L'ex star dei Jaguars Jimmy Smith sul licenziamento di Urban Meyer: 'I got egg on my face'

Smith appeared on CBS Sports Radio’s “Lo spettacolo di Zach Gelb” e ha cercato di esprimere a parole come si sentiva nei confronti di Meyer all'indomani del suo licenziamento. Smith said he was very supportive of the decision to hire Meyer in the first place.

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Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith watches play against the San Francisco 49ers December 18, 2005 a Jacksonville.    The Jaguars defeated the 49ers 10-9.

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith watches play against the San Francisco 49ers December 18, 2005 a Jacksonville. The Jaguars defeated the 49ers 10-9. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

I’m angry because I was a cheerleader for Urban Meyer and now I look like, sai, I got egg on my face,” Smith ha detto.

Smith was a five-time Pro Bowler with the Jaguars. Lui aveva 862 catture per 12,287 cantieri e 67 touchdown. He said the Jaguars community wasfearfulabout potentially having wasted a year of Trevor Lawrence’s career.

He was asked what he would say to Meyer if he was able to have a conversation with him.

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Former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith is inducted into the Pride of the Jaguars during halftime of the NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Jacksonville Jaguars on December 11, 2016, at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla.

Former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith is inducted into the Pride of the Jaguars during halftime of the NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Jacksonville Jaguars on December 11, 2016, at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. (David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

If I could have one? I don’t want no conversation. After seeing that video, I’m embarrassed. intendo, that’s bad,” Smith ha detto.

The Jaguars fired Meyer following a tumultuous week marred by reports of in-house problems and a blowout loss against the Tennessee Titans. Al tempo, owner Shad Khan said the organization wasn’t rushing to any decision and would dothe right thing for the teamafter careful consideration.

That decision came much sooner than expected after former kicker Josh Lambo came forward with a story on Wednesday regarding an incident back in August where he claimed that Meyer kicked him in the leg during warmups.

FILE - Il capo allenatore dei Jacksonville Jaguars Urban Meyer a bordo campo mentre giocava ai Los Angeles Rams durante una partita di football professionistico della NFL domenica, Dec. 5, 2021, Il commissario della NFL Roger Goodell parla in una conferenza stampa mercoledì, Calif.  Urban Meyer's tumultuous NFL tenure ended after just 13 games — and two viDicries — when the Jacksonville Jaguars fired him early Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021 because of an accumulation of missteps.

FILE – Il capo allenatore dei Jacksonville Jaguars Urban Meyer a bordo campo mentre giocava ai Los Angeles Rams durante una partita di football professionistico della NFL domenica, Dic. 5, 2021, Il commissario della NFL Roger Goodell parla in una conferenza stampa mercoledì, Calif. Urban Meyer’s tumultuous NFL tenure ended after just 13 games — and two victories — when the Jacksonville Jaguars fired him early Thursday, Dic. 16, 2021 because of an accumulation of missteps. (AP Photo/John McCoy, File)

Jaguars officials told ESPN there was no one incident the team could point to that was the last straw and called it acumulation of instances.

Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.

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