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Instead of assuming things, anyone take a look at his playing time?

2010 = 0 starts, DE
2009 = 3 starts, LB
2008 = 0 starts, LB

Total amount of snaps < 20% played. He is the prototypical misused draft pick with potential to be very productive in a new environment. Will he? IDK, but he fits that mold of being able to.

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March 4th, 2011, 5:18 pm
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Detroit = where washed up former high pick OSU busts from bad system matches come to revive their careers...

cough, Bobby Carpenter

cough cough, Rob Sims

cough cough cough, Vernon Gholston (why not)

I'm all for giving this kid a second chance at the right price...

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We only stand to gain from others bad decisions.

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March 4th, 2011, 7:27 pm
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Post Re: Vernon Gholston
steensn wrote:
Instead of assuming things, anyone take a look at his playing time?

2010 = 0 starts, DE
2009 = 3 starts, LB
2008 = 0 starts, LB

Total amount of snaps < 20% played. He is the prototypical misused draft pick with potential to be very productive in a new environment. Will he? IDK, but he fits that mold of being able to.


Just because he didn't start, does not mean he didn't play.


March 4th, 2011, 7:53 pm
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Look at the % of snaps...

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March 4th, 2011, 9:00 pm
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Gholston has athletic talent, he just needs to get his head on straight. My understanding, even before he got drafted, was that he had the work ethic of a sloth. Maybe being around KVB and Ndamukong would help snap him out of it. Who knows? But it's worth it to sign him and see what happens. If he doesn't put in honest efforts during camp workouts, you cut him and move on. What's to lose?

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March 5th, 2011, 12:05 pm
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I too, say give the kid a shot. If he don't work out, send him packing!

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March 6th, 2011, 6:05 pm
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If we picked up Gholston with this defensive line Suh, Fairley, Williams, and he can't get a sack then he's a honest to goodness bust. We should have a shot at him for three reasons: defensive line, 4-3, he's a local boy.

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May 5th, 2011, 10:13 pm
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Mufasa wrote:
If we picked up Gholston with this defensive line Suh, Fairley, Williams, and he can't get a sack then he's a honest to goodness bust. We should have a shot at him for three reasons: defensive line, 4-3, he's a local boy.


HAHA, great point! If he can't shine on that line he should retire now. I'm still in for picking him up!

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Signed by the Bears.


July 29th, 2011, 7:46 pm
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Marinelli likes his pad level....

They continue to just take steps backward this off season.


July 29th, 2011, 7:48 pm
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Balls... I think he can be turned into a good player again.

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July 29th, 2011, 9:13 pm
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njroar wrote:
Marinelli likes his pad level....


This was the first thought that came to my mind too!

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July 29th, 2011, 9:35 pm
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Steensn, did you cry yourself to sleep last night over this? :lol:

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From ESPN:

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Item: The Bears signed defensive end Vernon Gholston to a free agent contract.
Comment: I just googled Gholston to find his career stats. The first suggestion was "Vernon Gholston bust." That tells you all you need to know. The No. 6 overall pick of the 2008 draft has no career sacks. But there is no downside to giving him a flyer for camp, and if anyone can get something out of him, it's Bears defensive coordinator/line guru Rod Marinelli.

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