Report: Some Jacksonville Jaguars players 'aren't thrilled' with Urban Meyer
Urban Meyer’s NFL coaching career is off to a bumpy start.
He’s already taken criticism on multiple fronts this offseason, including when he gave Tim Tebow a chance after nine years away from the NFL.
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But according to CBS Sports NFL Columnist Pete Prisco, some Jaguars’ players are already unsure of their new coach. His protocols during practice are apparently a source of frustration for some players.
“He’s got to change a few things. He brought a bunch of college-like things to the program, which I don’t necessarily agree with,” Prisco said on the DA Show earlier this week, via Audacy.com. “And I’ve heard some of the players aren’t thrilled with him either, including having a microphone on the field — one of his assistants on the field during practice with a boom mic, telling everybody to hydrate and hustle and get to the next period.
“So, obviously he’s a work in progress. He’s been a good football coach everywhere he’s been. It’s a lot different when you recruit guys to your school and have a bunch of the top players than it is trying to build something. So, it’s going to be a challenge. I’m not giving up on what he can do in his first two games. I don’t think that’s fair to him or the quarterback. But they’re not off to a good start.”
Meyer named Trevor Lawrence his starting quarterback on Thursday.
The Jaguars open their season on Sept. 12 against the Houston Texans.