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Former Jet Wayne Hunter excited to escape 'Concrete Jungle' of New York

Wayne Hunter Former Jet, Wayne Hunter, is looking forward to a fresh start with the Rams. (Rob Carr, Getting Images)

When former Jet right tackle Wayne Hunter was traded to the Rams for Jason Smith on Aug. 28, the 7-year veteran wasn't all too disappointed to be leaving the Big Apple. Hunter had received harsh scrutiny from New York fans and media and described the city as a 'Concrete Jungle' to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

"If you can handle the ‘Concrete Jungle,’ you can handle anywhere. I’ve been through it all," 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."
Hunter started in all 16 games for the Jets last year and allowed 8.5 sacks. He also got into a huddle fight with wide receiver Santonio Holmes in the team's loss to Miami in the final game of the season.

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