DENVER — Embattled Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett gave up playcalling responsibilities for Sunday’s 22-16 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders in Empower Field at Mile High, and while the relocation, and quarterbacks coach/passing video game organizer Klint Kubiak’s efficiency in the function, made great evaluations, Denver still scored simply 16 points, lost its 6th one-score video game of the season and suffered its 3rd overtime loss.
The Broncos entered into the video game with the lowest-scoring offense in the league at 14.6 points per video game (now 14.7 points per video game), and Hackett had actually assured to “evaluate everything” and “look at everything.”
To that end, he had Kubiak (boy of Gary Kubiak, the previous Broncos head coach, long time assistant coach and backup quarterback to John Elway) call plays throughout recently’s practices in addition to in Sunday’s video game. Klint Kubiak remains in his 2nd stint as a Broncos assistant, having actually dealt with his dad’s and Vance Joseph’s personnels also.
“For me, I’m going to do whatever I can to help this team,” Hackett stated. “We’re so close, we continually talk about it over and over again. … Wanted to see if there was something I could do, give some kind of spark to the offense, and I kind of stepped away from that, let Klint get upstairs … see if that would help us.”
Kubiak moved upstairs to the coaches’ cubicle Sunday, and offending organizer Justin Outten moved down to the bench location to deal with quarterback Russell Wilson on the sideline.
Outten is likewise greatly associated with the preparation of the group’s run video game throughout the week.
“Thought coach Kubiak called a great game,” Wilson stated. “Thought he was really sharp and communicated well, thought [Outten] was great on the sideline, too. It was smooth in that sense. … Thought this week coach Kubiak did a great job of it in practice, communicating what we wanted to do.”
Early on, the Broncos appeared to gain some advantages. Wilson made a collective effort to get the ball out rapidly in the death video game, and the Broncos had Wilson under center more frequently and utilized some larger workers groupings, like 2 and 3 tight ends. They developed a 10-0 lead with 9 minutes, 19 seconds left in the very first half.
Then familiar issues showed up. An ill-timed error crushed momentum prior to halftime as running back Melvin Gordon III fumbled on the Raiders’ 1-yard line. On the next play, Brandon McManus had a 25-yard basket effort obstructed.
The Broncos likewise did not rating in the 3rd quarter for the seventh time this season.
In completion, the Broncos included their 8th video game of the season with 19 or less points and might not get an initially down in the last minutes of policy to hang on to a 16-13 lead. And on third-and-10 from the Broncos’ 34-yard line simply after the two-minute caution, Wilson tossed an incompletion rather of keeping the clock moving when the Raiders had no timeouts staying.
The Raiders drove to the Broncos’ 7-yard line, and Daniel Carlson kicked a 25-yard basket with 19 seconds left in policy to connect the video game at 16-16. The Raiders scored on the opening ownership of overtime for the win.
“We called a pass — you got to keep the clock running,” Hackett stated of the third-down play. “One way or the other … you just want to be sure the clock is running … but if something happened in the pocket, that’s one of those situations where you can take a sack or you can just run the ball. Obviously we want the clock running in that situation.”
“We called a pass play … we called a pass play to kind end the game right there,” Wilson stated. “We get a first down, and the game’s over; they kind of covered it up pretty good.”
Wilson stated he was attempting to get the ball to novice pass receiver Jalen Virgil, however “the ball just kind of went away from me.”
Of the miscue just before halftime, Hackett said: “We require to be sure we’re moving the chains, completing drives. We had an opportunity there at the end of the very first half and we came away with absolutely nothing. That’s inappropriate; we require to a minimum of kick a basket.”
Hackett would not dedicate to the modification in playcalling responsibilities progressing, stating the training personnel would examine how all of it worked throughout the video game and decide.
The Broncos still have simply one gamer — pass receiver Jerry Jeudy — with more than one goal catch, and Jeudy, who did not play Sunday since of an ankle injury, has simply 3.