Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett admitted Tuesday that he would have done things differently in his sideline debut in Monday night’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Hackett opted for a 64-yard field goal try in the final minute rather than go for it on fourth-and-5 with Russell Wilson as his quarterback. Kicker Brandon McManus’ attempt went wide left with 15 seconds remaining.
Seattle won the game 17-16.
Hackett — and Wilson — defended his choice after the game. Hackett had a different answer Tuesday.
“Looking back at it, definitely should have gone for it,” Hackett said. “But in that situation we had a plan. We knew that 46 was the mark.”
McManus’ longest field goal make of his career is 61 yards, in 2021.
–Field Level Media