"I'm so happy for a fresh new start," Hunter told Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "I think it's what I needed. I think it's what we both needed, from what I heard."
Hunter was referring to Jason Smith, whom the Rams sent to New York in exchange for Hunter in an Aug. 28 trade of benched right tackles.
"It'll be interesting," Hunter said. "So I wish him the best, and I'm going to make the best of this opportunity over here. It's going to be fun."
Hunter was just glad to get out of New York, where his play received the type of fan and media scrutiny normally reserved for the head coach and quarterback. Asked to put into words what it was like playing in New York, Hunter replied: "No, I can't. No words describe it. If you can handle the 'Concrete Jungle,' you can handle anywhere. I've been through it all."
Things reached a boiling point during the Jets' Aug. 26 preseason game at MetLife Stadium against Carolina. After Hunter allowed a fourth-quarter sack, fans behind the Jets' bench let him have it with boos and verbal abuse. Hunter lost his temper and had to be restrained by his teammates.
"They're like sharks," Hunter said. "If they don't like you, they let you know right off the bat. And even if you're doing good, they might just not like you for the heck of it. It's brutal over there. Those fans, they know what they want, and they pretty much demand it. So if you don't give it to them, they'll let you know."
fuck you wayne. excuse fans for getting mad at someone who was getting paid millions of dollars and not doing his job, for getting our QB killed every play, for being the worst starting o-lineman in the entire NFL.