Jags’ head coach Urban Meyer even had the history with Tim Tebow that should have told him what his best decision was when he took the job in Jacksonville…
Tebow had won him a National Championship as a quarterback (QB), but instead Meyer signed him as a tight end and drafted QB Trevor Lawrence, number one overall this past April.
Sometimes it only takes only one wrong decision to destroy something – – and that one decision now has things headed nowhere in a hurry in Jacksonville and I knew it right when it happened.
Of course Meyer will not read this as he even said in his latest presser, he only reads what is positive. However, I do not need him to read it, as an evaluator who looked Bill Belichick in the eyes and convinced him to hire me, I know what I know.
It just made sense. There is such an affinity to Tebow in that area of Florida, to begin with. After what he was also able to do in Denver when he turned the Broncos around…I do not care that Tebow has not been under center for a few years, QB Rich Gannon was 37 before he finally won the league MVP award for the Raiders. Tebow would have filled that stadium and he would have given Jacksonville a QB who could run and pass – – and someone with the heart of a champion who would have brought more out of the existing roster than anyone else could have.
Jacksonville could have traded out of the first pick, landed a windfall of picks, and actually been able to build the team the way Jimmy Johnson and Jerry Jones did in Dallas. They could have gotten as much as Miami got when they traded down with San Francisco – – plus some.
I have been QB Trevor Lawrence’s biggest and most outspoken critic in America. Prior to the draft, I put a 90 percent bust rate on Lawrence, and last week Lawrence made me look like a genius. Thank you Trevor for showing America how much you struggle throwing to the intermediate parts of the field, just like I told anyone who would listen before Jacksonville selected you. That was also a hell of a throw – – to that Texans’ linebacker. You had all the time you needed and there was not a receiver around and you let that one really rip – – right to him. Predicting you are going to be a bust is the easiest money I will ever make.
Keep up the good work struggling to convert 3rd downs too – Love, the aspirating GM who did not even have you on my draft board.
I went back and watched the most talked about press conference this week of Coach Meyer where he “refuted” the chatter about the potential he would up and leave Jacksonville for the head coaching job at USC.
I have additionally been mentored by the most revered talent evaluator in the National Football League over the past plus 20 years who has taught me everything I could ever know about reading body language and reading people. He has taught me people’s mouth can lie, but their body language can’t.
First of all, after just hearing the tone of his voice during the entire presser, Jacksonville will be lucky to win a game this season. Nobody is going to take the hill when they hear what is in his voice. It is not even what he said, it’s what is in his voice that is not good.
As for his well-dissected comment when he responded to whether he might up and leave for USC, “No chance,” said Meyer. “ I’m here committed to try to build an organization.”
That is the weakest and most uncommitted response I have heard in 40 years of following the game.
Try to build an organization?
Dear Mr. Khan, I am down here in Key West. If you want a leader who will stand at your podium and say, “Jacksonville Jaguars Super Bowl LVII Champions” as my opening statement while starring down the barrel at my opening presser, please give me a call. I can be reached on my book website below. Thank you sir for your considerations.
Daniel Kelly is a former NFL scout with the New York Jets. He was hired on the regime which featured Bill Parcells, Bill Belichick, Scott Pioli, Mike Tannenbaum, and Dick Haley. He currently writes for Sports Illustrated Detroit Lions and he is a contributing evaluator for Draft Diamonds. For more information about him visit his website at whateverittakesbook.com. He can be followed on Twitter @danielkellybook and his Facebook page is WHATEVER IT TAKES NFL TALK.