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Jets might be ready 'to move on' from Gholston

Posted on: January 29, 2011 12:08 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Vernon Gholston, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2008 draft, has been a bit of a disappointment for the Jets so far in his career. In fact, he's yet to record a career sack. 

And GM Mike Tannenbaum was asked during a recent wrap-up conference call whether Gholston was going to hang around for the long run.

"Certainly, he’s been given his fair share of opportunities," Tannenbaum said per the New Jersey Star-Ledger. "It could be time to move on, but obviously we’re not ready to say that yet."

Tannenbaum also pointed to the improved play of cornerback Drew Coleman, who eventually took hold of the nickleback spot for the Jets. Gholston saw no such late improvement -- he was eventually moved from outside linebacker to defensive end, where he didn't see much more success.

"Not playing toward the end, obviously, is something we’re going to take a long look at and see if there’s a role that makes sense for him," Tannenbaum said. "If there is, obviously we’ll keep him, and if not, we’ll move on."

The Jets did plan ahead for this though -- because Gholston made more in 2010 (the not-quite, but still-kind-of "all-in" season for New York), he's less of a financial liability for the team should the team decide to bail on their first-round investment from 2008. If a better edge pass rusher emerges in this year's draft, that's entirely feasible scenario.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 11:40 am

Jets might be ready 'to move on' from Gholston

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Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2011 6:17 pm

Jets might be ready 'to move on' from Gholston

Coming out of Ohio State, most us drank the Kool-Aid. Turns out he was a freakish athlete and not an instinctive Football player. For those of thus who make the NFL draft our passion, he reminds me so much of Huey Richardson. The Jets just lost to the Steelers, who along with Green Bay are still playing.  Mike Tennenbaum has made a lot of good moves, but some pretty risky ones as well. (moving up for Sanchez as an example).   The Jets have 18 Free Agents, that is a lot of holes to fill, and not enough draft picks to backfill some of the anticipated losses.

In a nutshell the Jerts GM set up the NY to win immediately, but his trades have also come at a price.  Sometimes the 3rd or 5th rounder you trade away becomes an NFL starter for 10 years. With Pittsburgh, I admit the window is closing, given the age of the Defensive Line. However, with the Jets, the alarm clock already went off. Who do you resign and at what cost. Jason Taylor is done, LT has a year left, Holmes and Edwards really would cost too much to keep both, David Harris is the QB of your D, Cromarties also a FA. For me,  too many holes and question marks for my liking.

Hey congradulations Jets fans,nothing to be ashamed of. I think Rex and Mike built the team to beat N.E. and the passing Brady. I also think they spent a lot of energy and emotion in beating Manning and Brady in consecutive weeks. They got to Heinz Field and got run over in the first half, make a valliant effort to come back, but could not stop Big Ben from passing for first downs.

Jets are fine in the secondary, I think Kyle Wilson will work out, the OLine is very good, and Sanchez is a proven winner. What you need is a dominant pass rusher and another run stuffer. I have to wonder if they had kept Thomas Jones and not brought in LT what might have been.  And they gave up on Danny Woodhead...... DOH !

Since: Feb 17, 2010
Posted on: January 29, 2011 4:14 pm

Jets might be ready 'to move on' from Gholston

I would'nt mind seeing the Titans take a look at him at DE, with the way we use our DE's and with his speed he could be productive

Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2011 3:32 pm

Jets might be ready 'to move on' from Gholston

Yea I would cut him and send him home to Detroit.  You can keep Rex Ryan though......

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