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Jags owner Shad Khan wants to make it clear to all the blue checkmarks circling the semi-dead carcass of Urban Meyer that the first-year NFL head coach will get a fair shake and the billionaire isn’t going to make a hasty decision over moving in a different direction so soon.
Khan claims he’s going to make a rational decision on the future of Meyer.
“I want to do the right thing for the team. I want to do the right thing for the city,” Khan told ESPN’s Michael DiRocco. “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 four years. Doug Marrone was here four 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.”
Khan needs to figure out whether the dysfunction — some of it was Meyer’s doing when he decided to get hands-on with a blonde at a Columbus, OH bar after a loss in Cincinnati — is too much for a franchise that has its quarterback of the future but seems to be lacking in the stability department.
Mike Vrabel was on Urban Meyer’s coaching staff at Ohio State pic.twitter.com/E5v0xfiQWd
— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) December 12, 2021
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported over the weekend that there have been “multiple run-ins” between players and Meyer, including one situation where wide receiver Marvin Jones allegedly had a “heated argument” with Meyer.
There are also reports that Meyer told his assistants that he’s a winner and they’re losers and going as far as making the assistants to “defend their résumés.”
Khan tells DiRocco that the dysfunction is different from past Jacksonville issues which were football-related, but the billionaire wants fans to know he’s not “impulsive.”
A reporter tells #Jaguars HC Urban Meyer that his offensive line is not playing up to how much they’re getting paid.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) December 12, 2021