COACH HACKETT: Happy To Be At Home

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Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett greets a player before the preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings at Empower Field At Mile High on August 27, 2022. (Photo: Justin Tafoya/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images

It's good to be home.

The Denver Broncos will open the home schedule Sunday against the Houston Texans.

Head coach Nathaniel Hackett is ready to experience Broncos Country up close and personal at Empower Field at Mile High.

"I'm just happy to be at home," Hackett told Marty Lenz and Mike Rice on KOA's Colorado's Morning News on Friday. "All of our home games are so important. It's the fans, it's everybody. [I'm] so excited to be there, be back home. It was a hostile environment the last place we were at so it'll be nice to be with our home crowd."

The Broncos are 0-1 after losing the season-opener to the Seahawks, 17-16, at Lumen Field in Seattle on Monday night. The Texans tied the Colts, 20-20, so Houston is 0-0-1.

Coverage of the Broncos and Texans starts at 8 a.m. MDT on Sunday, September 18 on KOA 850 AM and 94.1 FM.

Coach Hackett also talked about replacing safety Justin Simmons, dealing with the second-guessing after games, establishing a team chemistry and identity, and more.

Check out the conversation with Coach Hackett:

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