Urban Meyer: Jacksonville Jaguars head coach denies reports he called coaches 'losers', threatens to fire leak | NFL News
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"That's why I get so disappointed sometimes with our coaching staff or myself, because I think we can do better than we're doing.."
Mike Lombardi and Dante Hall join Neil Reynolds to discuss the Urban Meyer unrest in Jacksonville and Russell Wilson trade rumours in Seattle.
Urban Meyer found himself in the headlines for the wrong reasons again this week
Last Updated: 13/12/21 4:21pm
Following Sunday's 20-0 loss to the Tennessee Titans, the Jaguars' fifth straight and 15th consecutive on the road, Meyer rubbished the speculation and said that "if there is a source, that source is unemployed. I mean, within seconds."
Meyer also denied the NFL Network report that he called his assistant coaches "losers" and questioned their resumes during a staff meeting.
ESPN and the NFL Network reported that Meyer and Jones had a heated exchange at practice last week and that at one point Jones left the facility in anger.
"Calling someone a loser, that's inaccurate," Meyer said. "I have high expectations for our coaches. I'm very demanding of our coaches and expect guys to be held accountable for their positions, and the times when they're not, we address it. But I assure you there was not whatever report, that's nonsense."
"I assured (Khan) that I still believe in my heart that we will (turn the franchise around)," Meyer said. "It hasn't exactly materialised the way I expected it to have, the experience of winning games. I knew that this was somewhat of a build. I also really believe that we have plenty of good enough players to go win games. I still believe that.
"I think I said something like we have some injury issues and some lack of consistency (at receiver)," Meyer said Sunday. "We talked about that, and he's great. We moved on."
Meyer said he spoke with Jaguars' owner Shad Khan on Saturday night and after Sunday's loss, but wouldn't say what they discussed other than to note that Khan has "been fantastic since the day I've been here."