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Urban Meyer vows to fire Jaguars staffers who leak information ‘within seconds’

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There are many problems with the Jaguars, but Urban Meyer wants to end one problem above all: leaks.

Meyer was asked Sunday how to fix the team after its 20-0 loss to the Titans. The coach admitted that he did not know the answer, but expressed his disdain for the leaks that have come out of the organization in recent days.

“What’s the answer? Start leaking information or nonsense? That’s garbage,” Meyer said. by SI.com’s Albert Breer. “If there is a source, then that source is unemployed. I mean, within seconds.”

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It sure sounds like Meyer would be a good fit in politics, but would such a procedure work in an NFL locker room? Probably not, especially since numerous problems have plagued Meyer during his first season in Jacksonville.

More recently, an anonymous source spoke with NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero about a staff meeting during which Meyer allegedly insulted his assistants. The source said Meyer referred to himself as a “winner” and his assistants as “losers” after Jacksonville’s tough start to the season.

During a staff meeting, Meyer delivered a scathing message that he is a winner and his assistant coaches are losers, according to several people briefed on the content of the meeting, challenging each coach individually to explain when they have won and forcing them to defend. your resumes.

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Meyer flatly denied the report Sunday at his press conference.

“Calling someone a loser is inaccurate,” Meyer said, according to Jacksonville television station WJXT. “I have high expectations of our coaches.”

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Meyer’s seat appears to be getting hotter as the NFL season ends. The 2-11 Jaguars have scored just 64 points in their last seven games and rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence hasn’t played as well as many had hoped. The first overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft threw four career-high interceptions against the Titans.

However, Meyer does not appear to be in imminent danger of losing his job. ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg reports that Jaguars owner Shad Khan plans to “stay the course” and keep Meyer for another season.

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