Nathaniel Hackett Has Total Support amid ‘Unprecedented’ Scrutiny, Broncos GM Says

Nathaniel Hackett Has Total Support amid ‘Unprecedented’ Scrutiny, Broncos GM Says

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Denver Broncos general manager George Paton is standing behind embattled head coach Nathaniel Hackett.

“I believe in Nathaniel. I support Nathaniel 100 percent,” Paton told reporters Thursday. “He’s been in this for seven games as a head coach. The scrutiny he’s faced is unprecedented. We’ve had four prime-time games, so he’s had to learn in front of the entire world.

“But I really like how he’s kept the team together. They’re connected. He’s kept our building together. I appreciate how he came through that.”

Hackett’s first seven games as a head coach have been a disaster, rife with offensive failures and game-management gaffes as the Broncos sit at 2-5. The glaringly obvious inability of Hackett to manage game situations and offensive play-calling led to the team hiring Jerry Rosburg as a game manager in September—a borderline unprecedented step for a first-year coach.

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