Jaguars coach Urban Mayer and quarterback Trevor Lawrence are not on the same page.
After falling 0-5 for the season in a 37-19 loss to the Titans, the pair had differing answers about Meyer’s goal-line play call in the fourth quarter—when he called on Carlos Hyde instead of sneaking quarterback. Made a handoff to run back. while below 12.
Asked why he didn’t sneak a call on the failed fourth-down attempt, Meyer said In his postgame press conference, Lawrence “isn’t quite comfortable with it.”
Clemson Products disagreed.
“No. I feel comfortable,” Lawrence said“Obviously I haven’t played it in a game, but I feel comfortable… But no, QB stealth is something we can all get into and I feel comfortable with.”
Meyer admitted, “I know it may sound silly, but if you’ve never done it, it’s something we need to keep [working on] So that we can make that call in that critical situation.”
Lawrence finished the game 22 of 33 for 273 yards, a touchdown and an interception – and added 28 yards on seven carries.
Jacksonville is on a 20-game losing streak, and the pressure has mounted on the mayor following last week’s party antics.
Last week, the NFL’s first-year coach came under fire after video footage showed a woman dancing on his lap at their Urban Chophouse bar and restaurant. He has since apologized publicly, as well as to the team, the front office, and his family.
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