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    LOL. I sort of hope an opposing QB down the stretch pulls a Favre w/ Strahan and lets him get his sack.
     
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    Too bad the Pats didn't realize this and not block him in the 4th quarter on Monday and have Brady lay down ala Favre..........Could you imagine the howling in the Jets front office???
     
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    This guy must flat-out not care. Sure he was a pre-combine workout wonder, but on the freakin' field he broke Vrabel's Big 10 record for sacks in a season and most came against Big 10 Big Boys like Wisconsin and Michigan.

    He had all of the physical tools so he must have nothing but Cheese Whiz between the ears. I'm still amazed he was regarded up there with Mayo.
     
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    Doesn't matter. He is gonna get the $9 million if he gets the sack.
     
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    That was my first thought too lol...Has Gholston ever had a Tackle or a Sack against the Patriots?:confused:
     
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    They probably would have if it wasn't an option.

    Can you imagine if there was a few seconds left and Woodhead "fumbled" the ball to Gholston and it REQUIRED the Jets to pay $9 million?
     
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    Don't know about tackle. But as he hasn't had a single sack EVER. I can safely say he hasn't had a sack against the NEP.
     
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    Are they even going to play Gholston? I mean, honestly, is any one sack worth $9 million? Because that's what we're talking about here.
     
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    No we are not. If he gets a sack...it invokes a $9 million dollar option.

    Meaning the Jets either have to pay him or cut him at the end of the season making him an unrestricted free agent. Which they probably will do anyway sack or no sack.
     
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    My bad, good catch, I misread that one.
     
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    Even before the draft, every time you heard about details about his personality and about his personal life, you began to wonder if there wasn't something a bit off about him.

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    So in other words, Gholston is going to be a free agent next season no matter what. If he gets a sack or plays 20% of the snaps, the Jets have to cut him to avoid paying him $9.1 million bonus. If he doesn't reach that level, he will be cut because he sucks.

    It was a stupid contract because if Gholston was just above average, that option bonus would be a tough call. Since he sucks really bad and can't even reach an each option bonus trigger like getting one sack in a season or playing 20% of the snaps, it is an easy decision for the Jets. Bye! Bye! Vernon.
     
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    I would bring him to Patriots camp. Just for the paranoia effect.
     
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    Gholston must live in sheer terror. His only shot of staying with the team is to fail to make a single big play.

    Staggeringly bad contract clause. For the sake of his career, I hope the clause can be waived. If not, perhaps he too can get a job as a train conductor.
     
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    I wonder if he is hoping he is cut, so he gets a second chance with another team?

    I doubt many will look at him, but I am sure some team will!
     
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    me too. maybe very funny to watch the reactions by the JEST fans. LOL
     
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    Even if the clause can't be waived all the Jets need to do is cut him and sign him the next day. It is an option bonus. Pay it or he becomes a Free agent.

    He is not going to ever see a penny of that money. Gholston restructured his contract to make it easier for the Jets to cut him without them getting a massive salary cap hit next year. This clause was so if Gholston had a great year this year he would have the opportunity to go elsewhere for pay day.

    Sack or no sack he can play for the Jets next year for a small salary.
     
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    Could you imagine. Week 1 next year....Jets @ Patriots, TNF. Gholston gets his first sack, Woodhead scores game winning TD.
     
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    But, if you're the Jets, why would you rush to bring him back, or even bring him back at all, under those circumstances? It's one thing to keep him around to save face. It's another to bring him back if you've already cut him.
     
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