The Jacksonville Jaguars made late-night headlines when they announced that they fired Urban Meyer. While not particularly shocking given the recent reports out of Jacksonville, the NFL world was still filled with a mix of reactions to the Jaguars' firing of Meyer.
College HCs jumping to the NFL haven’t fared overly well… pic.twitter.com/UiOrl8NfER
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 16, 2021
ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter shared this one and boy is it interesting. College coaches certainly do not have the best track record in the NFL and Urban Meyer's stint with the Jaguars is just the latest example.
The only one who even had sustained success was Jim Harbaugh with the San Francisco 49ers, and even the much-maligned Chip Kelly, who went 26-21 with the Philadelphia Eagles, looks like Vince Lombardi compared to Meyer.
Of course, not every reaction was a negative one on Meyer. Some, like New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thoms, came to the aid of the ex-Jaguars head coach.
Urban will bounce back. I understand misery loves company.
— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) December 16, 2021
Former Ohio State Buckeye Michael Thomas came to the aid of his old college head coach after he heard the news that Urban Meyer was fired by the Jaguars. Thomas, who is no stranger to seeing social media come down on someone hard, does have a point in that misery loves company.
However, Meyer's actions while with the Jaguars were pretty indefensible, especially the news that broke regarding former Jacksonville kicker Josh Lambo, who Meyer allegedly kicked. That news is what prompted this funny tweet from The Athletic writer Richard Deitsch.
Lambo, starring Sylvester Stallone as a Jacksonville Jaguars kicker determined to bring civility and professionalism back to the franchise.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) December 16, 2021
Lambo, the story of how former Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo brough civility back to the Jaguars after he spoke out against the tyranny and forces of evil that had gripped the organization, led by Urban Meyer. It will hit theaters in 2023! In all seriousness, what are the odds that Lambo would seemingly be the straw that broke the camel's back when it came to the Jaguars' tolerance of Meyer's antics?
What a wild situation. And one that prompted plenty of reactions from the NFL world.