Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett made several questionable game management decisions in his first two games on the job, and now the team is trying to rectify the situation.
The The Broncos have hired Jerry Rosburg with the title of main assistant, and he will sit in the booth during games and advise Hackett on his decision-making, according to 9 News’ Mike Klis.
Rosburg spent the week in Denver working at Broncos practices, but the hiring wasn’t finalized until Friday. Rosburg will be in the stand for Sunday night’s game against the 49ers.
Hackett is in his first year as head coach and has assembled a fairly inexperienced coaching staff, and questions have been raised as to whether the staff are up to the task of making the optimal decisions in the high-pressure environment of the games. Those questions were particularly pointed after the Broncos’ bizarre decision to slow time before attempting a 64-yard field goal late in their Week 1 loss to the Seahawks. In week two, Broncos fans became so frustrated with the team’s sluggishness that they began counting the seconds remaining on the game clock to try and help the offense avoid the delay. match penalties.
Rosburg, 66, last coached in Baltimore, spending 11 seasons with the Ravens from 2008 to 2018.