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A good head coach is always learning

The Broncos loss stung, but a positive to take away is that hopefully Nathaniel Hackett and his coaching staff come out of it better at their new jobs than they were before the game.

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I mentioned in my No Bull Review yesterday how I’m okay with this start as long as we see growth from it with our new coaching regime.

I just want to reiterate to Broncos Country: I know losing stings, but it is just one game and these are all new coaches doing all new jobs. Let’s give them a little space to improve. And by space I mean like at least 8 games.

We’re a fickle bunch as fans and we love to get our knee-jerk on especially for a hyped-up game with so many interesting connotations (Russell vs Carroll. Who got the better end of the trade? Which of these two teams is going to look like a contender?).

But let’s keep a little No Bull perspective:

  1. This was one of the most meaningless games for the success of the 2022 Denver Broncos that there is on the schedule. Seattle is not even in our conference and it was an away game.
  2. The Broncos were not given a punched ticket to the playoffs and have a lot of work to do to show us and the NFL that they are to be taken as a serious threat this season.
  3. By the end of the season, these two franchises will be headed in very different directions and I would not trade places with their fans if you paid me

As for the coaches:

  1. Nathaniel Hackett already has changed his mind about his decision-making. From the outside, it sure sounds like he talked with his coaches and came to a different conclusion after sitting down and reviewing the game situations in order to learn from it.
  2. Ejiro Evero adjusted his defense at halftime. I have to think that is going to translate to a defense that is going to be far more capable and dialed in at the beginning of the next game.
  3. This team only ran it 20 times and averaged 5.2 yards per carry. I would hope they would see the success and rethink how often they are calling passes based on what we saw in the game.

I for one am encouraged to see a coach take ownership truly of his choices and say he was wrong. That’s bravery. That’s a hard thing to do as a human on planet earth. I have to say that I respect the hell out of Hackett for being willing to own it.

Broncos News:

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The decision: Why the Broncos chose to attempt a 64-yard field goal – DenverFan - DenverFan
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Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett on controversial 4th-and-5 decision: 'We definitely should've gone for it'
Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett told reporters he regrets his decision to kick a 64-yard field goal at the end of regulation of Monday's dramatic loss the the Seahawks.

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Penalties, field-goal success odds and a series of numbers that should have meant a win ... but didn't.

Russell Wilson Discusses Whether 64-Yard Field Goal Try Was Right Decision - Sports Illustrated
Instead of getting a chance to pick up the fourth down, Denver’s first-year coach elected to kick the field goal.

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'Serious' knee injury suffered by Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams to require 'some work,' coach Pete Carroll says
Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams has a serious left knee injury that will require "some work," coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday, adding he does not yet know the full extent of the injury.

Dak Prescott won't go on IR, has 'real chance' for quick return to Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones says
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Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid blames injuries to Trent McDuffie, Harrison Butker on Arizona Cardinals' field
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Davante Adams delivers in Raiders debut, but the All-Pro needs help - Las Vegas Raiders Blog- ESPN
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Patrick Mahomes Shares Latest on Status of Wrist Injury - Sports Illustrated
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