Denver Broncos Audio Zone: First & 10 @ Ten
First & 10 @ Ten
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.
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."
Broncos Audio Zone: DaeSean Hamilton, Colby Wadman and Shane Ray
Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards take you inside the locker room to catch up with a pair of young Broncos. First up is WR DaeSean Hamilton; at 0:51, Hamilton explains that his knee "felt good" during his first practice since he suffered the injury at Arizona last month. The guys then talk with Colby Wadman at 6:00, who discusses how how some technical tweaks have helped his game (6:28) and how he focuses on his own play, rather than the returner to whom he's punting (7:53). Finally, Ray Crockett and Marc Stout of Crockett and Stout on Orange and Blue 760 talk with outside linebacker Shane Ray (10:00).
Mason's Week 11 Power Rankings: Saints rise to top
A 51-14 destruction of the Bengals gave the Saints the numbers to edge out the Chiefs and Rams for the top spot in Andrew Mason's rankings, which he discussed with Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards on "First and Ten at Ten" Tuesday morning.
Safety Su'a Cravens: 'It was just a relief' to return to game action
Cravens joined Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards to talk about his return to game action and what the team needs to do to turn close losses into victories.
Horsin' Around at the bye: Rod Smith and Domata Peko Sr.
The Broncos have a bye, but there's no bye week for Andrew Mason and Andy Lindahl, who step up to the mics for the bye-week edition of Horsin' Around. At 1:52, Andy begins ranting about those who are writing off the rest of the season, which leads to Mase trying to explain the rationale of skeptics. "Can we not show up and hope?" an exasperated Andy declares at 7:30. At 19:00, Mase, Ryan Edwards and Steve Atwater catch up with Ring of Famer Rod Smith, who at 25:30 discusses what he wants to see Courtland Sutton do over the next seven weeks. Smith also discusses how Case Keenum "doesn't need to play outside of himself" to succeed and how the hurry-up offense can help Keenum (30:48). Finally, Mase, Steve and Ryan talk to Domata Peko Sr. (36:20) about where the team stands and how it can get some momentum after the bye. Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone in iTunes for all the latest Broncos podcasts!
Elijah Wilkinson prepares to 'play 150 percent every play'
As he prepares for the most extensive work of his NFL career in the wake of injuries to Ron Leary and Matt Paradis, Wilkinson discussed his progress in converting from tackle to guard and the opportunity in front of him in a conversation with Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards.
Mason's Power Rankings: Chiefs rise to top
The Chiefs moved up in the wake of the Rams' loss at New Orleans. The Broncos, despite their loss, moved up two spots. Meanwhile, Miami, despite its 5-4 mark, remains mired at 26th. Why? Find out here, and see why Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards question Mase's rankings.
Catching up with TE Matt LaCosse
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards of "First and Ten at Ten" on Orange and Blue 760 talked with LaCosse, who already has career highs for receptions (10) and yards (128), including his 44-yard catch-and-run against Houston last Sunday.
Horsin' Around: Texans postgame
In the wake of the Broncos' 19-17 loss to the Texans, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards of "First and Ten at Ten" on Orange and Blue 760 break it all down.
Horsin' Around: Texans pregame and Jared Veldheer
It was another newsworthy week in Broncos Country -- and it leads to another potential turning-point game. Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards begin by sifting through the last few days (1:04) before moving on to the Texans, including a breakdown of QB Deshaun Watson (9:41). At 23:00, they pinpoint things the Broncos must do in order to win (besides scoring more points). At 25:46. they talk with Jared Veldheer as the nine-year veteran prepares to return from injury. Finally, Paul Klee of The Gazette in Colorado Springs drops into the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse studio (32:16) for an expansive discussion of where the Broncos stand at midseason and in the wake of the Demaryius Thomas trade. Included in the chat is a pondering of where the Broncos might be without rookie RB Phillip Lindsay (1:09:16). Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone in iTunes and leave a review if you like what you hear!
Broncos Audio Zone: Shane Ray, Rod Smith and Steve Beuerlein
First up is OLB Shane Ray (0:45), who talks with Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards about some key topics, including his recovery from an ankle injury (1:29) and what Demaryius Thomas means to him (2:04). Then, Ring of Fame WR Rod Smith joins Ray Crockett and Marc Stout (8:50) to share his thoughts on the Thomas trade (9:18), which he considers to be "bittersweet." Finally, former Broncos QB Steve Beuerlein joined Ray and Marc to talk about Sunday's game (27:00), which he will announce for CBS.
CB Chris Harris Jr. reflects on Thomas trade, looks ahead to facing him
"We've just got to try to keep that culture going, what D.T. set of hard work every day, speaking up like he did," he told Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards at the Broncos Drive for Life on Tuesday. Harris also looked ahead to the rest of the season.
Mason's Power Rankings: Broncos hold steady
The Rams remain at the top, the Broncos are still No. 18. Who landed where after Week 8? Find out in the latest rankings as Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards break down the league.
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.
Horsin' Around: Chiefs postgame
As was the case two weeks earlier against the Rams, a late Broncos surge was not enough. Penalties, turnovers and a 30-7 Chiefs run in the middle of the game combined to doom the Broncos to defeat. Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards of Orange and Blue 760 disseminate the defeat, how it happened and what it means -- including a number that made Edwards say, "Wow," in disbelief. They also answer some listener questions about the game and what it could mean. Don't forget to subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone in iTunes!
Horsin' Around: Chiefs pregame and Will Parks
With Darian Stewart out, Will Parks is expected to start, and he joins Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Andrew Mason for a locker-room conversation (30:50). Before that, Mason and Orange and Blue 760's Andy Lindahl drift around before talking about the Chiefs game. The meanderings include a failed attempt to get a toddler-age Broncos fan on the podcast (5:32) -- he turned and ran -- before they finally convince Broncos TV's Matt Boyer (17:25) and Orange and Blue 760's Ryan Edwards (25:50) to join them, with Edwards discussing the notion of looking at the next four games as a cluster in which a 2-2 record could put the Broncos in position to contend for the playoffs. Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone in iTunes and leave a rating if you like what you hear!
Broncos Audio Zone: Shelby Harris and CBS' Rich Gannon
A conversation with defensive lineman Shelby Harris (0:34) and Marc Stout and Ray Crockett's chat with former NFL quarterback and current CBS analyst Rich Gannon (7:33) highlight this trip into the Broncos Audio Zone. Also featured are sound bites from backup QB Kevin Hogan on how his skill set fits the Broncos' scheme (5:50) and his thoughts on the decision to waive Chad Kelly (6:26), which moved Hogan up to the No. 2 spot behind Case Keenum. The show wraps up with analyst Mike Renner of Pro Football Focus joining Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards (21:22) to talk about how the Broncos can play Patrick Mahomes (23:17) and Bradley Roby's chances of sustaining his strong form from Week 7 (25:27). Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone in iTunes and leave feedback if you like what you hear!
Mason's power rankings: Broncos the big risers
The Broncos are the biggest risers in Mason's stat-based Power Rankings after their romp over the Cardinals. How much did they move up? Where do the Chiefs stand heading into Sunday's duel with the Broncos? And who brings up the rear? Find out in the Week 8 Power Rankings as Mason breaks down where the teams stand with Ring of Famer Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards.
Broncos Audio Zone: Justin Simmons and Shamarko Thomas
We open Chiefs week by catching up with Simmons, who lined up in the slot on some plays last Thursday, and Thomas, whose thunderous tackles on first-quarter kickoff returns set the tone for the Broncos' rout of the Cardinals. Finally, Marc Stout and Ray Crockett of Orange and Blue 760 talk about the Chiefs' fast start with Kansas City's former head coach, Dick Vermeil.
Broncos Audio Zone: October 16
The Broncos' shortest work week of the season is under way, and we've got you covered in the Audio Zone. First, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards talk to DL Zach Kerr about the defensive struggles and their hopes for a rebound (0:30). Andrew and Ryan are then joined by Steve Atwater as they tip their caps to last Sunday's standouts (4:35) -- including Courtland Sutton -- and throw their hats about what went wrong (11:41). Voice of the Broncos Dave Logan then breaks down where the Broncos stand as he joins Steve, Ryan and Andrew in the studio (22:15). Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone in iTunes and leave a review if you like what you hear!
Horsin' Around: Rams postgame
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards of Orange and Blue 760 break down what went wrong in the Broncos' 23-20 loss to the Rams, what comes next and what the Broncos can take from the defeat that could make them better.
Horsin' Around: Billy Turner, Rams preview and more
The Broncos' season is at a crucial point, and we've got a jam-packed pregame podcast to get you ready for Sunday's game. First, Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards talk with Billy Turner (0:52), who will step in once again for Jared Veldheer at right tackle. Turner also talks about his practice duels in Miami with Rams DL Ndamukong Suh (4:26) and how he thinks those can help him. Then, the three catch up with rookie WR DaeSean Hamilton to talk about the offense, Hamilton's role and how he continues to improve and grow (6:09). Next up to break down the Rams and discuss Broncos QB Case Keenum is Fox Sports' Jen Hale (14:26), who will be the sideline reporter on Sunday's telecast. Finally, Edwards and Mason return to break down Denver's potential paths to victory (27:22). Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone on iTunes and give a review if you like what you hear!
Broncos Audio Zone: Catching up with Isaac Yiadom
Thursday's trip into the Broncos Audio Zone begins with Steve Atwater, Ryan Edwards and Andrew Mason talking to rookie CB Isaac Yiadom, whose responsibilities have increased in recent weeks (0:39). Then, Ray Crockett and Marc Stout of Orange and Blue 760 talk with ILB Brandon Marshall about his foundation and the state of the defense (5:42). Then, Steve, Mase and Ryan go inside the numbers with Mike Renner of Pro Football Focus (21:15). Be sure and subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone in iTunes and leave a review if you like what you hear!
Mason's Week 6 power rankings: Rams sit at top
The Rams, who will visit Denver on Sunday, still lead the way. The Broncos, meanwhile, fell nine spots after their 34-16 loss to the Jets last Sunday. Find out where everyone stacks up in Mase's by-the-numbers rankings.
Broncos Audio Zone: October 9
This trip into the Broncos Audio Zone starts with Voice of the Broncos Dave Logan joining Andrew Mason, Ryan Edwards and Steve Atwater to analyze the loss to the Jets (0:21). At 6:53, it's time to throw our hats -- because "I think we all need it," as Ryan says -- and find out what were the most exasperating moments of the Week 5 loss. Finally, at 11:36, Ray Crockett and Marc Stout check in with OLB Shaquil Barrett for a look back and a look ahead to see how the Broncos can fix what ails their defense.
Horsin' Around: Jets aftermath
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards take a look back at the Broncos' third consecutive loss and examine where the team can go from here as two unbeaten teams loom in the next three weeks. Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone on iTunes, and be sure to leave a review if you like what you hear!
Horsin' Around: Getting to know Colby Wadman
With Marquette King doubtful, Wadman is next in line. On the Jets pregame edition of Horsin' Around, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards catch up with Wadman (1:00), who talks about how he gave himself three years to land an NFL gig. Wadman discusses how he stayed ready for an NFL chance (3:40), how he kept his morale up while waiting for a team's call (4:55) and the jobs he had to take in order to make ends meet while pursuing his punting dreams (6:11), including how he was poised to take another job before the Broncos called last week. Then, Orange and Blue 760's Andy Lindahl drops by to chat with Mase about teams that wear dozens of different uniforms (7:50). Mase then discusses his idea for using the NFL's 100th season in 2019 to allow scores of throwback uniforms (10:21) before they move on to Broncos-Jets (12:19), touching on the need to run the ball and the importance of this game to change the Broncos' recent road form. Finally, Edwards, Mason and Steve Atwater talk with Hall of Fame voter Gary Myers about the HoF chances for Atwater (35:28) and Owner Pat Bowlen (37:00). Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone on iTunes and leave a rating if you like what you hear!
Broncos Audio Zone, featuring Brandon Marshall
Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards start by catching up with Brandon Marshall (0:49) to talk about the $50,000 donation he and the Broncos gave to kick-start a new endeavor of his Williams-Marshall Cares Leadership Program. Marshall also analyzes the Broncos' defensive work against the Chiefs (3:02), what the defense learned from the second-and-30 letdown (4:36) and what it will face in Jets QB Sam Darnold (6:22). Then, Mase gets into his power rankings (8:44) with Steve and Ryan before the three get distracted by the aftermath of Monday's missed delay-of-game call (10:49). At 12:30, Steve takes the discussion down another rabbit hole when he details his unusual dream, Finally, it's back to the power rankings (14:30), starting with the Rams at the top.