Broncos’ Nathaniel Hackett Is The Latest Example Of How NFL Owners Misunderstand White (and Black) Coaches
Have you ever seen that classic gif/meme of the confused woman trying to figure out an equation in her head? Well, that’s what NFL owners look like when deciding on a coach.
Denver fired Nathaniel Hackett as head coach after the Broncos lost 51-14 to the Los Angeles Rams on Jesus’ birthday. It wasn’t until Week 16 that the Broncos main office saw what we’ve seen since Day One – that Hackett was terrible at his job and shouldn’t have been hired in the first place.
In the late night version of Sports Centre on Monday night, ESPN released a statistic showing how bad Hackett’s 4-11 record was, as his team finished last in the league in scoring points (15.5 points per game). ), last in percentage terms down to third (29 percent), and draw with the most one-point loss (8). Along with having the shortest tenure a head coach has ever had in Denver without being an interim, The Broncos were also fired Special Team Coordinator Dwayne Stukes and Assault Coach Butch Barry. It’s too bad when Temporary work has been provided to the team’s defensive coordinator — Ejiro Evero — he didn’t even want it.
“Going forward, we will carefully evaluate every aspect of our football operations and make any changes necessary to restore this franchise’s winning tradition,” brass funny wrote in a statement.
Somewhere, people came to believe that billionaire bosses wanted to win whatever tournament their team entered. It’s a false story, especially when history has shown us that overall, only a handful of franchises have consistently won over the years, proving that there are very few owners. willing to do what it takes to compete and win. For the most part, these franchises serve as shiny toys or tax breaks for nerd billionaires whose only status in life is connected to their money.
Don’t think so?
Well, the irony that Hackett got fired when he did is the latest proof that the owners don’t know what they’re doing.
Just last week, the league informed its owners that they have spent $800 million on coaches and office executives over the past five years doesn’t even work for them anymore. The giant is the worst of the bunch, because they are currently paying for three different coaching boards. Last week was also when the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Jets on Thursday Night Football to take them to first place in the AFC South, and they are joining the hunt for the knockout stages just a year after team owners Shad Khan made the terrible decision to hire Urban Meyer, who was fired after losing 2-11 and attacking a player.
Just hours after Hackett was fired in Denver, Jeff Saturday’s woeful tenure as interim head coach hit another low as the Colts lost 20-3 to the Chargers on Monday Night Football, causing Saturday to lose its fifth game in a row. And to make things worse, Colts owner Jim Irsay still believes in him.
“The head coach is not known until the interview process is conducted,” Irsay said in a confusing way. “I believe Jeff is an outstanding candidate.”
With Black Monday just a few weeks away, Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels is said to be part of the team that will be fired on the annual day that head coaches receive a walkout notice. If that happens, it means that McDaniels will be the third person to wear headphones for Raid since 2021.
Poor management and poor decision making by the owners are the reasons why turnover is high and job security is low for head coaches in this league. Owners would rather lose to people they know than win to people outside their comfort zone – which has proven to be very expensive. Brian Flores, Ray Horton and Steve Wilks should not sue league because of alleged racist recruitment practicesit should also add incompetence to the lawsuit.