This been a rough first year for Urban Meyer and things aren’t getting any better.
Jags running back James Robinson played a season-low 44% of the snaps in Sunday’s 37-7 loss to the Los Angeles Rams and didn’t se the field until the third quarter after he fumbled the ball in the first quarter.
He finished with just eight carries for 24 yards, with three coming in the last two minutes of the game.
Head coach Urban Meyer denied after the game that Robinson was benched and had more to do with him being injured, but when asked by ESPN’s Michael DiRocco whether Robinson would have remained in the game if he didn’t fumble, Meyer gave a two-word response.
“Oh, sure,” Meyer said.
In a Monday appearance on Jags Report Live, Robinson had a lot to say about Urban.
“When [a fumble] happens and you’re out for that long, you’ve gotta feel that way,” Robinson said. “I was just waiting my turn to get back in the game and it didn’t really come until the third quarter.”
Robinson was left confused as to why he saw three carries in the fourth quarter if he was injured.
“I knew the game was over by that point,” Robinson said. “I probably should’ve been resting. I’m not sure what the point of that was.”
Robinson has yet to see 20 carries in any game this season. In 2020, he had four games of 20 or more carries.
With the loss, Jacksonville fell to 2-10 in Meyer’s first season as a head coach in the NFL.