While the Indianapolis Colts had some wildly inconsistent seasons when Pat McAfee and Chuck Pagano were together, they very rarely, if ever, approached the level of dysfunction that Urban Meyer is presiding over with the Jacksonville Jaguars, as the fallout from last weekend is still ravaging that team.
Meyer was caught on video dancing with a woman who was not his wife at his restaurant in Ohio following a loss against the Bengals. Perhaps more alarmingly, he wasn’t present on the team flight back to Jacksonville, which was so alarming that some well-connected insiders claim they haven’t heard of that in decades.
Leave it to two former Colts to revel in Jacksonville’s misery, as McAfee and Pagano both had tons of fun rubbing it in. The fact that this team had Trevor Lawrence dropped into their laps and still lost momentum just sums up why it’s been so tough for this organization to sustain success.
McAfee and co-host AJ Hawk put the blame for this incident on Meyer not knowing the dynamics of the NFL. While college football coaches can exert more power over their players and program, it’s tougher to get away with stuff like that in the NFL, especially on an 0-4 team after a primetime loss.
Pagano claims that he told McAfee’s Colts about five things that players should never get involved with during bye weeks or extended pauses after Thursday games. Based on that video, it appears as though Urban broke most of those commandments, making a bad scene get even worse.
The Colts are laughing at Urban Meyer and the Jaguars.
Despite the fact that he is just one year into a contract that has made him a very well-compensated man, Meyer might not make it to his second season. With several big-name college openings and his own shortcomings, Urban doesn’t seem to be adapting to the NFL game very well.
Frank Reich and the Colts have yet to take on Jacksonville this season, and while the arm talent of Lawrence could help the Jags win, the fact that this locker room is a chaotic mess that doesn’t respect their head coach, and that could be enough to hand the Colts an easy victory.
Pagano may have had some shaky moments during his Colts tenure, but nothing approached this. The Colts are in a tough race for the division crown, but thanks to Meyer stumbling over himself, the Jaguars likely won’t be much of a hindrance for Indianapolis.