It’s been a lackluster start to the season for Jacksonville Jaguars under first-year head coach Urban Meyer. The Jags are off to an 0-2 start after double-digit losses to the Houston Texans and Denver Broncos.
Following their deflating performance in Week 2, Meyer made some interesting comments to Broncos coach Vic Fangio, per Troy Renck of Denver 7.
“This is the NFL. I don’t know Urban Meyer at all, really, I met him the other day, shook his hand before the game and after the game. And his comment to me was, ‘Every week is like playing Alabama in the NFL.’ That’s it. Everybody’s capable of beating everybody in this league.”
It seems as though Meyer has realized the harsh realities of coaching in the NFL in just his first year with the Jaguars. The Alabama comparison makes sense as there’s a lot more week-to-week parity in the NFL compared to college football.
Meyer spent his last seven seasons in college football at Ohio State and never lost more than two games in any of those seven years. With the Jaguars off to an 0-2 start and looking at the Arizona Cardinals next on their schedule, it’s very possible they will start 0-3.
There’s reason for optimism as it’s just the first year for Meyer with the Jaguars and Trevor Lawrence will hopefully pan out to be the franchise savior at the quarterback position. The start however, hasn’t been great in Jacksonville for Urban Meyer.