NFL Honors host takes a shot at former Jaguars HC Urban Meyer

Head coach Urban Meyer of the Jacksonville Jaguars at NRG Stadium (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
Head coach Urban Meyer of the Jacksonville Jaguars at NRG Stadium (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /

Comedian Keegan-Michael Key became famous as a cast member of Mad TV. Years later, he’s shown he hasn’t lost his magic and made everyone laugh at the expense of former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer during the NFL Honors ceremony.

Last year, the event had no attendees due to the COVID-19 pandemic but this time, the YouTube Theater at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles was packed, and that didn’t go unnoticed. Key said that last year, “the place was emptier than Urban Meyer’s playbook“, via Field Yates of ESPN. Ouch.

In case your mind successfully blocked Meyer’s disastrous tenure in Jacksonville, the head coach went 2-11 as the head coach of the Jaguars but you have to be a special kind of bad to make a case as one of the worst head coaches in NFL history. So what did Meyer do to get such as undesirable distinction? What he didn’t do? It seems like he made a bet with someone to see how much he could get away with as a head coach in the NFL.

Among the many things Meyer did in Jacksonville were allegedly kicking Josh Lambo, not knowing the Arizona Cardinals no longer play in Phoenix, benching one of his best players and blaming his assistants, not knowing how much playing time his players got, and getting caught on video getting frisky with a woman who wasn’t his wife after not flying back with the team.

The Jaguars will try to not be the source of laughs any longer.

As bad as Meyer was, the Jaguars can now turn the page after hiring Doug Pederson as their head coach. Pederson seems to be everything his predecessor was supposed to be and should help the team right the ship.

Last offseason, Meyer said he expected a one-year rebuild but didn’t even last a season with the team. While he was the source of frustration, everyone can now have a good laugh at his expense. An old adage says that calm comes after the storm and that seems to be the case in Jacksonville with Pederson now running the show. If only the team could also move on from general manager Trent Baalke…

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