Denver Broncos Audio Zone: All-Access
Brian Billick: Vic Fangio an 'outstanding coach at every level'
Former Ravens head coach Brian Billick, who hired Vic Fangio to join his staff in Baltimore in 2006, joined Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal from Radio Row on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss what he likes about the Broncos' hiring of Fangio.
NFL Network analyst Cynthia Frelund breaks down Super Bowl LIII
Frelund joined Brandon Krisztal and Justin Adams on Orange and Blue 760 from Radio Row on Wednesday to discuss what to expect from the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.
Bradley Chubb 'excited' about Vic Fangio and Ed Donatell
"It's like proving yourself all over again. I feel like it gives yourself something to work for for another year," Chubb said when he joined Brandon Krisztal and Justin Adams of Orange and Blue 760 on Radio Row in Atlanta on Tuesday.
Hall of Fame voter Bob Glauber discusses the annual modern-era logjam
"There's not one of the 15 [modern-era finalists] that really should not be in the Hall of Fame," said the Newsday reporter in an interview with Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal on Orange and Blue 760. Glauber, who also said he expects Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen to be inducted, noted that he would like to see "at least two spots" added per year to the Hall of Fame's annual class size.
Hall of Fame voter Charean Williams on Steve Atwater's induction chances
"We've got to get some of these safeties in," Williams told Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal on Orange and Blue 760, but she added that she expects Ed Reed will get in, leaving Steve Atwater and John Lynch waiting for now. However, Williams also feels that safeties like Atwater and Lynch, along with others such as LeRoy Butler, are all worthy of the Hall. She also discussed the outlook for Champ Bailey and Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen, of whom she says, "He probably should have gone in a few years ago."
Missouri QB Drew Lock: 'I'm beyond excited' to potentially talk with John Elway
"To think that he's trying to evaluate me to possibly be the quarterback for his team ... that's just something you dream about as a kid," Lock told Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal on Orange and Blue 760 from the Senior Bowl on Monday.
Shelby Harris breaks down Championship Weekend
"[Kansas City's] offense is levels ahead of us, and we've got to get to that point," Harris told Justin Adams and Anthony Rodriguez on Orange and Blue 760 as he broke down this weekend's conference-championship games.
Brandon Marshall reflects on his 2018 season
In a conversation on Orange and Blue 760, Marshall told Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal that he felt like he was not strong enough at the point of attack, so as he rehabilitated from a knee injury, he added weight so he could return stronger at the end of the season.
Jake Plummer on his College Football Hall of Fame induction
The former Broncos starting quarterback joined Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal to discuss the honor. He also offered his thoughts on the Broncos' 2018 season and his belief that the team is "not far off."
Jim Mora: Vic Fangio 'should be a head coach already'
Former NFL head coach Jim Mora, who had Vic Fangio as an assistant with the Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints and the USFL's Philadelphia Stars, joined Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal to shower praise on his protege. "I'm surprised that he hasn't had opportunities in the past," Mora said. "... He's extremely smart and he's got a great way with players.'
Tommy Tuberville: Zac Taylor will 'knock it out of the park'
"He's going to be one of the rising stars in this business. He's as good as they're going to be," said Tuberville, a long-time college head coach who hired head-coaching candidate Zac Taylor as his offensive coordinator at the University of Cincinnati for the 2016 season.
Zach Kerr talks about his experience playing for Chuck Pagano
"It would be cool to be reunited with Chuck," said Kerr, who played for Pagano with the Indianapolis Colts. Kerr discussed what the Broncos could expect if they hire Pagano in a conversation with Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal on Orange and Blue 760 on Thursday. Kerr also said he thinks the Broncos are "pretty close" to returning to the playoffs.
Todd Davis describes what type of head coach he wants to see
Davis told Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal that he wants the Broncos to hire "who's passionate about the players that we have now -- that really sees the talent that we have on this team and really wants to build from there."
Christmas past and Christmas present with Courtland Sutton
Sutton told Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal about the best gift he received as a child, the gifts he plans to give to family, the and "decorative robes" that Brandon McManus gave his teammates on Friday.
Justin Simmons ready for Oakland challenge
Simmons also talked about the atmosphere he expects to see in Oakland on Monday night when he spoke with Justin Adams from the locker room.
Broncos Audio Zone: All about Phillip Lindsay
With a Pro Bowl selection, Phillip Lindsay's stellar rookie season received a fitting cherry on top of a sundae filled with heaping scoops of yardage (over 1,200 yards from scrimmage) and touchdowns (10). Hear his conversation with Ray Crockett and Marc Stout, and then learn more about what made him so successful from his high-school coach, his uncle, Tony Lindsay!
Dymonte Thomas tells about being pressed into corner duty
Thomas told Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal that prior to Saturday, he had not played cornerback since his pee-wee days -- and when he did back then, he only blitzed. He also discussed his second-quarter interception against Cleveland.
Garett Bolles: 'Now it's up to me just to see how far I can climb up the ladder'
Bolles also discussed where the team stands heading into the Browns game when he joined Brandon Krisztal and Justin Adams in the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse studio Thursday.
Adam Gotsis: 'We need to win out now'
Gotsis also discussed how Browns QB Baker Mayfield is "almost a mix between Russell Wilson and Pat Mahomes" and shared details of Christmas traditions in Australia when he joined Brandon Krisztal and Justin Adams from the locker room.
Su'a Cravens: 'You won't see any down faces' in locker room
Cravens told Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal how the Broncos have tried to quickly put Sunday's loss to the 49ers behind them. He also revealed that he and CB Brendan Langley put together a R&B album that will be released later this month.
Todd Davis: 'Blown coverage' led to issues against 49ers' George Kittle
"Missed assignments and busted coverages," Davis told Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal on Orange and Blue 760 Monday, one day after Kittle racked up 210 yards in the 49ers' win over Denver. "It was more on us beating ourselves."
Todd Davis: 49ers better than record shows
"I feel like they're a talented team," Davis told Brandon Krisztal and Reuben Droughns from the locker room Thursday as the Broncos prepared for their trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. "They're 2-10, but they definitely don't play like a 2-10 team."
Matt LaCosse's focus: 'Just do my job every play'
"I'm not going to lie to you, it was definitely an adjustment," LaCosse told Reuben Droughns and Brandon Krisztal on Thursday when he talked about the changes he's dealt with since moving to the No. 1 spot at tight end after injuries to Jake Butt and Jeff Heuerman.
Broncos Audio Zone: Bradley Roby and what's next without Emmanuel Sanders
"Where do we go from here?" That's the question in Broncos Country after Sanders' Achilles tendon injury. Andrew Mason and Justin Adams offer answers for how the offense can compensate and adapt. Then, Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards talk to Roby (12:17), who must step up in the wake of Chris Harris Jr.'s fibula injury.
Domata Peko Sr.: 'We've got to all play better for' Emmanuel Sanders
Peko told Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal that 'almost the whole team' went to the training room after practice to offer comfort and support to Sanders in the wake of his Achilles tendon injury.
Royce Freeman on how he avoids the 'rookie wall'
"You start trying to do too much, or you take a step back and get lackadaisical, it starts to show," the third-round running back told Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal from the locker room Thursday.
Broncos Audio Zone: Garett Bolles, Shelby Harris and Justin Simmons
We go inside the locker room as we take a mid-week trip into the Broncos Audio Zone. First, Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards talk with Garett Bolles (0:30), who touches on how technique improvements have helped him get better in recent weeks (3:25). At 7:41, Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal talk with Shelby Harris, and at 14:45, Justin Simmons joins Ray Crockett and Marc Stout.
Horsin' Around: Steelers postgame with Matt LaCosse
The Broncos were outgained by 219 yards Sunday. So how did they win? Andrew Mason, Ryan Edwards and Justin Adams of Orange and Blue 760 break it all down and analyze what Sunday's 24-17 win over Pittsburgh could mean. At 25:56, Mase and Ryan talk with Matt LaCosse about his first regular-season touchdown, the celebration that followed and the offense's improvement at avoiding turnovers.
Broncos Audio Zone: Game balls and Billy Turner
There were plenty of plaudits to go around from the Broncos' win over the Chargers, and they start with the offensive line, which allowed just three pressures and no sacks. Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards break it all down before handing the reins to Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal, who catch up with Turner in the locker room.
Darian Stewart: 'Everybody stayed together'
"There wasn't no negative energy. I think that was the biggest focus with us," Stewart told Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal from the locker room Monday afternoon.
Josey Jewell: 'Gap integrity is huge' in containing Chargers' Melvin Gordon
With Brandon Marshall still sidelined from practice with a knee injury, Jewell could be in line for extensive playing time once again when the Broncos face the Chargers. He joined Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal of Orange and Blue 760 from the locker room Thursday to discuss the challenge the defense faces in Los Angeles.
Courtland Sutton: Having Emmanuel Sanders 'definitely helps me out a lot'
During a conversation from the locker room Wednesday, Sutton also told Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal that "eliminating the three-and-outs" is a top priority for the offense as it looks to get out to a fast start next Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Zach Kerr confident Broncos can surge after bye
Kerr also expressed confidence in the team's potential after the bye and the outlook for Connor McGovern as he moves to center in a conversation with Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal in the locker room Wednesday.
Tim Patrick: 'Super excited' for opportunity for more reps
Patrick said he expects to be "more relaxed" with a chance to play more. He also described the "big effect" that Demaryius Thomas had on helping his career in his conversation with Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal of Orange and Blue 760.
Jordan Taylor 'trending upward' as he works way back into playing shape
"I'm definitely making a lot of progress," he said Wednesday after practice in a conversation with Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal. Taylor, who is on the physically-unable-to-perform list has been practicing the last two weeks after having two hip surgeries in the offseason. He also talked about how center Matt Paradis helped him through the rehabilitation process.
Broncos Audio Zone: Devontae Booker, hat tips and cap throws
In the Tuesday roundup, we've got running back Devontae Booker with Brandon Krisztal and Justin Adams (0:21), our weekly breakdown of standouts and frustrating moments in the tip-your-cap (5:06) and throw-your-hat (17:30) segments, and finally, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport to discuss trade-deadline possibilities (32:56) with Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus.
RB Phillip Lindsay says he's ready for a heavier workload
"It's just about going out there and playing football," Lindsay told Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal on Orange and Blue 760 this week as he prepares to help carry the Broncos' ground game without Royce Freeman, who will miss the Week 8 contest at Kansas City due to an ankle injury.
OLB Shane Ray 'pushing for this week' to return from ankle injury
After missing last week because of a sprained ankle, Ray expressed optimism that he could play Sunday in his home town of Kansas City. "Every time that we play the Chiefs, it really just takes my mindset to another level," he told Brandon Krisztal and Justin Adams.
ILB Josey Jewell on his progress to date
Jewell also shared which nickname he prefers in a conversation with Brandon Krisztal and Justin Adams on Orange and Blue 760 after Wednesday's practice.
Domata Peko Sr.: Pressure on Patrick Mahomes is key
Peko joined Brandon Krisztal and Justin Adams from the Broncos' locker room to discuss what the defense needs to do in order to defuse the Chiefs on Monday night. "I don't think [the Chiefs] have played a defense like ours," he said.
OT Jared Veldheer on putting a sack behind him
"It's one of those things that's like an instant learning experience," he told Brandon Krisztal and Justin Adams of Orange and Blue 760 in the locker room Thursday.
Broncos Audio Zone Daily: September 25
First up is WR Courtland Sutton (0:18), who tells Brandon Krisztal and Justin Adams that there is no panic in the locker room after the first defeat of the 2018 regular season. Next, Arnie Stapleton of the Associated Press breaks down the Ravens loss with the "First and Ten at Ten" crew at 6:37. Finally, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport joins Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus to break down the weekend around the league (20:57).
Tim Patrick: 'I have way bigger goals than just that catch'
Patrick joined Orange and Blue 760 to discuss the catch-and-run play that set up the game-winning field goal. He also told Brandon Krisztal and Reuben Droughns how he was "more relaxed" in his second career regular-season game.
Garett Bolles: Games are 'a lot easier' because he faces Von Miller, Bradley Chubb in practice
Bolles also reflected on the progress of the offense after one week in his Friday-afternoon conversation with Brandon Krisztal and former Broncos running back Reuben Droughns on Orange and Blue 760.
Justin Simmons: Covering TEs 'has to get corrected'
"It has to get fixed, and there's no better way to start than in our first game at home," Simmons told Brandon Krisztal and Reuben Droughns after Wednesday's practice.
TE Jake Butt: 'No limitations' from past knee injury
Butt talked about the health of his knee, what he learns from watching Jeff Heuerman and rookie running backs Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay in a conversation with Brandon Krisztal and Reuben Droughns.
Bruce Arians: Case Keenum 'doesn't blink; that's what I really like about him'
Arians, a former member of the NFL's Competition Committee, also shared his thoughts on this year's rules changes in a conversation with Brandon Krisztal and former Broncos running back Reuben Droughns. "I'm all about player safety," he said. Arians will analyze Sunday's Broncos-Raiders game for CBS.
Bradley Chubb reflects on his regular-season debut
Chubb joined Brandon Krisztal to discuss his performance in Week 1. He describes why he would give himself a grade of a "low B or a high C" for his work against Seattle.
Jeff Heuerman on wanting to deliver a play's key block
"I like that added pressure of being at the point of attack," the fourth-year tight end told Chad Andrus and Matt McChesney on "All Access" following Thursday's practice.
For ILB Josey Jewell, the number matters
Rookie ILB Josey Jewell joined Chad Andrus and Matt McChesney to talk about facing Russell Wilson and to detail why he's glad to be back in jersey No. 47 after the team switched him to No. 59 during the preseason. "I didn't really like 59, and [John] Lynch, when I was growing up, was one of the guys I watched," Jewell explained.