The Denver Broncos are clearly underwhelming after four games. Should Nathaniel Hackett give up his play-calling duties as a potential solution? When the team hired Jerry Rosburg after two games, it was clear that the staff was open to making changes when needed the most.
It was a promising hire and showed a bit of humility on the part of Nathaniel Hackett to realize that perhaps he needs more help. As a first-year head coach, it was a good move. After their week four loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, should Hackett consider more changes for the Denver Broncos?
Denver Broncos better off with Nathaniel Hackett calling plays?
Today’s offense was especially hard to watch, and part of that was due to Hackett’s play-calling. It wasn’t good for most of the game. Many of the running plays and some of his short-passing play calls were clearly called at the wrong time.
This prevented the Denver Broncos from getting in any sort of rhythm, and it seemed like the only time the team was able to get into some rhythm was when Russell Wilson decided to push the ball down the field and use his legs some.
I look back to when the Philadelphia Eagles’ then-rookie head coach Nick Sirianni passed his play-calling duties to his offensive coordinator. Since then they’ve looked unstoppable. It’s clear that Hackett is overwhelmed by trying to serve as an effective head coach in year one while also trying to orchestrate a competent offense.
The top candidate if Hackett were to switch these duties for the Denver Broncos is Klint Kubiak, who serves as the quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator for the team. He is nearly on the same plane on the pecking order as offensive coordinator Justin Outten, who is not the play-caller, obviously.
The Denver Broncos may have suffered some devastating injuries against the Raiders with the loss of Javonte Williams and Randy Gregory.
Klint Kubiak did indeed call plays in 2021 with the Minnesota Vikings as well, so he has the experience. There is clearly no singular solution to implement, but I think this is a place to start.