Lavar Arrington: “Maybe some of you people who can't handle soft-serve doe should think about doing other things. If you can't handle a coach calling you a dipsh*t, and you can't handle him kicking you in the back of the leg and telling you to 'make the God damn kick', you should hear 99% of the OTHER stories taking place between players and coaches... I gotta be honest with ya'll and you may get upset with me, but that is not an accurate representation of the voice of that team. It's the furthest thing from an accurate representation. That man [Lambo] is not rescuing the rest of the team, he's not leading them to freedom out of bondage from Urban Meyer. He does not speak for the rest of that locker room, I can assure you that... I guess Lambo has put himself in position to do a tell-all book dropping in August. Lifetime will do a docu-series on the ‘Life of Lambo’… If Urban Meyer was being aggressive and abusive to the degree that this guy is saying, the team would have handled that, and the team would have come to that kicker’s defense and been like ‘hey Urban, CHILL, bro.’ The team would have policed that situation. So to sit here and go rogue the way that this dude did, and for it to be a lynchpin of sorts, and be the conversational point that pivots all of this towards ‘Urban Meyer isn’t the right person for the job’, look at this team’s success rate as of late. Look where this franchise currently sits. You can single out Urban Meyer and say he wasn’t the answer for the job, that’s fine, but to try and character assassinate the man on sending him out on something as feeble as this? That’s a feeble-minded person who came out with those quotes. He’s feeble-minded and he’s a simpleton… Lambo did every team a favor in the National Football League. If a 57-year-old man can kick you in the back of your leg, and you’re a professional athlete, then what happens on a muffed punt or kick and you happen to get hit? You’ve done everybody a favor and no one is going to put you on the muffed kick list. We’re not calling you.”
Brady Quinn: “If that gives you any indication of where this world is at, that kickers can dictate things in football, my God... The NFLPA, I didn't hear them make a big fuss about it [the Josh Lambo kicking incident]. And so outside of this being reported, which happened months ago, we're now using that as cause to fire the guy? None of it really makes sense as far as the timeline of when the incident occurred and now the decision that they're making. Was Shad Khan completely unaware of this as an owner? Did Josh Lambo just decide to try and pile on now with everything else that was coming out? There’s a reason why Josh Lambo isn’t there anymore, and it has nothing to do with this incident... Everyone in the media wants an inside scoop of the locker room. YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE LOCKER ROOM. You can’t really handle the reality of football. And don’t try to come into this world of football and say ‘IT NEEDS TO CHANGE!’, don’t say that. There is a certain intensity, and certain things that are being asked of these players and of these coaches that YOU don’t understand unless you’re in it, and that’s the reality of it. You can’t handle it. When it comes down to it, I don’t care if it’s in football or anything else, when you get to those intense moments you start to see people acting out outside of their shell. This is us getting a peak into something that is not corporate America, it’s not for social media, it’s not for all of this. It’s what goes on in a locker room, and a brotherhood, and what’s supposed to be a tight-knit group that clearly came unwound probably because a desire by people on the inside who didn’t wanna be a part of it anymore." (Full Segment Above)
Listen to Lavar Arrington and Brady Quinn, two former NFL players who are now co-hosts of Fox Sports Radio’s ‘Two Pros With a Cup of Joe’, mock ex-Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo for going public with an alleged story that involved the now-fired former Jacksonville head coach Urban Meyer kicking Lambo during warmups before a preseason game.
Included in the Tampa Bay Times was this quote from Lambo re-telling the incident:
“It certainly wasn’t as hard as he could’ve done it (kicked), but it certainly wasn’t a love tap. Truthfully, I’d register it as a five (out of 10). Which in the workplace, I don’t care if it’s football or not, the boss can’t strike an employee. And for a second, I couldn’t believe it actually happened. Pardon my vulgarity, I said, ‘Don’t you ever f- king kick me again!’ And his response was, ‘I’m the head ball coach, I’ll kick you whenever the f--k I want.’ "
Check out the full segment above as Quinn, Arrington, and fellow co-host Jonas Knox doubt the legitimacy of Lambo's allegations against Meyer, which came just hours before his ousting in Jacksonville that appeared to be the final nail in Urban's coffin.