D.J. Chark sees Jaguars developing a winning culture under Urban Meyer

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Jaguars receiver D.J. Chark has had a solid first three seasons in the NFL, but he hasn’t won a lot of games: The Jaguars are 12-36 in the last three seasons. But Chark sees that changing.

Chark said there’s no way the Jaguars won’t be better than last year, and he thinks people are going to be surprised how good a team they have in Year One under Urban Meyer.

“The 1-15 season is somewhere that we don’t want to go back,” Chark told Omar Ruiz of NFL Network. “Everyone that’s here understands that. The guys that came in came from a lot of winning programs so we’re trying to develop that winning culture and just that camaraderie here and I think we’re going to do really good. I think we’re gonna shock a lot of people. I’m not one of the people that’s huge on setting record goals or anything like that, or saying how many wins or losses we’re gonna have but we’re gonna be an exciting football team, for sure.”

Chark believes the Jaguars’ receiving corps is going to benefit from the arrival of first overall pick Trevor Lawrence.

“I think we have a lot to prove but I think it’s gonna come together real smooth,” Chark said. “And definitely being able to have Trevor back there, it’s crazy how that he’s so young and so talented. So, the sky is the limit, really, with us right now. We don’t know how great we can be but we know we can be great, for sure.”

The Jaguars haven’t been described as “great” in a long time, but Chark thinks they’re trending in that direction.

22 responses to “D.J. Chark sees Jaguars developing a winning culture under Urban Meyer

  1. When you’re the worst team and you have the number one pick in a year when a Generational QB is coming out of college, it’s amazing how the culture can quickly go from losing to winning. It’s a QB league. Why do you think Urban Meyer took the job? If the Jets would have ended up with the first pick, Urban would be coaching in N.Y.

  2. Given the odd approach to free agency, the weird draft, the questionable Tebow decision, the firing of a coach two weeks after hiring him, the $200,000 team fine and $100,000 Head Coach fine for violating the OTA rules…I would take 7-10.

  3. Should be fun watching the Jags under Coach Meyer, dont know why giving Tebow a shot is a questionable decision. Go Saints

  4. Nowhere to go but up. Marrone should have been gone before 2020 but Lawrence was likely the goal and no one better than him to run it into the ground.

  5. “Jaguars receiver D.J. Chark has had a solid first three seasons in the NFL”
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    Well that’s not true. The narrative around Chark is hes been a disappointment 2 of his 3 seasons but if you want it by the numbers- 14 rec 174 yds no tds, 73 rec 1008 yds and 8 tds, 53 rec 706 yds and 5 tds. For a 2nd round pick that’s not solid by any strech.

  6. razzlejag says:
    July 3, 2021 at 9:54 am
    Given the odd approach to free agency, the weird draft, the questionable Tebow decision, the firing of a coach two weeks after hiring him, the $200,000 team fine and $100,000 Head Coach fine for violating the OTA rules…I would take 7-10
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    Tebow has not made the final roster. Ronald McDonald would be an upgrade at that position versus last season.

  7. I have no doubt he will be a success. People think- “Oh he’s a college coach, the pros are different” etc but the main thing about Meyer is he is a leader and an organizer and sees the whole picture of what is going on and what needs to be done. He’s not in Saban’s class for football knowledge but they are both top leaders of organziations.

  8. Khan: “ DJ we brought Coach Meyer in to build a winning culture.”

    Chark to press: “ I see us building a winning culture with coach Meyer.”

  9. The Jets would never have hired Meyer, Douglas was locked in on a strong NFL Coordinator that pro players wanted to play for. Urban’s former players wanted nothing to do with him when he reached the NFL. That tells you ALLOT.

  10. The person that mentioned they have no doubt Meyer would be a success also said Saban was an ever better coach then Meyer. How did Saban do wit the Fins?

  11. mikenolike says:
    July 3, 2021 at 1:51 pm
    I have no doubt he will be a success. People think- “Oh he’s a college coach, the pros are different” etc but the main thing about Meyer is he is a leader and an organizer and sees the whole picture of what is going on and what needs to be done. He’s not in Saban’s class for football knowledge but they are both top leaders of organziations.

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    Jimmy Johnson. Steve Spurrier. Nick Saban. Pete Carroll. All four are great coaches. All four are great leaders. Jimmy Johnson and Pete Carroll had first ballot HOF QB’s. Spurrier and Saban did not. Johnson and Carroll won super bowls. Spurrier and Saban did not. It’s a QB league. You can slice it and dice it all you want. Did Bill Belichick suddenly forget how to lead and how to coach, and did Bruce Arians suddenly discover how to coach and how to lead? It’s embarrassingly simple, but it’s undeniable. It’s a QB league. Urban Meyer will win. He accepted the Jacksonville job because they had the number one pick and perhaps the top rated QB of all time was coming out this year. Obviously, Urban is seeing the same thing we’re all seeing. The coach with the best QB is the GOAT in the NFL. Don’t over-think it. It quacks like a duck. It’s a duck.

  12. >>Jaguars develop a winning culture under Urban Meyer<<

    That's definitely one of the possible outcomes.

  13. My squad since day 1. 39 year old diehard DUVAL. L. Can’t wait to see the new regime and QB hit the field. Also continue to hope all the northern transplants move back to their beloved homelands and leave our wasteland known as FL. Toodles

  14. tazdev says:
    July 3, 2021 at 5:26 pm
    The person that mentioned they have no doubt Meyer would be a success also said Saban was an ever better coach then Meyer. How did Saban do wit the Fins?
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    You missed his point…..he said Sagan has more football knowledge, but NFL coaching is a higher ratio of leadership vs. coaching than college (IMO). Hopefully, Urban is smart enough to lead more and coach less….hiring good assistants…..and, for goodness sakes, leave the GM job to someone else. If Saban does not pass on Brees, his story may be different.

  15. Urban Meyer is an “Urban Legion” or whatever! Son it’s doubtful if sucking up will help.

  16. charliecharger says:
    July 3, 2021 at 8:40 am
    When you’re the worst team and you have the number one pick in a year when a Generational QB is coming out of college, it’s amazing how the culture can quickly go from losing to winning.

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    They haven’t won anything yet. Let’s see if they can even manage a couple of wins against the woeful Texans

  17. Blah blah blah…Prove It!! All the yapping from the Jags is getting more annoying by the day. Every team with a new coach feels the exact same way. You don’t build a winning culture by talking, you win it on the field. Personally I don’t think Urban will last more than 2 seasons. Good Luck!

  18. tbisgod says:
    July 3, 2021 at 2:42 pm
    The Jets would never have hired Meyer, Douglas was locked in on a strong NFL Coordinator that pro players wanted to play for. Urban’s former players wanted nothing to do with him when he reached the NFL. That tells you ALLOT.
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    Did Urb’s say he wanted the Jets job? He would never take that job because the Jets will always be the #2 team in NY.

  19. therealraider says:
    July 3, 2021 at 9:07 am
    Urban Meyer has never won an NFL game. Not 1.
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    Same goes for every coach in their rookie preseason.

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