Keyshawn Johnson
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Retired New York Jets wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson clearly isn’t a fan of New York Jets head coach Adam Gase.

The New York Jets were an organization full of excitement when the 2019 season commenced. A new head coach, a new general manager, a new Pro Bowl running back and linebacker, an up-and-coming quarterback, they had it all and were destined for a mightily-improved 2019 campaign.

But that was before the first eight games took place. Now that they have, this type of year is nothing Jets fans expected, or at least, wanted. New York fell to 1-7 at the midway point of its schedule on Sunday, topped off with an embarrassing 26-18 loss to the once-winless Miami Dolphins.

After the seventh defeat of the campaign, many are criticizing the hire of head coach Adam Gase. This group of individuals includes none other than retired wideout Keyshawn Johnson.

“I could’ve picked 25 coaches that were qualified over Adam Gase to be the next head coach of the New York Jets, and when you don’t have that type of leadership, you get what you’re getting,” Johnson said on the “Gang’s All Here” podcast for the New York Post. “Mike McCarthy … you’re gonna pick Adam Gase over him? That doesn’t make any sense to me. Unless he’s got some skeletons in his closet nobody knows about, why would you do that?”

Of course, Mike McCarthy, who the Packers fired after a Week 13 loss to the Cardinals last season, had his issues. He fielded an uncreative offensive gameplan that didn’t do him any justice in his final season in Green Bay. However, there’s no question his resume is far more superior to Gase’s.


In 13 seasons as the Packers head coach, McCarthy went to the playoffs nine times. This includes a Super Bowl 45 victory. Gase was a three-year head coach and a one-time playoff head coach prior to coming over to East Rutherford.

Yes, Gase’s offensive style is more modern and up to speed. But if you aren’t winning that many games, does it really matter?

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