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Whispers: Rookie OLB Vernon Gholston is starting to earn the trust of the coaching staff. He saw spot duty in Tennessee and actually made a tackle.

That was just a blip from this article, "Jets look to repeat same path as 1998 team to AFC Championship"

Vernon has been improving we need to be patient with him not only is it a big jump for him it is a change of positions. I expect next training camp he will look like a new player.

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Here is a guy who is switching positions and because of some random technicality missed some practice. That is on top of him having two very solid guys ahead of him on the depth chart. Some major growing pains and a significant period of adjustment is to be expected. Gholston was drafter at #6 because of his potential to step in and be an absolute beast in the future.

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Here is a guy who is switching positions and because of some random technicality missed some practice. That is on top of him having two very solid guys ahead of him on the depth chart. Some major growing pains and a significant period of adjustment is to be expected. Gholston was drafter at #6 because of his potential to step in and be an absolute beast in the future.

And people forget about Mario Williams' 1st year, he had a disappointing season but not he's arguably the best DE.

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One big advantage is the Jets are playing well, if they were not the media and the fans would be coming down harder this affords him some time to develop.

exactly BBJ-thank God this isn't a Jets year like we had last year for him or we'd be killing the kid and there would be countless threads about him being a bust. Could you imagine if Tex was here and what he'd be saying? The good news is we don't need him to be what we thought he'd be when we drafted him

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exactly BBJ-thank God this isn't a Jets year like we had last year for him or we'd be killing the kid and there would be countless threads about him being a bust. Could you imagine if Tex was here and what he'd be saying? The good news is we don't need him to be what we thought he'd be when we drafted him

Yes and a player usually makes his best improvements between the first and second year.

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Barton is horrible in pass coverage -- although overall the team did a solid job against Bo Scaife on Sunday, Tennessee's top "receiver", but he's very good against the run and has stepped up big time in Harris' absense.Actually to be honest against the run he's been better than Harris has this season. In the end, I still think Pace is playing the best of anyone.

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I'm not, Ben Watson made him look like a chicken with his head cut off.

watch him this week bro-he's been real good-a leader lately...and this from a guy who said he should have been gone before the season started...again, good thing SFJ is NOT the Jets GM

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A three-touchdown lead in the 4th quarter is a big spot?

He was actually on the field when the game was 7-0 and 10-3 for a series. Had two first half series where he got extensive playing time and he got a Special Teams tackle and a QB pressure in that time. I didn't believe he had a pulse, but hey, there he was.

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I have very little hope in Gholston at this point.

Forget about switching positions and his status as a rookie, he just doesn't seem to have the type of tenacity you expect out of a young defensive player with potential. Simply put, he shows no burst, no explosion, and looks extremely slow out there. Perhaps he turns it around, but as of right now he looks like he completely lacks the instincts that come with a good football player.

It will be interesting to see if the coaching staff can make something out of him. He has a LONG way to go.

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VG had a QB hurry last week, he's getting better - that's hope.

by the way all you Mayo-fans remember Jerod Mayo is what he is

ILB is a real quick transition, he isn't getting any better than he is today (see Vilma, Jon)

DE to OLB is a slower transition, until it's year 3, 4, or 5 the jury won't really be in on Gholston.

one last point if drafting Gholston made Bryan Thomas get his head out of his rear, and nothing else, that's still a positive impact on the team.

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VG had a QB hurry last week, he's getting better - that's hope.

by the way all you Mayo-fans remember Jerod Mayo is what he is

ILB is a real quick transition, he isn't getting any better than he is today (see Vilma, Jon)

DE to OLB is a slower transition, until it's year 3, 4, or 5 the jury won't really be in on Gholston.

one last point if drafting Gholston made Bryan Thomas get his head out of his rear, and nothing else, that's still a positive impact on the team.

VG just seems to be lacking in technique right now. I remember him just locking up with the tackle and pushing on more than one occasion.

You want to see these guys arms swinging around trying to shed these blocks or prevent them from happening and you're just not seeing it yet.

That's something that can be taught, and hopefully will be.

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