Hackett Flops In His Head Coaching Debut For Denver Broncos


Nathaniel Hackett started out his news conference Tuesday admitting his error in attempting a 64-yard field goal instead of keeping the ball in Russell Wilson’s hands in the closing seconds of the Denver Broncos’ 17-16 loss to Seattle.

Then, he waffled and ended up defending the dubious decision more than lamenting it. Brandon McManus’ 64-yarder sailed wide left.

Two of the things that landed Hackett his first NFL head coaching job were his innovative play-calling and his affection for analytics, neither of which were on display Monday night in Denver’s unforeseen 17-16 loss to the Seahawks.