Great deal. Tanny must have some kind of mind control to get Hunter traded. Good for both players and teams envolved.
Only the Jets see one half of play against 2nd and 3rd teams and declare a player a 'stand out'.
He looked better than Wayne Hunter. That is a 2 inch hurdle.
Yeah! well my new favorite jet is SS Mr. Landry. I gotta get my jersey soon. I must represent now. Tough guy!
First, I think he wasn't ready mentally or physically for the NFL. He had 2 more years of eligibility and should have used at least one of them IMO.
Secondly, I think he was rated too high for the draft. I never believed he was worthy of his draft position at that point in time.
It's obvious based on Smith's own words that he doesn't like having lofty expectations piled on him. He wants an environment where he can do the very best with what god gave him, and hope that is good enough to stick with an NFL team. I also believe taking a paycut from the Jets down to what they guaranteed Wayne Hunter shows he's willing to embrace this new opportunity/change of scenery.
Assuming he is able to play well enough to secure the backup role targeted for him, he'll need to take another paycut. 2.45 million was negotiated for Wayne Hunter, the STARTING RT of the NYJ. Smith isn't a starter and he'll probably never be, so he should accept backup money.
Love to have all these allies; Mangina with the Browns and now Schotty with the Rams.