Russell Wilson weighs in on late decision-making in Denver Broncos loss
Russell Wilson made his season debut – and Denver Broncos debut – in a Monday Night Football return to Seattle. Wilson took the field to a chorus of boos after beginning his career with the Seahawks.
That game did not go well for Wilson. He did throw for 340 yards and a touchdown but the Bronco offense stalled out multiple times in the red zone.
Then, at the end of the game, the Broncos had a chance to go for the win trailing by one point. Unfortunately, Denver let a lot of time slip away on a 4th-and-5 play with less than a minute to go and instead elected to try a field goal from 60+ yards out.
That kick went wide left with the Broncos taking the 17-16 loss to the Seahawks. Wilson was asked about that late decision-making after the game (Via ProFootballTalk):
“Well, we got the best field goal kicker maybe in the game,” Wilson said in reference to Brandon McManus.
“…Just went a little left I believe and just — I believe in Coach Hackett. I believe in what we’re doing. Believe in everything, and any time you can try to find a way to make a play on fourth and five, that’s great too. Also, I don’t think it was the wrong decision. I think he can make it. Obviously hindsight he didn’t make it, but we were in that situation again I wouldn’t doubt whatever he decided.”
Denver still has plenty of chances to post a strong season, but it is a rough Week 1 loss for the team.