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Hackett on play calling: “I love it-it’s awesome”

Posted by johnmurphyshow on January 10, 2013 – 5:50 pm

murph-hackett-jms-storyThe Buffalo Bills new Offensive Coordinator says play calling in the game is one of the most enjoyable parts of his job. And he’s looking forward to that aspect of his new position in the NFL.

Nathaniel Hackett is a guest tonight on The John Murphy Show. And after calling the offensive plays for the Syracuse Orange for the last three years, as their offensive coordinator, Hackett says he can’t wait to do the same for the Bills.

“Love it. It’s awesome,” Hackett told host John Murphy.

“To be able to have that control and have a vision of how you want to win a game, and score points. And then watch all those guys out there work together. I think that’s the best thing. When you look at a player and that player looks at you, and there’s total confidence in both guys, everybody knows what to do in any situation…everybody’s in synch, and you know you’re a part of that—it’s unbelievable.”

Hackett’s Syracuse offense set school records in 2012 in yards per game, passing yards, touchdown passes, completions and first downs. And the Orange ran a fast-paced offense, frequently going without a huddle.
The Bills new offensive mastermind says tempo is an important part of his offensive approach, but it’s not the only part.

“When it comes to the tempo, it’s about what the players do well,” Hackett said on the radio show.
“If you’ve got a team that can run that style of offense it’s a great deal. And if it’s not, you need to slow it down some. From a tempo standpoint, there’s a lot of benefits to it. There’s a lot of negatives to it also. Tempo is a unique thing. It definitely did a real nice job for us this year at Syracuse.”

The entire interview with Nathaniel Hackett will air at 7pm tonight.

The John Murphy Show airs weeknights from 7pm-9pm on the flagship station of the Bills,
WGR Sports Radio 550.


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