Denver Broncos Audio Zone: Player Interviews
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.
Von Miller 'so excited' about playing for Vic Fangio
Miller listened closely when Fangio talked about getting more out of him at his opening press conference as Broncos head coach. As the Super Bowl 50 MVP told Tyler Polumbus and Steve Atwater on Orange and Blue 760, "When he said that, the hair just stood up on the top of my back."
Bradley Chubb 'excited' about Vic Fangio and Ed Donatell
"It's like proving yourself all over again. I feel like it gives yourself something to work for for another year," Chubb said when he joined Brandon Krisztal and Justin Adams of Orange and Blue 760 on Radio Row in Atlanta on Tuesday.
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.
Catching up with Northern Colorado WR Alex Wesley
Wesley joined Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to talk about his Senior Bowl week and what areas of his game he knows that he must improve.
Missouri QB Drew Lock: 'I'm beyond excited' to potentially talk with John Elway
"To think that he's trying to evaluate me to possibly be the quarterback for his team ... that's just something you dream about as a kid," Lock told Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal on Orange and Blue 760 from the Senior Bowl on Monday.
Senior Bowl: OT Dalton Risner talks about his love of the Broncos
A product of Wiggins, Colorado and Kansas State, Risner told Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards about his versatility, leadership and his love of his home-state team. "I was watching the Broncos from the Jake Plummer days and the Kyle Orton days. I'm a true Broncos fan," he said.
Neil Smith: 'Steve Atwater is the reason why I got to Denver'
Neil Smith won a pair of Super Bowls with Denver, but he's also a Chiefs legend who lives in Kansas City. He joined Ray Crockett and Marc Stout on Orange and Blue 760 to break down the AFC Championship matchup between the Chiefs and Patriots -- and to share his memories of how Atwater compelled him to join the Broncos as a free agent in 1997.
Shelby Harris breaks down Championship Weekend
"[Kansas City's] offense is levels ahead of us, and we've got to get to that point," Harris told Justin Adams and Anthony Rodriguez on Orange and Blue 760 as he broke down this weekend's conference-championship games.
Broncos Audio Zone: Derek Wolfe and Vic Fangio's desire to avoid "death by inches"
Fangio's leadership could be just what the Broncos need, as Derek Wolfe tells Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards at 0:38. Wolfe expects the new coach to "bring a different type of discipline" to the team. Wolfe also talks about how some of the details, and says that getting discipline right starts in the meetings (9:01). Steve, Mase and Ryan then share what they took away from Fangio's introduction to Broncos Country (17:33).
Brandon Marshall reflects on his 2018 season
In a conversation on Orange and Blue 760, Marshall told Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal that he felt like he was not strong enough at the point of attack, so as he rehabilitated from a knee injury, he added weight so he could return stronger at the end of the season.
Jake Plummer on his College Football Hall of Fame induction
The former Broncos starting quarterback joined Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal to discuss the honor. He also offered his thoughts on the Broncos' 2018 season and his belief that the team is "not far off."
Catching up with TE Troy Fumagalli
Troy Fumagalli's season was lost to injury, but he tells Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards that he "feels great" and is ready to go for 2019. Find out how the fifth-round pick in the 2018 draft used the year to work in the weight room and work on the mental side of his game by participating in film sessions and meetings with his fellow tight ends.
Zach Kerr talks about his experience playing for Chuck Pagano
"It would be cool to be reunited with Chuck," said Kerr, who played for Pagano with the Indianapolis Colts. Kerr discussed what the Broncos could expect if they hire Pagano in a conversation with Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal on Orange and Blue 760 on Thursday. Kerr also said he thinks the Broncos are "pretty close" to returning to the playoffs.
Todd Davis describes what type of head coach he wants to see
Davis told Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal that he wants the Broncos to hire "who's passionate about the players that we have now -- that really sees the talent that we have on this team and really wants to build from there."
Broncos Audio Zone: What comes next?
"There are no short cuts," Broncos President/CEO Joe Ellis said, and that's where this podcast begins. Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards go into the locker room to discuss the decision to relieve Vance Joseph of his duties and what changes could be coming with Justin Simmons (1:16) and Shelby Harris (7:12). Then, Chris Harris Jr. answers media questions with characteristic candor (14:21), and at 18:10, Mason, Edwards and Ring of Famer Steve Atwater discuss what Harris' sentiments mean.
Horsin' Around: Adam Gotsis, Will Parks, Garett Bolles and Royce Freeman
For Week 17, Andrew Mason, Ryan Edwards and Steve Atwater talk to four players whose roles and form have evolved and grown in 2018. First up is Gotsis (1:15), who is playing the best football of his career. Then they talk to Parks, who reflects on the season (10:56). Finally, it's on to the offense, with Garett Bolles (19:37) -- one of two offensive players to start every game this season -- and Royce Freeman (25:53), who will play a big role Sunday with Phillip Lindsay on injured reserve.
Chris Harris Jr. on Broncos' slow starts
"We start to make plays way too late," Harris said when he joined Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus in the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse studio on Thursday. He also talks about having to watch Monday's loss "like a die-hard fan" at home and makes some predictions for Week 17.
Shaquil Barrett on pending free agency: 'I don't want to leave Denver'
Barrett discussed his return in Oakland, his family's Christmas and his outlook as he becomes eligible for unrestricted free agency in his conversation with Julie Browman, Michael Coover and Anthony Rodriguez as they filled in for Ray Crockett and Marc Stout on Wednesday.
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!
Christmas past and Christmas present with Courtland Sutton
Sutton told Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal about the best gift he received as a child, the gifts he plans to give to family, the and "decorative robes" that Brandon McManus gave his teammates on Friday.
Justin Simmons ready for Oakland challenge
Simmons also talked about the atmosphere he expects to see in Oakland on Monday night when he spoke with Justin Adams from the locker room.
Chris Harris Jr. feels he took his game to 'another level' in 2018
Harris also told Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus how he feels "great," even though he was placed on injured reserve this week. He discussed a few other topics during his weekly interview on Orange and Blue 760.
Broncos Audio Zone: All about Phillip Lindsay
With a Pro Bowl selection, Phillip Lindsay's stellar rookie season received a fitting cherry on top of a sundae filled with heaping scoops of yardage (over 1,200 yards from scrimmage) and touchdowns (10). Hear his conversation with Ray Crockett and Marc Stout, and then learn more about what made him so successful from his high-school coach, his uncle, Tony Lindsay!
Garett Bolles: OL shares pride in Phillip Lindsay's Pro Bowl season
"To have a 1,000-yard back behind us, that's a spectacular season [for the line] in my eyes," Bolles told Ray Crockett and Marc Stout on Wednesday, one day after Lindsay was selected to the Pro Bowl.
Case Keenum: Mistakes 'cost us the game'
"We did a good job for most of the game. You take out two or three passes, and it's really good. But you can't do that. You've got to be perfect," Keenum told Tyler Polumbus and Andy Lindahl on Tuesday morning.
Dymonte Thomas tells about being pressed into corner duty
Thomas told Justin Adams and Brandon Krisztal that prior to Saturday, he had not played cornerback since his pee-wee days -- and when he did back then, he only blitzed. He also discussed his second-quarter interception against Cleveland.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Broncos Audio Zone: Devontae Booker, hat tips and cap throws
In the Tuesday roundup, we've got running back Devontae Booker with Brandon Krisztal and Justin Adams (0:21), our weekly breakdown of standouts and frustrating moments in the tip-your-cap (5:06) and throw-your-hat (17:30) segments, and finally, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport to discuss trade-deadline possibilities (32:56) with Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus.
Horsin' Around: Chiefs 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.
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!
OLB Shane Ray 'pushing for this week' to return from ankle injury
After missing last week because of a sprained ankle, Ray expressed optimism that he could play Sunday in his home town of Kansas City. "Every time that we play the Chiefs, it really just takes my mindset to another level," he told Brandon Krisztal and Justin Adams.
WR Emmanuel Sanders: 'We've got guys that can make plays down the field'
Sanders believes that because of the Broncos' array of playmakers, they have an offense that can push the ball downfield and make plays against any team they play. He discussed the offense's progress and off-field topics in his chat with Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus on Wednesday.
QB Case Keenum eager for second chance at Chiefs
"What's great about divisional games is that you get another chance at them, and now we're here," Keenum told Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus during his weekly interview on Orange and Blue 760 on Tuesday morning.
Broncos Audio Zone: Justin Simmons and Shamarko Thomas
We open Chiefs week by catching up with Simmons, who lined up in the slot on some plays last Thursday, and Thomas, whose thunderous tackles on first-quarter kickoff returns set the tone for the Broncos' rout of the Cardinals. Finally, Marc Stout and Ray Crockett of Orange and Blue 760 talk about the Chiefs' fast start with Kansas City's former head coach, Dick Vermeil.