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Tanny expects Ducasse to be "great"

Jets Nation is down on second-year OLM Vladimir Ducasse, a former second-round pick still is finding his way after another tough preseason. Despite the rough start to his career, he still has a huge supporter in GM Mike Tannenbaum.

"I think Vlad is going to have a great career," Tannenbaum told ESPNNewYork.com. "I feel really good about him. He's like the other guys we drafted in 2010 (Kyle Wilson, Joe McKnight and John Conner). They still haven't had an off-season program."

That is quite an endorsement from Tannenbaum, usually not one for hyperbole. He didn't say "good" career. He didn't say "very good." He said "great."

Hey, who knows? If RT Wayne Hunter continues to struggle, maybe Ducasse will get a shot sooner than anyone expects.