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Vernon Gholston’s time in New York should be up

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It seems like only yesterday that Jets coach Rex Ryan was proclaiming that Vernon Gholston’s “nuts were dropping” on Hard Knocks.

After another sack-less season, it sounds like Gholston will be dropped off the Jets roster.  ESPNNewYork.com’s Rich Cimini called Gholston a “goner” in his positional review.

The evaluation is not a surprise and probably a year too late.   Jets G.M. Mike Tannenbaum indicated after the season “It could be time to move on” from Gholston.

Since being drafted sixth overall in 2008, Gholston has averaged 14 tackles-per-season.   His coaches averaged 25 “Vernon is about to turn the corner” quotes-per-year.

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39 Responses to “Vernon Gholston’s time in New York should be up”
  1. scoops1 says: Feb 21, 2011 11:19 AM

    he is the reason why there should be a Rookie Pay Scale…

    his contract was redic

    :::cue the JETs fans with the lame excuses that Vernon didn’t have enough time to learn the Defense:::

  2. nyjalleffingday says: Feb 21, 2011 11:22 AM

    YES.

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

    It’s about damn time, even if cutting him isn’t even gonna save a full million. Dude was a bust since day 1.

  3. nyjalleffingday says: Feb 21, 2011 11:27 AM

    YES.

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

    It’s about time, even if cutting him isn’t even gonna save a full million. Dude was a bust since day 1.

  4. ny82jy says: Feb 21, 2011 11:32 AM

    As a jets fan I will make no excuses and be the first one to say that Gholston sux. He pretty much has never made a big play for the jets in the three years he’s played. He has all the tools the guy looks like a freak but he just can’t make any plays. He’s been in two different systems with Ryan and mangini and still nothing. So it’s time to get rid of him in my opinion I’m for it.

  5. jc1958cool says: Feb 21, 2011 11:32 AM

    another mangement mistake! the owners can blame it on the players, they always do!!

  6. joetoronto says: Feb 21, 2011 11:33 AM

    Every team has draft busts, it happens all the time.

    That’s why there’s something to be said about trading a draft pick for a star player.

    Sometimes, it’s better to have a known commodity than an unknown.

  7. brutus9448 says: Feb 21, 2011 11:35 AM

    I think we need more jets stories please. I feel like everytime I come in to this site its NY daily news

  8. goodjet says: Feb 21, 2011 11:36 AM

    Well —- What can you say — The guy has just been a complete and total bust — He’s a good guy and he works really hard but he has this one big weakness —- He can’t play football — No instincts — Tight hips —– Doesn’t use his hands —- He’s on the short list of biggest Jets bust of all time — Blair Thomas was probably even a bigger bust due to being drafted second overall but Vernon got paid way more money so maybe he’s the biggest bust of all —- Poor Vernon —- Poor (very very very rich) Vernon — Oh Well

  9. knucklebucket says: Feb 21, 2011 11:37 AM

    I agree with scoops1….

    You would think that the union would have no problem agreeing with a rookie pay scale as the veterans would be the ones to benefit the most.

  10. radrntn says: Feb 21, 2011 11:37 AM

    it’s not all about the combine

  11. revisisland says: Feb 21, 2011 11:38 AM

    scoops1 says:

    :::cue the JETs fans with the lame excuses that Vernon didn’t have enough time to learn the Defense:::

    Nope Avid Jets Fan Here Vernon Just Sucked…He looked like he was going to get it together but just never did. Oh well

  12. jodave5 says: Feb 21, 2011 11:40 AM

    Vernon average .0875 more tackles per game than I did and I’ve been inactive for every game the past three seasons.

  13. ny82jy says: Feb 21, 2011 11:40 AM

    I will say that some players just take a while for it to click. Not saying it going to for him but it could . He’s still young, it wouldn’t surprise me to see him help out another team in the future.

  14. holdthemayo123 says: Feb 21, 2011 11:42 AM

    Too bad – every time I hear his name it is a funny reminder of how the Pats duped that loser team into picking him.

  15. steeelfann says: Feb 21, 2011 11:44 AM

    If Jamarcus Russell supplanted Ryan Leaf as the big bust on offense, then Gholston has to replace Mamula. At least Mamula had a relatively decent carreer.

    Mamula finished with 31.5 sacks and had 8.5 sacks in 1 season. Mamula was drafted 7th.

    Gholston was drafted 6th. He did nothing. Zero. Nada. But yet you hear nothing about Gholston as a LEGENDARY bust. He is.

  16. steeelfann says: Feb 21, 2011 11:51 AM

    Ya know, this kind of brings to mind something.

    Has anyone ever thought of a rookie salary cap?

    Maybe they should actually have to prove themselves before making gazillions. Just a thought.

  17. tip1984 says: Feb 21, 2011 11:53 AM

    I wonder if any 4-3 teams will give him a look at DE since he obviously can’t play a 3-4.

  18. cromags says: Feb 21, 2011 11:54 AM

    Could’ve kept Woodhead if they weren’t so stubborn.

  19. backindasaddle says: Feb 21, 2011 12:04 PM

    ‘knucklebucket’ wrote:
    “You would think that the union would have no problem agreeing with a rookie pay scale as the veterans would be the ones to benefit the most.”

    Yes, you would think. But in reality the union only wants one thing: More More More. They will give up nothing easily.

  20. backindasaddle says: Feb 21, 2011 12:08 PM

    Gholston lacked the instincts and aggressive DNA needed to be an NFL linebacker.

  21. chowderhead12 says: Feb 21, 2011 12:11 PM

    welcome to new england vernon…. dont worry you’ll get 100 tackles and 5 sacks when you are taught by a real coach. you know bill not a fat piece of trash named rex ryan who likes to put his foot in his mouth

  22. backindasaddle says: Feb 21, 2011 12:13 PM

    ‘cromags’ wrote:
    “Could have kept Woodhead if they weren’t so stubborn.”

    Very good point. Sometimes management needs to admit a mistake so as to prevent compounding it. In this case they made a mistake and then further compounded it by still keeping Gholston and then letting Woodhead get away. Belichick POUNCED on Woodhead….he knew he was a footballer.

  23. tmillhone says: Feb 21, 2011 12:25 PM

    steeelfann says: Feb 21, 2011 11:44 AM

    If Jamarcus Russell supplanted Ryan Leaf as the big bust on offense, then Gholston has to replace Mamula. At least Mamula had a relatively decent carreer.

    ——————-

    Mamula has already been replaced my friend. You can thank the Cleveland Browns and their #1 overall pick of Courtney Brown for that one. and there’s NO way Gholston is worse than Brown, and least Vernon can stay healthy for more than 3 games at a time.

  24. shmendal says: Feb 21, 2011 12:26 PM

    For all the crap Jets fans talk to me about Ted Ginn, he did a good amount more for Miami that this higher pick of the Jets ever did for them!

    Plus, the Jets are the only team that made Ginn look like a legit top 10 draft pick!

  25. ny82jy says: Feb 21, 2011 12:33 PM

    chowderhead12 says:
    Feb 21, 2011 12:11 PM
    welcome to new england vernon…. dont worry you’ll get 100 tackles and 5 sacks when you are taught by a real coach. you know bill not a fat piece of trash named rex ryan who likes to put his foot in his mouth
    ——————————————————————————

    I’m sorry how is Rex Ryan not a real coach? You don’t have to like him but he’s taken the jets to two afc champ games and he beat belichik twice including a playoff game this year. He’s a real coach and a dam good one like him or hate him. Also why on earth would you want Gholston too? Have you ever watched him play ??

  26. pioniere says: Feb 21, 2011 12:33 PM

    Gholston can find a job for him and Aaron Maybin, who is probably going to be joining him at some point. Maybe they can start a used car dealership together.

  27. dboom says: Feb 21, 2011 12:36 PM

    How about the player taken right after Gholston? The Jags traded up for that train wreck Derrick Harvey.

  28. georgegabriel9 says: Feb 21, 2011 12:37 PM

    I’m far from a football expert but maybe he’s just in the wrong system. Firstly, didn’t he play in a 4-3 at OSU? The guy was a beast there so clearly IS a good football player, has great athleticism and measurables..perhaps he just needs a different style of coaching in a different defensive scheme.

  29. Burritto says: Feb 21, 2011 1:38 PM

    “Since being drafted sixth overall in 2008, Gholston has averaged 14 tackles-per-season. His coaches averaged 25…”

    If you stop reading the sentence there, it sounds like you’re gearing up for an awesome Sal Alosi joke.

  30. zackd2 says: Feb 21, 2011 1:40 PM

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

    That being said, I hope he goes and has a 10-sack season to make rex look bad

  31. someguyiniowa says: Feb 21, 2011 1:40 PM

    Wasn’t Gholston supposed to be the guy that was going to own Jake Long all season, every season? Well I guess we saw how that worked out lol.

  32. suhperman says: Feb 21, 2011 1:41 PM

    He just didn’t have the footwork to play for Rex Ryan.

  33. Akula says: Feb 21, 2011 1:44 PM

    Come on over to NE Vernon. We have a minimum deal for you. If you can make it out of camp we will actually pay you. If not…no harm done.

    Maybin you come along also…we’ll kick the tires.

  34. 10kmp says: Feb 21, 2011 1:45 PM

    I wouldn’t say Gholston was a “beast” at Ohio State. I saw every game he played in college, many in person, and where he stood above the rest was in the “looks the part” department. Vern was most definitely the player you wanted to be first off the bus. He was a good, active, occasionally dominating college football player. He also happens to be a genetic freak. NFL front office people love players that look like Gholston, and he was drafted 6th overall as much for his physique and potential as he was for his ability.

  35. romoscollarbone says: Feb 21, 2011 2:28 PM

    He’ll get picked up by a team that runs the 4-3, rush the QB on 3rd down, and be serviceable. Dude is just not mentally cut out to be an edge rusher in the 3-4, would be my guess. He def works hard because his body still looks crazy ripped up. He just doesn’t have the grey matter.

  36. j0esixpack says: Feb 21, 2011 3:49 PM

    I remember when he was drafted. The Jets were drafting one pick before the Patriots.

    The Patriots let slip a rumor that Belihick was VERY interested in Gholston. Mangini was picking right before Belchick and grabbed Gholston first.

    Belichick traded back to 10 to grab Jerrod Mayo plus a pick. Mangini would later be too spoked to use a high pick with the Browns, taking a pass on Mark Sanchez.

  37. driftw00d says: Feb 21, 2011 4:19 PM

    Keep an eye on Philly, if they don’t pick him up and let Washburn work his DL magic on him, he’s probably done.

  38. granadafan says: Feb 21, 2011 4:30 PM

    “brutus9448 says:
    Feb 21, 2011 11:35 AM
    I think we need more jets stories please. I feel like everytime I come in to this site its NY daily news”
    ———————————————————————

    It’s funny how myopic fans see what they want to see. Everyone (myopic fans that is) complains that PFT is always picking on their team or favorite player. Waaaaaaaaah. Newsflash, your team is not any more special or worthy of news than other team.

  39. monropoobah says: Feb 23, 2011 4:06 AM

    Very good point. Sometimes management needs to admit a mistake so as to prevent compounding it. In this case they made a mistake and then further compounded it by still keeping Gholston and then letting Woodhead get away. Belichick POUNCED on Woodhead….he knew he was a footballer.

    belicjeck ‘pounced’ on woodhead because he was desperate for a running back. he moved him up the depth chart because he was desperate (and the guy had great skills.) give him credit, ok. but you’re a little over excited. nothing magical here.

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