There will be no turnaround for Nathaniel Hackett in Denver

Denver Broncos, Nathaniel Hackett (Photo by Justin Tafoya/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos, Nathaniel Hackett (Photo by Justin Tafoya/Getty Images) /

The Denver Broncos are in the worst position they have been in since Peyton Manning retired after 2015. Nathaniel Hackett is the ringleader of this circus.  Perhaps hiring a player’s coach wasn’t the best idea.  It was reported many times that one of the reasons why Hackett was hired was because of the intangibles he brought as a coach.

Well, I’m not seeing any intangibles have a positive impact, and I sure as heck don’t see the tangible parts of his coaching pay off.  The Denver Broncos are easily one of, if not the worst-coached team in the entire NFL with one of the better rosters.

Too late for Denver Broncos, Nathaniel Hackett to turn things around?

The defense is playoff-caliber, as are the offensive playmakers.  Russell Wilson, during the first 10 seasons of his career, created a legacy that only a handful of other QBs can relate to.  And I’m supposed to believe that all of a sudden he’s washed?

No, he isn’t, not even close.  Nathaniel Hackett, to put it lightly, might be one of the worst head coaches in NFL history.  The staff he put together outside of Ejiro Evero is embarrassing.  His play-calling, for the most part, has been predictable and Pat Shurmur-esque.  Personally, I do not care how much he is able to relate to the players.  I don’t care that he’s a nice and fun guy who you could relax and have a drink with.

None of that matters, because he can’t coach.  He’s the leader who speaks empty words.  He’s the cool and fun teacher who doesn’t know how to teach.  He’s the ringleader of this circus, and if he couldn’t have his team ready after an 11-day mini-bye week, can we really expect an improvement?

This was a must-win for the Broncos.   Nathaniel Hackett had a golden opportunity in front of him to rebound from two straight pathetic losses.  Once again, the game progressed how the first five did to begin the season.  Nothing positive changed with the team.

Back-breaking penalties, questionable in-game management issues, and poor play-calling in the second half were all key reasons why the Broncos lost.  It’s alright, though, not every head coach who is hired ends up working out.  However, the Broncos easily had playoff aspirations this season.

The roster was one of the seven best in the NFL, and the team now has one of the worst records in the entire league.  They have embarrassed themselves countless times on live television, and Nathaniel Hackett has had no answer.  That’s enough.  It’s time for George Paton to cut ties before the locker room is totally gone.