Urban Meyer Needs to Stop Pointing Fingers and Accept Responsibility


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Plaxico Burress: "How do you stand up in front of your team and your assistant coaches, that you hired, and you say 'I'm a winner and the assistant coaches are losers?' Meyer is a finger-pointer. That's exactly what he is doing. He is not accepting responsibility for losing football games. You're supposed to be the mentor. How are you going to talk to your staff like that?"
LaVar Arrington: "He can't say 'I'm a winner in everything I've done,' cause he's not winning right now."
TJ Houshmandzadeh: "I don't see him making it to year 2. Maybe this is what he wants. Maybe he wants to get fired so he can continue to get paid."


LaVar Arrington, TJ Houshmandzadeh, and Plaxico Burress react to reports of dysfunction in the Jaguars locker room under Urban Meyer. Plaxico rips Meyer for refusing to take responsibility for the team's struggles, instead pointing fingers at assistant coaches and mistakes made by players. LaVar points out that Meyer can't use the "I'm a winner" argument with his assistant coaches, given that he isn't winning right now. TJ breaks down why he doesn't mind the criticism that Meyer is handing out, but agrees that his statements are crossing a line. Plus, TJ explains why Meyer might be creating issues on purpose in order to force his way back to the college game.