Vernon Gholston Blames Rex Ryan For Being 1st Round Bust
Gholston went to my school, The Ohio State University and everyone from OSU knew that it would be a gamble taking him high in the draft. He was living off one game where he destroy Jake Long (while Long was at Michigan).
For the most part though he disappeared for long stretches and never made any type of serious impact.
One of the worst personality traits you can have is of a blame shifter. Sometimes you just have to take the “L” and keep it moving, but Gholston wants to blame Rex Ryan for his failures.
“I heard how he was perceiving me before the  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. … 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.”
“Teams are always looking for talent, and to say I don’t have talent is a far stretch,” Gholston said. “It’s all about getting a fair shot and time in the system. With the Jets, it was constant position change and coaching change. There was no stability. I never really had that with the Jets.”
The Jets have made tp back to back AFC Championship Games with Ryan as the coach. Say what you want about Ryan, but he knows how to coach defense and talented players in his system become Pro Bowl Caliber players. Gholston reasoning makes no sense and the Jets tried hard to find a position for him, but he was awful in each one.
He should be happy they didn’t cut him sooner and be thankful for the $21 million the Jets paid him for zero sacks, INTs or fumbles caused.