Nathaniel Hackett’s first two games as a head coach in the NFL certainly haven’t gone smoothly.
Hackett’s indecision cost the team a possible three points on Sunday, something the coach admitted himself. It’s still early, so there’s certainly time for Hackett to improve, but he’s struggled to handle both play-calling and game management as a head coach.
The coach was asked Monday if he’s considered handing over play-calling duties to somebody else so he can focus on making head coach decisions.
“I think I’ll continue the play calling,” Hackett said. “I think that’s been pretty efficient up to this point. We’ve done a good job moving the ball. We’ve had a good plan from that standpoint. We just have to finish those drives.
“I think from the game management standpoint, we just have to tighten that whole thing up. A lot of us — we are all working together for the first time, so we just want to be sure we’re more efficient in that and have the ability to make better decisions and quicker decisions.”
Hackett’s decision-making was heavily criticized after the team lost in Week 1, and it wasn’t much better in Week 2. The coach has admitted his faults, though, and he’s set out to correct them. Hackett is saying the right things — now fans (and the team’s front office) will want to see results.