Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett had a brutal debut on “Monday Evening Soccer” in opposition to the Seahawks in Week 1.
In Week 2, although Denver pulled out the win, issues acquired even worse.
The Broncos flailed by way of their 16-9 victory over the Texans, going through raucous boos from the house crowd as they regularly struggled with the sport clock and failed to attain within the purple zone. Followers have been so aggravated with Hackett that they started sarcastically counting down the sport clock as Denver lined up on offense.
The purple zone struggles from Week 1 additionally continued in an enormous means. The Broncos needed to accept two area objectives after getting inside Houston’s 2-yard line. On the season, the Broncos have had three alternatives contained in the opponent’s 5-yard line, and have failed to attain landing on all three events.
Broncos followers are clearly not enthused with Hackett’s efficiency thus far, booing the group relentlessly all through the sport.
“I don’t blame them,” Hackett stated of the boos. “I imply, heck, I’d be booing myself. I used to be very pissed off. Get all the way down to the purple zone two instances and don’t get a landing, which is unbelievably irritating – I don’t suppose we’ve scored in there but – that’s one thing that, all of our guys need to step up whether or not we run the ball extra or no matter we’re doing, we’ve simply acquired to execute at the next degree.”
In his debut as Broncos coach final week, Hackett opted to aim a 64-yard area aim as an alternative of permitting Russell Wilson and the offense to go for it on fourth-and-5. Brandon McManus missed the kick within the 17-16 defeat. Hackett, who spent three years because the Packers offensive coordinator earlier than being employed by the Broncos this offseason, admitted the following day the Broncos “positively” ought to have gone for it.
Penalties have been additionally an enormous downside for the Broncos, with false begins and delay of video games coming at typically inopportune instances. Denver had 13 penalties within the recreation for 100 yards.
Wilson, signed to a $245 million extension earlier than taking part in in a recreation for Denver, struggled together with the entire offense on Sunday, finishing lower than 50 p.c of his passes. His fourth-quarter, 22-yard landing move to Eric Saubert, nonetheless, did show to be the distinction within the recreation.
The Broncos tackle the 49ers and Jimmy Garoppolo on “Sunday Evening Soccer” in Week 3.