Denver Broncos Audio Zone: Media Interviews
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.
Hall of Famer James Lofton: 'Nobody hit harder' than Steve Atwater
Lofton, who is also a Hall of Fame voter, joined Tyler Polumbus and Andy Lindahl on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss Atwater's Hall candidacy. "Nobody hit harder and nobody was a better tackler, because not only did he hit hard, he tackled guys," Lofton said. "... You think he should be in. You wonder why he hasn't gone in, but I also understand the selection process, that it's so thin a margin between being in and not being in."
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.
Brian Billick: Vic Fangio an 'outstanding coach at every level'
Former Ravens head coach Brian Billick, who hired Vic Fangio to join his staff in Baltimore in 2006, joined Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal from Radio Row on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss what he likes about the Broncos' hiring of Fangio.
NFL Network analyst Cynthia Frelund breaks down Super Bowl LIII
Frelund joined Brandon Krisztal and Justin Adams on Orange and Blue 760 from Radio Row on Wednesday to discuss what to expect from the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.
Hall of Fame voter Bob Glauber discusses the annual modern-era logjam
"There's not one of the 15 [modern-era finalists] that really should not be in the Hall of Fame," said the Newsday reporter in an interview with Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal on Orange and Blue 760. Glauber, who also said he expects Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen to be inducted, noted that he would like to see "at least two spots" added per year to the Hall of Fame's annual class size.
Hall of Fame voter Charean Williams on Steve Atwater's induction chances
"We've got to get some of these safeties in," Williams told Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal on Orange and Blue 760, but she added that she expects Ed Reed will get in, leaving Steve Atwater and John Lynch waiting for now. However, Williams also feels that safeties like Atwater and Lynch, along with others such as LeRoy Butler, are all worthy of the Hall. She also discussed the outlook for Champ Bailey and Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen, of whom she says, "He probably should have gone in a few years ago."
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.
DraftAnalyst.com's Tony Pauline breaks down the Senior Bowl
Pauline joined Ray Crockett and Marc Stout on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss the standouts from Senior Bowl week. Pauline liked what he saw from Auburn's Jarrett Stidham, but felt Missouri's Drew Lock was too "inconsistent."
Hall of Fame voter Howard Balzer: 'I'd be shocked' if Pat Bowlen wasn't selected
Balzer, of The Sports Xchange, joined Hall of Fame finalist Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss the possibilities of this year's Hall class, as well as the potential for a one-time, larger class in 2020 to commemorate the NFL's 100th anniversary.
Breaking down the 'very studious' Rich Scangarello
NBC Sports Bay Area's 49ers reporter, Matt Maiocco, joined Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus on Wednesday morning to discuss the Broncos' new offensive coordinator and how he helped guide San Francisco's quarterbacks to success. Maiocco is also a Pro Football Hall of Fame voter, and he told Andy and Tyler that he "would be very surprised, if, in some way, it's not a very good day for Broncos fans" when the 2019 Hall of Fame class is announced.
J.T. O'Sullivan: Rich Scangarello 'has got a great offensive mind and has had it for a long time'
Former NFL quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan played for new Broncos Offensive Coordinator Rich Scangarello at UC-Davis. He told Ray Crockett and Marc Stout of Orange and Blue 760 that the Broncos' new offensive playcaller brings a "really strategic mindset," intelligence and adaptability to his role.
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.
Peter King on Owner Pat Bowlen's Hall of Fame chances: 'I think the news is going to be good'
King also touched upon the Hall of Fame candidacy of Steve Atwater in a conversation with Ray Crockett and Marc Stout on Orange and Blue 760. King cited a "logjam" at safety but adding, "I believe that eventually, Steve Atwater, one of those years is going to get in. Some of these things take a long time, as you guys know. But I think he's a very, very deserving candidate."
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!
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.
Bears radio analyst Tom Thayer on Vic Fangio
Thayer told Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus that being around the run-pass-option-heavy attack the Bears ran last year will help him if he gets a head-coaching shot. "I think he got to see the updated offense, and I think that will help him as a head coach making decisions for the entire team," Thayer said on Orange and Blue 760.
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.
Bruce Arians: Chuck Pagano 'would be a great fit in Denver'
"There's no doubt that he'd love to come home," said Arians of Pagano, who grew up in Boulder. Arians and Pagano coached together with the Colts in 2012. Also, when asked about the possibility of returning to coaching, Arians downplayed it, saying, "I don't know if it's in my future."
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: 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.
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.
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!
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!
CBS' Dan Fouts breaks down Broncos-Jets
The Hall of Fame quarterback and CBS analyst joins Ray Crockett and Marc Stout to discuss the growth of the Broncos' running game and how it can help Case Keenum (2:40), the progress of Jets QB Sam Darnold (3:40), where Case Keenum stands as he continues to adjust to his new team (5:36) and how he feels the Broncos' defense and running game look better compared with last year (7:26).
Broncos Audio Zone Daily: September 25
First up is WR Courtland Sutton (0:18), who tells Brandon Krisztal and Justin Adams that there is no panic in the locker room after the first defeat of the 2018 regular season. Next, Arnie Stapleton of the Associated Press breaks down the Ravens loss with the "First and Ten at Ten" crew at 6:37. Finally, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport joins Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus to break down the weekend around the league (20:57).
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."
CBS' Andrew Catalon breaks down Broncos-Ravens
Catalon, who will be at the play-by-play mic this weekend, talked with Marc Stout and Andy Lindahl about what he expects from the Week 3 matchup.
Broncos Audio Zone Daily: Bradley Chubb and a look at the Ravens
Bradley Chubb chased down Lamar Jackson in the ACC. Now he might have the chance to do it again Sunday. Andrew Mason, Ryan Edwards and Steve Atwater caught up with Chubb in the locker room (0:20). After that, the focus turns to Baltimore and an expansive conversation about all things Ravens with Jerry Coleman of 105.7 the Fan in Baltimore (8:23). At 23:59, Coleman explains why Week 3 is a "must-win" for Baltimore.
Broncos Audio Zone Daily: September 18
Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards begin the show by giving out their game balls for the Broncos' win over Oakland (0:22). Then, Marc Stout and Ray Crockett talk to OLB Shaquil Barrett about his blocked PAT (16:50). Finally, Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus go around the league with NFL Network's Ian Rapoport (21:45).
CBS' Trent Green on Broncos-Raiders, Case Keenum
The Pro Bowl QB-turned-analyst will call Sunday's game with Greg Gumbel and Bruce Arians. He joined Marc Stout and Andy Lindahl to discuss the matchup and how Keenum's career arc has some parallels with his own.
'A good amount of sanity' from Broncos TV's Phil Milani
Milani delivered some salient points as he joined Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards for an 18-minute conversation Thursday. They touched on a handful of topics, including Milani's "Out Route" interview with RT Jared Veldheer, the progress of RB Phillip Lindsay and Jimmy Garoppolo's 49ers contract.
The view from Oakland: Talking Raiders with Michael Gehlken
The Raiders beat writer for the Las Vegas Review-Journal joined Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards to discuss the Raiders' myriad roster moves, the return of WR Martavis Bryant after he was cut and the outlook for the Raiders going forward.
Broncos Audio Zone Daily: September 13
Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards begin by catching up with CB Adam Jones (0:30). Then, Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus talk with WR Emmanuel Sanders about his Week 1 performance, his front flip and the positive attributes of Case Keenum. Finally, Pro Football Focus analyst Mike Renner joins Mason, Atwater and Edwards to discuss the Broncos' Week 1 performance (12:05).
Brent Musburger talks Broncos-Raiders
The Raiders' play-by-play radio announcer and legendary broadcaster discussed the Raiders' trade of Khalil Mack and how Las Vegas is embracing the Raiders in advance of their 2020 move in his conversation with Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards.
Bruce Arians: Case Keenum 'doesn't blink; that's what I really like about him'
Arians, a former member of the NFL's Competition Committee, also shared his thoughts on this year's rules changes in a conversation with Brandon Krisztal and former Broncos running back Reuben Droughns. "I'm all about player safety," he said. Arians will analyze Sunday's Broncos-Raiders game for CBS.
NFL Network's Kyle Brandt on Case Keenum's Broncos debut
"That game, it was almost like a metaphor for his career," the Good Morning Football co-host told Tyler Polumbus and Andy Lindahl on Orange and Blue 760. Brandt also shared his thoughts on Le'Veon Bell's holdout and how last Sunday "was not a good day" for the Steelers running back.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport breaks down Week 1
As he does every Monday morning, Rapoport joined Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus to discuss a variety of topics, including how Seattle's Earl Thomas and Chicago's Khalil Mack had stellar performances without needing a training-camp or preseason snap.
The view from Seattle: Former Seahawks DE Cliff Avril
After five years in a Seahawks uniform and 10 years in the NFL, Cliff Avril moved to radio this year. He joined Tyler Polumbus and Andy Lindahl to explain how Seattle's reshuffled defense has potential and can be "better than what people think." He also discusses Earl Thomas' return to the Seahawks after a preseason holdout, and shared how much he expects the three-time All-Pro safety to play against the Broncos.
Breaking it down with Matt Boyer
Broncos TV's Matt Boyer dropped by the studio at the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse to discuss the upcoming season and what he expects to see against the Seahawks. You can listen to Broncos TV's personalities every Thursday at 10:20 a.m. MT on Orange and Blue 760!
Broncos Audio Zone Daily: September 6
The countdown to Seattle is on. First, Andrew Mason talks with Shane Ray about expectations for the Broncos' 2018 defense (0:38). Next, Mike Renner of Pro Football Focus joins Mason and the rest of the "First and Ten at Ten" crew for his weekly breakdown (7:40). Ray Crockett and Marc Stout then catch up with Fox Sports' Dick Stockton (21:32) before we reach the nexus of the Brandon Marshall universe (33:41). You can subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn or other podcast apps right now!
Broncos Audio Zone Daily: September 4
Start your work week off by finding out how pass protection helped RBs Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay earn prominent roles, with Freeman getting the starting nod (0:32). Then, Andrew Mason catches up with safety Dymonte Thomas, who explains what he had to do to learn the dime LB role on the fly (2:16). Thomas also reveals how Todd Davis helped him, which is the kind of act that made Davis a defensive captain (6:19). Finally, Mason and Paul Klee of The Gazette in Colorado Springs discuss how and why they expect the 2018 Broncos to be far different than the 2017 edition (13:19).
Broncos Audio Zone Daily: Aug. 21, 2018
At 0:35, Hall of Fame Contributors Committee member Clark Judge joins Chad Andrus and Matt McChesney, telling them that Owner Pat Bowlen "is a virtual lock" to be a Hall of Fame finalist for the 2019 class. At 12:29, you can hear from DL Shelby Harris, who talks about Tuesday's practice. At 20:12, former Broncos and Redskins RB Clinton Portis joins Ray Crockett and Marc Stout. Finally, Voice of the Broncos Dave Logan discusses the Broncos' cornerbacks and other topics with Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus (42:12).
NFL Network's Brian Baldinger: Broncos have 'impressive' rookie class
Players like Bradley Chubb and Courtland Sutton earned nods of praise from Baldinger, who joined Tyler Polumbus and Andy Lindahl on Aug. 8 to share his observations on the Broncos from his visit to UCHealth Training Center last Sunday.
ESPN's Sal Paolantonio: Pat Bowlen in Hall of Fame 'is long overdue'
ESPN's Sal Paolantonio joined Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss Owner Pat Bowlen's Hall of Fame candidacy. "There is nobody in my view, no owner in the NFL, who deserves to go in before Pat Bowlen at this point," Paolantonio said.