Broncos’ Vic Fangio: Urban Meyer says ‘every week’s like playing Alabama’ in the NFL

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Urban Meyer is one of the most successful college coaches in recent memory, but the adjustment from coaching at the college level to coaching at the professional level has challenged all who’ve made the jump. With Jacksonville, Meyer has had a learning curve. His team has lost its first two games in a mostly uncompetitive fashion.

After Sunday’s loss to the Broncos, Meyer made his frustrations known to Denver coach Vic Fangio.

“His comment to me was every week’s like playing Alabama in the NFL,” Fangio said on Wednesday. “That’s it. Everybody’s capable of beating everybody in this league.”

While Meyer still has time to figure things out and it would be foolish to come to any wild conclusions after just two weeks, it is becoming very clear that Meyer’s growing pains are a bit more pronounced in Year 1 than hoped.

Fangio is a defensive mastermind, and the Jags likely won’t face many tougher defensive challenges this season than that one, but based on what Meyer said, he feels like the team is a bit overmatched at the moment.

If the Jags are going to avoid yet another top-10 pick, they will need to improve quite a bit as the season progresses, and Meyer will need to do a better job of adjusting to the professional game on the fly.