Earlier: To say Urban Meyer’s first game as an NFL head coach is off to a poor start would be a massive understatement.
The Jacksonville Jaguars‘ defense has been nonexistent thus far, as the Houston Texans have moved the ball freely, led by veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor and running back Mark Ingram. After one quarter, Houston is up 14-0.
It is still early, but the jokes are out in full force. Couple that with a report earlier today about Meyer having some issues already and a lot of analysts are suggesting the longtime college head coach will be resigning due to health reasons soon.
Here’s a snippet of the reaction from around the NFL media world.
urban meyer at halftime pic.twitter.com/uMDsxN0x8x
— Steven Ruiz (@theStevenRuiz) September 12, 2021
Urban Meyer is about to leave the stadium in order to ignore this assault on his team
— Zach Brunner (@FantasyFlurry) September 12, 2021
Jacksonville being down 14-0 to the TEXANS of all teams sure is something.
— Brett Kollmann (@BrettKollmann) September 12, 2021
Expect the unexpected when a game involves Urban Meyer. https://t.co/pctb14ta51
— Aaron Leming (@AaronLemingNFL) September 12, 2021
Fading Urban Meyer might be the NFL play this season, plus it feels good
— Adam McGinnis (@adammcginnis) September 12, 2021
I can’t wait to see the national reaction to Urban Meyer losing his first NFL game to the 2021 Houston Texas pic.twitter.com/ydhpCpFDVm
— Ryan Decker (@RDeckerWboy) September 12, 2021
Urban Meyer’s health is gonna decline in 3…2..
— ™️Marcus (@TheMisterMarcus) September 12, 2021
Should really start a pool on this re: Urban Meyer, iwbh. https://t.co/UGxnOmXJI6
— Patrik [No C] Walker (@VoiceOfTheStar) September 12, 2021
Urban Meyer is going to start having some heart trouble today.
— Daniel Corrigan (@Corrigan_Tweets) September 12, 2021
On a positive note for Meyer, his rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence is 7-for-13 passing for 98 yards. They’ll need him to continue to perform well in order to get back in this game.
If they can’t, the external heat will on Meyer will turn up even though it’s only Week 1.
Update: Lawrence has his first professional TD pass, firing a 22-yard scoring strike to tight end Chris Manhertz.
Maybe the Jags are about to flip the switch here.