Nathaniel Hackett is getting his first taste of what it means to be a head coach in the National Football League.
sending kicker Brandon McManus onto the field to attempt a 64-yard field goal.
The field goal attempt sailed left – giving Seattle a 17-16 victory – and the decision to send the field goal unit on the field was immediately questioned.
The call came after a 9-yard completion from Russell Wilson to Javonte Williams, setting up a 4th-and-5 at the Seattle 46-yard-line.
With three timeouts in hand, Hackett chose to let the clock run before Wilson called a timeout with 20 seconds left on the game clock.
"We were right on the line, and he had plenty of distance," Hackett said after the loss.
"He just missed it. Brandon gave it his best shot. That’s a long field goal to hit."