On Sunday, Urban Meyer and the Jacksonville Jaguars will play the Arizona Cardinals in a Week 3 matchup — and across the field, the first-year NFL head coach will see a familiar face. Meyer’s final season with the Ohio State Buckeyes was in 2018, while star wide receiver Rondale Moore was a freshman with the Purdue Boilermakers. Meyer doesn’t need to reintroduce Moore now that he’s a key member of the Cardinals’ offense. “I have a lot of respect for him.”
According to NFL insider Mia O’Brien , Meyer is aware of this. “I mean, I witnessed it firsthand..” Yes, he annihilated us in a single year. He’s their primary returner, and I believe he’s also the team’s leading receiver. …You’ve got to keep him in check. ”
— Mia O’Brien (@MiaOBrienTV) September 22, 2021
20th of this year. Meyer’s No. 2 ranked, undefeated Ohio State team went to West Lafayette to play an unranked, 3-3 Purdue team, and came away with a massive 49-20 loss. Moore racked up 12 receptions for 170 yards and two touchdowns against the Buckeyes.
In his first season in the NFL, the second-round rookie is already putting up similar numbers. He has 11 receptions, 13 targets, and 182 yards through two games for the Cardinals. With seven receptions for 114 yards and a touchdown in last weekend’s win over the Minnesota Vikings, the young talent led all receivers. The Cardinals’ Air-Raid offense, led by Kyler Murray, features Moore alongside superstar wideout DeAndre Hopkins and fourth-year WR Christian Kirk, and is one of the league’s most lethal passing attacks. On Sunday, Meyer and the Jaguars will try to get their first win of the season against a tough 2-0 Arizona team. 004