On Monday, Jets guard Matt Slauson took an unsolicited shot at retired tackle Damien Woody, an ESPN studio analyst who recently questioned the line and its ability to execute a Ground-and-Pound attack.
Slauson scoffed at the negative comments and claimed Woody’s replacement, Wayne Hunter, is an “upgrade” at right tackle. Now that’s a twist. Now they’re attacking their own kind.
“I watch a lot of things on the NFL Network and ESPN, and they’re all saying, ‘Well, the Jets can’t run the ball because they’re not the same team. They don’t have the guys that can grind on you, play after play,’” said Slauson, a not-so-veiled reference to Woody’s criticism. “But that just isn’t true. We have the guys.
“Our offensive line is the same, except we have Wayne. And, in our opinion, that’s an upgrade.”