Denver Broncos Fire Head Coach Nathaniel Hackett
The Denver Broncos Nathaniel Hackett, head coach of the NFL, has been fired. NFL insider Tom Pelissero reported the news Monday morning.
After Hackett’s 11th loss, the Broncos brass, now helmed by the Walton/Penners, pulled the plug on Hackett. The Christmas Day defeat of the Broncos was 51-14 Los Angeles RamsIn every way, humiliated.
The scoreboard itself can be accessed here Bronco-on-Bronco fights This was happening while Russell Wilson looked like a shell of himself. Hackett’s team had become a wounded animal. It was saved by the Walton/Penner team.
How will history recall the Hackett era of Denver? It won’t.
It lasted only 15 games, so I don’t think you could even call it an “era”. Hackett was not even able to go one and done. For the first time in Super Bowl history, the Broncos fired their head coach before the end of his first season.
Hackett was dismissed with prejudice. Hackett’s incompetence was evident in every decision he made as head coach.
He wasn’t prepared for this job. According to rumor, Hackett was hired by the Broncos instead of Dan Quinn and Kevin O’Connell because George Paton believed it would give him the inside track to luring Aaron Rodgers from Green Bay.
Paton thought he was making lemonade, but Wilson fell into his lap when that didn’t happen. Hackett proved to be the worst coach to assume coaching stewardship of Wilson.
Greg Penner issued a statement confirmating Hackett’s firing, and expressing his confidence in Paton as the GM.
The proof is in what you eat. Hackett was fired with a record of 4-11. We will see who the Broncos choose to be their interim head coach for the final two games.
The Walton/Penners have made it clear to all 2023 head-coaching candidates, that the NFL’s wealthiest owners are looking to spend top dollars on the right man to fix this terrible mess.
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