Urban Meyer doesn’t have answers to Jaguars’ struggles.
A common theme during Urban Meyer’s tenure as the head honcho in Jacksonville is his lack of answers for the team’s struggles and this was on full display after the game.
"You’ve been telling us all year you have faith in the offensive line, they’re getting their [expletive] kicked, what what’s going on there? They’re getting paid a lot of money to be better than what they’ve been."
Keep in mind that was a question but ended up becoming a statement and all Meyer could do was nod and agree. He isn’t being asked about molecular resonance or the currency in Portugal in the 17th century. In previous weeks, when asked bout the team’s performance he will either say, “I don’t know”, or “that’s a good question”. He isn’t being thrown curveballs but things related to football, his area of expertise. You would think that he has the answers but it’s concerning that he doesn’t.
Again, this has been a recurring theme throughout Meyer’s stint at the helm of the Jaguars. Kind of like one time when he confided to Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio that the NFL was like ‘playing Alabama every week’. Clearly, he wasn’t prepared for all the challenges he was going to face in the pros.
Make no mistake, Meyer was always going to have growing pains in his transition from college to the NFL. However, you probably expected they would be related to things such as game management, or challenging the right kind of plays. Instead, the head coach has struggled with fundamentals, common sense, and his relationship with the coaching staff. The clock is ticking and he must show something to convince Khan to give him a chance. His job may be safe for now but how much losing can the owner stand?