So let me get this straight. You’re a 6th overall NFL draft pick who never recorded a sack and it’s the coaches fault?
According to former New York Jets Vernon Gholston, coach Rex Ryan never gave him a fair chance to prove himself.
“Being a first-round pick, you would have hoped for more [of a chance],” Gholston told the New York Post. “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.”
As for the relationship between Gholston and Ryan, apparently it was all about favorites and Ryan wasn’t a fan.
“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.”
Tough words from Gholston who signed a mega-deal in 2008 and never made any impact for the team whatsoever.