Urban Meyer’s NFL coaching career is not going good.
On Monday, Meyer said he he has spent most of his time coaching both he offense and kicking team of the Jaguars as he laid out some lofty goals for the remainder of the season.
“If you say, ‘What’s the identity of the Jacksonville Jaguar offense?’, it’s a physical offense that runs the ball and is balanced,” Meyer said. “Our goal is always 250/250 [rushing yards/passing yards]. I want to say we were 250/200 [on Sunday].”
Given the current state of the Jags, that is a goal that is very unattainable at the moment. When Meyer was the coach at Ohio State, he had the same goal for his offense: 250/250. According to Sports-Reference’s Play Index, Meyer’s Buckeyes tallied 20 games with 250 rushing yards and 250 passing yards, which was the fourth-most of any team from 2012 to 2018.
The record for the most times a team has rushed for 250 and passed for 250 in a season is one and only there have only been 52 games where a team has reached both 250 rushing yards and passing yards, according to Stathead.
The Jaguars are currently averaging 348 total yards per game on offense, which breaks down to 218.6 in the air and 129.4 on the ground. It is a tall task for a team that is currently 0-5.