There have been a lot of issues swirling around the Jacksonville Jaguars ever since Urban Meyer was hired as head coach. There were plenty of rumors and reports about friction between Meyer and the players and that was before the viral videos and photos that broke the internet and caused lots of internal issues. While there have certainly been more reports of problems between the two sides, winning a football game two weeks ago seemed to quiet many of the off-field concerns.
On the field, the Jaguars are still a young team led by a rookie quarterback learning a new system. And that’s the kind of situation that could lead to plenty of excuses as the team powers through what will still be a tough season. Now that the Jaguars are coming off a bye week, the expectations to capitalize on their first win in 21 games could also add to those excuses further.
However, Meyer made it clear that when it comes to making excuses, he’s not going to have any of it from now on.
“The excuse of a new system, the excuse of a young quarterback, that’s all gone.” – #Jaguars HC Urban Meyer on his team.
— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) October 25, 2021
“I feel good about the second run that we’re going to go on here,” Meyer said on Monday. “[I feel good] about the efficiency. Now we’ve been in the system for a while and the excuse of a new system and the excuse of a young quarterback is all gone because our young quarterback is playing pretty good”
The Jaguars have their work cut out for them, traveling to the west coast to take on the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, October 31. If they can find a way to win, it’ll be a huge step in the right direction. But if they lose, well, Urban doesn’t want to hear any excuses.