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Jeremy Kerley isn’t fond of former Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey

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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jeremy Kerley isn’t going to mince words when it comes to his opinion on Chan Gailey.

Kerley played under Gailey with the New York Jets in 2015. It was his worst season as a pro as Kerley caught just 16 passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns with the Jets.

Coming off of arguable his best season, Kerley didn’t bother to blunt his opinion on his former offensive coordinator during an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

What changed a lot for me was in my fifth year, in New York, somebody telling me that, for whatever the reason was, I wasn’t good enough to play in that offense or I wasn’t a fit for that offense,” Kerley said. “And even though I knew I was, it still pissed me off to the point where I was just like, you know, what can I do to try to separate myself or stand out more. And I think, just from that point on and 2015 was by far my worst year in the league. I absolutely hated the NFL. I wasn’t getting any playing time at receiver; I was just strictly punt return. Me and Chan Gailey were always … we didn’t see eye-to-eye. I didn’t have a lot of respect for him. It was probably the same for him.”

Gailey was hired to serve as offensive coordinator after Todd Bowles was brought in to replace Rex Ryan as head coach. Gailey served in the role the last two seasons before retiring at the end of the year. Unsurprisingly, Kerley lasted just one season playing in Gailey’s offense before moving on to the 49ers last year (after a brief stop in Detroit).

“Chan was just one of those type of guys that he has his mind set up before he sees whoever’s there,” Kerley said. “I mean, he just wasn’t a fit for me, so when we came in it was kind of like, I had just signed a four-year, $16-million extension. So I’m assuming this is my time, I’m going to play or I get to maximize my play. And it was the exact opposite. I can’t speak highly of a guy who never really let me have an opportunity to prove. And then the fact that he would always bring in guys that were my same height or my same size after guys went down or whatever happened, it brought me to believe that maybe he just doesn’t really like me.

“For whatever the reason was, I just feel like we were going to bump heads after that. I don’t say this about a lot of people, but I don’t really have a lot of respect for that and how that situation went.”

Kerley ended up in a much better situation with the 49ers. He caught a career-high 64 passes for 667 yards and three touchdowns last year for San Francisco. The three touchdowns matched a career-high. The showing earned his a new three-year deal with the 49ers this offseason.

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13 Responses to “Jeremy Kerley isn’t fond of former Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey”
  1. mullman76 says: Jun 23, 2017 12:21 AM

    Dude.

    Let it go.

    RAIDER NATION

  2. backintheday99 says: Jun 23, 2017 2:05 AM

    Giants fan (watch the Jets too) and Kerley seemed like a steal in the draft. He was always making plays and he got a contract he earned.

    Then BANG. Made no sense to me. Now it does.

  3. backintheday99 says: Jun 23, 2017 2:05 AM

    Giants fan (watch the Jets too) and Kerley seemed like a steal in the draft. He was always making plays and he got a contract he earned.

    Then BANG. Made no sense to me. Now it does.

  4. moseszd says: Jun 23, 2017 4:23 AM

    He was great for the 49ers last year. He dropped ONE pass in 115 targets. And the thing is, he’s always had good hands. In 384 NFL targets, he’s dropped 8 passes.

    Meanwhile the Jets went all on in on the pass dropping Brandon Marshall who, over the same five years, dropped 45 passes in 414 targets. But Marshall has a ‘name.’

    Marshall’s awful. Stone hands. Average WR numbers when he does catch it. But somehow everyone thinks he’s an NFL WR. While guys like Kerley get no respect and are forced to be bottom feeders.

  5. thesmartestmanever says: Jun 23, 2017 7:18 AM

    Chan Gailey, one of the last vanguards’ of the three yards and a cloud of dust philosophy.

  6. absolutevisuals says: Jun 23, 2017 7:22 AM

    Seems like a trend

  7. sbmcintosh36 says: Jun 23, 2017 8:29 AM

    Hey Jeremy maybe it’s because you’re always hurt,drop balls or can’t get open?

  8. maxkingpin says: Jun 23, 2017 8:36 AM

    Whiner.

  9. tylawspick6 says: Jun 23, 2017 9:17 AM

    This is another overrated Jets loser. Takes the money because the Jets are desperate, and he thinks he is better than he is.

  10. tylawspick6 says: Jun 23, 2017 9:18 AM

    backintheday99 says:
    Jun 23, 2017 2:05 AM
    Giants fan (watch the Jets too) and Kerley seemed like a steal in the draft. He was always making plays and he got a contract he earned.

    Then BANG. Made no sense to me. Now it does.

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    The Jets’ overrated and overpaid players make no sense to you, huh?

  11. zeke2517 says: Jun 23, 2017 10:02 AM

    “This is another overrated Jets loser. Takes the money because the Jets are desperate, and he thinks he is better than he is.”

    Wow. Did you bother to read anything?

  12. 4ninerscooknseahawk9 says: Jun 23, 2017 12:21 PM

    Sour Jets Fans, got your player for peanuts.and a irrelevant Raider fan who thinks his Team is good, gotta prove it first looks like Carr is a Injury prone Toothpick

  13. 4ninerscooknseahawk9 says: Jun 23, 2017 12:24 PM

    You still got Decker and Marshall you’ll be fine.. oh wait no you dont. Well hour QBS are good.. ohh wa it no they aren’t even good enough to play in CFL.. SAD But maybe you need to take a few pointers from NYG cause damn woody you suck as Owner

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