problem here, but for now, he's the scapegoat. A good chunk of the blame is on target.