No, I doubt anyone did. But there were a whole lot of people opining Gabel made the hire because Johnson is black. I remember one post in particular that the hire was all about "optics." No way Johnson could sell himself and his vision.
Dude, at the risk of being argumentative, why can't both be true? It could very well have been a largely diversity hire and still turn out to be a great, great hire, right?
Like, if I marry my wife because she was smoking hot, and she turns out to be a good wife and a good cook, that doesn't mean I didn't marry her mostly because she was smoking hot.
I just want to enjoy this as long as we can! These guys are fun to watch and today was flat out AWESOME!! Great job!!