Gholston may not be the starter

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  1. Blitz4Life

    Blitz4Life Active Member

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    I was watching Jets Nation and they were saying that Vernon Gholston is having a rough transition learning the playbook and knowing where to line up etc. I am a little concerned about this being that he is a top 10 draft pick. Does anyone think he will be starting by day 1 or will he probably split time with someone else?
     
  2. VeniVidiViridis

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    He will be playing passing downs. I don't think anyone ever expected him to be a starter day 1. He has a lot to learn with the new position.
     
  3. WhiteShoeWillis

    WhiteShoeWillis Well-Known Member

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    We should expect Gholston to take a while to settle in. He's basically learning a new position. He'll probably just be used as a situational pass rusher until he is comfortable with all aspects of the position.

    Nothing to worry about.
     
  4. abyzmul

    abyzmul R.J. MacReady, 21018 Funniest Member Award Winner

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    I am a little disappointed due to the fact that the Jets' 1st rounders the past couple of years have all been immediate contributors, but I'm not surprised. I think most people on this board assumed he wasn't going to start in week one. However, this is only his second week with an NFL team, I'm not sure it's reasonable to expect him to be doing well this early. He's going to be playing multiple positions in multiple sets.
     
  5. Jersey Joe 67

    Jersey Joe 67 Well-Known Member

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    yeah, i agree. i never expected him as an every down player, just yet.
     
  6. sheerterror

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    I don't think this is that big of a deal. Not being the starter on day 1 gives him more time to learn the playbook/position better. Maybe it will light a fire on Bryan Thomas' ass to perform better knowing there is a highly drafted, ultra talented rookie waiting in the wings to take his starting job from him.
     
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    No worries here we all should have seen this one coming. He will def get a lot of playing time this year mainly on passing downs. Once he has time to digest everything in the playbook he will do just fine. Before the year is over he will have started a few games im sure.

    I agree though that this will or at least should light a fire under BTs ass. Hell if it doesnt he could start more than just a few games.
     
  8. DCanadian

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    What a bust
     
  9. Don

    Don 2008 TGG Rich Kotite "Least Knowledgeable" Award W

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    I would agree more with that than any of the other ridiculous comments above. You pay the guy as a number 4 pick and then want to treat him like a QB who needs three years to learn the playbook. The people on this board never cease to amaze me with their blind love for anything wearing green.
     
  10. The Uniform Bomber

    The Uniform Bomber Spivey's Agent

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    heyyy Don's back.
     
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    abyzmul R.J. MacReady, 21018 Funniest Member Award Winner

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    Hey Donny boy, remember when you relentlessly bashed the Revis pick right up until game 1 last year? That was some funny shit.
     
  12. WhiteShoeWillis

    WhiteShoeWillis Well-Known Member

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    Hey Don where ya been? We missed ya.

    He was the #6 pick, and we're not showing "blind love" for him we just have more reasonable expectations of a guy learning a new position in the 2nd week of his NFL career. The majority of us haven't seen him play a down, so it would be hard to love him or hate him yet.

    edit: That linebacker we got in the 2nd round last year didn't start right off the bat either. He seemed to do pretty well once he got in.
     
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    I don't think any knowledgable people expected him to start right away. the guy was a DE in college and now will be playing LB in a 3-4. That is a tremendous change in responsibility. His job will be simply to "get the QB" at least for now, which is fine.
     
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    The Jets will use a rotation with the linebackers. This was assumed a long time ago. Gholston will be playing some downs Week 1. Thats all that can really be expected.
     
  15. sheerterror

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    "Blind Love" aka benefit of the doubt that he doesn't suck until he proves otherwise...
     
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    Gholston couldn't attend mini-camps due to league rules, so I would not be surprised about his inability to pick-up the playbook in a week. Like others said not many people expected him to be the starter from day 1.

    Back to the playbook...it has been a little over one week and zero-preseason games. I am not concerned.
     
  17. redneckjet

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    uh.....you're talkin about evo's pic, right?
     
  18. FlashGordon

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    I know. You'd think this was a Jets fan website or something.
     
  19. The Uniform Bomber

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    haha yeah. at least Bradwaysux has been consistent and relentless with his caustic remarks about trading up for Revis and Harris.
     
  20. brothermoose

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    Nothing to see here folks...move along...
     

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