Thank goodness Russell Wilson grabbed the wheel of distraught Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett’s clown car

Grabbing the wheel of the clown car driven by Nathaniel Hackett, quarterback Russell Wilson rode to the rescue for Broncos Country.

Wilson saved a self-aware rookie head coach, leading a fourth-quarter comeback to beat lowly Houston 16-9 on a Sunday when the Booed Birds came out and let the home team know that all this mess inexcusable had to stop.

“I don’t blame them,” Hackett said. “I mean, heck, I would boo myself. I was getting very frustrated.

Let’s stop to thank the Broncos for finding a way to beat one of the NFL’s worst teams in spite of themselves.

“All I really care about is the cheers at the end, because we won,” said Wilson, whose 22-yard strike off tight end Eric Saubert with 12 minutes and 36 seconds remaining in the fourth quarterback proved everything it takes to beat Houston. was a meager hit.

Denver won and improved its record to 1-1 despite repeated red-zone atrocities; despite 13 bonehead penalties, including a delay of game infraction on a field goal attempt; despite sending the punt return team to the field with no one to line up the punt; despite the lack of downtime in the middle of the fourth quarter, and despite so much brain freeze by Hackett that I’m starting to wonder if his gray matter is made of Dippin’ Dots.

“This needs to stop,” Hackett said, looking like he needed a hug.

But what this team needs more than a hug is an intervention. Hackett needs someone to explain the big picture to him in real time. He needs a reliable voice to unravel the cobwebs in his brain.

We talk about it all the time with rookies who think about everything. For all his bragging about being a coach’s son, the speed of the NFL game was just too much for Hackett. We knew Mike Shanahan, whose son is coming to town next weekend as Niners coach, and Hackett is no brainer.

For two weeks, Hackett is now 0-6 in converting red zone moves into touchdowns as a caller. Instead of hammering the ball into the end zone behind the steamroller who is running back Javonte Williams, it looks like Hackett is prone to making gooey eyes at his offensive roster and falling in love with cute.

Let’s hope it’s not a fatal attraction.

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