Urban Meyer: Every week in NFL is 'like playing Alabama'
Through 2 weeks, Urban Meyer has already found out how difficult it is to coach in the NFL.
In college, there are a ton of programs. And in the early weeks of the season, it’s easy to rack up a few wins, especially by scheduling to play an FCS program or 2.
In the NFL, there isn’t that luxury. There are only 32 teams in the league and you have no control over who you play or when you play them. So it can be possible to get off to a tough start and never recover.
On Wednesday, Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio shared a statement that Meyer, who is now the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, made when the 2 had a conversation earlier this season.
“His comment to me was, ‘Every week is like playing Alabama in the NFL,'” Fangio told the media, including Mike Klis of 9NEWS Denver.
That shows how difficult it is to win in the NFL. Because Meyer, who spent 6 seasons as the head coach at Florida and 7 seasons in that role at Ohio State, knows exactly how tough it is to play the Crimson Tide.
Meyer has yet to notch his first NFL win, as the Jaguars have started 0-2 with losses to the Texans and Broncos. And it’s possible the growing pains will continue, as Jacksonville has a tough Week 3 matchup when it hosts the Arizona Cardinals, who are 2-0, on Sunday.