Nathaniel Hackett Gives Brutally Honest Response to Broncos Fans' Booing in Week 2

Nathaniel Hackett gives a brutally honest response to Broncos' fans booing in Week 2.
Nathaniel Hackett gives a brutally honest response to Broncos' fans booing in Week 2. / AP Photos/Jack Dempsey

It's safe to say the Nathaniel Hackett era in Denver has gotten off to a shaky start. A Week 1 road loss to the Seattle Seahawks left a sour taste in fans' mouths and their discomfort reached an all-time high in Week 2. Struggles against the Houston Texans on the field prompted booing in the stands.

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Hackett answered a question about the boos after the game by saying, "I would be booing myself." It's a brutally honest response from a coach that is simply trying to meet high expectations. His hiring along with the offseason trade for quarterback Russell Wilson has fans thinking Super Bowl.

In Week 1, it was Hackett's decision to attempt a 64-yard field goal rather than going for it on a short fourth down that confused fans. In Week 2, it was Hackett's inability to get a play call in quickly enough that forced a delay of game penalty. It pushed the Broncos out of field goal range early on.

What may be the most frustrating is the Broncos' inability to score in the red zone, though. Denver is one of only two teams in the NFL that has yet to score a touchdown from within the 20-yard line.

"That’s something that all of our guys have to step it up. Whether we run the ball more, whatever we’re doing, we just have to execute at a higher level.”

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Hackett remained adamant that play-calling is not more of a job than he expected it to be, but that he just needs to "clean up" what he is hearing and make sure he is on the same page with Wilson. With a game against the San Francisco 49ers on tap for Week 3, making adjustments will be crucial.

The Broncos have odds set at +2200 to win Super Bowl 57, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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