Broncos head coach admits wrongdoing

Broncos head coach admits wrong


Wardly criticized for his late game choice, Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett admitted his mistake. 

Monday night, in a 17-16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the freshman driver opted to let the clock roll and go for a 64-yard field goal for the win. Kicker Brandon McManus failed at the task and his team had no choice but to admit defeat.

“In hindsight, we really should have tried to continue the offensive streak,” Hackett said Tuesday at a press conference.

At the time of making this decision, the Broncos had a fourth down. and five yards to go. They had their three stoppages in hand and there was over a minute left on the clock.

“Looking back on it, we're like, 'Sure, we should have gone, we missed the placement”. But in this situation, we had a plan,” Hackett added.

Russell Wilson defends his coach

After the game against the Seahawks, quarterback Russell Wilson insisted on defending his head coach's decision to remove him from the field for the benefit of the kicker.

“We have the best player in our league for placements, said the pivot. We were in position [to win] and it didn't happen. I believe in coaching Hackett, in what we do and in all of that.”

“I don't think it was the wrong decision,” Wilson continued. We didn't make it, but if we were in that situation again, I still wouldn't doubt the decision.”

It was also Wilson's first game in a uniform other than that of the Seahawks. However, it is very rare that a player who changes organization has the opportunity to play against his old team from the start.

“It was a special match, simply because I I was able to see and play against many of my dearest friends,” Wilson analyzed.

The man who led the Seattle club to Super Bowl XLVIII in 2013, however, did not receive a very warm reception from the fans.

“It was a hostile environment and it always has been that way,” said Wilson. I did not expect to receive a round of applause from time to time. I gave everything I had here every day and anyone who says anything else is completely wrong.”