Nathaniel Hackett’s Broncos season takes Melvin Gordon twist

Nathaniel Hackett’s Broncos season takes Melvin Gordon twist

Nathaniel Hackett’s first season in Denver retains getting more strange.

Wednesday, the Broncos’ head coach introduced that Melvin Gordon could be the staff’s beginning operating again this Sunday in opposition to the Jets. This announcement comes after Gordon was benched for Latavius Murray in Monday night time’s loss to the Chargers, and proceeded to ‘like’ various tweets suggesting Denver ought to commerce him.

The Broncos got here into the season with excessive expectations after buying and selling a bundle that included a number of first-round picks to the Seahawks for quarterback Russell Wilson. As a substitute, they’re 2-4 and their season is on the brink.

In Week 1, Hackett determined to accept a 64-yard discipline objective when the Broncos have been trailing the Seahawks 17-16, as an alternative of going for it on fourth-and-5. He stated he regretted the choice after the sport, however as a result of kicker Brandon McManus missed the sphere objective.

Whereas the Broncos received in Week 2 in opposition to the Texans, they have been booed by their residence followers for repeatedly messing up the clock, and failing to attain touchdowns within the crimson zone.

Nathaniel Hackett is off to a shaky begin in Denver.Getty Pictures

The staff proceeded to rent Jerry Rosburg to help Hackett in managing the clock.

To be honest, the blame for the Broncos’ failures doesn’t fall fully on Hackett’s shoulders. Wilson, who signed an extension that’s value practically $50 per 12 months, has been ineffective and robotic to the purpose the place former Seahawks teammate Michael Robinson is forecasting a mutiny within the Denver locker room.

Wilson accomplished simply three passes for 15 yards within the second half in opposition to the Chargers on Monday, because the offense couldn’t keep on the sphere.

Melvin Gordon is beginning for the Broncos versus the Jets after getting benched on Monday night time.Getty Pictures

Wilson has reportedly been enjoying by means of a shoulder damage, and Hackett stated earlier this week he additionally has a hamstring damage.

Nonetheless, Wilson stated he plans to play in opposition to the Jets on Sunday, attributing his feeling higher to maybe having “wolverine blood” in chatting with reporters on Wednesday.

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