The Denver Broncos haven’t had the best start to their 2022 season as everyone imagined. A lot of it has been put on first-year head coach Nathaniel Hackett.
The team has everything they need to be successful. They have that franchise quarterback they have been waiting on in Russell Wilson. They have an elite defense with elite players like Justin Simmons, Patrick Surtain, and Bradley Chubb.
So, there is really only one thing you can hold accountable for the struggles. It has to come down to the coaching. However, you shouldn’t worry, as the Green Bay Packers head coach thinks it’s time to stop hitting the panic button.
“Yeah, I think it’s a process for anyone when you’re in a new role,” Green Bay Packers head coach said when asked about Hackett. “I’ve got all the confidence in the world that he’s going to do a great job.
“I don’t necessarily know all the nuts and bolts and all the details of what you are talking about but it’s important you lean on other people as well. I’ve got a lot of confidence in him, not only as a coach but he’s super organized, and he’ll figure it out, no doubt about it. So everybody needs to stop hitting that panic button down there.”
As far as the nuts and bolts, here is what all the ruckus is about.
Hackett in Week 1 decided to kick a 64-yard field goal to try and win the game when he could have gone for it on fourth and short with his $200 million quarterback.
In Week 2 we saw the run game working flawlessly. Instead, he throws the ball three straight times on a first and goal. It’s little things like that.
LaFleur is completely right, though. It takes time to adjust to new things, especially in a league that is as quick as the NFL. Hearing a great coach like LaFleur say great things about Hackett has to feel great. Let’s hope that it works out.
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