Jaguars could face 2 familiar faces when they play Titans in Week 14
Urban Meyer tore the Jacksonville Jaguars apart during his short tenure as their head coach. Two players that were briefly exposed to the dysfunction are now on the Tennessee Titans’ 53-man roster.
The Titans announced Tuesday that they had promoted Schobert to their active roster and just recently, they added kicker Josh Lambo to their practice squad. Lambo’s stint on the practice squad didn’t last long though and he’s joined the Tennessee active roster as well.
While it’s uncertain how much playing time Schobert will get in the Titans’ matchup against the Green Bay Packers in Week 11, Randy Bullock has been ruled out for Thursday, so Lambo will be handling kicking duties.
After going undrafted in 2015, Lambo signed with the Los Angeles (then San Diego) Chargers and joined the Jags in 2017. He was released in October 2021 after missing three field goals and said in December of the same year that Urban Meyer had kicked him during warm-ups and cursed at him. Not long after Lambo went public with the allegations, Meyer was given the boot.
Schobert signed a five-year deal worth $53.75 million in 2020 but he was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers before the start of the 2021 preseason. His stint in Steel City only lasted one year and was released in the offseason. He then spent time with the Denver Broncos but didn’t make their 53-man roster. He then landed on the Titans’ practice squad.
Will the Jaguars face Joe Schobert and Josh Lambo in Week 14?
NFL roster experience consistent turnaround and it’s difficult to predict if Joe Schobert and Josh Lambo will be on the Titans’ roster when they face off against the Jaguars in Week 14 but if they are, they would surely like to stick it to their former team.
After all, they both were on the Jaguars’ roster during one of the lowest points of the franchise and they probably don’t many pleasant memories of the time they spent there. On the other hand, it doesn’t look like the Jaguars made a mistake when they moved on from either one.
Schobert has become somewhat of a journeyman since the Jags traded him and has spent time with several teams after being released. Similarly, Lambo hasn’t had much success since he and Jacksonville parted ways. Moreover, Randy Bullock might get his job back once he’s healthy and if he is, Lambo could go back to the practice squad.
But if either Schobert or Lambo is still on the Titans’ roster in Week 14, they would surely like to take a jab at their former team. Even if that’s not their main motivation, there’s always a feeling of satisfaction knowing you beat the club that didn’t think you were good enough to keep around.
Both Lambo and Schobert had moments in Jaguars uniform, so it’s nice to see that they’re still around. Having said that, they now play for a division rival and neither one will pull their punches in Week 14.