All the ways Jaguars coach Urban Meyer was about ‘team team team’

You will be shocked to learn that Urban Meyer takes no responsibility for his failures in Jacksonville.
Image: Getty Images

Usually when someone fails it is an opportunity to reflect, to see where things have gone wrong so that we can improve. Have I been bad at my job? Don’t I get along with others? Do I have an unsuitable smell for the workplace?

Or … it’s time to double down.

During his tenure with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Urban Meyer has done nothing but blame others, and apparently nothing has changed since his firing. In an interview with, Meyer explained where things went wrong.

“I think college has changed a lot too. Only society has changed. Think how hard you pushed. … I believe there is greatness in everyone and it is the coach’s job to find that greatness however you do it. Positive encouragement. Push them to be better, make them work harder, identify flaws and try to fix them [them]. I think everything is so fragile right now. And that includes the coaching staff. When I started coaching, the coaches didn’t earn that much and they didn’t have agents. Everything is so fragile where before there was a team, team, team. I remember talking about it at a staff meeting three days ago. I started this profession because I had the greatest coach in high school and it was all about the team. All about the crush, ”Meyer said.

I’ll be taking “Hypocrisy” for 2000, whoever is hosting Jeopardy now. The whole problem with Meyer is that he considered himself above the team. He was, quite literally, the only one not “about the crowd”. He is the only manager in the history of the league, as far as I have heard, not to get on the team’s team plane to go home after an away game.

This statement is completely meaningless. What exactly is an example of someone huddling? Covering up the domestic abuse of one of your caregivers for years? I guess the victim didn’t feel part of the “team”. Or was she too fragile too?

Again it is everyone else’s fault. It’s not that you called your coaches losers, it’s that they all have agents and they make good money. The world has gotten too soft for your coaching style which sure works (cough record 2-11). is not you hired an alleged racist strength coach, your black majority team didn’t like it.

Yes, I’m starting to understand. When men were men you were allowed to kick your employees and they were tough enough to say nothing, but now they are so weak that they stand up for themselves.

And for those still in the “we don’t really know what happened; there are conflicting accounts “, just know that Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the reporter who first broke the story of Josh Lambo being kicked, was on the Rich Eisen Show where he claimed that Meyer’s attorneys did not never denied that he kicked Lambo.

“I got a threatening letter from his lawyer about the story being published with no firm information,” Stroud said. “They wanted to offer a couple of players, but only unofficially … to confirm not that he didn’t kick him, but to the extent that he kicked him.”

So Meyer’s lawyers seem to think he kicked Lambo. But actually this is just another example of people not talking about the team, right? Anyone who had put their ego aside would have gladly told a reporter unofficially that their coach kicked someone, but not that hard.

Meyer’s problem, and why he failed in the NFL, it’s as simple as in his mind, it’s okay when he’s selfish, but not when other people are. I guess because he’s the “head ball coach”, so he earned it. Yet he never took responsibility as a head coach. When James Robinson was benched to tinker and Trevor Lawrence had to publicly express his frustrations, Meyer said he didn’t know he was on the bench and that it was the position of the coaches who keep track of who is on the pitch. Urban, I don’t think “I have no idea who’s playing” is the defense you think it is.

It is evident from his statement that he has learned nothing. There is a shocking lack of self-awareness that leaves no doubt that if given another opportunity to coach, it will be more or less the same: Meyer does what he wants at the expense of other people’s well-being.


Leave a Comment