Hackett laments Payton’s criticism: He broke the coaches’ code

Hackett laments Payton's criticism: He broke the coaches' code

Nathaniel Hackett believes Denver Broncos head coach Sean Payton crossed a line.

After Payton criticized Hackett on Thursday for “one of the worst coaching jobs in the history of the NFL” during his time with the Broncos, the New York Jets offensive coordinator expressed frustration with his successor Tuesday.

“There’s a code,” Hackett said, according to The Athletic’s Zack Rosenblatt. “There’s a way things are done. … It’s unfortunate about the comments that were made, but they did.”

Hackett said he was surprised that the comments came well before the two teams meet in Week 5 this season, but he added, “It is what it is. We move on.”

Payton, 59, also said this year’s Jets could be settin

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