After much controversy, The Jaguars in Jacksonville Urban Mayor, who was fired by the team in an operation announced just after midnight on Thursday, has finally been received.
The shooting marks the end of a tumultuous run for the mayor, who has been embroiled in a number of controversies over a short period of time in Jacksonville. The team’s move comes within 12 hours of the former Jax kicker Josh Lambo Done An allegation that the mayor once kicked him during team training.
«I’m in a lunch position. Left leg forward, right leg behind,» Lambo Tampa told the Bay Times. “When I was in that extended position, [Meyer] Come to me and say, ‘Hey Tips-D, Make Your F-King Kicks!’ And kicks me. «
After being kicked, Lambo replied to the mayor, «Don’t you ever f-f-kick-me-kick-me,» to which the mayor replied, «I’m head ball coach. I do. I kick whenever I want to kick you.»
By the time he was in Jacksonville, the incident seemed like the last straw for Jaguars owner Shad Khan. Most recently Monday, Con The mayor insisted There will be opportunity Build it in season, But at one point in the last 48 hours he clearly changed his mind on that issue.
In a statement, Khan said he threw out the mayor because he felt an immediate change was necessary.
«After several weeks of deliberation and a thorough analysis of Urban’s tenure with our team, I was very disappointed to come to the conclusion that immediate change is necessary for everyone,» Khan said. «I informed Urban of this change this evening. As I said in October, it is necessary to restore our trust and respect. Unfortunately, that did not happen.»
As Khan noted, the mayor was already in thin snow by the actions he took in October. After Thursday night’s game in Cincinnati, the mayor decided to stay in Ohio instead of flying to Florida with the team. During his time in Buckeye State, the mayor spent some time at his restaurant in Columbus, where he was caught on video dancing with someone. His wife is a non-woman.
After the incident, the mayor apologized to the board, but even then, it became clear that Khan was not happy with him. Following the apology, Khan made it clear that the mayor would regain his confidence.
«I appreciate Urban’s grief, and I hope it’s honest,» Conn said Said in October. «Now, he needs to restore our confidence and respect. Everyone who supports, represents or plays for our team will need Urban’s personal commitment. I hope he will deliver.»
Within weeks of the incident, things seemed to be getting better with the Jaguars winning two of the next four games in Jacksonville, but that hot series did not last long. The Jax are currently on a five-game series of defeats starting in the 10th week, and seemed to boil over with every defeat during the disappointment.
CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Confora told the mayor over the weekend that he had «credibility issues with his players and staff.» La Conforra added, «His relationship with the players has never been a strong suit and his corrupt pie in Ohio has worsened since the weekend.»
If the Jaguars had won the games or the team had improved every week, it might have gone unnoticed by Con, but the mayor was involved in a new controversy each week, so the owner of the Jacks knew. Going on.
Not only did the mayor seem to lose the locker room, he did not help its development. Trevor LawrenceElected No. 1 in the 2021 NFL Draft. Even Lawrence and the mayor sometimes wonder why they back off with the quarterback. James Robinson Got the bench in the latest game.
If the mayor leaves, attack coordinator Darrell Bevel will serve as interim head coach throughout the season. The reverse aspect for the Jaguars in removing the mayor now is that they will start looking for a new coach in the next few weeks. Under A new NFL rule was passed Wednesday, The team that will lay off its coach, can start interviewing candidates when there are only two weeks left in the regular season, which means they can start talking to potential alternatives in Jacksonville from December 28th.
This will be the fifth Jaguars coach to be hired since Khan acquired the team in November 2011. Under his ownership, the Jacks have had only one winning season in 10 full years. If you add interim coaches, the next one will be the seventh head coach under Khan’s supervision.
Through his firing, Meyer joins the club of somewhat rare coaches who were released after a season or less of work. Since 2000, there have been a total of 12 coaches, including the mayor. Arizona’s Steve Wilkes (2018) is the latest coach to lose his job after a year. Before that, Chip Kelly (2016) and Jim Tomsula (2015) only lasted one year. 49ers.
The mayor’s tenure at Jacksonville is the second time in 20 years that a first-year coach has not played with the team in his early season. That was the only time Bobby Petrino stepped down in 2007 Hawks Coach to take on coaching job in Arkansas after 13 games.
When the Jaguars brought in their former Ohio state coach, they thought they were making a big paycheck, but instead, whose name was splashed in the headlines every week? The mayor’s term in Jacksonville will end with a 2-11 record after just 336 days.