The Jaguars’ recent presser was full of puzzling comments.
By now, you might have heard there’s a disconnect between Meyer and quarterback Trevor Lawrence. While the head coach told the local media that they don’t feel comfortable attempting a quarterback sneak, the rookie passer says he says he’s willing to give it a shot.
Also, Meyer said he didn’t know running back James Robinson wasn’t on the field on a key fourth-and-1 play on the Titans’ one-yard line because he doesn’t “micromanage” the team. This isn’t micromanaging. The head coach must know what’s happening at all times. Do you think someone like Bill Belichick doesn’t have full knowledge of what’s happening during game time? Heck, he most likely knows what’s happening on the opposite sideline.
This isn’t the first time Meyer’s lack of control in Jacksonville has shown up in recent days. Not long ago, a video of Meyer getting cozy with a woman that wasn’t his wife went viral, whispers about him losing the locker room surfaced. Furthermore, Former NFL executive Michael Lombardi reported that the Jaguars’ leadership held closed-door meetings to discuss the head coach’s behavior.
You could argue that this is Meyer’s first year in the NFL and he’s learning the ropes on the fly. However, that doesn’t mean that he should get a pass. As the head coach of the Jaguars, he must hold himself to the highest standards, lead by example, and know his team inside out. It doesn’t look like that’s the case five weeks into the 2021 season.