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Hackett knows the score: He must win

Of all the answers Hackett gave in his news conference, the need for the Broncos to win on the field sums it all up.

Nathaniel Hackett

Good morning, Broncos Country!

Give this to Nathaniel Hackett, his news conferences are fun.

He brings energy.

He brings life.

And the one thing he didn’t bring is a bunch of tired cliches, though in any walk of sports it’s difficult not to use them.

But the answer that summed up Hackett’s fun introductory news conference as the Denver Broncos 18th head coach is this answer:

“Let’s make no mistake — it’s only fun when you win football games. We’ve got to win and that’s what we want to do. I’m so excited to work with this organization (and) with these players. This is a young, hungry football team, and we’ve got to get over the hump. We’ve got to be excited about it and we all have to do this.”

The Broncos are mired in irrelevancy and losing football that has not been seen in these parts since the 1960s and early ‘70s.

The time for talk is over.

The time for grading a head coach’s news conference as a winner is over.

The time for rah-rah, “We’re close” BS is over.

It’s time for the Broncos to win where it counts and only matters: on the field.

Until that happens, nothing else matters.

Broncos Blast

I joined Klahr and Kompany on Saturday morning for my weekly Broncos Blast segment. This week, we talk about the Hackett hire and what comes next.

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