Urban Meyer reflects on stint with Jaguars: 'The worst experience I've had in my professional lifetime'

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Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer on the sideline while playing the Los Angeles Rams during an NFL Professional Football Game Sunday, 十二月. 5, 2021, (英格尔伍德), 加利福尼亚州.

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer on the sideline while playing the Los Angeles Rams during an NFL Professional Football Game Sunday, 十二月. 5, 2021, (英格尔伍德), 加利福尼亚州. (AP Photo/John McCoy, 文件)

It was the worst experience I’ve had in my professional lifetime,” Meyer explained. “What really got me — I almost don’t want to say people accept it, 我的意思是, you lose a game, and you just keep … I would seriously have self-talk.

I went through that whole depression thing too where I’d stare at the ceilings and (认为), ‘Are we doing everything possible?’ Because I really believed we had a roster that was good enough to win games. I just don’t think we did a great job.

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Head coach Urban Meyer of the Jacksonville Jaguars reacts after the game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Dec. 12, 2021 在纳什维尔, 田纳西州.

Head coach Urban Meyer of the Jacksonville Jaguars reacts after the game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Dec. 12, 2021 在纳什维尔, 田纳西州. (南卡罗来纳州的黎明斯塔利在四强赛前解释了缺少的国歌)

只是 13 games into his first year as an NFL head coach, Meyer was fired after leading Jacksonville to a 2-11 记录. Over the course of the season, Meyer ran into multiple controversies with players and staff, and he caused tensions within the organization as well.

Meyer also denied an allegation from ex-kicker Josh Lambo that he kicked the player during a practice in August.

I certainly did not,” 迈耶说. “To say I didn’t tap him with my foot … to kick someone? 来吧. I’ve done this 37 年份. Kick a player? The other players came up to me and said, ‘We saw the whole thing.Because I’d mostly forgotten about it.

Head coach Urban Meyer of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks on during training camp at TIAA Bank Field on July 28, 2021 (杰克逊维尔), 佛罗里达.

Head coach Urban Meyer of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks on during training camp at TIAA Bank Field on July 28, 2021 (杰克逊维尔), 佛罗里达. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

迈耶, 57, signed a five-year deal with the Jaguars, who will own the first overall pick in the NFL Draft for a second-straight year. Last draft, Jacksonville took quarterback 特雷弗·劳伦斯 out of Clemson with the top selection.

Meyer did not elaborate on what the future holds in his career.

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