As Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter heads into his second NFL season, his coaches know that he can be something special if he works hard and stays focused.
Tough love was the justification for making Hunter wear a “J A G” sign on the back of his jersey during recent training camp sessions. The acronym, which stands for “Just Another Guy,” is often viewed as a slap in the face to pro athletes.
Apparently Hunter didn’t run a route the right way in Saturday’s pre-season game against the Green Bay Packers, prompting Tennessee head coach Ken Whisenhunt to comment, “Justin, you can be a great player, but after that play, you look like just another guy.”
After that, wide receiver coach Shawn Jefferson decided to have the equipment staff create a “J A G” banner for Hunter to wear in practice, hoping to provide him with some extra motivation.
Hunter said, “[Jefferson] holds me to the highest standard, so he asked them to put it on my jersey. . . I’ve had it for two days now.”
During his rookie season, Hunter had 354 receiving yards and four touchdowns.