In the lull between weeks 4 and 5 of the NFL season, the salacious story is the Urban Meyer scandal. Videos recently emerged of the Jacksonville Jaguars head coach at an Ohio bar following his team’s 24-21 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night football, cavorting with a woman who was not his wife. This led to an apology by Meyer, a public disguise of Jags owner Shad Khan, and reports that the incident causes Meyer to lose the locker room.
On Tuesday, Pat McAfee gave Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers a chance to comment on the situation. While Rodgers didn’t comment directly, the 17-year-old NFL vet explained why it’s much easier for Meyer to lose the locker room in the pros than if he’s still coaching at the college level.
Reports say Urban Meyer scandal is not going well in Jacksonville Jaguars locker room
After another loss that took the Jaguars to 0-4 this season, head coach Urban Meyer has decided not to return home with the team. It was then that he went to a bar where his “stupid mistake”, as he called it in one of his multiples. apology press conference, pass.
In a Twitter Following the video of Meyer’s actions online, reporter Michael Silver detailed the “crisis” the former Ohio State Buckeyes and Florida Gators head coach is facing in the Jaguars’ locker room.
Silver quoted an anonymous Jaguars player as saying, “He has no credibility at this stadium. He had very little to start with. The reporter also has quotes from players saying the team were disheartened by the fact that they “only apologized for positioning the groups individually,” he claimed the woman in question was “right there dancing” and that “he even canceled the team meeting. He was too scared.
The most damning quote Silver has had was about the players’ reaction to Meyer’s apology. The anonymous source said: “We looked at it like, WTF? As soon as he left, everyone started laughing to death. And he knew it.
After 17 years of college training, this situation is quite unlike anything that has happened at the lower level. That’s because training an NFL team is very different from training a college team, according to Aaron Rodgers.
Aaron Rodgers explained the difference between training in college and training in the NFL
On Green Bay’s weekly guest spot on the Pat McAfee Show 2.0, the host engaged Rodgers in the story of the Urban Meyer scandal. McAfee asked for the QB’s perspective on the situation while admitting he didn’t have to dive into the details.
Rodgers, thoughtful as always, took the opportunity to expose the player / coach relationship at college and how that same relationship is entirely different at the NFL level. Rodgers explained:
I think one of the biggest differences is that in college you call your coaches “coach”. In the NFL, you call them by name. Now, that may seem like a small detail to some, but it is not for those of us who have played, and the understanding is that there is no fear. There is a fear in college that “this person is controlling my ability to move forward and play this game professionally.” And in an instant, I can go from a first-round choice to an afterthought, and that person could throw me at anyone who calls, “so there’s a healthy fear.
Aaron Rodgers on Coaches In College Against the NFL
Rodgers went on to say that even though he called his head coach at Cal, Jeff Tedford, “Coach,” there was a healthy mutual respect in his college situation.
Among the pros, Rodgers explained that players refer to coaches by first name because “we are professionals. We are both professionally paid to do it. The QB Packers summed up by also saying that respect in the NFL is earned, not “given away” as it is at the college level.
This is where Meyer runs into problems.
Urban Meyer’s work is sure… for now
Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan released a statement following the Urban Meyer scandal that gave the struggling coach a vote of confidence. According to NFL.com, the statement reads as follows:
I raised this issue with Urban. Details of our conversation will be kept confidential. What I will say is that his conduct last weekend was inexcusable. I appreciate Urban’s remorse, which I believe is sincere. Now he must regain our trust and respect. This will require a personal commitment from Urban to all who support, represent or play for our team. I am convinced he will deliver.
Statement by Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan on the Urban Meyer scandal
This statement likely means that Meyer’s job is safe at the moment. However, there is no guarantee that the coach will end the season in Jacksonville.
It is also not Meyer’s first controversial move during his tenure as head coach of the Jags. Ahead of the season, Meyer hired former Iowa strength coach Chris Doyle, who quickly resigned when charges of racist behavior were leveled against his years with the Hawkeyes.
Meyer signed his former Heisman-winning QB, Tim Tebow, as a tight end in what appeared to be a publicity stunt after Tebow was one of the first players cut at training camp. He was also the subject of an NFLPA investigation after he said he would remove unvaccinated players.
At some point, the Urban Meyer experience will no longer be worth it for Khan and the Jaguars organization. The longer zero stays at the top of the team’s record, the sooner that point will come.
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