How bad was he? Rich Kotite was so bad that the Jets literally went 23 YEARS without hiring an Offensive-Minded Head Coach after firing Kotite. Including hiring 6 different Defensive-Minded Coaches during the stretch. That is an impressive kind of bad! And he truly was. (4-28) in 2 seasons. Funny, since I was a kid, I actually have fond memories of the 1995 and 1996 seasons. If I was an adult then, I am sure I would look back on that very differently. Hopefully Adam Gase is more like Bill Parcells and less like Rich Kotite! Anyway, Happy 50th Anniversary to the Super Bowl III team, but unfortunately the Jets have been closer to Kotite than they have been to Ewbank the last 50 years. To the older fans who remember 1995 and 1996, did it feel like the Bowles Era (which was brutal) or actually even worse? Also, what did it feel like when Parcells was hired after? Must have been amazing. Again, as a kid, I was happy no matter what. I just loved my Jets.