Nathaniel Hackett: I need to do better making faster and quicker decisions

Getty Images

The first two games of the Broncos season have been filled with clock management errors by first-year head coach Nathaniel Hackett and things got bad enough during Sunday’s game that the home crowd counted down the play clock to make sure that the Broncos knew to get the snap off in time.

On Monday, Hackett said that he and the rest of the coaching staff met to discuss ways to become more efficient getting their play calls in during games and that they would meet again on Monday night. He said that the team needs to “tighten that process up” and get on the same page with quarterback Russell Wilson in order to eliminate those issues.

“We’ve got to make sure the communication is clear and concise,” Hackett said, via Jeff Legwold of “I need to do better making decisions, faster and quicker and getting that information to the quarterback . . . It’s got to improve.”

In addition to their problems with burning timeout and taking delay of game penalties, the Broncos are also 0-for-6 in the red zone through the first two weeks of the season. That didn’t stop them from beating the Texans on Sunday, but it did lead to booing along with counting down the play clock so Hackett’s got plenty to work on before his third game in his new job.

11 responses to “Nathaniel Hackett: I need to do better making faster and quicker decisions

  1. The coach knows what he needs to do. The players and coaches are still getting acquainted. Learning each other’s strengths and weaknesses. It’s way too soon to start criticizing. Probably could use a couple more studs on defense, and they’ll be fine.

  2. Guess we are gonna pretend Wilson didn’t have this same issue in Seattle and just blame his coaches per normal. At least he’s consistent.

  3. Broncos fans are not prepared for this level of ineptitude at this point in a new regime / ownership.

  4. Meanwhile in San Fran, the extreme fans and radio hosts wanted capital punishment for Shanahan and blamed his play calling for their beloved QB’s injury. They are angry at the head coach, GM, and hate Garoppolo. Don’t be surprised that these people would want to swap Shanahan for Hackett.

  5. Hopefully he musters enough mental acuity this Sunday to beat Clara. Street Clothes Kittle will probably be a scratch, take Deebo out of the game, and wait for Jimmy to do Jimmy things in the 4th aided by Shanahan play calling.

  6. Maybe a sippy cup or B12 shot prior to coming out of the basement similar to a well-known politician?

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.