Rex Ryan spent all last offseason building up linebacker Vernon Gholston, only to be let down once the season started. But he’s not giving up.
Ryan said Gholston deserved more playing time. “When we are going back and looking at our cut ups and things like that, I think this young man deserves a better chance than we are giving him. We need to give him more playing time,” Ryan said Saturday.
So much for possibly releasing him.
With that said, Ryan agreed with a statement that this was a make or break season for the sixth overall pick of the 2007 draft.
“Generally by the third year, you got to see a guy really making strides and I expect Vernon to really make strides this year.”