Denver Broncos Audio Zone: Analysis
Broncos Camp Breakdown: Bouncing back against the 49ers
The Broncos offense adjusted to the 49ers' defense, and found its footing after a rough practice Friday. Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards break down the day, look ahead to the preseason game between the teams Monday night and talk with WRs Tim Patrick and Nick Williams about what the Broncos got from the joint practices. They also discuss Noah Fant's progress and what the right role is for him as he continues to make more plays in the passing game.
Broncos Camp Breakdown: 49ers practice analysis and a chat with Bradley Chubb
It was a "very choppy" day for the offense, as Offensive Coordinator Rich Scangarello said. But the defense found its form and flourished late. Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards break it down and get the inside scoop on the day from edge rushers Dekoda Watson (19:30) and Bradley Chubb (22:27).
Broncos Camp Breakdown: Wrapping it up and looking ahead to the 49ers
Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards join Andrew Mason in the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse studio to break down the strides made by Drew Lock, the move of Jamal Carter to ILB, what to expect from the work with the 49ers and how recent injuries will affect roster construction.
Broncos Camp Breakdown: Jake Butt returns on Day 15
Austin Fort helped Jake Butt through his rehabilitation work. Now Butt will be there for Fort. But first and foremost, Butt took another step back by returning to the field for individual work Sunday. Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards are joined by KOA Newsradio's Benjamin Allbright to catch up with Butt and find out where he stands. But before that, Ryan and Mase break down the impact of injuries to running back Theo Riddick and fullback Andy Janovich.
Broncos Camp Breakdown: Looking to the Seahawks game with Will Parks
Andrew Mason, Ryan Edwards and Steve Atwater break down what to watch for in the Broncos' second preseason game ... and Mase, Ryan and KOA Newsradio's Benjamin Allbright find out why Will Parks is so excited about the defense that he's "on Pluto."
Broncos Camp Podcast: Catching up with Dalton Risner and DeMarcus Walker
After Steve Atwater, Ryan Edwards and Andrew Mason discuss the impact of Theo Riddick's addition on the offense, Ryan, Mase and KOA Newsradio's Benjamin Allbright talk with Walker and Risner, two young players who have used matchups with each other to help them improve during training camp.
Broncos Camp Day 13 Breakdown: Kareem Jackson's big day
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards discuss the Broncos' 13th camp practice, and Edwards talks with Kareem Jackson, who intercepted two Joe Flacco passes. But first, they discuss the fact that the Broncos will see a lot of Paxton Lynch when they face the Seahawks on Thursday night.
Broncos Camp Day 12 Breakdown: Back to the practice grind
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards are back in the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse studio to reflect on the Hall of Fame induction speeches, specifically Champ Bailey's speech, which Edwards says was "smooth, honest and poignant" (1:59). At 10:00, they get into Denver's "Chronicles of Riddick" -- as in new running back Theo Riddick and how he will be used and what his arrival means for roster construction. Mason, Edwards and KOA Newsradio's Benjamin Allbright also talk with rookie defensive end Dre'Mont Jones about his big performance Thursday night (24:54).
Broncos Camp Breakdown: Assessing as the preseason opens
Steve Atwater joins Ryan Edwards and Andrew Mason to take stock of where the Broncos sit as the preseason opens. What do we know now that we didn't know two weeks ago? They get into that. Ryan, Mase and KOA Newsradio's Benjamin Allbright also catch up with Offensive Coordinator Rich Scangarello.
Broncos Day 10 Camp Breakdown: Disseminating the depth chart
"If you put any stock in to it you’re mistaken," Head Coach Vic Fangio said of the depth chart issued Monday. But Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards will try to find some meaning in it. They also discuss Joe Flacco and what it will take for Broncos Country to give its new QB a full embrace, as Mase notes how few Flacco jerseys he's seen worn by fans this summer at camp.
Broncos Camp Day 8 Breakdown: Offense stacks up another good day
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards dive into the Broncos' eighth training camp practice, discussing how the offense found confidence in a second consecutive strong day. They also dive into the progress of Drew Lock, who saw some work against the first-team defense Friday. Also featured are interviews with NT Shelby Harris (13:58), S Su'a Cravens (19:57), WR Kelvin McKnight (27:29) and newly signed WR Nick Williams (33:00).
Broncos Day 7 Camp Breakdown: Offense gets its day
The offense found cohesion and rhythm during Thursday's practice, and Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards have the details. They talk about what worked for the offense, what's going on at quarterback and what else it needs to find after taking "baby steps" toward where it wants to go. Ryan, Mase and KOA Newsradio's Benjamin Allbright also catch up with rookie WR Juwann Winfree (9:30), RG Ron Leary (19:15) and TE Troy Fumagalli (28:15).
Broncos Camp Day 6 Breakdown: Projecting Noah Fant
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards discuss the progress of Noah Fant and explain how a 40-catch, 500-yard, 5-touchdown season would put him among the top 10 rookie TEs of the past 40 years. But first, they pay tribute to actor Rutger Hauer, star of the Steve Atwater-and-Ray-Crockett-produced film "Dead Tone." Also, Ryan gives some "tough love" to Courtland Sutton, while Mase describes the shopping trip for a new stopwatch that was caused by the Broncos' decision to create a punting competition by signing Justin Vogel.
The Neutral Zone (Ep. 27): Pressing pause on training camp
On this episode of "The Neutral Zone," Aric DiLalla and Phil Milani are joined by special guest Ben Swanson to recap the first five practices of training camp and look ahead to what may be next. The crew discusses the quarterbacks (2:24), the atmosphere at practice (23:56), camp standouts (37:40) and injuries (49:40). Want more of "The Neutral Zone"? Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts.
Broncos Camp Breakdown: Day 5 analysis, and a chat with Royce Freeman
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards take the temperature of the Broncos' offense after five days of camp. At 1:00, Mase and Ryan break down how some of the offense's errors -- particularly dropped passes -- were unforced during Monday's work and how that contrasted with previous days. They also discuss one moment that showed the potential of Drew Lock and Brendan Langley (6:45). There are some things to like about the offense -- particularly on the ground (10:30). Finally, at 25:17, Ryan, Mase and Benjamin Allbright chat with RB Royce Freeman about the state of the offense.
Broncos Camp Breakdown: Day 4
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards take you through the most intense day of training camp to date. At 3:10, they analyze the progress of first-round TE Noah Fant. At 6:55, they get into some of Offensive Coordinator Rich Scangarello's comments, including his comparison of Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman to Atlanta's RB combination in 2015 and 2016 (6:55) and his praise of OL Elijah Wilkkinson (11:25). Then, Mase and Ryan discuss the brief work Brett Rypien got against the No. 1 defense and what it means (13:50). Later, they catch up with safety Trey Marshall, CB Chris Harris Jr. and WR Juwann Winfree.
Broncos Camp Breakdown: Day 3
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards break down what happened on a Day 3 of camp that saw the defense dominate with five takeaways. Beginning at 1:36, they discuss how pressure up front is causing problems for the offense, including a huge day for DeMarcus Walker (15:35) and some big plays for Jeff Holland, Malik Reed and Dekoda Watson (19:49) over the first three days of camp. They also discuss what they like about Drew Lock so far in camp (21:30). Benjamin Allbright of KOA Newsradio also joins them to talk with Holland (16:49) and inside linebacker Josh Watson (23:57), who saw first-team reps Saturday.
Broncos Camp Breakdown: Day 2
Do we start with the good or the bad? Ryan Edwards convinces Andrew Mason to start their Day 2 wrap with what went well -- beginning with WR Courtland Sutton's performance. They get into the changes at inside linebacker in the wake of Todd Davis' injury. KOA's Benjamin Allbright joins them to talk with Josey Jewell (5:16) and Alexander Johnson (13:22). Later, they discuss the state of the backup QB situation (18:42) and a positive sign for Garett Bolles from his daily duels with Bradley Chubb (21:36).
Broncos Audio Zone: Camp Breakdown, Day 1
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards take you through the ups and downs of the Broncos' first training-camp practice, starting with the solid day for RB Phillip Lindsay. They also catch up with Day 1 standouts Malik Reed (14:26), De'Vante Bausby (24:52), Justin Simmons (26:15), Devontae Jackson (28:07), Brendan Langley (31:38) and Isaac Yiadom (33:33).
The Neutral Zone (Ep. 26): Back to work at training camp
Training camp has officially started, and "The Neutral Zone" has you covered on everything to know as the Broncos get back to work. Phil Milani and Aric DiLalla review Joe Flacco's first day (1:15), discuss Vic Fangio's plan for camp (7:45), chat about Drew Lock (10:55), talk about the return of key players (19:28), discuss the impact of Todd Davis' injury (25:39), and wrap up the show in style (36:53). Want more of "The Neutral Zone"? Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts.
Broncos Camp Preview: What will define the Broncos' season?
Andrew Mason says, "Specifically, above all, it will be defined by what Joe Flacco does." Ring of Famer Steve Atwater says the Broncos' 2019 season will be defined by how the coaching staff can connect with the players. Ryan Edwards joins Mase and Steve as they look to what's on the horizon for the training camp and the season to follow.
The Neutral Zone (Ep. 25): A training camp tune-up
As training camp approaches, Phil Milani and Aric DiLalla break down every angle of the upcoming few weeks of practice. The boys discuss what they hope to see from Joe Flacco (5:22), evaluate the wide receiving corps (18:33), debate which position group is most improved (23:20), set expectations for the defense (33:50) and chat about which rookies could make an immediate impact (43:30). Can't get enough of "The Neutral Zone"? Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn or wherever you get your podcasts.
The Neutral Zone (Ep. 24): Breaking down the Broncos Top 100 Team
Following the release of the Broncos Top 100 Team, Phil Milani and Aric DiLalla take a deep dive and offer their thoughts on several components of the list, including who would make their Top 5 Broncos of all time (2:50), which Super Bowl 50 player on the Top 100 is best (23:14), which current Broncos could one day merit Top 100 consideration (28:57) and who the best quote in the Top 100 is (36:02). As always, you don't want to miss "The Neutral Zone". To ensure you never miss a moment, subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone on iTunes, TuneIn and Stitcher.
Broncos History Podcast: A deep dive into the Broncos 100
Along with the thousands of fans who voted, Andrew Mason and Jim Saccomano helped put together the Broncos 100, the list of the 100 best Broncos in the team's history. During this 49-minute conversation, Mason and Saccomano dive into the selection a few players in particular, including WRs Al Denson (3:52) and Steve Watson (11:00), longtime special-teams captain Keith Burns (35:02) and RB Clinton Portis (38:19).
Horsin' Around: Broncos minicamp reflections with Steve Atwater, Ed Donatell and Tom McMahon
Ring of Famer Steve Atwater joins Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards to recap Broncos minicamp. The guys open by recalling how three years ago this week, the Broncos visited the White House to celebrate Super Bowl 50 (1:16). Then, they talk about whether their expectations for the season have changed based on the work over the last four weeks (3:08). Steve details why he thinks the secondary will be the most improved area on the team (10:25). Mase and Ryan then talk with Special Teams Coordinator Tom McMahon about the competition at returner, the progress of punter Colby Wadman and his thoughts on the second year of the new on-side kickoff rules (15:50). Then, the guys chat with Defensive Coordinator Ed Donatell about where his defense stands (28:26). Finally, Ryan and Mase gush over how the Broncos emphasized game-management work during minicamp and OTAs (33:40).
The Neutral Zone (Ep. 23): Minicamp mania
On this episode of "The Neutral Zone," Phil Milani and Aric DiLalla preview the Broncos' mandatory minicamp that will wrap up the team's offseason program. Aric and Phil touch on the progress of Drew Lock (2:00), set barometer for success for Joe Flacco (6:33), discuss Emmanuel Sanders' and Phillip Lindsay's injury statuses (11:45), evaluate the defense (17:29), talk about players in contract years (22:24), revisit Von Miller's Pass Rush Summit (24:00), explain the next step for Bradley Chubb (26:49), chat about the culture Vic Fangio has established (27:31) and debate the best time zone for sports (42:21). Like "The Neutral Zone"? Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone on iTunes, TuneIn or Stitcher and leave a rating/review!
Horsin' Around: Breaking down OTA Week 3 with Josey Jewell
The Broncos returned to the practice field Wednesday, and Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards take you through what happened during the two hours of work. They talk about the return of Chris Harris Jr. (1:14) and his impact on helping the secondary find its intended composition (3:20). Then they break down the role for fellow CB Bryce Callahan (5:30), who intercepted a pass Wednesday. Mase and Ryan then touch on the growth of TE Troy Fumagalli (8:54). Finally, Justin Adams, Mase and Ryan talk with LB Josey Jewell (12:41) in a chat from Orange and Blue 760 about the progress of the defense and how the scheme plays to Jewell's skill set.
Broncos History Podcast: Debating the #Broncos100
There's still time for you to vote for the #Broncos100, and Jim Saccomano and Andrew Mason are your guides through some of the potential tussles for spots on the team. One example of a cross-generational debate is at linebacker, where Orange Crush member Bob Swenson and 2000s standout D.J. Williams are among the players on the ballot. Mase and Sacco also discuss retired Broncos jerseys, including the debate on whether the team should retire a jersey for the first time in 20 years.
Horsin' Around: OTA analysis and a few minutes with Su'a Cravens
Week 2 of OTAs is under way, and Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards grab the mics to discuss what happened when the Broncos got back in the field. A slew of players caught Mase's eyes, including rookie TE Noah Fant, WR DaeSean Hamilton and a good chunk of the Broncos' front seven, which generated pressure throughout the two-hour practice. At 7:59, Cravens joins Mason, Edwards and Steve Atwater to talk about the fresh start he's gotten and how the work under Head Coach Vic Fangio is "no-nonsense" and "a lot more serious" than last year. Cravens also details how he's working more at safety than he did last year, when he was shifted into the box at times. Later, Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal talk with the newest Ring of Famer, cornerback Champ Bailey (22:36) in a conversation from Orange and Blue 760. "Actually, I cherish this one a little bit more [than the Hall of Fame] just because Denver was home, and I get to have my name plastered up there [on the upper-deck] facade next to Rod Smith and the rest of those guys -- guys I respect a lot ... it just means everything," Bailey said.
The Neutral Zone (Ep. 22): Back at OTAs
As "The Neutral Zone" returns, Phil Milani and Aric DiLalla discuss Joe Flacco's comments about his role in Denver, preview this year's draft picks, offer their opinions on how the first few days of OTAs looked, evaluate position groups and share their post-draft outlooks on the season.
Horsin' Around: Projecting Noah Fant's impact, and a visit with Dekoda Watson
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards of Orange and Blue 760 open up this week's podcast by discussing Emmanuel Sanders' recovery (2:00) from a torn Achilles tendon. How will the distribution of targets and receptions look if he is limited early in the year? At 3:45, Mason and Edwards break that down, and at 7:23, they incorporate Noah Fant and the tight ends into that conversation. At 17:30, the focus turns to the offensive line in the wake of Garett Bolles' comments about the alignment of guards Dalton Risner and Ron Leary. At 26:00, the chat becomes detail-oriented, focusing on the Broncos' emphasis on getting the little details right. Finally, at 37:00, Edwards, Mason and Ring of Famer talk with Watson about his return to Denver in a conversation that aired on Orange and Blue 760. Watson tells the guys how he was in Napa Valley when he learned of the trade. Be sure and subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone in iTunes, Stitcher or whatever podcast platform you use for all the latest throughout the year from UCHealth Training Center!
Horsin' Around: Pre-draft chatter, and diving into John Elway's comments
With fewer than three days left until the 2019 NFL Draft, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards pic up the mics to provide a preview of the draft in light of Elway's comments from a 21-minute pre-draft press conference. Elway jokingly dubbed it "the most irrelevant press conference of the year," but actually provided some morsels on which Ryan and Mase chewed regarding the quarterback position and draft philosophy. Be sure to subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone in iTunes, Stitcher or TuneIn to get the latest from the Broncos Audio Zone!
A deep dive into the Broncos' 2019 schedule, featuring Will Parks
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards have the most comprehensive look at the Broncos' 2019 slate, with a two-hour show from Orange and Blue 760! Find out what matters about the slate with analysis from 9News' Mike Klis (14:41), Ring of Famer Steve Atwater (29:41), Benjamin Allbright (44:28), Rick Lewis of the Broncos Radio Network (59:16), Voice of the Broncos Dave Logan (1:11:02), Orange and Blue 760's Brandon Krisztal (1:27:43) and safety Will Parks (1:34:29)! Mase and Ryan then wrap the show with their way-too-early 2019 season predictions.
Horsin' Around: Draft quarterback chatter, and a few minutes with Derek Wolfe
Ring of Famer Steve Atwater joins Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards for a free-wheeling conversation about draft quarterbacks -- and what they think of Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins in particular. Then, the three talk with DE Derek Wolfe in a conversation from Orange and Blue 760. Wolfe talks about the impact of Head Coach Vic Fangio. Wolfe also shares how his impending fatherhood has changed his outlook on his career. Finally, Atwater, Mason and Edwards talk with Duke head coach David Cutcliffe about his QB prospect, Daniel Jones.
Draft Chat: Duke coach David Cutcliffe breaks down QB Daniel Jones
"He's what you're looking for," Cutcliffe said said when he joined Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards to break down Jones' development and his draft prospects on Orange and Blue 760. Cutcliffe also shared some of what he learned from his tutelage of Peyton Manning over the years.
SEC Network's Tom Hart breaks down Missouri QB Drew Lock
Hart, who covered Lock throughout the QB's four seasons at Missouri, joined the "First and Ten at Ten" crew on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss Lock's attributes and his growth despite playing for three different offensive coordinators with the Tigers.
A few minutes with Ring of Fame LB Simon Fletcher
Fletcher joined his former teammate Steve Atwater, along with Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss how Von Miller wants to play at a heavier weight. What does that entail for his work as an edge rusher? Fletcher, the No. 2 all-time sacker in Broncos history, offers his take.
Hall of Famer Rickey Jackson: Vic Fangio's intelligence sets him apart
One of the four linebackers in the famed "Dome Patrol" linebacker corps coached by Fangio in New Orleans three decades ago, Jackson joined Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss the Broncos' head coach. "He showed me how smart he was, and that's what got me and him to be real close. I [saw] that he knew his craft and he was smart, and I had the talent," Jackson recalled. "So the thing about that was, he would take the talent and put the smartness with it and he could mold a good football player. That's what he did when I got with him."
Making the draft case: Should the Broncos pick a QB?
Andrew Mason argues that the Broncos should. Ryan Edwards argues that they should not. Ring of Famer Steve Atwater is the judge who will hear the two cases and then issue his verdict in this segment from "First and Ten at Ten" on Orange and Blue 760.
Fox Sports' Mike Pereira discusses 2019 NFL rules changes
Pereira, a former NFL on-field official and vice president of officiating, hopped on Orange and Blue 760 to talk with Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal about the impact of this year's rules changes, starting with the decision to allow pass-interference calls and non-calls to be challenged.
Horsin' Around: Previewing the Combine, and what to expect at QB
The Ford Path to the Draft is under way! Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards of Orange and Blue 760 are headed to Indianapolis, but first, they take a look ahead to the Scouting Combine -- especially in light of the reported trade for Baltimore QB Joe Flacco. How will last year's experience guide the Broncos in this year's draft process when they look at the QBs? Who could be the fifth QB off the board -- because it gets wide open after Duke's Daniel Jones? Could Jones be a first-rounder? And if the Broncos go for a developmental QB, which one could be the best fit? Ryan and Mase tackle it all.
Horsin' Around: Assessing the Broncos three years on from Super Bowl 50
Three years ago this week, the Broncos scaled the sport's ultimate mountaintop. Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards reflect on what has happened since then, starting with the path at quarterback since Peyton Manning's final game (5:30). "It's amazing to think about all the what-ifs," Edwards says. At 19:00, Mason reflects on how the Broncos took steps forward in building a deep roster in 2018, but still need to string together good drafts to get the club's depth to the level of teams like New England. They also share memories of Super Bowl 50 (25:50), noting, "It still somehow doesn't seem real." Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone in iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you download your podcasts!
Hall of Famer James Lofton: 'Nobody hit harder' than Steve Atwater
Lofton, who is also a Hall of Fame voter, joined Tyler Polumbus and Andy Lindahl on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss Atwater's Hall candidacy. "Nobody hit harder and nobody was a better tackler, because not only did he hit hard, he tackled guys," Lofton said. "... You think he should be in. You wonder why he hasn't gone in, but I also understand the selection process, that it's so thin a margin between being in and not being in."
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.
Jets OL Kelvin Beachum: Broncos have 'a jewel' in Mike Munchak
"I think he's going to continue to develop that offensive line," said Beachum, who played for new Offensive Line Coach Mike Munchak in Pittsburgh. Beachum joined Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus on Orange and Blue 760 from Radio Row this week and said, "Munch is the best, and y'all have a jewel,"
Breaking down Day 2 of Senior Bowl practices
Weather forced the Senior Bowl to move its practices inside, but there was still plenty for Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards to break down. They also catch up with Kansas State's Dalton Risner at 18:48 to find out how the week is going for the Wellington, Colorado product, and talk with new father Kahlen Sanders (36:14), whose massive week includes outstanding on-field work at the Senior Bowl and the news that his fiancee delivered their first child.
Horsin' Around: Quarterbacks, coaching-staff moves and Rod Smith
Andrew Mason, Ryan Edwards and Andy Lindahl of Orange and Blue 760 take a look at the Senior Bowl, the draft and how the coaching moves could affect the direction in which the Broncos could go in the offseason. At 11:42, Andy says, "I'm not of the mindset that [the] No. 10 [pick] has to be a quarterback," spurring some discussion. Later, Ring of Fame Rod Smith joins Mase, Ryan and Steve Atwater in the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse (38:12) to discuss the future of the Broncos' offense and what he expects from the 2018 rookies in their second season.
East-West Shrine Game practice breakdown with Jon Ledyard
Ledyard of The Draft Network joined Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards from St. Petersburg, Florida, to talk about some standouts from the Shrine Game practices, led by Kansas defensive lineman Daniel Wise. Ledyard also discussed the quarterbacks at the Shrine Game, focusing on Boise State's Brett Rypien and Mississippi's Jordan Ta'amu.
Horsin' Around: Tyler Polumbus, and Hall of Fame chatter with two voters
How do players see Vic Fangio's words? Find out from former Bronco Tyler Polumbus at 0:49, as the Orange and Blue 760 morning co-host and Broncos Radio Network analyst shares his thoughts on the message from the Broncos' new head coach (2:06). Then listen to Hall of Fame voters Scott Garceau from Baltimore (15:34) and Gary Myers from New York (22:15) tell Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards about Atwater's Hall of Fame chances!
Broncos Audio Zone: Derek Wolfe and Vic Fangio's desire to avoid "death by inches"
Fangio's leadership could be just what the Broncos need, as Derek Wolfe tells Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards at 0:38. Wolfe expects the new coach to "bring a different type of discipline" to the team. Wolfe also talks about how some of the details, and says that getting discipline right starts in the meetings (9:01). Steve, Mase and Ryan then share what they took away from Fangio's introduction to Broncos Country (17:33).
Breaking down the Vic Fangio hire with Dave Logan and Ian Rapoport
Take a deep dive inside the Broncos' hire of Vic Fangio with the Orange and Blue 760 crew! First, Tyler Polumbus, Andrew Mason, Ryan Edwards and Andy Lindahl gather in the Pat Bowlen Studio Fieldhouse to give their impressions on the news and its impact (0:34). NFL Network's Ian Rapoport then joins Andrew, Ryan and Steve Atwater at 7:56 to discuss the news, saying that Fangio "takes [the defense] to another level." Voice of the Broncos Dave Logan then calls in to discuss the move at 11:03. Finally, Andrew takes a look at other comparable hires in NFL history, and says that Mike Zimmer and Buddy Ryan offer potential templates and comparisons to Fangio.
Bears radio analyst Tom Thayer on Vic Fangio
Thayer told Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus that being around the run-pass-option-heavy attack the Bears ran last year will help him if he gets a head-coaching shot. "I think he got to see the updated offense, and I think that will help him as a head coach making decisions for the entire team," Thayer said on Orange and Blue 760.
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.'
Horsin' Around: Quickly moving on
The regular season finished just a week ago, but with the focus on the next head coach and offseason plans, it already seems like much longer than that to Andrew Mason and Andy Lindahl of Orange and Blue 760. They discuss coaching possibilities, dive into President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway's comments about "shaking the tree" to find the answer at QB, and much more.
Examining Mike Munchak's head-coaching years
TitansOnline.com's Jim Wyatt, who has covered the Titans for two decades, joined Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss Munchak's three years as Tennessee's head coach and how he might fare better if he receives another opportunity.
Mike Sherman: Zac Taylor an 'even-tempered, very cerebral' coach
Sherman, a former Packers head coach who hired Taylor as a graduate assistant at Texas A&M and worked with him on the Miami Dolphins' staff, joined Ray Crockett and Marc Stout to discuss Taylor's attributes as a potential head coach. Sherman, who is also Taylor's father-in-law, said the 35-year-old Taylor "doesn't get too high, and doesn't get too low."
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.
Broncos Audio Zone: What comes next?
"There are no short cuts," Broncos President/CEO Joe Ellis said, and that's where this podcast begins. Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards go into the locker room to discuss the decision to relieve Vance Joseph of his duties and what changes could be coming with Justin Simmons (1:16) and Shelby Harris (7:12). Then, Chris Harris Jr. answers media questions with characteristic candor (14:21), and at 18:10, Mason, Edwards and Ring of Famer Steve Atwater discuss what Harris' sentiments mean.
Mason's Power Rankings: Ravens soar into top five
Baltimore's recent form has it atop the AFC North -- and ahead of AFC West standouts from Kansas City and Los Angeles in Andrew Mason's power rankings. The Broncos fell to No. 19. Find out where everyone stands, from the top (New Orleans) to the bottom (Arizona).
Mason's Power Rankings: Chargers move up
How far did the Broncos fall in their loss? Did the Chargers' win over the Chiefs move them past their rivals from the Midwest? And which ranking was so absurd that Steve Atwater could only shake his head in exasperation? Find out in Andrew Mason's by-the-numbers power rankings for Week 15.
Broncos Audio Zone: Simon Fletcher passes the torch
Simon Fletcher held the Broncos' sack record for over two decades. Saturday, he watched Von Miller break his club mark -- and then personally congratulated Miller on his accomplishment. Fletcher shared his thoughts on Miller, the record he held and the Broncos' D with Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards. After that chat, Mase, Steve and Ryan tip their caps to players who did well in the loss to Cleveland.
Broncos Audio Zone: DaeSean Hamilton and Reuben Droughns
We go into the locker room to talk with WR DaeSean Hamilton (0:32) about his first touchdown, his increased workload and to get his scouting report on Baker Mayfield (3:17), a teammate of his at the Senior Bowl last January. Then, former Broncos and Browns running back Reuben Droughns drops by (5:52) to discuss the Browns and the impact of Baker Mayfield on not just the team, but the city of Cleveland (12:15). Droughns also shares his thoughts on Cleveland cuisine (6:16), which yields a discussion of the "Polish Boy" sandwich (7:13), a blizzard of kielbasa, coleslaw, french fries and barbecue sauce. Reuben said he'd had the sandwich, which led Steve Atwater to reply, "Did you make it to work the next day?" Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone in iTunes, Stitcher or Google today!
Horsin' Around: 49ers postgame
"This loss defies description," as Andrew Mason says in the opening moments. But he and Ryan Edwards of "First and Ten at Ten" on Orange and Blue 760 take a swing at analyzing it anyway, as they deconstruct all that went awry for the Broncos in their 20-14 loss to the 49ers.
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.
Mason's Week 14 Power Rankings: Broncos into top dozen
Despite a loss, New Orleans kept its top spot. But how far did the Broncos rise after their third straight win -- and where do the other teams in the AFC West sit? Find out in Andrew Mason's power rankings -- with some analysis from Ring of Famer Steve Atwater.
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.
Horsin' Around: River Cracraft, Shelby Harris, Steelers and holiday leftovers
We've got another stuffed cornucopia of a podcast for you on Thanksgiving weekend! First, new first-team punt returner River Cracraft joins Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards (1:00) to talk about his readiness for the role. Then they check in with Shelby Harris (6:54), who explains the key to disrupting Ben Roethlisberger (8:28). Finally, Andy Lindahl joins Mase to talk Steelers, defense in the current era and their love of canned jellied cranberry sauce -- which is shared by Case Keenum (10:26).
Mason's Week 12 Power Rankings: Colts sprinting up
There was minimal change at the top -- the Saints remained No. 1 while the Rams and Chiefs changed spots after Monday night's thriller. The Colts were among the big risers -- moving up five spots -- but the Broncos also rose three positions. Where did everyone shake out? Find out as Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards break down the league from No. 1 to No. 32 (Arizona).
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.