Broncos Change Play Caller

The Denver Broncos have arguably the league's worst offense through nine games of the regular season, and their head coach is evidently willing to put his pride aside to potentially spark an improvement. According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, head coach Nathaniel Hackett has handed over play-calling duties to quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator Klint Kubiak. The Broncos ranked last in the league in points per game before today's game against the Las Vegas Raiders. Despite a defense that has allowed the fewest points in the league, the team sports a 3-6 record.

Hackett took over the head coaching gig with the Broncos this past offseason after three years as offensive coordinator with the Green Bay Packers. They ranked 15th, 1st, and 10th in scoring during his tenure, and quarterback Aaron Rodgers won a pair of MVPs. The hope was Hackett would be able to sprinkle his magic on quarterback Russell Wilson and the rest of the Broncos organization, but it clearly hasn't worked out so far.

Kubiak served as the Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator last year, leading the team to the 12th most yards gained and the 14th most points scored in the league. The Broncos hope Kubiak's more intimate relationship with Wilson will help accentuate the former Seahawks' strengths within the scheme. Today's game against the Raiders should go a long way toward revealing whether the theory has legs. 
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