Nov 28, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer looks on before the game against the Atlanta Falcons at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports

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Report: Urban Meyer has run-ins with staff, players

Jacksonville head coach Urban Meyer reportedly has had multiple recent run-ins with Jaguars players and coaches, sparking speculation about his future with the team.

NFL.com published a story Saturday detailing the tense atmosphere surrounding the 2-10 team.

According to sources, the first-year coach’s repeated public comments shifting blame for the Jaguars’ failures to the players and staff members “have exacerbated frustration in the building with his hard-charging and sometimes condescending approach.”

Saturday’s story cited several incidents in the past two weeks, including a heated argument with veteran wide receiver Marvin Jones and last Sunday’s benching of starting running back James Robinson under “clouded circumstances.”

Meyer also reportedly challenged his assistants at a recent staff meeting, “delivering a biting message that he’s a winner and (they) are losers” and “challenging each coach individually to explain when they’ve ever won and forcing them to defend their resumes.”

Meyer, 57, initially came under in early October when he opted to remain in Ohio instead of flying home with the team following a Week 4 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Viral videos captured Meyer at a bar with a young woman dancing close to his lap.

The Jaguars have lost four straight entering Sunday’s road game against the Tennessee Titans (8-4).

A spokesperson for owner Shad Khan declined a request for comment from NFL.com.

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