germ-x Posted December 14, 2022 Share Posted December 14, 2022 Just to put some of my thoughts out there and clarify some stuff. 1. Wilson was frustrated with Seattle because he’s always been viewed as the interchangeable piece. Seattle missed the playoffs 3x during Wilson’s time there and all 3x it’s when they were outside the top 10 in rushing. He also felt he wasn’t treated like some of the other elite QBs because Carroll and the FO didn’t include him in decision making. Wilson wanted to go somewhere where the offense revolved around him and he felt his opinions were considered by the coaches and FO. Denver hires Hackett who is a QB coach, is highly respected by Aaron Rodgers, and comes from an offense that revolves around the QB. Denver is now a destination Wilson would love to go to. I have little doubt that when traded for and signed to a long term contract it was under the intentions that the offense would revolve around him and he would have a voice amongst staff and FO. 2. The system Denver is running is a version of the west coast offense. Both Hackett and Kubiak’s backgrounds are in that system. In Seattle, Bevell and Schottenheimer used a similar philosophy with a bigger emphasis on the running game, but I’ve addressed some of that in point #1. 3. What to do with Hackett and the coaching staff is not as simple as it might seem. I 100% would understand firing Hackett just on some of the game management blunders, not preparing starters in the preseason which both cost Denver at least 2 games. That’s just from a HC perspective. In terms of what is best to get this offense right? I’m not sure firing and hiring a new group is as beneficial as it seems. For starters it doesn’t appear that Wilson even half way through the year has a grasp of the offense with the report from Tyler Polumbus that he was confusing players by mixing it audible calls from Seattle. If that’s true bringing in a new staff and system that must be learned might not make a lot of sense. I didn’t feel this was early in the season, but I think it might be a better move to keep Hackett. Chalk it up to growing pains and injuries. Go through an entire offseason with clearly defined roles for staff. For example, Hackett HC only and Kubiak as OC instead of that move happening half way through the season. Put an emphasis on getting players healthy and improving the OL and running game. This also makes sure that you don’t lose a good young defensive mind in Evero unless he’s hired for an HC job. Anyway, that’s kind of where I am at right now. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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