The old expression “quit beating a dead horse” doesn’t apply to Urban Meyer.
The former head coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars had more stories about his time with the team released today.
His actions as an NFL coach ruined his legacy as the best coach in college football.
While it is no surprise that Meyer is a tough coach, he crossed a line with players in the NFL.
His treatment of Josh Lambo was what got him fired on December 15.
Jaguars players to Josh Lambo now that Urban Meyer’s been fired. pic.twitter.com/1uyTtkFKsG
— Austin (@AustinPlanet) December 16, 2021
But now, there are new reports on Meyer that don’t come as a shock at this point.
Meyer Had No Knowledge Of Top Stars In The NFC West
According to reports, Meyer was unknowledgeable about top talent from teams in the NFC West.
Meyer would ask one of his staffers, “Who’s this 99 guy on the Rams?” in reference to Donald.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 21, 2022
The 99 reference comes from the jersey number that he wears.
It is common for coaches to study players and sometimes not know some lesser-known players.
But these players are the best on the field for the teams they play for.
The comment also showed the lack of respect Meyer had for players like Donald.
But as Billy Mays would say: “But wait, there’s more!”
Meyer Would Degrade His Own Players
Not only did he have a lack of respect for opposing players he also degraded his players.
He reportedly would tell players that if he cut them, they “couldn’t get a job paying more than $15 an hour.”
“And do you know what would happen if I cut you guys? You couldn’t get a job paying more than $15 an hour.”
According to four coaches, this was said after one player missed an assignment during a preseason game, leading to a busted play 😳
— The Game Day NFL (@TheGameDayNFL) March 21, 2022
Statements like that would show a blatant disrespect of the people he is supposed to lead.
His actions would cause players to lose respect for him.
That situation isn’t the only one with Meyer that is coming out.
There was also a situation between him and receiver John Brown after practice.
Brown would run the wrong route during practice but try to correct it by staying afterward with Trevor Lawrence.
Meyer would then comment on Brown to Lawrence, according to sources.
Meyer’s Behavior In The NFL Goes Back To His Days At Bowling Green
While Meyer didn’t have stories like the ones we are hearing now come out during his time as a college coach, they are coming out now.
One story of focus came out shortly after Meyer’s firing by the Jaguars for kicking Lambo.
The story is from former Bowling Green receiver Aaron Alexander.
When the story of Meyer kicking Lambo came out, it brought back memories of the time he spent with Meyer as a coach.
When I seen he kicked an adult man, that brought back memories of his 1st HC job @ BG. Did this BEHAVIOR follow him from program to program? I'm not sure, I can only speak on what I saw at BG, but kicking a grown man I can only imagine what he COULD'VE done to a student athlete.
— Aaron Alexander (@DoubleA101778) December 20, 2021
He clarifies that it was an experience he had as well but wonders if this behavior followed Meyer.
With the stories coming out now, it can make people question this same thing as well.
Meyer’s actions are inexcusable and not those of other head coaches in the NFL.
It’s one thing to try and motivate players; it’s another to assault and degrade them.
Meyer crossed that line, and it will leave a stain on his career forever.