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Gholston: Rex didn't give him a chance with Jets

Posted on: August 23, 2011 10:06 am
Edited on: August 23, 2011 12:52 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The Jets and coach Rex Ryan didn't take long to move on from 2008 draft bust Vernon Gholston, who was released shortly before the NFL lockout began, way back when at the end of February.

Since then, Ryan has even publicly blamed himself for Gholston's failure to really grow into a legit player and/or just unlock the easy-as-pie $9 million escalator clause in his contract. Gholston apparently feels the same way -- that it's Rex's fault.

"I heard how he was perceiving me before the [2008] draft, before he knew me, and I was the same way -- I wasn't hoping for him to be [my] first coach of the Jets when I was there, either," Gholston told Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post recently.

Hubbuch notes that Gholston, who was drafted by Eric Mangini's regime, "still feels he didn't get a fair shot with Ryan" or the current Jets coaching staff.

"Being a first-round pick, you would have hoped for more [of a chance]," said Gholston.

The defensive end, who was signed by Chicago this offseason, apparently believes that Ryan's preconceived notions about Gholston as a player are the reason he never got a fair shake of things.

"Rex made a comment to me when he first came in that he thought I wasn't liked by the guys on the team, then once he got there he saw that wasn't the case," Gholston said. "Those perceptions kind of determine the outcome, and it's sad to say."

Oh yes, and Ryan's bias towards Ravens players.

"Whenever you have a new coach, you hope everything's fair," Gholston said. "But obviously, he was in Baltimore for a number of years and has a passion for those guys."

Look, the long-and-short of it is that Gholston's just a bust. Period. The Jets used the No. 6 overall pick in the 2008 draft on him, and in three years, playing as a defensive end who was supposed to beef up their pass rush, he never recorded a single sack.

Or an interception. Or a forced fumble. Or a ... you know what? You don't need me to write this out for you. If you're on Gholston's side of things and you actually think he might not be a bust, well, you can just as easily find out about Gholston's career from our good friend and debate-ending champion Google:



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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:19 pm
 

Gholston: Rex didn't give him a chance with Jets



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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 10:49 am
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Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2011 11:25 pm
 

Gholston: Rex didn't give him a chance with Jets

Every now and again you hear something like this, where it sounds like a player just assumed they would show up, be handed a starting spot, and be allowed to grow into it if they weren't quite ready from the word go. 
Exactly...just ask Ryan Leaf!



Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2011 11:22 pm
 

Gholston: Rex didn't give him a chance with Jets

Rocketjets....Eaglekid is a Buckeye fan too. Lets remind him that Bustston was Mangini's first round pick...not Rex's.  Also, Rex gave this colossal bust many chances...obviously Eaglebaby never watche the Jets. As for his/her other comments..just watch how badly the Jets want the SB when they play her overrated dream team and turn her Sunday into a nightmare!!!



Since: Jul 30, 2011
Posted on: August 24, 2011 12:11 pm
 

Gholston: Rex didn't give him a chance with Jets

Vernon, Rex shouldn't have to give you a chance.  Man up and earn your chance. You are whinny now, and while I don't know for a fact.... I expect that you were whinny then with a sense of entitlement.



Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2011 11:43 am
 

Gholston: Rex didn't give him a chance with Jets

Gholston would be better off not commenting on his time with the Jets.  He needs to focus on making positive early impression with his new coaching staff.  He needs to do something on the field, because I doubt he has made plans for life after football.



Since: Feb 7, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2011 11:14 am
 

Gholston: Rex didn't give him a chance with Jets

Also from the flawless Google argument:


Tom Brady compiled all of his stats on a waterslide while his ridiculous hair created its own twitter account.


Confirmed today.



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Since: Aug 24, 2011
Posted on: August 24, 2011 10:39 am
 

Gholston: Rex didn't give him a chance with Jets

First of all, I heard less complaining from a girl (I think she was?) in "Million Dollar Baby".... He/She hit much harder than vernon ever did too! As a lifetime Bears fan (span of 40+ years), Jerry Angelo often makes me sad and softly cry myself to sleep. We did'nt need another 4th string DE, We already had one, a "Mario Addison", wait, who? Oh yea, "Club" boy from Troy... Go Jerry! Seriously, please GO...   



Since: Nov 19, 2008
Posted on: August 23, 2011 7:08 pm
 

Gholston: Rex didn't give him a chance with Jets



I bet you never saw hin try to play....he is a bust. Nobody elses fault but his. Good luck to the Bears.


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