Urban Meyer has ridiculously lofty goal for Jags offense
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer George Walker IV / Tennessean.com / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Jacksonville Jaguars are 0-5, but you wouldn’t know it based on the goals Urban Meyer set for his offense.

On Monday, Meyer floated a statistical target for his offense — he wants to see the Jags reach 250 passing yards and 250 rushing yards in the same game.

To say that’s ambitious is an understatement. Even the best offenses struggle to do what Meyer wants here. The 2019 Baltimore Ravens, which set the 16-game single-season team rushing record, only achieved the feat once that season. Meyer’s team hasn’t come all that close, as the 198 team rushing yards the Jaguars posted Sunday was easily their best mark of the season.

This is one of those instances where it almost seems that Meyer still thinks he’s coaching Ohio State, not a winless NFL team. It’s unlikely to help his apparently sagging reputation among his players, not to mention with fans and the rest of the league.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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