One other week, one other drama-filled story regarding Russell Wilson. The embattled veteran quarterback has consistently been within the news cycle during his first season in Denver, whether it has been his play on the sector (which has largely not been good) or his “Let’s ride” mantra that has been dissected and scrutinized by the masses.
The most recent within the Wilson-Denver saga is whether or not or not he’s using the precise audibles. Tyler Polumbus, a former NFL offensive lineman (who played with each the Broncos and Seahawks, but never with Wilson) and current co-host on 92.5 Altitude Sports Radio in Denver, said Wilson is confusing his teammates together with his verbiage decisions.
“Russ is losing his mind on the market,” Polumbus said, via the Recent York Post. “He’s using audibles from the Seahawks. The fellows do not know the audibles. He’s using codewords that the blokes do not know.”
When asked in regards to the situation, Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett didn’t necessarily deny that Wilson is using old Seahawks audibles.
“It’s news to me,” Hackett said. “He does have freedom at the road, when he sees certain things, to find a way to envision to them. We have built this method around him. So all of the words that he utilizes, I mean, some are from the past, some are from the brand new. … Nothing (abnormal) that I’ve heard. He’s done all the pieces that we have asked, and we just have to do it at a better level with a purpose to get some wins.”
Wilson leaning on old verbiage — so long as he is not facing his former team — probably is not a giant deal at face value. He’s playing in a latest offense and doubtless searching for any solution to minimize the complexity. Nevertheless, if Wilson’s teammates aren’t on the identical page together with his audibles, that is clearly not a super situation.
That is definitely not an excellent search for Wilson or Hackett, who’re each of their first seasons in Denver. It has been a rough start for each men within the Mile High City, because the Broncos are only 3-6 and currently dead last within the NFL in points scored. Wilson, who’s 3-5 because the Broncos’ starter this season, is on pace to set single-season profession lows in completion percentage and touchdown passes.