5 significant, noticeable differences from the Broncos without Hackett
It’s only. been one game for the Denver Broncos in the post-Nathaniel Hackett era, but even with only a short time to do things differently, interim head coach Jerry Rosburg put his stamp on the team as he was given the head coach seat and obviously allowed to make changes. Although the Denver Broncos still lost the game in Kansas City to the Chiefs, it was apparent that Rosburg felt wholesale changes needed to be made.
We saw the firing of assistant coaches Butch Barry (offensive line) and Dwayne Stukes (special teams). We saw some other significant changes to the coaching staff, the depth chart, and more. What were the biggest and most significant changes? Let’s take a more in-depth look.
5 major changes from the Denver Broncos without Nathaniel Hackett
1. Offensive coordinator Justin Outten actually coordinating the offense
For the majority of the 2022 season, fans have been wondering what Justin Outten actually does for the team. We know he is the “offensive coordinator” by title, but what does that actually mean for his role considering for the first part of the season, the one calling plays was Nathaniel Hackett before he handed those duties over to Klint Kubiak?
Was Justin Outten just there?
It was fair to wonder, at the very least, but one of the first orders of business for interim head coach Jerry Rosburg was to actually give the offensive coordinator play-calling duties against the Kansas City Chiefs, and I would say we saw some nice things from the game Outten called from the box.
We’ll get more into specifics there, but clearly, Rosburg saw something in Outten in terms of preparation and creativity that was actually worth mining and the early (albeit brief) results have been positive.