Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence noted a renewed focus in the team locker room following the firing of head coach Urban Meyer earlier this week, to put an end to one of the most chaotic and shameful head coaching tenures in franchise history.
The Jags named offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell as the interim head coach following the move, and it’s a change that Lawrence feels good about.
“He’s very even keel,” Lawrence said of Bevell, according to ESPN’s Michael DiRocco. “Always the same person never gets too high or too low. That’s something that I respect and that I can level with.
“So I’d say that’s the biggest thing that we need right now. Someone that’s consistent and just to move forward and push past it.”
“I wouldn’t believe you if you told me this is how this year was going to go,” Lawrence said. ” … I think it [the coaching change] brings a little bit of clarity to the guys in the locker room. I wouldn’t say relief, but I would say just bring some clarity and some direction moving forward.
“You know, we really want to go and finish the season strong and to be honest, it’s been hard to last the last week with everything going on. And there’s a lot of things being stirred up I think by the outside, too. That didn’t help [and] made things a lot worse, but also everything that’s going on.
“It’s hard to be focused and have all your attention and efforts going towards winning the game when there’s so many things going on.”