Wednesday, June 7, 2023
HomeSportReport: Nathaniel Hackett's job security as Broncos head coach questioned in NFL

Report: Nathaniel Hackett's job security as Broncos head coach questioned in NFL

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 02: Head coach Nathaniel Hackett of the Denver Broncos looks on in the fourth quarter against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on October 02, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

Jeff Botha Lee/Getty Images

Many NFL executives are pessimistic about the tenure of Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett, who ended his first year at the helm with a disappointing 2- 3 starts.

Washington post‘s Jason La Canfora and a few anonymous sources questioned whether Hackett could correct the boat after a rough start.

“Conversations with executives, evaluators and coaches who closely watch the Broncos run on game day , offensive planning and a bleak picture of identity, the problem is so widespread they wonder if a largely unproven crew can correct it,” La Canfora wrote.

” Some suggestions at least need to hire other outside consultants to try and inspire more instant media Hackett can work first To survive this season, fair or not, other teams’ headquarters and the entire league are arguing.”

Huck Ter was good in the final stop as offensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers, which were led by back-to-back MVP Aaron Rodgers. He played that role on the Broncos show, but so far it hasn’t been great.

“Unless things change quickly, I wouldn’t” think he made it through the year. It looks too big for him. It looked too fast for him,” a longtime personnel executive told La Canfora. “The red-zone call-up was terrible. I don’t see enough adjustments being made. “

The Broncos entered this after adding nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson through the Seattle Seahawks trade , had high hopes this season. Lost 17-16 on the road to the same Seahawks in Week 1. In that game, Hackett specifically opted for a 64-yard field goal rather than handing the ball over to Wilson Converted Nos. 4 and 5 into better shooting range. Attempts were unsuccessful and the Broncos lost. A pair of ugly offensive performances in a 16-9 win over the Houston Texans and an 11-10 victory over the San Francisco 49ers followed by a loss to the previously unwinnable Las Vegas Raiders. Lowest point of the season However, two Thursdays ago, the Broncos were 12-9 in overtime The score was lost at home to the Indianapolis Colts, a team that lost their top offensive star to running back Jonathan Taylor and ranks last in the NFL in points per game.

This included taking 4th and 1st shots into the end zone in overtime, but the ball fell incomplete. Wilson also threw in the fourth quarter Got a red zone pick.

The red zone issue has always been an issue — the Broncos are dead — The red zone touchdown percentage is only 21.4%, the lowest in the league — an executive pointed out.
Quarterbacks, Of course,” said one competitor’s general manager, “but when the field gets tight, they don’t seem to have a lot of ideas, and I don’t think they have the right people to fix it right now.”

Now it’s possible that Denver will be down 2-4 in Monday night’s matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers, and executives have done so without much hope.

That said, the season is just over five games and 12 more to go. Hackett does have time to turn things around and restore hope for the team’s prospects, especially on offense. We’ll see if he can finish it from Monday.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Featured NEWS