Originally Posted by C Mart
The same OL coach who was praising Hunter all spring?
And since you visit Tony's Draft site do you remember Tony telling the story how Callahan was all in on selecting Ducasse then once he became a Jet soured on him and basically ignored him the past 2 seasons? Just another fine example of lack of development by the Jets.
And as someone above perfectly stated, all this board and the media complain about is the lack of depth. So now we have an example of the Jets trying to: 1) DEVELOP a player and 2) create depth...Halleluiah!!!! What a novel idea...Maybe it turns out Vlad isn't a NFL OG but at least we'll know.
I'll ask again....1) Does anyone notice when Ducasse is in? 2) Is there a dropoff in the OL and O's play when he is in? 3) Do all the critics understand its every 3 series or so, not every or every other play?
I'm guessing the majority of people will answer "No" for the above 3 questions.
You are right about Guge and Callahan. Can't explain why Guge said that about Hunter. Maybe he was trying to build up his confidence. Maybe he got marching orders from Rex. We will never know. But I think Guge may have been a factor in why Hunter was traded. So IMO I think he can get credit for not compounding a mistake by keeping him too long. We could not go into the season with Hunter at RT. I don't care if he is outperforming Howard or not. Hunter just couldn't cut it here.
As for Callahan, he isn't the first coach to like a player and end up being wrong. Once he got his hands on Ducasse he realized (in his opinion) that it was likely a lost cause. So if it were up to Callahan Ducasse may have been gone already. I think we will find out very soon whether or not Callahan was right.
So I give both these guys credit for trying to correct a mistake. That is something we have rarely seen Tanny/Rex do. Look how long it took Rex to finally give up on Conner and he is only a FB.