Il proprietario dei Jaguars Shad Khan ha incaricato Meyer di riconquistare la fiducia dell'organizzazione, ma un nuovo rapporto diceva che l'ex allenatore di football del college “mai avuto lo spogliatoio” innanzitutto. The Athletic reported as much on Thursday, citing sources close to several players.
Secondo il rapporto, Meyer’s coaching style hasn’t meshed with the veterans in the locker room as it may have at the collegiate level with younger players.
Meyer’s situation was the talk of the NFL before Jon Gruden’s emails were exposed in The Wall Street Journal and New York Times last week. Meyer hasn’t helped his job security much. He and the Jaguars lost to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday and bring an 0-5 record over to London against the Miami Dolphins.
Secondo Pro Football Talk, the Meyer situation “is far from over.” The report speculated that Meyer’s future as head coach could depend on whether his statement about letting general manager Trent Baalke know in advance that he was going to stay behind in Ohio was truthful. Pro Football Talk reported the players and staff didn’t know Meyer wasn’t traveling back until they were on the plane ride home.
The other scenario that could cost Meyer his job is the other factors leading up to the bar incident. Meyer hired former Iowa coach Chris Doyle amid accusations of Doyle making racist comments, it was alleged Meyer was taking vaccination status into account when making roster cut decisions, and he lost the first few games of the season.
Meyer has apologized for his extracurricular actions.