Kicker's lawsuit could shed light on Meyer's time with Jags
(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File) (Stephen B. Morton)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — (AP) — Placekicker Josh Lambo's lawsuit against the Jacksonville Jaguars could uncover more details about former coach Urban Meyer's tumultuous NFL tenure. Lambo's lawsuit includes a request for a jury trial and a lengthy list of discovery requests to the Jaguars:Among them:—Documentation pertaining to an internal investigation into Lambo's objection about Meyer's conduct. —Documentation pertaining to other investigations into Meyer's workplace behavior in 2021 or 2022. —Documentation showing efforts by the Jaguars to inform the NFL or the NFL Players Association about Meyer's workplace behavior. —Documentation of efforts by Jaguars management to counsel, correct or otherwise address Meyer's workplace behavior in 2021.wftv.com
Ex-kicker sues Jags, cites Urban Meyer for hostile workplace
According to the lawsuit, Lambo says his performance suffered as a result of being kicked and verbally abused by Meyer. The Jaguars fired Meyer on Dec. 15, hours after the Tampa Bay Times reported Meyer had kicked Lambo during a practice months earlier. Since Lambo reported the kicking incident to the Jaguars’ legal counsel, his subsequent release violated Florida’s Private Sector Whistle Blower’s Act, the lawsuit says. I’ll kick you whenever the (expletive) I want.”The lawsuit says Lambo verbally reported the incident immediately through his agent, who contacted the Jaguars’ legal counsel the day after Meyer kicked Lambo. “Josh’s characterization of me and this incident is completely inaccurate, and there are eyewitnesses to refute his account,” Meyer said.wftv.com
Spokesman: Jaguars owner waited after deciding to fire Meyer
The Jacksonville Jaguars are trying to set the record straight about owner Shad Khan's firing of embattled coach Urban Meyer. A spokesman for Khan told The Associated Press on Friday night that the decision to move on from Meyer was made following Jacksonville's 20-0 loss at Tennessee on Sunday. A conversation Khan and Meyer had in the locker room after that shutout — Meyer had few answers for the team's woes or how he planned to fix them — sealed a decision Khan had been mulling for weeks.news.yahoo.com
Jaguars fire Urban Meyer after 13 games, countless missteps
Jaguars Meyer Fired Football FILE - Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer stands on the field before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, in Inglewood, Calif. Urban Meyer's tumultuous NFL tenure ended after just 13 games — and two victories — when the Jacksonville Jaguars fired him early Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021 because of an accumulation of missteps. Owner Shad Khan made the move hours after former Jaguars player Josh Lambo told a Florida newspaper Meyer kicked him during practice in August. Meyer joins former Atlanta Falcons coach Bobby Petrino as college coaches whose NFL careers flamed out in stunningly swift fashion. Meyer went 2-11 in his partial season, and the Jaguars really started to unravel on the offensive side of the ball following the team’s bye week. — The NFL Players Association launched an investigation after Meyer said vaccination status factored into the team’s roster decisions.wftv.com
Jaguars fire Urban Meyer after 13 games, countless missteps
Meyer's tumultuous tenure ended after just 13 games — and two victories — when the Jacksonville Jaguars fired him early Thursday because of an accumulation of missteps. Owner Shad Khan made the move hours after former Jaguars player Josh Lambo told a Florida newspaper Meyer kicked him during practice in August. It was the latest black eye — adding to an already lengthy list of embarrassments — for the three-time national championship-winning college coach who failed miserably to make the transition to the NFL.news.yahoo.com
Lawrence on Jaguars drama: You can't always be in headlines
Titans Jaguars Foortball Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) passes in the pocket against the Tennessee Titans during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne) (Wade Payne)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — (AP) — Trevor Lawrence has never experienced this much drama in a football season. “I do think that has to change and that’s something that we need to work on for sure,” Lawrence said Wednesday. The Jaguars (2-11) have been mostly a punchline since hiring coach Urban Meyer in January. Lambo said he reported the incident to his agent, who contacted the Jaguars’ legal counsel the following day. “Jaguars legal counsel indeed acknowledged and responded immediately to the query made by Josh Lambo’s agent Friday, August 27, 2021,” the Jaguars said in a statement.wftv.com
Tagovailoa to start, CBs Howard, Jones out for Dolphins
Britain Dolphins Football Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa throws the ball during a practice and media availability by the Miami Dolphins In Ware, England, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. The Dolphins play the Jaguars in a regular season NFL game on Sunday at Tottenham Hotspurs White Hart Lane stadium in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) (Alastair Grant)LONDON — (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa will start but the Miami Dolphins will be without starting cornerbacks Xavien Howard and Byron Jones for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London. Howard had earlier been ruled out but Jones, who has an Achilles tendon injury, was questionable and had hoped to play. Dolphins: QB Reid Sinnett, WR DeVante Parker (shoulder, hamstring), WR Preston Williams (groin), CB Byron Jones (Achilles), CB Xavien Howard (shoulder, groin), T Greg Little, TE Adam Shaheen (knee).wftv.com
Russell Wilson, Travis Kelce among NFL Man of Year nominees
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) talks at the end of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Seattle's star quarterback Russell Wilson and Kansas City's standout tight end Travis Kelce are among the 32 finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)Seattle's star quarterback, Russell Wilson, and Kansas City's standout tight end, Travis Kelce, are among the 32 finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award. “The 32 Walter Payton Man of the Year nominees remind us that even in the face of adversity, players continue to raise awareness and use their voice and platform to positively impact their communities. “Being nominated as the Chiefs' Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year is one of the greatest honors of my professional career,” Kelce said. As an organization captain, he directs a team of active NFL players who are committed to using their platform to help address the clean water crisis.
The Latest: Quarterbacks drafted No. 1 shine around NFL
The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST):___8 p.m.From Kyler Murray magic to Alex Smith’s latest milestone, it was quite the day for quarterbacks selected first in the NFL draft. The Cardinals beat Buffalo 32-30 on a 43-yard touchdown pass from Kyler Murray to DeAndre Hopkins with 2 seconds left, dropping the Bills record to 7-3. Brees was shaken up on a sack in the second quarter when Kentavius Street landed on him. 1 pick Joe Burrow, threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Jakeem Grant with 58 seconds left in the first quarter. Cole had scored on a franchise-record 91-yard punt return in the second quarter.
The Latest: Home teams now 65-65-1 in this pandemic season
That means that going into tonight’s Saints-Buccaneers showdown, home teams are 65-65-1 so far this season. That homefield advantage has largely been erased with sparse crowds or no fans at games because of the coronavirus pandemic. Las Vegas though has taken control on its first two drives of the second half. Neither had started an NFL game, but both have been in the league much longer than DiNucci. The Tennessee Titans already lost left tackle Taylor Lewan for the season, and now they are without left guard Rodger Saffold.
Stafford, Swift, Lions protect big lead, pound Jaguars 34-16
This was a victory the Detroit Lions probably needed more than they would admit. Detroit (2-3) made this one look easy, somewhat surprising considering the Lions had lost six straight in which they led by double digits. SOCIAL INJUSTICEAs they’ve done all season, players from Detroit and Jacksonville remained in their locker rooms for the national anthem. The Lions had 30 players lined up along the goal line for the anthem, with seven of them — including Stafford — taking a knee. UP NEXTThe Lions play next Sunday at Atlanta, which has won four of the last five meetings.
Mixon's 3 TDs pace Bengals in 33-25 win over Jaguars
Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Jordan Evans (50) celebrates late in the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Cincinnati, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. The Bengals defeated the Jaguars 33-25. After linebacker Jordan Evans intercepted a tipped Gardner Minshew pass, the Bengals started on Jacksonville’s 40 and got nowhere, Burrow overthrowing an open A.J. The Jags added a field goal with 8 seconds left, but the ensuing onside kick was unsuccessful. He missed a 48-yard field goal in the first quarter but converted on four others, including a 50-yarder in the second half.
Fitzpatrick handles Jaguars again, this time with Dolphins
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) throws a touchdown pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Different team, familiar result for Ryan Fitzpatrick against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The lopsided outcome also gave the Dolphins (1-2) their first double-digit victory in 39 games, ending the longest drought in the league. Fitzpatrick completed his first 12 passes — a career high — as Miami scored touchdowns on its first three drives for the first time since 2011. Fitzpatrick also ran for 39 yards and a score, his 37-year-old legs looking as fresh as any in Miami’s backfield. The Jaguars have won two in a row against the Bengals, notching victories in 2017 and 2019.
Minshew Mania 2.0: Jags stun Colts, Rivers 27-20 in opener
Undrafted rookie running back James Robinson accounted for 90 yards, including 62 on the ground. Robinson's 62 yards broke the previous mark for undrafted rookie running backs in season openers. He became the first undrafted rookie running back in 30 years to start in Week 1. Several undrafted rookie fullbacks have started openers over the years. Washington’s Ralph Nelson held the previous high for rushing yards by an undrafted rookie in Week 1, gaining 44 yards against New Orleans on Sept. 21, 1975.
MONDAY HUDDLE: Is Bucs win at LA sign of things to come?
Win that to go 3-2, and there might be some legitimate playoff hope brewing in Tampa. What were Fournette, Robinson arguing about? Following a game at South Carolina comes a bye week and then the annual contest in Jacksonville against No. 1 overall pick in next years NFL Draft and the likely prize that will go with it, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Next up for Florida State following a 31-13 win over N.C. State is a bye week and then a game at No.