Russell Wilson laments Nathaniel Hackett’s sacking, ‘I wish I had played better’

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Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson said today that he feels sorry for head coach Nathaniel Hackett, who was fired yesterday, and that he believes Hackett bears some responsibility for losing his job.

“First of all, I’m really impressed with Coach Hackett because he’s an amazing guy, an amazing teacher, an amazing father, I think about him with his kids and what he’s been able to do and how he’s taught the game to us,” Wilson said. . “It was a season we never thought would be the same. He was a guy who put in all his time and effort as players, as staff members, as well as the coaches. One of the brightest minds I’ve ever been around, I think he’s an amazing coach.

Wilson said he knows Hackett hasn’t played as well as he needs him to play.

“It’s been a crazy season, a lot of injuries, a lot of other things, but the truth is I wish I could have played better for him,” Wilson said. “I always wish I could play at the level and level I played and know how to play. So what I know is he’s tough, like I said, he’s going to be a great coach, and I love him to death and everybody’s going to miss him.”

The next head coach has to make Wilson play better. And if Wilson plays as badly next year as he did this year, that will raise serious questions about the Broncos’ massive investment in a prime quarterback that no coach can fix.

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