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Looking back, Gholston blames Gang Green

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08:02 AM ET 08.23 | Vernon Gholston burned a bridge on Monday. Gholston might have been an epic bust for the Jets, but he refuses to take all the blame. A seriously delusional Gholston doled out some of the fault to coach Rex Ryan and the Jets, too, saying last night he didn't get a fair shot in three wholly unproductive seasons with Gang Green. Now a backup defensive end trying to hang on with the Bears, Gholston -- he of zero sacks in 48 games as a Jet -- said after a 41-13 preseason loss to the Giants the deck was stacked against him when Ryan took over in 2009. "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," said Gholston.

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Vernon Gholston, Getty Images Vernon Gholston, Getty Images
August 23, 2011  08:50 AM ET

Say it ain't so. lol

August 23, 2011  08:54 AM ET

He will be outta the league either this year or next. Sounds like sour apples.

August 23, 2011  08:57 AM ET

Ryan was down on him from the start, but he did nothing to even begin changing the man's mind.

August 23, 2011  09:06 AM ET

How is this a shock? It's really becoming a blame everyone else society. Gholston, man up and admit you weren't good... or better yet keep yer trap shut and try and take advantage of your second and likely last chance in the league.

August 23, 2011  09:07 AM ET

Since Rex is always right, then Gholston...you suck!

August 23, 2011  09:11 AM ET

A great man once said....JET'S SUCK!

August 23, 2011  09:16 AM ET
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From what I understand, the dude just plain stunk. Nothing can be said differently.

Yup... and it appears he is still in denial.

August 23, 2011  09:30 AM ET

A true denialist.

August 23, 2011  09:55 AM ET

I absolutely hate the Jest. I hate the Jest players, the Jest fans, the jest coaching staff, and especially Rex Ryan.

That said, he is a ridiculous defensive mind and if Vernon Gholston was worth anything, that guy would of found it and used it.

August 23, 2011  10:00 AM ET
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I absolutely hate the Jest. I hate the Jest players, the Jest fans, the jest coaching staff, and especially Rex Ryan.

A man after my own heart.

August 23, 2011  10:01 AM ET

And now he's with the Bears. Why am I not surprised? One team's castoff is Jerry Angelo's way to fill out a 53-man roster with as many Bargain Bin players as possible.

August 23, 2011  10:02 AM ET

All you Jets haters need to get a life.

August 23, 2011  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Since Rex is always right, then Gholston...you suck!

Judging by the picture, we know he made at least one tackle.

August 23, 2011  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

All you Jets haters need to get a life.

I got a pretty nice one, thanks. Oh love your choice in picture there, obviously not your choice in teams.

August 23, 2011  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Judging by the picture, we know he made at least one tackle.

could have been a preseason game....lol

August 23, 2011  10:17 AM ET

Based solely on these comments, its pretty easy to see why he was a complete bust. If he can only blame others for his own failures, he will never be a player in the league.

August 23, 2011  10:26 AM ET

Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe was 100% positive Belichek was in love with this tyrd and the Pats would draft him. College hero, NFL zero.

August 23, 2011  10:27 AM ET

...and, you can wrap said tyrd in bacon, but it is still a tyrd.

August 23, 2011  10:28 AM ET
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And now he's with the Bears. Why am I not surprised? One team's castoff is Jerry Angelo's way to fill out a 53-man roster with as many Bargain Bin players as possible.

Last night when they showed the castoffs in the Bears roster it was kind of sad.

 
August 23, 2011  10:34 AM ET

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