Remorse for Russell Wilson
Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson is having his career-worst season and he feels a little guilty for the firing of head coach Nathaniel Hackett.
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This year, Wilson has completed just 60.1 percent of his passes for 3,019 yards, 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions. His club are showing a poor 4-11 record and one of the four wins came to Brett Rypien when the starter was ruled out with an injury.
Wilson hit a season high of mediocrity last Sunday when he had just 15 passes for 214 yards and a major against the Rams in Los Angeles. Three of his shots ended up in the hands of opposing players in a 51-14 loss.
That performance led to the departure of Hackett, who had only been at the helm since the start of the season. It is thus the fastest dismissal in the history of the club at this position.
“The reality is that I would have liked to be able to play better for him too, lamented the pivot on Wednesday after a training session, according to the ESPN channel. I would have liked to be able to play at the level at which I have always played, at which I have always known how to play.
“I know I can play exceptionally well, what I have in me and what I can do. Ultimately, every moment you’re on the pitch, you want to play your best. I haven’t been able to do that this year so far. »
Wilson was expected to come to Denver as a savior, though, as the Broncos haven’t made the playoffs since winning Super Bowl 50 in 2015. The Broncos paid top dollar for it this summer, sending five draft picks and three players at the Seattle Seahawks.
While the results have been far from conclusive so far, Wilson remains determined to help the organization out of its slump.
« [C’est] a difficult year in many ways, just physically, he ruled. [Je suis] I’m used to scoring a lot of touchdowns, winning a lot of games and it just didn’t happen. [C’est la] first time it’s been like that. »
“My expectations are higher than everyone else’s. My mission is still the same: to bring the Super Bowl to Denver.”