Posted by NFL on Sunday, January 20, 2021 09:07:10As the New York Jets prepare to host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night, there is some talk about the team’s struggles in recent weeks.
New coach Adam Gase was fired following a season in which the Jets failed to win a playoff game and went 5-10.
In the aftermath of that loss, a video of Gase calling a player who took a knee during the national anthem “sons of bitches” went viral.
Gase has been fired before, and after being named head coach in 2014, the Jets went 6-10 in 2016 before winning four of their next five games and finishing the year 10-6.
This season, Gase has lost three straight and is on his fifth coaching staff in three years.
A former high school football player in California, Gue was hired as an assistant coach by the New Orleans Saints in 2016.
He is the only head coach to have won two Super Bowls, and he is the NFL’s longest-tenured coach, having won a record seven titles.
In an interview with The Associated Press last week, Guse said he didn’t understand why people would take the video as an example of racism and the need to stand up for the right of free speech.
He also suggested the video was “not a positive thing to say” for black people in the NFL.
In a statement, Gause’s office said he was sorry for any offense that was caused.