Urban Meyer’s first season as a head coach in the National Football League has been an unmitigated disaster.
Not only are the Jacksonville Jaguars 2-10 but their have been numerous reports throughout the season of Meyer losing respect in the locker room and having run-ins with various players and assistant coaches.
The latest report comes from NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, who is reporting of strong tension between coaches and players.
According to Pelissero’s report, Jags WR Marvin Jones, who is one of the most respect vets in the locker room “became so angry with Meyer’s public and private criticism of the receiver group that he left the facility” and had to be convinced by staff members to come back and had a “heated argument with Meyer during practice.”
The report also points to an incident involving Meyer and his assistant coaches when during a staff meeting, Meyer “delivered a biting message” that he’s a winner and his assistant coaches are losers. He also challenged each coach individually to explain when they’ve ever won and forcing them to “defend their resumes.”
The report also mentions that several Jaguars players vented their frustration with Meyer to Rams players after the game, “reiterating a common complaint that Meyer doesn’t treat them like adults.”
With the mounting tension and locker room issues continuing to build, one has to wonder if Meyer can turn the culture around in Jacksonville.