Denver Broncos Audio Zone: Horsin' Around
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.
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).
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!
Horsin' Around: Champ Bailey and the Hall of Fame
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards reflect on the Pro Football Hall of Fame selections (1:04), where Steve Atwater stands after making it to the final 10 among finalists (3:04) and how a potential expanded class of Seniors nominees for 2020 (7:51) could help Randy Gradishar in particular. Mase chats with Champ Bailey (12:31) and asks fellow 2019 inductee Ed Reed about his admiration of Atwater (15:17). Finally, Ryan and Mase share their memories of Denver sports-broadcasting legend Irv Brown (17:48), who died Sunday.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Horsin' Around: Al Wilson, Justin Simmons and Darian Stewart
Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards get you ready for Broncos-Browns by talking to safeties Justin Simmons (1:21) and Darian Stewart (8:46), who break down what the secondary needs to get right after being gashed last week, how the on-field communication can improve and what the Broncos need to do to contain Cleveland QB Baker Mayfield. Then stay to hear a chat with former Broncos LB Al Wilson (14:23), who discusses how he would have to play differently if he played today (18:43) and what a potential Ring of Fame induction would mean to him (27:32). It's all in the Week 15 edition of Horsin' Around!
Horsin' Around: Su'a Cravens, Jamar Taylor and Andre Holmes
Get to know the new guys as we go Horsin' Around! Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards discuss the aftermath of this week's injuries, including a "Moneyball" approach to replacing Emmanuel Sanders (10:10) by recreating him in the aggregate. Next, Ryan, Mase and Steve Atwater talk with Cravens (14:37), who explains at 15:25 how the team ignores outside noise in three words: "We don't care!" Then it's time to learn about Taylor (21:32) and Holmes (26:30).
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!
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).
Horsin' Around: Chargers postgame with Colby Wadman
For the first time in 34 years, the Broncos won a game in which they gained 325 or fewer yards and allowed 475 or more yards. Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards of Orange and Blue 760 break down how the Broncos won a game that was filled with moments that could have knocked them out, but didn't, allowing them to eke out a win that keeps hope alive. Mason also chats with punter Colby Wadman to talk about the game's first big turning point -- his fake-punt completion to Andy Janovich.
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."
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!
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!
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: Arizona wrap with Chris Harris Jr. and Will Parks
We're Horsin' Around after a win for the first time since after Week 2. First, Andrew Mason catches up with Chris Harris Jr. to talk about his game-breaking pick-6 (1:10). Then Mason talks with Will Parks about the impact of Von Miller's pre-game proclamation (3:52) and his expanded role in the wake of Darian Stewart's injury (6:09). Then, Andy Lindahl of Orange and Blue 760 joins Mason (7:32) to discuss the Broncos' romp over Arizona, and when they knew the Broncos had the Cardinals where they wanted them (15:02). They also debate what is "sustainable" about the Broncos' performance (19:05). Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone in iTunes and leave a review if you like what you hear!
Horsin' Around: Cardinals and the need for 'snot bubbles'
It's Thursday, and it's a game day. Andrew Mason and Orange and Blue 760's Justin Adams get you ready by breaking down the game. They start with Mase taking a victory lap about his last-minute fantasy-football win over Adams before discussing the impact of Von Miller's comments (5:20) and moving on to a breakdown of the Cardinals. Then the "First and Ten at Ten" guys talk with Ring of Famer Simon Fletcher (29:41), which includes an explanation of how the Broncos need to fix their run by hitting so hard that they create "snot bubbles," which is something he learned from fellow Ring of Famer Tom Jackson (30:50).
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!
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!
Horsin' Around: Broncos-Chiefs postgame
There's a lot to deconstruct in the wake of the Broncos' 27-23 defeat to the Chiefs in Week 4. Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards of Orange and Blue 760 break it all down.
Horsin' Around: Justin Simmons and Derek Wolfe
With the Chiefs and their high-flying offense coming to Denver, the focus is on the Broncos' defense. First, Andrew Mason and Steve Atwater talk with Derek Wolfe. At 1:01, Wolfe says he feels "great" after his neck problems of previous years. Wolfe also shares a story about his friendship with Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (4:48). At 7:36, Mase, Steve and Ryan Edwards talk with Justin Simmons about the Chiefs' attack (8:32), what makes Kelce so effective (12:19) and more. Finally, Andy Lindahl joins Mase (15:19) to discuss warm ales, clam candy canes and, finally, a preview of Monday night's game, including what to expect in the wake of Jake Butt's torn ACL. Don't forget to subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn or whatever podcast delivery method you prefer!
Horsin' Around: Dissecting the Ravens loss
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards of Orange and Blue 760 break down what went right, what went wrong and what's next after the Broncos' 27-14 defeat to the Baltimore Ravens.
Horsin' Around: Ravens, Courtland Sutton and Simon Fletcher
First, Andrew Mason previews Broncos-Ravens with Paul Klee of The Gazette in Colorado Springs (0:55). Then at 28:30, Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards talk to Courtland Sutton about several topics, including the progress of the offense (29:18) and what he's learned about film study (31:50). Finally, Mason, Atwater and Edwards visit with Ring of Famer Simon Fletcher (38:01), who shares his thoughts on penalties like the one called on Green Bay's Clay Matthews last Sunday (41:55), saying, "If something doesn't change with calls like that, football is going to be ruined as we know it."
Horsin' Around: Raiders postgame
The Broncos are 2-0 by the skin of their teeth after a 20-19 win over Oakland. Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards break down the good and bad of the game. The good, of course, included special teams, so Mason caught up with kicker Brandon McManus (21:20) and outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (22:37), the two men whose special-teams plays made all the difference.
Horsin' Around: Raiders week edition
What does Raiders Week mean today? Andrew Mason and Andy Lindahl get into that, beginning at 0:40. At 3:30. they get into where the Raiders stand now and advise caution into reading too much into Oakland's Week 1 loss. Later, at 19:20 Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards talk the Broncos-Raiders rivalry -- past and present -- with Ring of Famer Billy Thompson.
Horsin' Around: Broncos-Seahawks postgame
Ryan Edwards of Orange and Blue 760 joins Andrew Mason to break down the Broncos' 27-24 win over Seattle. They discuss how the win showed that the team had "turned the page" from 2017 (1:50). Later, Mase catches up with safeties Will Parks (22:44) and Justin Simmons, who picked off a pass Sunday (26:55).
Horsin' Around: Week 1
It's finally the regular season! Andrew Mason and Andy Lindahl discuss the importance of a fast start for the potential success of the 2018 Broncos (11:15). At 22:20, Mason and six other pundits and reporters fill in the blank on this statement: "The Broncos make the playoffs if __ happens." What do they think the Broncos must do to play into January? Find out in this edition of Horsin' Around!
Horsin' Around: Diving into the Broncos' roster moves
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards of Orange and Blue 760 break down the moves the Broncos made Saturday to get down to 53 players, starting with the decision to keep QB Paxton Lynch (0:47), some of the toughest cuts on the roster (3:22), the decision to keep three running backs (6:40) and their confidence level in specific position groups (17:39).
Horsin' Around: Standouts against Washington
Andrew Mason, Ryan Edwards and Justin Adams of Orange and Blue 760 hopped into the studio on Saturday morning to share their postgame observations after the Broncos got their first win of the 2018 preseason. They also take a look at potential roster battles that will be on the line in the preseason finale at Arizona.
Horsin' Around: Pat Bowlen one step closer to Hall of Fame
Andy Lindahl has spent his entire life in Broncos Country. Andrew Mason grew up elsewhere and admired from afar, wishing his then-frugal local team could be more like the Broncos. What they share, from different perspectives, is an appreciation of Pat Bowlen and what he sustained with the Broncos. That legacy is a step closer to immortality with his nomination by the Contributors Committee as a finalist for the 2019 Hall of Fame class. In this special edition of Horsin' Around, Andy and Mase discuss Bowlen's impact and success.
Horsin' Around: Broncos-Bears postgame
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards break down the Broncos' 24-23 loss to the Bears, and tell you why the most important score is 13-7 -- the result from the first-teamers' work. They also get into Chad Kelly's performance and catch up with DeMarcus Walker (27:29), Todd Davis (30:42) and Will Parks (32:12).
Horsin' Around: Previewing Bears-Broncos
Andrew Mason and Andy Lindahl eventually get to this weekend's game. First, Andy details his decades of bad luck with Broncos jerseys (3:11). They move on to Champ Bailey's legacy (12:54) before getting to this week's backup-QB news (18:50) and what they hope to see in the entire preseason and Saturday night (34:00).
Horsin' Around: Broncos-Vikings aftermath
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards analyze the Broncos' 42-28 loss to the Vikings, diving into the good, the bad and the standouts from Denver's preseason opener. Mason also catches up with safety Will Parks, who played from start to finish and discusses how he feels better about Saturday's effort than he did last year in the preseason.
Horsin' Around: Who will stand out against the Vikings?
Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards preview the Broncos' preseason opener against the Minnesota Vikings with a five-round, fantasy-style snake draft to predict their Saturday night non-QB stars, beginning with Courtland Sutton, De'Angelo Henderson and Phillip Lindsay.
Horsin' Around: Camp stars (so far)
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards of Orange and Blue 760 discuss their standouts of camp -- headed by a crop of exciting rookies -- the importance of Case Keenum to the Broncos' 2018 hopes and meander on detours that includes a look at who they think might have the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Horsin' Around: Training camp is finally here!
A new season on Horsin' Around starts with a fancy new intro. As training camp begins, Andrew Mason and Andy Lindahl gauge the mood of Broncos Country (4:18), talk about the young offensive players they want to see most (7:24) and detail the one thing they want to see most in training camp (15:04).