Denver Broncos Audio Zone
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!
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.
Garett Bolles: 'Now it's up to me just to see how far I can climb up the ladder'
Bolles also discussed where the team stands heading into the Browns game when he joined Brandon Krisztal and Justin Adams in the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse studio Thursday.
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!
Adam Gotsis: 'We need to win out now'
Gotsis also discussed how Browns QB Baker Mayfield is "almost a mix between Russell Wilson and Pat Mahomes" and shared details of Christmas traditions in Australia when he joined Brandon Krisztal and Justin Adams from the locker room.
Chris Harris Jr.: Leg fracture is 'healing fast'
"My last X-ray showed great healing," the three-time Pro Bowl cornerback said as he updated his recovery and shared his thoughts on last Sunday's loss with Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus on Orange and Blue 760 on Wednesday.
Bradley Chubb: Baker Mayfield 'is a rookie that doesn't play like a rookie'
Chubb also discussed the mindset of the locker room in his Wednesday conversation with Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus on Orange and Blue 760.
The Neutral Zone (Ep. 19): A must-win scenario
In this week’s episode of “The Neutral Zone,” Aric DiLalla and Phil Milani revisit what went wrong in San Francisco, chat with Bradley Roby about stepping into the No. 1 cornerback role (10:04), test a fan with trivia (15:11), ask ClevelandBrowns.com senior writer Andrew Gribble how Baker Mayfield has put together his recent stretch of play (19:07), play a game of “Who Said It?” (25:35), hear from Gribble about the keys to this week’s game and discuss how the Broncos can stay in the playoff race (38:27). Like what you hear on “The Neutral Zone”? Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone on iTunes, TuneIn or Stitcher and leave a rating or review.
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.
Su'a Cravens: 'You won't see any down faces' in locker room
Cravens told Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal how the Broncos have tried to quickly put Sunday's loss to the 49ers behind them. He also revealed that he and CB Brendan Langley put together a R&B album that will be released later this month.
Todd Davis: 'Blown coverage' led to issues against 49ers' George Kittle
"Missed assignments and busted coverages," Davis told Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal on Orange and Blue 760 Monday, one day after Kittle racked up 210 yards in the 49ers' win over Denver. "It was more on us beating ourselves."
Case Keenum: 'Little issues' added up to big loss
"It's never fun when you watch the first half of the tape and it takes you five minutes. There weren't that many plays," he told Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus on Monday after the Broncos' 20-14 loss to the 49ers.
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.
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).
Todd Davis: 49ers better than record shows
"I feel like they're a talented team," Davis told Brandon Krisztal and Reuben Droughns from the locker room Thursday as the Broncos prepared for their trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. "They're 2-10, but they definitely don't play like a 2-10 team."
Matt LaCosse's focus: 'Just do my job every play'
"I'm not going to lie to you, it was definitely an adjustment," LaCosse told Reuben Droughns and Brandon Krisztal on Thursday when he talked about the changes he's dealt with since moving to the No. 1 spot at tight end after injuries to Jake Butt and Jeff Heuerman.
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.
New Broncos WR Andre Holmes hopes 'veteran knowledge' helps his cause
Holmes played for Offensive Coordinator Bill Musgrave in Oakland and Minnesota. He told Marc Stout and Ray Crockett how he feels his experience can help him during a chat on Orange and Blue 760 on Wednesday after the Broncos claimed him.
Domata Peko Sr.: 'We've got to all play better for' Emmanuel Sanders
Peko told Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal that 'almost the whole team' went to the training room after practice to offer comfort and support to Sanders in the wake of his Achilles tendon injury.
The Neutral Zone (Ep. 18): Figuring out the 49ers
In this week's episode of the "Neutral Zone," Aric DiLalla and Phil Milani break down the Broncos' win over the Bengals, talk with Matt LaCosse about his journey to Denver (13:18), test a fan with Broncos trivia (19:08), hear the latest from San Francisco from The Athletic's Matt Barrows (23:56), play a game of "Who Said It?" (31:40), ask Barrows his prediction for the game (35:56), provide a Week 14 rooting guide for Broncos fans (39:32) and more! Want more of "The Neutral Zone"? Subscribe on iTunes, TuneIn or Stitcher and leave a rating/review!
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.
John Elway on Phillip Lindsay: 'I'd take 53 of him'
"He has continued to get better and better," President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway told Voice of the Broncos Dave Logan during his weekly chat on Orange and Blue 760 on Tuesday.
Case Keenum: Keeping a 'hunter mentality' important
Keenum also discussed the impact of Chris Harris Jr.'s injury and the case for Phillip Lindsay to be Offensive Rookie of the Year during his weekly chat with Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus on Tuesday.
Vance Joseph: 49ers' energy presents a 'challenge'
San Francisco "reminds me of our team, how hard they play each game," Head Coach Vance Joseph told Voice of the Broncos Dave Logan during their weekly chat on Orange and Blue 760 Monday.
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!
Royce Freeman on how he avoids the 'rookie wall'
"You start trying to do too much, or you take a step back and get lackadaisical, it starts to show," the third-round running back told Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal from the locker room Thursday.
Bradley Chubb on preparing for Bengals QB Jeff Driskel
"You don't know how he reacts to different things, so it is a challenge," Chubb said when asked about preparing for Cincinnati's first-time starter during an interview with Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus on Thursday morning.
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.
John Elway on Jeff Heuerman: 'We'd love to have him back' in 2019
"We'll have to see how everything works out, but there's no question he's high on the list [of players] that we hopefully get back," Elway told Voice of the Broncos Dave Logan when he discussed Heuerman's status Wednesday on Orange and Blue 760.
The Neutral Zone (Ep. 17): Another marquee win
In this week's episode of "The Neutral Zone," Phil Milani and Aric DiLalla examine last week's win over the Steelers, ask Chris Harris Jr. how he defended a potent Pittsburgh offense (14:30), tested a fan in a new game (18:15), spoke with Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com about Cincinnati's quarterback situation (22:49), played another edition of "Who Said It?", asked Hobson about the keys to the game (35:09) and explored the rabbit hole of playoff possibilities (40:28). Want more of "The Neutral Zone"? Subcribe to the Broncos Audio Zone on iTunes, TuneIn or Stitcher, and leave a rating/review.
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!
Case Keenum talks tight ends in wake of Jeff Heuerman's injury
Keenum discussed the impact of Heuerman's season-ending injury and the outlook for Matt LaCosse in his weekly chat on Orange and Blue 760. He also looked ahead to the Cincinnati game, telling Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus, "When you have some good weeks, it makes the next week that much more important and that much more fun."
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).
Broncos Boardroom Blitz (Ep. 1) with Dennis Moore
On our first episode, Broncos SVP of Sales and Marketing Dennis Moore shares his insights for young professionals pursuing a career in sports!
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.
The Neutral Zone (Ep. 16): A season-changing win?
On this episode of "The Neutral Zone," Phil Milani and Aric DiLalla consider the possibility that a 23-22 win over the Chargers could spark a late-season run, ask Australia-native Adam Gotsis to take a crack at an American accent (12:47), test a listener with a limerick challenge (17:45), hear from Steelers.com team reporter Missi Matthews about the Steelers' comeback win vs. the Jaguars (22:02), stump a fan in "Who Said It?", ask Matthews about her keys to this week's game (29:44) and chat about Thanksgiving and offer some predictions (35:53). Don't want to miss a moment of "The Neutral Zone"? Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone on iTunes, TuneIn or Stitcher and leave us a rating and review to let us know what you think!
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).
Bradley Chubb: Broncos can build off comeback win
"I feel like in the future, if we get in those situations again, it's going to start working in our favor," Chubb told Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus in a conversation on Orange and Blue 760 on Tuesday morning. Chubb also talked about how the front seven is getting better cohesion as the season progresses, and later touched on the possibility of breaking the NFL rookie sack record.
Broncos Audio Zone: Game balls and Billy Turner
There were plenty of plaudits to go around from the Broncos' win over the Chargers, and they start with the offensive line, which allowed just three pressures and no sacks. Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards break it all down before handing the reins to Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal, who catch up with Turner in the locker room.
Darian Stewart: 'Everybody stayed together'
"There wasn't no negative energy. I think that was the biggest focus with us," Stewart told Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal from the locker room Monday afternoon.
Vance Joseph: 'Our two-minute mechanics were flawless'
In his weekly conversation with Voice of the Broncos Dave Logan on Orange and Blue 760, Joseph praised not only the big aspects of the Broncos' two-minute drill work, but the little parts that saved valuable seconds to make Brandon McManus' game-winning field goal possible.
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."
Josey Jewell: 'Gap integrity is huge' in containing Chargers' Melvin Gordon
With Brandon Marshall still sidelined from practice with a knee injury, Jewell could be in line for extensive playing time once again when the Broncos face the Chargers. He joined Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal of Orange and Blue 760 from the locker room Thursday to discuss the challenge the defense faces in Los Angeles.
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).
Courtland Sutton: Having Emmanuel Sanders 'definitely helps me out a lot'
During a conversation from the locker room Wednesday, Sutton also told Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal that "eliminating the three-and-outs" is a top priority for the offense as it looks to get out to a fast start next Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Neutral Zone (Ep. 15): Confronting the Chargers
On this week's episode of "The Neutral Zone," Aric DiLalla and Phil Milani preview this week's game against the Chargers, get Chris Harris Jr.'s perspective on playing Philip Rivers (7:45), test a fan with a limerick challenge (11:34), chat with Chris Hayre of Chargers.com about LA's six-game win streak (15:58), play "Who Said It?", ask Hayre about the keys to this week's game (27:56) and talk about some records that could be broken in the final weeks of the season (33:38). Like "The Neutral Zone"? Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone on iTunes, TuneIn or Stitcher and leave us a review and rating.
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.
John Elway: Broncos 'have to be sharp' to beat Chargers
'We really have to improve from the inside out, especially when we get this deep into the season," he told Voice of the Broncos Dave Logan on Orange and Blue 760 Tuesday.
Case Keenum: Refreshed after the bye
Keenum also told Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus about heading up to the mountains during the bye week. Andy and Tyler also advised the QB to not ski in jeans.
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.
Vance Joseph updates team's status after bye
Joseph told Voice of the Broncos Dave Logan that he expects safety Darian Stewart, running back Royce Freeman and wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton to practice when the team returns to the field Wednesday in advance of its Week 11 trip to Los Angeles to face the Chargers.
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.
Zach Kerr confident Broncos can surge after bye
Kerr also expressed confidence in the team's potential after the bye and the outlook for Connor McGovern as he moves to center in a conversation with Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal in the locker room Wednesday.
The Neutral Zone: Bantering about the bye
As the Broncos head into the bye week, Phil Milani and Aric DiLalla bring you another episode of "The Neutral Zone." They discuss the end of Denver's game vs. Houston, talk with tight end Jeff Heuerman (11:20), chat with the Denver Post's Ryan O'Halloran about the first half of the season (15:15) and re-live the highs and lows of Weeks 1-9 (29:03). Don't miss an episode of "The Neutral Zone" by subscribing to the Broncos Audio Zone on iTunes, Stitcher and TuneIn — and make sure to leave a rating and review!
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.
John Elway: Case Keenum had 'probably his best game of the year'
Elway also shared his thoughts on where the team stands heading into its bye and on how the last minute of regulation against the Texans was handled during his weekly conversation with Voice of the Broncos Dave Logan.
Vance Joseph reflects on Texans loss
The Broncos' head coach discussed end-game and end-of-half scenarios from the defeat to Houston in his weekly conversation with Voice of the Broncos Dave Logan on Orange and Blue 760.
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!
Tim Patrick: 'Super excited' for opportunity for more reps
Patrick said he expects to be "more relaxed" with a chance to play more. He also described the "big effect" that Demaryius Thomas had on helping his career in his conversation with Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal of Orange and Blue 760.
Chris Harris Jr. 'excited' about Su'a Cravens' potential return
Harris also talked about the trade of Demaryius Thomas, adding that he thinks the Broncos have the advantage when it comes to intel, he told Tyler Polumbus and Andy Lindahl on Orange and Blue 760.
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.
Jordan Taylor 'trending upward' as he works way back into playing shape
"I'm definitely making a lot of progress," he said Wednesday after practice in a conversation with Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal. Taylor, who is on the physically-unable-to-perform list has been practicing the last two weeks after having two hip surgeries in the offseason. He also talked about how center Matt Paradis helped him through the rehabilitation process.
Emmanuel Sanders: 'Feels weird driving to work' without DT there
"That's like my brother," Sanders said as he reflected on the Tuesday trade of Demaryius Thomas to Houston in a conversation with Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus. Sanders also reflected on some of the best moments Thomas had while they were teammates.
The Neutral Zone: Giving Demaryius his due
On this episode of "The Neutral Zone," Aric DiLalla and Phil Milani talk about Demaryius Thomas' legacy (1:25), visit with running back Phillip Lindsay about his season (9:13), play a limerick challenge (12:50), chat with Texans TV host Drew Dougherty about D.T.'s potential impact this weekend (17:20), challenge a fan in "Who Said It?" (23:12), ask Drew about how the Texans have turned the season around (28:46) and offer their own thoughts on this week's matchup (36:32). Want more of "The Neutral Zone"? Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone on iTunes, TuneIn or Stitcher, and leave us a review to let us know your favorite D.T. memory.
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.
Vance Joseph: Broncos must play 'cleaner' football
"We have to play a smarter, cleaner brand of football," the Broncos' head coach told Voice of the Broncos Dave Logan on Monday afternoon after the Week 8 loss at Kansas City.
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!
RB Phillip Lindsay says he's ready for a heavier workload
"It's just about going out there and playing football," Lindsay told Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal on Orange and Blue 760 this week as he prepares to help carry the Broncos' ground game without Royce Freeman, who will miss the Week 8 contest at Kansas City due to an ankle injury.
CB Chris Harris Jr.: Key is to keep Patrick Mahomes in the pocket
"I think he just killed us outside the pocket," Harris told Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus during his weekly chat on Orange and Blue 760 on Thursday.