Monday, January 5, 2015

Fred Jackson: It wasn't always Nate Hackett's call


Aside from a flash here or there, the Buffalo Bills' offense has been mostly stale the last two seasons.

A heap of that blame has fallen on offensive coordinator Nathanial Hackett, who came to the team two years ago with little experience alongside former head coach Doug Marrone.

One of the Bills' most respected players, however, doesn't think Hackett deserves much of the blame. Without naming names, he directed some of that blame--mostly regarding Buffalo's conservative play-calling--elsewhere.

"He was an aggressive guy and has always been since I've known him," Bills tailback Fred Jackson told WGR 550 this week of Hackett, via "When some of the things that were called that didn't kind of fit his mold, that is what it is. He couldn't do what he wanted to.

"Knowing Nate, Nate is a guy that likes to go big or go home. Some of the stuff that he wanted to call, didn't get called in a game, and I don't know if that was always his call."

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