Nathaniel Hackett isn’t anticipating a cellphone name from an apologetic Sean Payton any time quickly.
The New York Jets offensive coordinator was disillusioned by disparaging feedback made by the Denver coach final week wherein he referred to as Hackett’s 15-game stint with the Broncos final season “one of many worst teaching jobs within the historical past of the NFL.”
Hackett, employed by the Jets through the offseason, stated Payton – with out ever mentioning the Broncos coach by identify – broke an unwritten code along with his public criticism.
“Earlier than we get began, I simply need to say one thing actual fast,” Hackett stated on Tuesday to open his first information convention of coaching camp. “Clearly, final week has been a really distinctive week, I feel, for this group. And, I’ve been concerned on this enterprise my complete life, 43 years. And as a coach, as a coach’s child, we reside in a glass home. We all know that. All of us reside in numerous rooms. We’ve all acquired a key for it.
“And it’s a type of issues that there’s a code, there’s a approach issues are achieved in that home. And, you understand, this previous week, it’s irritating and it sucks, however we’re all vulnerable to it.”
Payton, who’s again on the sideline after a year-long sabbatical, criticized the work Hackett and his workers did throughout Denver’s 5-12 season, saying there have been “20 soiled fingers” round Russell Wilson’s career-worst 12 months at quarterback.
Hackett acknowledged he made some errors in his first job as an NFL head coach – “I personal all that stuff … I’ve acquired no excuses” – however was bothered by Payton’s assault.
“It’s unlucky that that needed to occur, that the feedback that have been made,” Hackett stated. “However, hey, I’ll let you know, I used to be most likely extra stunned that they occurred now. I used to be undoubtedly anticipating them in Week 5 [when the teams play this season]. So I’m virtually grateful that we acquired that out of the best way.”
Payton stated final Friday he regretted disparaging his predecessor within the interview, in addition to taking pictures on the Jets, and that he would name Hackett and New York head coach Robert Saleh “on the proper time.”
Hackett stated on Tuesday he had not heard from Payton. He was then requested if he anticipated the Broncos coach to apologize.
“No,” Hackett stated bluntly.
He was then requested if he would reply if Hackett referred to as.
“I’ve by no means met the man, so let’s get on from it,” Hackett stated. “That was final week. We will transfer on from it. Identical glass home.”
Saleh stated final Thursday that Hackett is “doing an exceptional job right here” when requested about Payton’s feedback. He additionally stated the Jets are simply targeted on themselves however that he acknowledges “there’s lots of people which are hatin’ on us and lots of people searching for us to fail.”
Rodgers told the NFL Network on Sunday that he thought Payton’s feedback have been “approach out of line, inappropriate, and I feel he must maintain my coaches’ names out of his mouth.”
Rodgers reiterated these feedback Tuesday, saying he has “a number of love for Nathaniel” and was bothered by what Payton stated.
“I feel that there was lots of people that felt that approach,” Rodgers stated. “I feel there’s lots of people that have been stunned by the feedback. Everybody’s entitled to their very own opinion, and also you don’t have to love it – and I didn’t prefer it in any respect. That’s why I say what I stated.”
Hackett smiled when he was requested if he’s wanting ahead to the Jets’ matchup with the Broncos on 8 October.
“Simply one other sport,” he stated.