In a long-overdue move, the Denver Broncos fired head coach Nathanial Hackett Monday, making him only the fifth head coach in NFL history to be canned before finishing a single season.
Perhaps the biggest downfall of Hackett’s tenure was his clock management skills (or lack there of), which forced him midseason after heavy criticism to hire an assistant coach whose sole duties were to help him with keeping track of the clock and timeouts during games.
After Hackett was fired, the team offered the interim gig to defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero, but after he turned it down, Jerry Rosburg, the game clock manager, was promoted to head coach for the final two games of the season.
The move was of course met with jokes about the team tanking the rest of the season for a better draft pick.
Rosburg, 67, formerly worked as an assistant head coach/special teams coach for the Baltimore Ravens before being brought on in Denver.
At least we know clock management won’t be of issue for the rest of the year…