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Broncos Camp Breakdown: Bouncing back against the 49ers
The Broncos offense adjusted to the 49ers' defense, and found its footing after a rough practice Friday. Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards break down the day, look ahead to the preseason game between the teams Monday night and talk with WRs Tim Patrick and Nick Williams about what the Broncos got from the joint practices. They also discuss Noah Fant's progress and what the right role is for him as he continues to make more plays in the passing game.
Broncos Camp Breakdown: 49ers practice analysis and a chat with Bradley Chubb
It was a "very choppy" day for the offense, as Offensive Coordinator Rich Scangarello said. But the defense found its form and flourished late. Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards break it down and get the inside scoop on the day from edge rushers Dekoda Watson (19:30) and Bradley Chubb (22:27).
Broncos Camp Breakdown: Wrapping it up and looking ahead to the 49ers
Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards join Andrew Mason in the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse studio to break down the strides made by Drew Lock, the move of Jamal Carter to ILB, what to expect from the work with the 49ers and how recent injuries will affect roster construction.
Broncos Camp Breakdown: Jake Butt returns on Day 15
Austin Fort helped Jake Butt through his rehabilitation work. Now Butt will be there for Fort. But first and foremost, Butt took another step back by returning to the field for individual work Sunday. Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards are joined by KOA Newsradio's Benjamin Allbright to catch up with Butt and find out where he stands. But before that, Ryan and Mase break down the impact of injuries to running back Theo Riddick and fullback Andy Janovich.
Broncos Camp Breakdown: Looking to the Seahawks game with Will Parks
Andrew Mason, Ryan Edwards and Steve Atwater break down what to watch for in the Broncos' second preseason game ... and Mase, Ryan and KOA Newsradio's Benjamin Allbright find out why Will Parks is so excited about the defense that he's "on Pluto."
Broncos Camp Podcast: Catching up with Dalton Risner and DeMarcus Walker
After Steve Atwater, Ryan Edwards and Andrew Mason discuss the impact of Theo Riddick's addition on the offense, Ryan, Mase and KOA Newsradio's Benjamin Allbright talk with Walker and Risner, two young players who have used matchups with each other to help them improve during training camp.
Broncos Camp Day 13 Breakdown: Kareem Jackson's big day
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards discuss the Broncos' 13th camp practice, and Edwards talks with Kareem Jackson, who intercepted two Joe Flacco passes. But first, they discuss the fact that the Broncos will see a lot of Paxton Lynch when they face the Seahawks on Thursday night.
Broncos Camp Day 12 Breakdown: Back to the practice grind
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards are back in the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse studio to reflect on the Hall of Fame induction speeches, specifically Champ Bailey's speech, which Edwards says was "smooth, honest and poignant" (1:59). At 10:00, they get into Denver's "Chronicles of Riddick" -- as in new running back Theo Riddick and how he will be used and what his arrival means for roster construction. Mason, Edwards and KOA Newsradio's Benjamin Allbright also talk with rookie defensive end Dre'Mont Jones about his big performance Thursday night (24:54).
Broncos Camp Breakdown: Assessing as the preseason opens
Steve Atwater joins Ryan Edwards and Andrew Mason to take stock of where the Broncos sit as the preseason opens. What do we know now that we didn't know two weeks ago? They get into that. Ryan, Mase and KOA Newsradio's Benjamin Allbright also catch up with Offensive Coordinator Rich Scangarello.
Broncos Day 10 Camp Breakdown: Disseminating the depth chart
"If you put any stock in to it you’re mistaken," Head Coach Vic Fangio said of the depth chart issued Monday. But Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards will try to find some meaning in it. They also discuss Joe Flacco and what it will take for Broncos Country to give its new QB a full embrace, as Mase notes how few Flacco jerseys he's seen worn by fans this summer at camp.
Broncos Boardroom Blitz (Ep. 9) with Brad Post
The finale of the Broncos Boardroom Blitz podcast has arrived and features Mascot Coordinator Brad Post as he sheds some insight on his experiences as Miles the Mascot. Host Niyanth Anand, an MBA graduate at Duke University and a Broncos business intelligence intern, gathers insider advice for breaking into the competitive sports industry.
Special thanks to Meher Kohli for sound-editing assistance.
Broncos Camp Day 8 Breakdown: Offense stacks up another good day
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards dive into the Broncos' eighth training camp practice, discussing how the offense found confidence in a second consecutive strong day. They also dive into the progress of Drew Lock, who saw some work against the first-team defense Friday. Also featured are interviews with NT Shelby Harris (13:58), S Su'a Cravens (19:57), WR Kelvin McKnight (27:29) and newly signed WR Nick Williams (33:00).
Broncos Day 7 Camp Breakdown: Offense gets its day
The offense found cohesion and rhythm during Thursday's practice, and Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards have the details. They talk about what worked for the offense, what's going on at quarterback and what else it needs to find after taking "baby steps" toward where it wants to go. Ryan, Mase and KOA Newsradio's Benjamin Allbright also catch up with rookie WR Juwann Winfree (9:30), RG Ron Leary (19:15) and TE Troy Fumagalli (28:15).
Broncos Camp Day 6 Breakdown: Projecting Noah Fant
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards discuss the progress of Noah Fant and explain how a 40-catch, 500-yard, 5-touchdown season would put him among the top 10 rookie TEs of the past 40 years. But first, they pay tribute to actor Rutger Hauer, star of the Steve Atwater-and-Ray-Crockett-produced film "Dead Tone." Also, Ryan gives some "tough love" to Courtland Sutton, while Mase describes the shopping trip for a new stopwatch that was caused by the Broncos' decision to create a punting competition by signing Justin Vogel.
The Neutral Zone (Ep. 27): Pressing pause on training camp
On this episode of "The Neutral Zone," Aric DiLalla and Phil Milani are joined by special guest Ben Swanson to recap the first five practices of training camp and look ahead to what may be next. The crew discusses the quarterbacks (2:24), the atmosphere at practice (23:56), camp standouts (37:40) and injuries (49:40). Want more of "The Neutral Zone"? Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts.
Broncos Camp Breakdown: Day 5 analysis, and a chat with Royce Freeman
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards take the temperature of the Broncos' offense after five days of camp. At 1:00, Mase and Ryan break down how some of the offense's errors -- particularly dropped passes -- were unforced during Monday's work and how that contrasted with previous days. They also discuss one moment that showed the potential of Drew Lock and Brendan Langley (6:45). There are some things to like about the offense -- particularly on the ground (10:30). Finally, at 25:17, Ryan, Mase and Benjamin Allbright chat with RB Royce Freeman about the state of the offense.
Broncos Camp Breakdown: Day 4
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards take you through the most intense day of training camp to date. At 3:10, they analyze the progress of first-round TE Noah Fant. At 6:55, they get into some of Offensive Coordinator Rich Scangarello's comments, including his comparison of Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman to Atlanta's RB combination in 2015 and 2016 (6:55) and his praise of OL Elijah Wilkkinson (11:25). Then, Mase and Ryan discuss the brief work Brett Rypien got against the No. 1 defense and what it means (13:50). Later, they catch up with safety Trey Marshall, CB Chris Harris Jr. and WR Juwann Winfree.
Broncos Camp Breakdown: Day 3
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards break down what happened on a Day 3 of camp that saw the defense dominate with five takeaways. Beginning at 1:36, they discuss how pressure up front is causing problems for the offense, including a huge day for DeMarcus Walker (15:35) and some big plays for Jeff Holland, Malik Reed and Dekoda Watson (19:49) over the first three days of camp. They also discuss what they like about Drew Lock so far in camp (21:30). Benjamin Allbright of KOA Newsradio also joins them to talk with Holland (16:49) and inside linebacker Josh Watson (23:57), who saw first-team reps Saturday.
Broncos Camp Breakdown: Day 2
Do we start with the good or the bad? Ryan Edwards convinces Andrew Mason to start their Day 2 wrap with what went well -- beginning with WR Courtland Sutton's performance. They get into the changes at inside linebacker in the wake of Todd Davis' injury. KOA's Benjamin Allbright joins them to talk with Josey Jewell (5:16) and Alexander Johnson (13:22). Later, they discuss the state of the backup QB situation (18:42) and a positive sign for Garett Bolles from his daily duels with Bradley Chubb (21:36).
Broncos Audio Zone: Camp Breakdown, Day 1
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards take you through the ups and downs of the Broncos' first training-camp practice, starting with the solid day for RB Phillip Lindsay. They also catch up with Day 1 standouts Malik Reed (14:26), De'Vante Bausby (24:52), Justin Simmons (26:15), Devontae Jackson (28:07), Brendan Langley (31:38) and Isaac Yiadom (33:33).
The Neutral Zone (Ep. 26): Back to work at training camp
Training camp has officially started, and "The Neutral Zone" has you covered on everything to know as the Broncos get back to work. Phil Milani and Aric DiLalla review Joe Flacco's first day (1:15), discuss Vic Fangio's plan for camp (7:45), chat about Drew Lock (10:55), talk about the return of key players (19:28), discuss the impact of Todd Davis' injury (25:39), and wrap up the show in style (36:53). Want more of "The Neutral Zone"? Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts.
Broncos Camp Preview: What will define the Broncos' season?
Andrew Mason says, "Specifically, above all, it will be defined by what Joe Flacco does." Ring of Famer Steve Atwater says the Broncos' 2019 season will be defined by how the coaching staff can connect with the players. Ryan Edwards joins Mase and Steve as they look to what's on the horizon for the training camp and the season to follow.
Broncos camp preview: Projecting the 53-man roster
Andrew Mason, Ryan Edwards and Ring of Famer Steve Atwater take their best guesses at the composition of the Broncos' roster at the end of the summer. Will the team keep three quarterbacks? How about four tight ends? And will the Broncos have at least one undrafted rookie on the first 53-man roster of the regular season? Find out what Mase, Ryan and Steve think!
Broncos Boardroom Blitz (Ep. 8) with Liz Coates
The Broncos Boardroom Blitz podcast continues with Game Entertainment Manager Liz Coates as she discusses what goes into developing the Broncos’ game experience. Host Niyanth Anand, an MBA graduate at Duke University and a Broncos business intelligence intern, gathers insider advice for breaking into the competitive sports industry.
Special thanks to Meher Kohli for sound-editing assistance.
The Neutral Zone (Ep. 25): A training camp tune-up
As training camp approaches, Phil Milani and Aric DiLalla break down every angle of the upcoming few weeks of practice. The boys discuss what they hope to see from Joe Flacco (5:22), evaluate the wide receiving corps (18:33), debate which position group is most improved (23:20), set expectations for the defense (33:50) and chat about which rookies could make an immediate impact (43:30). Can't get enough of "The Neutral Zone"? Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn or wherever you get your podcasts.
Broncos Boardroom Blitz (Ep. 7) with Shawna Peters
The Broncos Boardroom Blitz podcast returns with Broncos Director of Cheerleaders Shawna Peters for insider advice on breaking into the competitive sports industry. Host Niyanth Anand, an MBA Graduate at Duke University and a Broncos business intelligence intern, gathers insider advice for breaking into the competitive sports industry.
Special thanks to Meher Kohli for sound-editing assistance.
The Neutral Zone (Ep. 24): Breaking down the Broncos Top 100 Team
Following the release of the Broncos Top 100 Team, Phil Milani and Aric DiLalla take a deep dive and offer their thoughts on several components of the list, including who would make their Top 5 Broncos of all time (2:50), which Super Bowl 50 player on the Top 100 is best (23:14), which current Broncos could one day merit Top 100 consideration (28:57) and who the best quote in the Top 100 is (36:02). As always, you don't want to miss "The Neutral Zone". To ensure you never miss a moment, subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone on iTunes, TuneIn and Stitcher.
Broncos History Podcast: A deep dive into the Broncos 100
Along with the thousands of fans who voted, Andrew Mason and Jim Saccomano helped put together the Broncos 100, the list of the 100 best Broncos in the team's history. During this 49-minute conversation, Mason and Saccomano dive into the selection a few players in particular, including WRs Al Denson (3:52) and Steve Watson (11:00), longtime special-teams captain Keith Burns (35:02) and RB Clinton Portis (38:19).
Horsin' Around: Celebrating the legacy of Owner Pat Bowlen
Andrew Mason and Phil Milani discuss memories of the Broncos' longtime owner with Ring of Fame safety Steve Atwater, Hall of Fame running back Terrell Davis, two-time Super Bowl winning head coach Mike Shanahan and former Broncos GM Ted Sundquist in interviews that first aired on Orange and Blue 760.
Horsin' Around: Broncos minicamp reflections with Steve Atwater, Ed Donatell and Tom McMahon
Ring of Famer Steve Atwater joins Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards to recap Broncos minicamp. The guys open by recalling how three years ago this week, the Broncos visited the White House to celebrate Super Bowl 50 (1:16). Then, they talk about whether their expectations for the season have changed based on the work over the last four weeks (3:08). Steve details why he thinks the secondary will be the most improved area on the team (10:25). Mase and Ryan then talk with Special Teams Coordinator Tom McMahon about the competition at returner, the progress of punter Colby Wadman and his thoughts on the second year of the new on-side kickoff rules (15:50). Then, the guys chat with Defensive Coordinator Ed Donatell about where his defense stands (28:26). Finally, Ryan and Mase gush over how the Broncos emphasized game-management work during minicamp and OTAs (33:40).
Broncos minicamp chat: LT Garett Bolles
Bolles joined Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal on Orange and Blue 760 after the Broncos' second day of minicamp to discuss the process of installing a new offense. "This is an offense that fits us all [on the offensive line]," Bolles said. 'We're not the biggest guys, but we're fast, we're agile and we can move."
Broncos minicamp chat: DL Shelby Harris
Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards talk with Harris about the new defensive scheme, the pressure generated by the front seven, the pace of offseason practices and how Head Coach Vic Fangio doesn't throw out compliments willy-nilly. "I got a head-nod once," Harris said, laughing.
The Neutral Zone (Ep. 23): Minicamp mania
On this episode of "The Neutral Zone," Phil Milani and Aric DiLalla preview the Broncos' mandatory minicamp that will wrap up the team's offseason program. Aric and Phil touch on the progress of Drew Lock (2:00), set barometer for success for Joe Flacco (6:33), discuss Emmanuel Sanders' and Phillip Lindsay's injury statuses (11:45), evaluate the defense (17:29), talk about players in contract years (22:24), revisit Von Miller's Pass Rush Summit (24:00), explain the next step for Bradley Chubb (26:49), chat about the culture Vic Fangio has established (27:31) and debate the best time zone for sports (42:21). Like "The Neutral Zone"? Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone on iTunes, TuneIn or Stitcher and leave a rating/review!
A chat with Hall of Famer Floyd Little
"The Franchise" joined Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to talk about the upcoming Hall induction of Owner Pat Bowlen and the time when Lou Saban wanted to cut him during a 1968 game. Little also described the thrill of being able to wear the gold jacket emblematic of Hall of Fame membership!
Broncos Boardroom Blitz (Ep. 6) with Ted Santiago
Our sixth episode of the Broncos Boardroom Blitz podcast features Ted Santiago, the Broncos' director of marketing, and details his journey to Denver. Host Niyanth Anand, an MBA candidate at Duke University and a Broncos business intelligence intern, gathers insider advice for breaking into the competitive sports industry.
Special thanks to Meher Kohli for sound-editing assistance.
Horsin' Around: Breaking down OTA Week 3 with Josey Jewell
The Broncos returned to the practice field Wednesday, and Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards take you through what happened during the two hours of work. They talk about the return of Chris Harris Jr. (1:14) and his impact on helping the secondary find its intended composition (3:20). Then they break down the role for fellow CB Bryce Callahan (5:30), who intercepted a pass Wednesday. Mase and Ryan then touch on the growth of TE Troy Fumagalli (8:54). Finally, Justin Adams, Mase and Ryan talk with LB Josey Jewell (12:41) in a chat from Orange and Blue 760 about the progress of the defense and how the scheme plays to Jewell's skill set.
Steve Antonopulos talks about presenting Pat Bowlen at HoF
Broncos Director of Sports Medicine Steve Antonopulos joined Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss the impact of Owner Pat Bowlen on the Broncos and what it means to him to present Bowlen for induction at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August.
Broncos History Podcast: Debating the #Broncos100
There's still time for you to vote for the #Broncos100, and Jim Saccomano and Andrew Mason are your guides through some of the potential tussles for spots on the team. One example of a cross-generational debate is at linebacker, where Orange Crush member Bob Swenson and 2000s standout D.J. Williams are among the players on the ballot. Mase and Sacco also discuss retired Broncos jerseys, including the debate on whether the team should retire a jersey for the first time in 20 years.
Horsin' Around: OTA analysis and a few minutes with Su'a Cravens
Week 2 of OTAs is under way, and Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards grab the mics to discuss what happened when the Broncos got back in the field. A slew of players caught Mase's eyes, including rookie TE Noah Fant, WR DaeSean Hamilton and a good chunk of the Broncos' front seven, which generated pressure throughout the two-hour practice. At 7:59, Cravens joins Mason, Edwards and Steve Atwater to talk about the fresh start he's gotten and how the work under Head Coach Vic Fangio is "no-nonsense" and "a lot more serious" than last year. Cravens also details how he's working more at safety than he did last year, when he was shifted into the box at times. Later, Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal talk with the newest Ring of Famer, cornerback Champ Bailey (22:36) in a conversation from Orange and Blue 760. "Actually, I cherish this one a little bit more [than the Hall of Fame] just because Denver was home, and I get to have my name plastered up there [on the upper-deck] facade next to Rod Smith and the rest of those guys -- guys I respect a lot ... it just means everything," Bailey said.
The Neutral Zone (Ep. 22): Back at OTAs
As "The Neutral Zone" returns, Phil Milani and Aric DiLalla discuss Joe Flacco's comments about his role in Denver, preview this year's draft picks, offer their opinions on how the first few days of OTAs looked, evaluate position groups and share their post-draft outlooks on the season.
Horsin' Around: Breaking down OTA Day 1 with Courtland Sutton
The Broncos' first OTA of 2019 is in the books! Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards dissect the practice, discussing the performances of quarterbacks Joe Flacco and Drew Lock, the work of rookies fresh off rookie minicamp and the tempo and tenor of the first OTA under Head Coach Vic Fangio. At 15:36, Ryan, Mase and Steve Atwater get the inside scoop on the OTA from WR Courtland Sutton. "[Flacco] and I are picking up a really good connection," Sutton said.
Rookie spotlight: WR Juwann Winfree
There is plenty for the players to work on at rookie minicamp, and the Broncos' sixth-round pick is trying to learn fast. Winfree told Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards that the coaches have emphasized the need to keep a low pad level and go full speed on each route so he doesn't reveal the intent of the play.
Rookie minicamp spotlight: LB Justin Hollins
Denver's fifth-round pick joined Ryan Edwards, Steve Atwater and Andrew Mason after his first rookie minicamp practice to discuss how the Broncos are using him as both an inside linebacker and outside linebacker, and the "surreal" experience of getting sized up for his helmet and uniform for the first time as a pro.
Rookie minicamp spotlight: QB Brett Rypien
After his first practice as a Bronco, Brett Rypien joined Brandon Krisztal and Benjamin Allbright on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss how he fits in Rich Scangarello's offense and how having Super Bowl XXVI MVP Mark Rypien as his uncle has helped him grow as a football player.
Horsin' Around: Projecting Noah Fant's impact, and a visit with Dekoda Watson
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards of Orange and Blue 760 open up this week's podcast by discussing Emmanuel Sanders' recovery (2:00) from a torn Achilles tendon. How will the distribution of targets and receptions look if he is limited early in the year? At 3:45, Mason and Edwards break that down, and at 7:23, they incorporate Noah Fant and the tight ends into that conversation. At 17:30, the focus turns to the offensive line in the wake of Garett Bolles' comments about the alignment of guards Dalton Risner and Ron Leary. At 26:00, the chat becomes detail-oriented, focusing on the Broncos' emphasis on getting the little details right. Finally, at 37:00, Edwards, Mason and Ring of Famer talk with Watson about his return to Denver in a conversation that aired on Orange and Blue 760. Watson tells the guys how he was in Napa Valley when he learned of the trade. Be sure and subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone in iTunes, Stitcher or whatever podcast platform you use for all the latest throughout the year from UCHealth Training Center!
Horsin' Around: Draft wrap, and getting to know 'three D's' of Broncos' Day 2 haul
Draft season is over, and it's time to reflect. Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards discuss this year's class and how it will be used. They also offer their post-draft grades. Then, it's time to hear from President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway and Head Coach Vic Fangio (24:03) and the three D's of Day 2: OL Dalton Risner (31:59), QB Drew Lock (38:13) and DL Dre'Mont Jones (47:45), with Orange and Blue 760's Brandon Krisztal joining the conversation. Be sure to subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone in iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts to get the latest Broncos analysis and conversation all year long!
Juwann Winfree: 'To be the best, you've got to take criticism'
The Broncos' sixth-round pick joined Andrew Mason, Ryan Edwards, Mike Rice and Brandon Krisztal on Orange and Blue 760 to share how he uses critiques to get better, what he got out of his pre-draft visit with the Broncos and how he plans to prioritize his work on special-teams in his quest to make the 53-man roster this year.
Getting to know fifth-round pick Justin Hollins
Hollins joined Andrew Mason, Mike Rice, Ryan Edwards and Brandon Krisztal on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss the Broncos' selection of him and the ways in which he feels he can improve as he makes the transition to the NFL and a multifaceted role in Denver's defense.
Drew Lock: 'I'm so excited' to be with Broncos
Lock told Andrew Mason, Ryan Edwards, Mike Rice and Brandon Krisztal about his meeting with the Broncos, which included a film session with Offensive Coordinator Rich Scangarello and Quarterbacks Coach T.C. McCartney. Lock said that the coaches pointed out some areas that Lock needed to improve, which he welcomed. "They were being real with me right there," Lock said in the interview on Orange and Blue 760.
A few minutes with Broncos third-round pick Dre'Mont Jones
The Ohio State product joined Andrew Mason, Ryan Edwards, Mike Rice and Brandon Krisztal on Orange and Blue 760 after the Broncos selected him with the No. 71 overall pick. Jones talked about his pass-rush moves, which allowed him to rank second in FBS behind No. 3 overall pick Quinnen Williams in total quarterback pressures last season, according to Pro Football Focus.
Dalton Risner on joining Broncos: 'I knew that was where home should be'
The No. 41 overall pick in the draft joined Ryan Edwards, Andrew Mason, Mike Rice and Brandon Krisztal on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss being drafted by the Broncos and getting to stay near his home in Wiggins, Colorado. "You guys might have to get a new part of the stadium just for the Wiggins fans," Risner said. "You guys just gained a whole fan group of about a thousand people from out of Wiggins."
Horsin' Around: Pre-draft chatter, and diving into John Elway's comments
With fewer than three days left until the 2019 NFL Draft, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards pic up the mics to provide a preview of the draft in light of Elway's comments from a 21-minute pre-draft press conference. Elway jokingly dubbed it "the most irrelevant press conference of the year," but actually provided some morsels on which Ryan and Mase chewed regarding the quarterback position and draft philosophy. Be sure to subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone in iTunes, Stitcher or TuneIn to get the latest from the Broncos Audio Zone!
A trip through Broncos draft history with Andrew Mason and Jim Saccomano
With the draft approaching, Mason and Saccomano take a look back at the Broncos' draft history -- focusing on the years up to 1983. They start by chronicling the early AFL drafts -- when some players were drafted as PR exercises -- before moving on to a look back at the details around the drafting of RB Floyd Little in 1972, the series of strong drafts in the John Ralston era from 1972-76, and, finally, the post-draft trade for John Elway 36 years ago, with an inside look at how it came together from the Broncos' end.
Broncos Boardroom Blitz (Ep. 5) with Steve Atwater
On our fifth episode, Broncos Ring of Fame member Steve Atwater discusses his journey back to the Broncos as Fan Development Manager. Host Niyanth Anand, MBA candidate at Duke University and Business Intelligence intern, gathers insider advice for breaking into the competitive sports industry.
Special thanks to Meher Kohli for sound-editing assistance.
A few minutes with new Broncos CB Bryce Callahan
Callahan, one of the Broncos' top free-agent pickups this year, joined Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss the recent Voluntary Veteran Minicamp, playing for Head Coach Vic Fangio and the amount of work he was able to do this week as he completes his recovery from a foot injury suffered last season.
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: Colorado School of Mines WR Brody Oliver
Oliver, who took part in the East-West Shrine Game, joined Brandon Krisztal and Benjamin Allbright on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss the pre-draft process, his strengths and his chance to take part in the Broncos' Pro Day, held April 10 at the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse.
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.
Catching up with new Broncos CB De'Vante Bausby
After a standout season in which he led the AAF in interceptions, Bausby joined the Broncos on Monday. He chatted with Benjamin Allbright and Michael Coover on Orange and Blue 760 to talk about getting back into the NFL and reuniting with Vic Fangio -- who coached him in Chicago earlier in his career.
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.
TE Jake Butt: 'I'm going to be ready to go for training camp'
"We've been progressing really well," Butt said when he joined Brandon Krisztal and Benjamin Allbright on Orange and Blue 760 to provide an update on his rehabilitation from a torn ACL suffered last year. "The plan is to just keep progressing [and] not rush anything."
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."