Another day, another comment by Urban Meyer that makes you wonder if he’s really interested in being the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars for much longer.
Meyer had another miserable Sunday as his team lost 20-0 to the Tennessee Titans and he could barely bring himself to answer questions about what’s wrong, except to say that if he finds out who is leaking info from his coaching staff he will fire them. That was in response to a report by NFL Network that Meyer was embroiled in heated arguments with a player and his assistant coaches, referring to them as “losers.” Meyer refuted aspects of that report but did say he is hard on his assistants.
This comes a week after Meyer said he didn’t know why running back James Robinson was benched, though it was later reported that the decision did come from him.
Monday, a former NFL GM said that he heard from a source “inside the building” that the report was just the “tip of the iceberg.”
Also on Monday. Meyer was asked about rookie safety Andre Cisco and why the Syracuse product isn’t getting more defensive playing time despite having a tackle and forced fumble on 17 special teams snaps against the Titans. Meyer’s answer was…not great.
#Jaguars HC Urban Meyer was asked about Andre Cisco playing more (again). He said “Cisco is playing a little bit more, I believe, I don’t have his numbers in front of me”
Cisco played 0 defensive snaps yesterday.
— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) December 13, 2021
“Cisco is playing a little bit more, I believe,” said Meyer. “I don’t have his numbers in front of me.”
As Demetrius Harvey noted in his tweet, Cisco did not play any defensive downs on Sunday.
Meyer has developed a habit of seemingly not knowing what’s happening on his own team and this kind of quote only seems to back that up. Given that his answers about Robinson last week are now being questioned, one wonders if Meyer is purposefully trying to deflect any blame or awareness out of some desire to put all the blame for this season on his assistants. It’s either that or Meyer really has no idea what’s going on with his 2-10 football team.
jacksonville media should keep trying to trick urban meyer by asking him about fake players and made up plays and see what he'll say about them
— Danny Kelly (@DannyBKelly) December 13, 2021
I feel bad for Jags fans but this is tremendous content
— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) December 13, 2021
Urban Meyer has to regret becoming a Head Coach in the NFL EVERY SINGLE DAY#PMSOverreactionMonday #DUUUVAL pic.twitter.com/h0wajDYBNk
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) December 13, 2021
We keep saying it and it remains true. Meyer looks absolutely miserable and it’s hard to understand why he’ll want to keep doing this much longer.