Jaguars coach Urban Meyer and quarterback Trevor Lawrence don’t seem to be on the same page.
After falling to 0-5 for the season in 37-19 loss to the Titans, the pair had differing answers about Meyer’s goal-line play call in the fourth quarter — when they ran a handoff to running back Carlos Hyde instead of a quarterback sneak while down by 12.
When asked why he didn’t call for a sneak on the failed fourth-down attempt, Meyer said in his postgame press conference that Lawrence is “not quite comfortable with that.”
The Clemson product disagreed.
“No. I feel comfortable,” Lawrence said, “Obviously I haven’t run it in a game, but I feel comfortable… But no, a QB sneak is something we can all get to and I feel comfortable with.”
Meyer admitted, “I know that might sound silly, but if you’ve never done it, it’s something that we need to keep [working on] so that we can make that call in that critical situation.”
Lawrence finished the game 22 of 33 for 273 yards, one touchdown and an interception — and added 28 yards on seven carries.
Jacksonville is on a 20-game losing streak, and the pressure on Meyer has ratcheted up following last week’s partying antics.
Last week, the first-year NFL coach came under fire after video footage showed a woman dancing on his lap at his Urban Chophouse bar and restaurant. He has since apologized publicly, as well as to the team, front office and his family.
The Jaguars play host to the Dolphins on Sunday.
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