“The more I went back and looked at where we are at as a football team and getting feedback from coaches and knowing the history of Wayne, the success that Wayne had basically as a sixth man, I have decided that is the way we are going to go,” Ryan said last Thursday.
If you had told me the Jets could trade Hunter for anything at all, I would have said you were crazy. Smith is a former #2 pick and while I wouldn't count on him to turn it around, the possibility is still there. Hopefully Howard holds onto the starting job anyway.
"The Rams suddenly have a plethora of former Jets, including Hunter, offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, quarterback Kellen Clemens, offensive lineman Robert Turner, tight end Matthew Mulligan and defensive end Vernon Gholston, New York's first-round pick in 2008."
Wow, what's the saying? "One man's trash is another man's treasure?" I think St. Louis is taking it way too literally.
Because we took someone who in his eyes was a worse value than Hunter. This isn't rocket science.
And they took someone who, in the Jets' eyes, was a worse value than Smith.
Regardless, we got rid of a guy who certainly tried hard, but nobody would disagree that his time here was probably up. Making the argument that Hunter has a greater chance of improving in a new environment than Smith is just wrong.
But of course we're Jets fans, so everyone else is always 100% correct and any trade or transaction we make is bad.