Nathaniel Hackett isn’t concerned about Russell Wilson’s travel schedule keeping him from learning offense

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Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson, who has been fully engaged in the offseason program in Denver, is fully engaged in other things when it’s not time to show up for work. Does coach Nathaniel Hackett have any concern about Wilson’s ability to balance his work life and his very active non-work life?

“When it first started,” Hackett told reporters on Monday, “you’re like, ‘Whoa, are you going to be able to pick this stuff up? Are we going to be able to own the offense like we want to?’ But he does such a great job of surrounding himself with great people that help him out so he can still do all of these things and still focus solely on football. It’s unbelievable to watch. Every single second that he has, he’s non-stop working. If he’s on a plane, he’s watching film, he’s studying, he’s calling people and he’s calling me. That’s what you appreciate. Everyone is professional and everyone does things differently. Some people are here, and they may not want to work as hard as he does when he’s leaving. Everyone is different and he does a fantastic job of learning everything.”

Wilson has gotten what he wanted; he’s with a team that will build its offense around him. And now he has to show that he can pull it off. It’ll take time and effort. Even with plenty of other interests, he’s doing what he has to do to get there.

11 responses to “Nathaniel Hackett isn’t concerned about Russell Wilson’s travel schedule keeping him from learning offense

  1. Wilson doesn’t need to learn the offense, he’s going to play hero ball.

  2. Could this possibly be the first time we see all 4 teams in a division make the playoffs? Probably not but I wouldn’t be totally surprised.

  3. Uh, yeah, how much reading does he really need for… 1) Snap ball, 2) glance at primary WR, 3) run out of pocket, 4) throw moonball as far as possible and hope someone runs under it, 5) publicly act like a choirboy while blaming everyone else out of sight of the camera.

  4. It won’t be long before the buyer’s remorse sets in. RW is a “me” guy acting like he’s not and he’s always been overrated.

  5. Well if Hackett isn’t concerned about Wilson not knowing the offense then he’s not concerned about being an NFL HC for very long.

  6. He probably learn about 25% on offensive plays. That’s why he hold the ball too long and make offensive linemen look bad just like Seahawks the last 3yrs. He said BLAH BLAH BLAH LOOK AT ME BLAH BLAH BLAH!

  7. Now we know why no coaches in Seattle are shedding tears over his departure! This won’t technically go down as a worse trade for Denver than Minnesota and the Dallas Hershel Walker trade, but it’ll feel like it before this is over!

  8. Russ, “Hey I have a life outside of football. Now pay me my $50m/yr guaranteed”

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