Jaguars will usher in a new era with Meyer and Lawrence

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie Trevor Lawrence spoke out Thursday about Urban Meyer’s firing.

Meyer said that he wishes Meyer the best, but the quarterback stated that he felt the move brought clarity to the locker room.

“I think it brings some clarity to the guys in my locker room. Although I wouldn’t call it relief, I think it brings clarity and direction for the future. It’s our goal to finish the season strong. To be honest, it has been difficult these last few weeks with all that has happened. He said that there were many things being stirred up by people outside.

“But, also, with all the other things going on, it can be hard to stay focused and put your efforts towards winning the game. So I feel happy for the team that there is clarity and direction. We can then just be our best for the next four week and then we will see where the next steps are. Right now, however, I think we had a great practice day today and are ready to just move forward.”

After a string of mistakes that led to a loss to the Tennessee Titans by 20-0, the Jaguars parted ways with Meyer. Then came the accusations by Josh Lambo, a former kicker who claimed that Meyer kicked him in practice in August.

Lawrence claimed that Meyer was fired the next morning as he woke up.

“It was true, but I didn’t realize it until this morning. It was about six in the morning when I woke up and I saw it on my smartphone. I received a few texts, then just Googled it to find out what was going on. I saw that, and I rolled over to Marissa [his wife], and said “Hey, this just occurred.” It will be an interesting day at the office. Lawrence stated, “I’m going in and see.”

“Obviously, it’s not ideal. You look at where we’re at. This is not where you imagined you’d be at, at this point, but you have to make the most of it and I think we’re going to do that. I like where we’re at. The positivity today despite everything going on was awesome. We had a great day.”

Jacksonville will face the Houston Texans, with Darrell Bevell as interim head coach.