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Now in Carolina, former New York Jets receiver. Anderson painted an unflattering picture of Adam Gase’s coaching.

Carolina Panthers receiver Robby Anderson had some blunt words about his New York Jets service under Adam Gase earlier this week.

Anderson expounded on his tutelage under Gase while appearing on the Going Deep Podcast from Barstool Sports. The receiver spent only a year with Gase, the last of the receiver’s four years in green, but it appeared to leave a lasting impression … and not in a good way.

He began by unfavorably comparing Gase to the previous head coach Todd Bowles, under whom Anderson played his first three NFL seasons as an undrafted free agent out of Temple.

“I feel like Todd Bowles was a great coach, but his hands were tied in a lot of ways,” Anderson told hosts Steven Cheah, Willie Colon, and Joey Mulinaro. “I’m not going to say (Gase) was there to make us lose, but it was like losing was acceptable … losing should never acceptable and okay and used as a stepping stone because it’s taking steps back.”

Anderson said that the apparent discord led to him departing New York after the Jets went 7-9 (recovering after a 1-7 start). New York went 2-14 last season after Anderson absconded to Carolina, leading to Gase’s firing.

“I just don’t feel like everyone was buying into being champions,” Anderson said. “I didn’t clash with that, so that’s why I didn’t see eye-to-eye and didn’t buy certain things because I’m here to win, I’m not here to lose.

“I’m not going to say I lost my will for football,” Anderson continued. “But I lost my love for football being a Jet because it wasn’t the right fit for me and I was stuck through the contracts.”

Last offseason, Anderson inked a two-year, $20 million deal with the Panthers, setting new career-highs (95 receptions. 1,096 yards) in his debut season down south. Anderson reunited with Matt Rhule and P.J. Walker, his respective college head coach and quarterback at Temple.

Listen to Anderson’s full appearance here.

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags

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2 years ago

I love the honesty from Robby…can we finally lose the “Joe Douglas let Robby get away” nonsense. He didn’t want to play for the Jets and I don’t blame him. Hopefully we’re washing that stink off the team with the new changes…