Nathaniel Hackett is looking more and more like a one-and-done head coach. We have highlighted all of the Denver Broncos‘ woes under Hackett through the first four weeks of the season. But then, the Week 5 edition of Thursday Night Football happened.
The Broncos vs. the Indianapolis Colts game may go down as one of the worst football games ever played. The offenses played terribly, while the defenses of both teams feasted. Quarterback Russell Wilson did have a horrendous showing, highlighted by his two interceptions in the fourth quarter, and his fourth down pass in overtime that gave the 12-9 victory to the Colts.
Perhaps the most telling thing throughout the game was the growing frustration of the fanbase at Empower Field at Mile High. They booed louder and louder after each offensive drive ended with zero points. But perhaps the most significant way the fans could have showed their frustration is walking out before the game was over. That is exactly what they did with just seconds remaining in regulation. They wanted absolutely no part in watching overtime.
When the fanbase has no trust in the team just five games into the season, that is not a good sign. Granted, this is the same Broncos fanbase that counted down the play clock in Week 2 for Hackett (that’s not a good sign either). The Broncos were supposed to contend in the AFC. They look far from contenders. If they continue to lose and miss the playoffs altogether, Hackett’s stint in Denver could be for just one season.