Nathaniel Hackett Highlights One Key Area of Improvement for Week 2
Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett is looking to move on and put his Week 1 mistakes behind him.
Denver's embarrassing Week 1 loss to Seattle was Hackett's first game as head coach, and it showed. Hackett appeared out of sorts during the game's closing minutes as Russell Wilson tried to lead a game-winning drive, ultimately settling on a 64-yard field goal attempt on 4th-and-5 that predictably missed.
For his part, Hackett believes the game was a learning experience that will help him be better going forward.
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Specifically, Hackett is focused on improving his communication and decision-making during crunch time. Given the obvious confusion towards the end of the game in Week 1 (Wilson was expecting to run another play on fourth down), that seems like a good place to start.
In Hackett's defense, coaching in the NFL is extremely difficult and comes with a steep learning curve. Even the best coaches make mistakes, and it's hard to fault Hackett too much for struggling in a tough road environment where Seattle's fans are notorious for disrupting communication.
That said, Hackett has to get better if the Broncos are going to realize their Super Bowl aspirations this year after landing Wilson in the offseason. He can start by cleaning up his mistakes in Week 2, where Denver is favored by 10.5 points at home against the Houston Texans on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.