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Antonio Cromartie sounds glad that he no longer plays for the New York Jets, because the former NFL cornerback is clearly not a big fan of Adam Gase.

Cromartie spoke with TMZ at an event in Miami this week, and the four-time Pro Bowler was critical of the way Gase has handled star running back Le’Veon Bell:

“When you don’t give your running back the ball in the second half of a game, it shows that you’re trying to say you don’t need him. I think Le’Veon Bell’s a great running back and he’s gonna do the things he needs to do, whether it’s with the Jets or somebody else. He just needs to be with somebody who respects him as a player and respects what he can do.”

When asked if he sees Gase having a future with the Jets, Cromartie responded “not at all.” He said he believes Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy deserves a shot at the job.

“I’d go get Eric Bienemy,” Cromartie said. “He’s had seven interviews for head-coaching jobs, and he’s 0-for-7 right now, so hopefully within the next year or so he gets one.”

Bieniemy not landing a head-coaching job this offseason was a great source of frustration for black coaches around the NFL. He will likely be a top candidate during the next hiring period after the 2020-21 season, and he deserves a shot at a head-coaching job given the success he has had in Kansas City.

While the Jets have admitted they will listen to trade inquiries for Bell this offseason, the running back recently downplayed any issues he had with Gase.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.


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1960-1961
Al Dorow
1962
Johnny Green
1963-1964
Dick Wood
1965-1969
Joe Namath
1970
Al Woodall
1971
Bob Davis
1972
Joe Namath
1973
Al Woodall
1974-1976
Joe Namath
1977
Richard Todd
1978
Matt Robinson
1979-1983
Richard Todd
1984
Pat Ryan
1985-1991
Ken O'Brien
1992
Browning Nagle
1993-1995
Boomer Esiason
1996
Frank Reich
1997
Neil O'Donnell
1998
Vinny Testaverde
1999
Ray Lucas
2000-2001
Vinny Testaverde
2002-2004
Chad Pennington
2005
Brooks Bollinger
2006-2007
Chad Pennington
2008
Brett Favre
2009-2012
Mark Sanchez
2013-2014
Geno Smith
2015-2016
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2017
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