Jacksonville Jaguars owner comments on Urban Meyer's future with team
With the Jacksonville Jaguars sitting at 2-11 on the year and first-year head coach Urban Meyer facing scrutiny once again, team owner Shad Khan told ESPN he won’t make a “hasty decision” or be “swayed by emotion” when it comes to handling Meyer’s future with the club.
A report over the weekend from NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero described wideout Marvin Jones yelling at Meyer and leaving the facility after Meyer’s criticism of the receivers, and Meyer allegedly calling his assistant coaches losers.
Meyer responded to that report after the team’s 20-0 loss to the Titans on Sunday, denying both incidents and saying that any staffer leaking info to the media would risk losing their job.
“I want to do the right thing for the team. I want to do the right thing for the city,” Khan told ESPN. “That, to me, is way more important than just acting helter-skelter on emotion. I think we have a history of really looking at the facts and then really doing the right thing.
“Gus Bradley was here 4 years. Doug Marrone was here 4 years. It was wins and losses and this is a little bit different but, you know, I’m going to reflect on all of that and do what’s the right thing for the team and the right thing for the city.”
Meyer has been no stranger to the spotlight since taking the Jags’ head coaching job. There was the incident at his restaurant in Columbus in October and his hiring of former Iowa strength coach Chris Doyle ruffled feathers.
The Jaguars play the 2-11 Houston Texans on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET as Meyer and the team try to halt a 5-game losing skid.
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