Jim Harbaugh Makes Sense for the Broncos and Russell Wilson

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Another NFL Monday, another in-season coach firing—our third of this year. So let’s start there …

• Maybe Nathaniel Hackett would have failed regardless. But, with the benefit of hindsight, you could see in his first game as Broncos coach on Sept. 12 that things might go this way.

On Monday Night Football, there were coaches, league-wide, who noticed how Russell Wilson seemed to have control over game management in the final moments of the Denver’s 17–16 loss to Seattle—as a now infamous situation unfolded—with the Broncos failing to call a timeout, and letting 40 seconds bleed off the clock to force a 64-yard field goal try from Brandon McManus with 20 seconds left. The Broncos’ staff seemed to just stand there, waiting for something to happen, maybe for Wilson to do something, as the quarterback let seconds, and opportunity, melt away.

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