Denver Broncos Audio Zone: First & 10 @ Ten
First & 10 @ Ten
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.
Draft Chat: TCU edge rusher Ben Banogu
Banogu, who was one of the leaders in college football in generating pressures last year, joined Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss his growth as a pass rusher, his leadership attributes as a team captain at TCU and the areas in which he wants to improve when he makes it to the NFL.
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.
Horsin' Around: Vic Fangio establishes his culture, and a few minutes with Dalton Risner
Broncos players are back at UCHealth Training Center, and Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards are here to break down the first week. First, they look at the culture Fangio wants to establish and why what Bradley Chubb said about "writing stuff down" in meetings is one of the first steps necessary (4:50). Later, they discuss how Courtland Sutton's rookie production bodes well for his goal of becoming a WR1 (16:30). Then, in a conversation from Orange and Blue 760, they catch up with Kansas State OL Dalton Risner (36:38), who discusses his pre-draft visit with the Broncos, which he called a "dream come true." Risner also shared what he gleaned from his meeting with offensive-line coaches Mike Munchak and Chris Kuper. "I just felt like I could play for those guys," Risner said. "I just felt like I fit right in."
Draft Chat: Toledo WR Diontae Johnson
One of the best punt and kickoff returners in college football last year, Johnson joined Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss his recent visit with the Broncos and what he learned from meeting with Wide Receivers Coach Zach Azzanni.
Draft Chat: Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald breaks down Clayton Thorson
"He's going to be the first guy in the building and the last guy to leave," Fitzgerald told Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 in a conversation about Thorson, a four-year starter for the Wildcats.
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."
OLB Jeff Holland: With Vic Fangio, 'the sky's the limit'
One day before offseason workouts began, Holland joined Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss what he's learned about new Head Coach Vic Fangio, what he took from his on-field work late in the 2018 regular season and the opportunity for him to follow a path like the one that Shaquil Barrett took over five seasons before signing with the Bucs as an unrestricted free agent.
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.
Draft Chat: Air Force WR Jalen Robinette
After serving as a commissioned Air Force officer following his time at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Robinette is ready for his NFL shot. The big, productive wide receiver joined Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss what he did the last two years to stay in shape and how his Air Force experience makes him well-prepared for the NFL.
Horsin' Around: John Elway and Vic Fangio at the Annual League Meeting
Road show! It's off to the NFL's Annual League Meeting, and we bring you a pair of chats from Orange and Blue 760. First, Andrew Mason and Brandon Krisztal catch up with President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway to talk about the Broncos' proposal for altering on-side kickoffs, as well as the personnel moves the team has made in recent weeks. Then they talk with Head Coach Vic Fangio about recent additions like CB Bryce Callahan, how he plans to get his message across to players and the "responsibility" the new coach feels to return the Broncos to their successful form.
Draft Chat: Ohio State WR Terry McLaurin
One day after his Pro Day work in Columbus, Ohio, McLaurin joined Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to talk about his leadership attributes, the positive traits of his college teammate, QB Dwayne Haskins, and the interest the Broncos have shown in him.
'A lot of unfinished business in Denver' compelled Jeff Heuerman to return
Heuerman joined Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss his personal expectations, his outlook for 2019 and the arrival of Joe Flacco. Heuerman is also excited about the possibilities for tight ends in Rich Scangarello's offense. Heuerman said he watched film of San Francisco's George Kittle and told Scangarello, "There's nothing he's doing that I can't do."
CB Kareem Jackson: Being in Fangio's style of defense is 'a dream for a DB'
"I'm excited, because as a DB, you kind of want to be in those schemes where you get a chance to play some zone and have your eyes on the quarterback, so you can read and react and possibly jump some routes," Jackson told Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760.
Broncos free-agent history with Andrew Mason and Jim Saccomano
In the first edition of the Broncos History podcast, Jim Saccomano joins Andrew Mason to take a trip through Broncos free-agency history, including the time the Broncos tried to poach eventual Hall of Fame defensive Bruce Smith in 1989 from Buffalo (4:45), the four years of Plan B free agency (7:16), how the first free agent signed under current rules helped pave the way for acquiring Gary Zimmerman (12:55) and how Hall of Fame Owner Pat Bowlen helped close the deal with many free agents over the years (17:57).
Draft Chat: Kentucky CB Lonnie Johnson
A member of the Wildcats' outstanding defense last year, Johnson joined Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss the staring contest in which he found himself during a Combine interview, sitting down with the Broncos for a formal interview, and what he perceives as his strengths and weaknesses.
Draft Chat: Washington ILB Ben Burr-Kirven
A tackling machine for the Huskies, Burr-Kirven joined Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss how teams see using him in the NFL. Burr-Kirven noted that while some teams see him as a sub-package box safety, most look at him as an inside linebacker.
Draft Chat: Utah ILB Cody Barton
After turning in one of the best all-around workouts at this year's NFL Scouting Combine, Barton joined Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss his performance, what weight he expects to play at in the NFL and earning notice at the East-West Shrine Game not only for his on-field work, but his off-field contributions and character.
Horsin' Around at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine
Go inside the NFL Scouting Combine from Radio Row in Indianapolis! First, Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards talk to NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks (1:14), who currently mocks Missouri QB Drew Lock to the Broncos. He explains why he compares Lock to Matthew Stafford and how he thinks Washington CB Bryon Murphy "is very similar to Chris Harris Jr." NFL Network's James Palmer then joins the guys at 11:04 to discuss the Broncos' reported trade for Joe Flacco and the draft prospects for Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins. Finally, Mason catches up with a below-the-radar draft QB prospect, Mississippi's Jordan Ta'amu (24:06).
NFL Films' Greg Cosell on Hall of Fame, draft QBs
Greg Cosell joined Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards from Radio Row at the NFL Scouting Combine on Orange and Blue 760 to analyze the Broncos' reported trade for Joe Flacco, Atwater's potential for the Hall of Fame and his film breakdowns of quarterbacks such as Kyler Murray, Drew Lock and Dwayne Haskins.
Weber State's Sua Opeta on his big bench-press day
The offensive lineman joined Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards to discuss his performance in the Combine bench press, when he reached 39 repetitions, the most of any offensive lineman at Indianapolis this year.
Breaking down the NFL Scouting Combine
Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards take you through the first day of the NFL Scouting Combine on Orange and Blue 760, dissecting the comments from Head Coach Vic Fangio and President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway.
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.
Dennis Smith on the Super Bowl, Steve Atwater and Pat Bowlen
Smith, a Ring of Famer, joined his old teammate Atwater along with Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards to discuss the Hall of Fame and the Super Bowl on Orange and Blue 760.
Hall of Fame voter Jason Cole on Steve Atwater's Hall chances
Cole, the editor-in-chief of Fanided.com, joined Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss the selections of Champ Bailey and Owner Pat Bowlen and the outlook for Atwater, who made the cut to 10 finalists at the Feb. 2 voting session in Atlanta.
Neil Smith on Pat Bowlen's Hall of Fame candidacy: 'That man deserves it more than anything'
Smith, who stood out for the Broncos during their back-to-back Super Bowl seasons of 1997 and 1998, joined Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards from Radio Row on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss how Steve Atwater recruited Smith to Denver in 1997 and what Owner Pat Bowlen meant to him.
Former Broncos WR Vance Johnson shares his memories of playing for Pat Bowlen
"Pat Bowlen, he was always in the locker room, intermingling with the guys. He worked out with us. He loved on us. He got on the airplane, spent time, ate with us. He was a hands-on type of owner," Johnson told Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 from Radio Row during Super Bowl week.
Ed McCaffrey: Pat Bowlen 'puts the team first, never puts himself first'
"It starts with the owner, and so what Pat Bowlen has done throughout his career as an owner is pretty phenomenal ... he absolutely belongs in the Hall of Fame," McCaffrey said when he joined Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 from Radio Row at Super Bowl LIII.
Hall of Fame WR Tim Brown on Steve Atwater's Hall chances
"I had the opportunity this week to speak to some voters, and I just laid it all out as best I could, how great this guy was and how really deserving he is of being in the Hall of Fame," Brown told Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 during a conversation from Super Bowl Radio Row in Atlanta.
Bill Romanowski: Pat Bowlen more than just an owner
"Not only was he my boss and the owner ... he was a friend, and he cared about his players," the former Broncos linebacker told Ring of Famer Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards when he joined them on Orange and Blue 760 from Radio Row in Atlanta.
Horsin' Around: Hall of Fame talk, John Lynch and Senior Bowl MVP Daniel Jones
Join Andrew Mason, Hall of Fame finalist Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards for a jam-packed podcast! We begin by talking with three Hall of Fame voters about the induction chances of Atwater, Pat Bowlen and Champ Bailey: SiriusXM NFL Radio's Alex Marvez (1:02), Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot (11:00) and Yahoo! Sports' Terez Paylor (12:28). Then, it's on to another Hall finalist, John Lynch, who joins the show at 16:43, Lynch explains why the Broncos are getting a "real talented coach, a smart, smart football coach" in new offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello. Lynch also discusses his own candidacy, Bowlen's Hall-worthy resume and the lack of safeties in the Hall. Finally, the guys talk to Duke quarterback Daniel Jones (22:52) about his progress and the feedback he got from coaches throughout the week.
LSU TE Foster Moreau at the Senior Bowl
Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards talked with Moreau about the progress he made working during Senior Bowl week with a 49ers coaching staff that maximized George Kittle the last two years.
Rich Scangarello: How he developed his scheme and ideas
"It's the only way you're going to allow him to help him be the best he can be," Scangarello told Ring of Famer Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760.
John Elway: At Senior Bowl, looking for what's beyond the tape
President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway joins Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards to share his thoughts on Vic Fangio's staff, what he looked for when he watched Senior Bowl prospects -- especially at quarterback.
Ed Donatell: 'We always think of players, then play'
The Broncos' new defensive coordinator joined his former star pupil Steve Atwater -- and Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards -- on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss his return to Denver and how he and Head Coach Vic Fangio will tailor their concepts to the talent on hand.
Catching up with Northern Colorado WR Alex Wesley
Wesley joined Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to talk about his Senior Bowl week and what areas of his game he knows that he must improve.
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.
Recapping Day 1 of Senior Bowl practice
Hall of Fame finalist Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards break down what they saw from the quarterbacks on the South team (1:51) and the North team (21:23), a group that is led by Missouri's Drew Lock, who joins Brandon Krisztal and Justin Adams of Orange and Blue 760 at 29:25. At 37:35, New Mexico State linebacker Terrill Hanks joins the show to discuss how he made the biggest hit of the day during South team practice.
Buffalo QB Tyree Jackson talks about polishing his throwing mechanics
Jackson catches eyes with his size (6-foot-7 and 249 pounds), but it's his arm talent and mobility that put him on the NFL radar. He joined Hall of Fame finalist Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to talk about playing in the Senior Bowl and how his recent work with QB guru Jordan Palmer is helping him "clean up my lower-body mechanics ... for me, I want to go 100-for-100 and hit the same spot every time."
Senior Bowl: Catching up with Temple cornerback Rock-Ya Sin
"What I can do better is improve on things I don't have experience in, like playing a lot of zone [coverage] and off-man [coverage]," Ya-Sin told Ring of Famer Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards during a conversation on Orange and Blue 760.
Senior Bowl: OT Dalton Risner talks about his love of the Broncos
A product of Wiggins, Colorado and Kansas State, Risner told Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards about his versatility, leadership and his love of his home-state team. "I was watching the Broncos from the Jake Plummer days and the Kyle Orton days. I'm a true Broncos fan," he said.
Around the AFC West: A look at the Raiders with GM Mike Mayock
The former NFL Network analyst-turned-general manager joined Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Monday to discuss the Senior Bowl and his new team's needs, which start with speed. "We've got to improve our team speed on both sides of the ball," Mayock said.
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.
Ring of Famer Louis Wright: 'Accountability' makes a big difference
The former Broncos cornerback shared his thoughts on new Head Coach Vic Fangio and his focus on avoiding "death by inches" and discussed the absence of Orange Crush defenders from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in a conversation with Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760.
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.
Catching up with TE Troy Fumagalli
Troy Fumagalli's season was lost to injury, but he tells Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards that he "feels great" and is ready to go for 2019. Find out how the fifth-round pick in the 2018 draft used the year to work in the weight room and work on the mental side of his game by participating in film sessions and meetings with his fellow tight ends.
Learning more about Vic Fangio
Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic joined Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss Fangio. Fishbain described Fangio as a "straight shooter [who] says it like it is; he's not a kiss-up." Fishbain also described Fangio as "an incredible defensive mastermind."
Boston Globe's Jim McBride on coaching candidate Brian Flores
McBride, who covers the Patriots, told Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 that Flores is "a real players coach" who "had a way of explaining things and teaching things that was a lot simpler and easier to understand for a lot of players."
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.
Breaking down the resume of Mike Munchak
The "First and Ten at Ten" crew of Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards takes a deep dive into Mike Munchak's career, including some numbers that reveal the degree of his impact on the Steelers' offensive line the last five seasons.
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.
Horsin' Around: Adam Gotsis, Will Parks, Garett Bolles and Royce Freeman
For Week 17, Andrew Mason, Ryan Edwards and Steve Atwater talk to four players whose roles and form have evolved and grown in 2018. First up is Gotsis (1:15), who is playing the best football of his career. Then they talk to Parks, who reflects on the season (10:56). Finally, it's on to the offense, with Garett Bolles (19:37) -- one of two offensive players to start every game this season -- and Royce Freeman (25:53), who will play a big role Sunday with Phillip Lindsay on injured reserve.
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).
John Elway explains what he gets from watching prospects in person
"A lot of times you can see things -- what they do on the sideline and how they act -- that you don't see on tape," Elway told Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 Wednesday afternoon.
Vance Joseph: Lindsay's injury 'serious,' requires surgery
"It requires surgery and a rehab time, but we'll get him back next year," Joseph told Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 on Wednesday. Joseph also discussed what went wrong on the 99-yard punt return allowed by the Broncos on Monday, as well as other issues that led to the defeat.
Horsin' Around: Will Parks, Brandon Marshall, Craig Mager and draft talk
Happy holidays, merry Christmas and happy Festivus! First we catch up with Will Parks (1:10), who says he expects "a lot of emotions" from Raider Nation on Monday night. Then, Brandon Marshall hops on (8:56). At 15:07, Marshall makes the case for keeping as much of the team together as possible, allowing them to build off the progress they made this year. The newest Bronco, CB Craig Mager, joins the conversation at 16:27, and Ryan Edwards, Andrew Mason and Steve Atwater find out that the ex-Charger doesn't lack for confidence. Finally, Ryan, Mase and Steve take an early look at the draft with The Draft Network's Jon Ledyard (21:55), who has a QB mocked to the Broncos in his first-round projection. Get all the latest Broncos podcast by subscribing to the Broncos Audio Zone in iTunes, Stitcher or Google!
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.
John Elway: 'High expectations going forward' for young players
"They're all competitors, they're all tough and they're mature kids, so they've been able to come in and help us," Elway told Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards in his weekly chat on Orange and Blue 760.
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.
Vance Joseph: FG on fourth-and-1 'was the right call for our football team'
Joseph also had praise for defenders Jeff Holland and Dymonte Thomas, both of whom saw extensive action in Saturday's loss to the Browns. He also discussed the performance of Denver's tight ends and what he wants to see from the team going forward in his conversation with Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards.
Key to containing Baker Mayfield: 'Just be us,' says Shane Ray
Ray also discussed what edge rushers do to try to get a jump on the snap when he joined Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards from the locker room after the Broncos' Thursday practice.
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!
Mason's Power Rankings: Bears soar to top three
Chicago's win over the Los Angeles Rams gave them a boost within the top 10 spots, while the Broncos slid four notches after losing to the 49ers. Find out where everyone stands in Andrew Mason's by-the-stats rankings.
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.
David Bruton Jr. breaks down the state of Denver's defense
Bruton discussed how the secondary must adapt and how Chris Harris Jr.'s injury will affect communication in the defensive backfield in a conversation with Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Thursday.
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: Bengals postgame with Justin Simmons
Can the Broncos talk playoffs yet? How did they overcome injuries in Sunday's win? And how will Justin Simmons handle the type of multi-faceted role as safety and slot cornerback he had in Cincinnati? Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards break it down in the postgame podcast.
Horsin' Around: Bengals pregame with Derek Wolfe
On a cold weekend in Colorado, pour yourself a ladle of Broncos chatter as hot as a fresh bowl of Cincinnati's chili -- which Andrew Mason and Andy Lindahl discuss (3:54) before getting into the Bengals -- "and a wounded animal is the most dangerous," as Mason warns at 8:50. At 16:45, they discuss the impact of A.J. Green's return -- and how Tyler Boyd could be the Cincinnati WR with the biggest impact on the game. Finally, Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards catch up with Derek Wolfe (28:55), who at 33:10 talks about how his motivation in this game is to win it for NT Domata Peko Sr. Be sure and subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone in iTunes!
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.
Mason's Power Rankings: Broncos move up a notch
The Broncos moved up to No. 15 following their win over Pittsburgh -- which had the biggest tumble within the top half of the league. Find out where everyone in the league stacks up in Mase's crunch-the-numbers rankings!
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).
John Elway: 'Tremendous job' by young O-linemen Turner, Wilkinson and McGovern
Elway discussed the play of young interior offensive linemen Elijah Wilkinson, Connor McGovern and Billy Turner, noting that the team "might have our best combination" in the lineup. He also touched on other topics with Steve Atwater, Ryan Edwards and Andrew Mason.
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.
Horsin' Around: What's next on the OL, Adam Gotsis and Shaquil Barrett
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards of Orange and Blue 760 get things started with a preview of Sunday's game, starting with the impact of Max Garcia's season-ending torn ACL (2:00). They also discuss how the Broncos don't simply need to start fast, but do better in the mid-game stretches that have doomed the team (8:11). Ryan and Mase then exchange "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" quotes to talk about how a win would keep hope alive (19:53). Then, Mase and Ring of Famer Steve Atwater go to the locker room to discuss the challenges posed by the Chargers with DE Adam Gotsis (20:40), who explains how the Broncos are better than their record. Finally, Mase, Steve and Ryan talk with OLB Shaquil Barrett (28:19) about what to expect from the Chargers this Sunday, including run plays "that they've never run against us before."