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    30 years ago : Johnny 'Lam' Jones ~ ~ ~

    Thirty years ago : Johnny 'Lam' Jones
    April 08, 2010 - by Mike Beacom

    > [url]http://www.profootballweekly.com/2010/04/08/thirty-years-ago-johnny-lam-jones[/url]

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    I remember hearing on the radio during the playoffs when FAN was organizing a pep rally by the Brooklyn Bridge that all Jet alumni in the area were called and invited to attend.

    Apparently Jones now lives in the area, and he responded that he would love to attend but he answered that he was afraid he would be a distraction and be roundly booed by the Jet fans at the event.

    What a sad story!

    I also remember being at Hofstra in his rookie training camp and watching a scrimmage betrween Jet rookies and Giant rookies. He was not only fast but was tremendously quick. If he caught the ball he was extremely dangerous after the catch. A major problem was that he jumped every time a ball was thrown toward him whether he needed to or not. The Jets tried very hard to break him of that habit but they were not successful.

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    [QUOTE=Queens Jet Fan;3552378]I remember hearing on the radio during the playoffs when FAN was organizing a pep rally by the Brooklyn Bridge that all Jet alumni in the area were called and invited to attend.

    Apparently Jones now lives in the area, and he responded that he would love to attend but he answered that he was afraid he would be a distraction and be roundly booed by the Jet fans at the event.

    What a sad story!

    I also remember being at Hofstra in his rookie training camp and watching a scrimmage betrween Jet rookies and Giant rookies. He was not only fast but was tremendously quick. If he caught the ball he was extremely dangerous after the catch. A major problem was that he jumped every time a ball was thrown toward him whether he needed to or not. The Jets tried very hard to break him of that habit but they were not successful.[/QUOTE]


    I was at that scrimmage too, he looked like a start in the making. No one would have guessed how much of a failure in the making we were looking at that day.

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    [I]"It's not a happy memory for Jets fans, but then again, when it comes to past draft selections, [B]the team's animated (and dedicated) followers tend to dwell on the negative picks more than the ones that produced."[/B][/I]

    The author has a handle on our fan base. :yes:

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    Jumpin' Johnny, the guy was scary fast and quick but just couldn't catch.

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    [QUOTE=Jet Nut;3552388][I]"It's not a happy memory for Jets fans, but then again, when it comes to past draft selections, [B]the team's animated (and dedicated) followers tend to dwell on the negative picks more than the ones that produced."[/B][/I]

    The author has a handle on our fan base. :yes:[/QUOTE]

    The author is quoting Rich Cimini who should know from negative.

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    [QUOTE=32green;3552398]The author is quoting Rich Cimini who should know from negative.[/QUOTE]

    1. He was NOT quoting Cimini.

    2. The quote is dead on, no matter who came up with it. :yes:

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    [QUOTE=Jet Nut;3552419]1. He was NOT quoting Cimini.

    2. The quote is dead on, no matter who came up with it. :yes:[/QUOTE]

    My bad!:O

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    [QUOTE=32green;3552438]My bad!:O[/QUOTE]

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    [QUOTE=Jet Nut;3552442][IMG]http://www.jetsinsider.com/forums/customavatars/avatar12550_15.gif[/IMG][/QUOTE]

    lmao, well done.:D

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    [QUOTE=Green Jets & Ham;3552440]Just to put Vernon Gholston in perspective here

    Compared to Vernon Gholston, Johnny Lam Jones was a Grand-Slam Homerun in the draft

    Don't believe me?

    Think I'm exaggerating?

    Okay, look it up, look up the numbers and you'll see that at least Lam Jones made something approaching a contribution, while Vernon Gholston has done [B]ABSOLUTELY ZERO[/B]

    What I'm saying is, Vernon Gholston has definitely eclipsed Lam Jones in the pantheon of Jets busts

    Absolutely and its not even a close call

    So there's no need to go back 30 Years if you want to lament the mother of all busts

    That guy is on this current Jets roster[/QUOTE]
    gholston is a pos.



    oh well ,
    cheers ~ ~
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    [QUOTE=Green Jets & Ham;3552440]Just to put Vernon Gholston in perspective here

    Compared to Vernon Gholston, Johnny Lam Jones was a Grand-Slam Homerun in the draft

    Don't believe me?

    Think I'm exaggerating?

    Okay, look it up, look up the numbers and you'll see that at least Lam Jones made something approaching a contribution, while Vernon Gholston has done [B]ABSOLUTELY ZERO[/B]

    What I'm saying is, Vernon Gholston has definitely eclipsed Lam Jones in the pantheon of Jets busts

    Absolutely and its not even a close call

    So there's no need to go back 30 Years if you want to lament the mother of all busts

    That guy is on this current Jets roster[/QUOTE]

    Lam was a bust because he had an injury riddled career and couldn't stay on the field.

    With Gholston it doesn't make a bit of difference whether he is injured or not, he's not getting on the field at this point.

    He's easily the bigger bust. :yes:

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    [QUOTE=Green Jets & Ham;3552468]Indeed

    Vernon Gholston is easily the biggest bust in Jets history

    That's right, [B]the biggest bust in Jets history[/B]

    Blair Thomas, Lam Jones, Johnny Mitchell ... those guys all produced "something"

    They didn't live up to their draft status, but they all produced something and made some contribution

    Don't take my word for it, just look it up ... those guys were all-pros compared to Vernon Gholston

    Gholston has been a complete and utter bust from the word [B][SIZE="4"]GO[/SIZE][/B]

    Name for me just one play of note he has made for the NY Jets?

    JUST ONE PLAY OF NOTE, ANYTHING OUTSIDE THE ORDINARY?

    This guy hasn't made a single play of note for the NY Jets ... not one![/QUOTE]

    As the croation dribbler would say...YOU KNEW, Ham. YOU KNEW!

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    [QUOTE=Green Jets & Ham;3552468]Indeed

    Vernon Gholston is easily the biggest bust in Jets history

    That's right, [B]the biggest bust in Jets history[/B]

    Blair Thomas, Lam Jones, Johnny Mitchell ... those guys all produced "something"

    They didn't live up to their draft status, but they all produced something and made some contribution

    Don't take my word for it, just look it up ... those guys were all-pros compared to Vernon Gholston

    Gholston has been a complete and utter bust from the word [B][SIZE="4"]GO[/SIZE][/B]

    Name for me just one play of note he has made for the NY Jets?

    JUST ONE PLAY OF NOTE, ANYTHING OUTSIDE THE ORDINARY?

    This guy hasn't made a single play of note for the NY Jets ... not one![/QUOTE]

    The problem for me, and I never really had any lasting venom for Lam or these other supposed draft busts, is that Gholstons failings seem to be of the heart....like he got paid and went limp.

    I know there are many that argued that he was a bit stiff, lacked a killer instinct and love for the game to begin with, but his lack of any production at this point has to be on him.

    As a matter of fact I think its a travesty for Lam that he is even mentioned with this fraud because at least he tried.

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    kelly is-

    A. a hot blonde chick from Denmark who enjoys copy pasting team articles on various NFL message boards.

    or

    B. some random overweight dude who enjoys copy pasting team articles on various NFL message boards.

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    Hey Ham ole buddy, Tell us how you fell about Vernon Gholston?

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    no doubt lam had some talent. i remember seeing todd hit him deep in stride but not being able to catch the ball. he was able to simply smoke the corners. too bad he couldn't catch.

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    [QUOTE=Green Jets & Ham;3552468]Indeed

    Vernon Gholston is easily the biggest bust in Jets history

    That's right, [B]the biggest bust in Jets history[/B]

    Blair Thomas, Lam Jones, Johnny Mitchell ... those guys all produced "something"

    They didn't live up to their draft status, but they all produced something and made some contribution

    Don't take my word for it, just look it up ... those guys were all-pros compared to Vernon Gholston

    Gholston has been a complete and utter bust from the word [B][SIZE="4"]GO[/SIZE][/B]

    Name for me just one play of note he has made for the NY Jets?

    JUST ONE PLAY OF NOTE, ANYTHING OUTSIDE THE ORDINARY?

    This guy hasn't made a single play of note for the NY Jets ... not one![/QUOTE]

    One play? Ok he has made one play of note. Remember when he chased down Johnson in the Tenn game?Very well could have been a TD saving tackle.
    Of course having one play of note might be more of an indictment on his desire than if he had none.
    Oh and Carl Barzilaskus (sp?) was as at least as big a bust

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    @Green Jets & Ham

    Didn't Gholston get injured last season?

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