Denver Broncos Audio Zone: Player Interviews
Broncos Country Throwback (Ep. 2): Steve Foley shares unique path to NFL
Welcome back to our newest podcast, "Broncos Country Throwback." In this series, long-time head of PR Jim Saccomano will chat with Broncos alumni to hear stories from their playing days and beyond. In this episode, Jim talks with Steve Foley about his draft process in 1975 and explains how the college quarterback made his way back to the NFL after a stop in the World Football League. Like "Broncos Country Thowback"? Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher or Spotify, and leave us a review!
Broncos Country Throwback (Ep. 1): Karl Mecklenburg's reflects on his draft process
Welcome to our newest podcast, "Broncos Country Throwback." In this series, long-time head of PR Jim Saccomano will chat with Broncos alumni to hear stories from their playing days and beyond. In this first episode, Jim talks with Ring of Famer Karl Mecklenburg about his draft process in 1983 and explains how the 12th-round draft pick made the team. Like "Broncos Country Thowback"? Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher or Spotify, and leave us a review!
The Neutral Zone (Ep. 74): Lock checks in
On this episode of "The Neutral Zone," Phil Milani and Aric DiLalla check in around the NFL world. First, Phil chats with Broncos quarterback Drew Lock about his offseason and more (4:39), and then Phil and Aric share their takeaways (18:28). Next, Aric talks with The Athletic's Lindsay Jones (27:34) about adjustments to the NFL calendar, and Aric and Phil react to that news (51:57). Aric then catches up with The Athletic's Vic Tafur about where the Raiders stand (58:41) and Aric and Phil discuss the Raiders' offseason moves (1:04:18). Finally, Phil and Aric close with their traditional shoutouts (1:11:07). Want more of "The Neutral Zone"? Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher or Spotify.
The Neutral Zone (Ep. 73): The chip on Melvin Gordon's shoulder
On this episode of "The Neutral Zone," Phil Milani and Aric DiLalla hear from new Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (7:00), share their thoughts on the move (11:57), talk with Chiefs.com reporter BJ Kissel about where Kansas City stands (20:42), weigh in on how the Broncos can catch the Chiefs (34:53), offer their latest draft thoughts (42:43), name their Top 5 quarterbacks of all time (55:04) and close with traditional shoutouts (1:06:32). Want more of "The Neutral Zone"? Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher and Spotify.
The Neutral Zone (Ep. 72): According to reports ...
The Broncos on Friday reportedly agreed to terms with two-time Pro Bowl running back Melvin Gordon III, and "The Neutral Zone" crew has you covered on what you need to know. Phil Milani, Aric DiLalla and Hall of Famer Steve Atwater break down the reported news (1:16), discuss the team's trade for Jurrell Casey (10:06), hear from Kareem Jackson about his new teammate in the defensive backfield (21:46), discuss who the Broncos should target in the second wave of free agency (23:42) and close with the traditional shoutouts (28:10). Want more of "The Neutral Zone"? Subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and Spotify.
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: 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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."
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: 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.
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."
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."
OLB Jeff Holland: With Vic Fangio, 'the sky's the limit'
One day before offseason workouts began, Holland joined Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss what he's learned about new Head Coach Vic Fangio, what he took from his on-field work late in the 2018 regular season and the opportunity for him to follow a path like the one that Shaquil Barrett took over five seasons before signing with the Bucs as an unrestricted free agent.
Draft Chat: Air Force WR Jalen Robinette
After serving as a commissioned Air Force officer following his time at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Robinette is ready for his NFL shot. The big, productive wide receiver joined Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss what he did the last two years to stay in shape and how his Air Force experience makes him well-prepared for the NFL.
Draft Chat: Ohio State WR Terry McLaurin
One day after his Pro Day work in Columbus, Ohio, McLaurin joined Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to talk about his leadership attributes, the positive traits of his college teammate, QB Dwayne Haskins, and the interest the Broncos have shown in him.
'A lot of unfinished business in Denver' compelled Jeff Heuerman to return
Heuerman joined Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss his personal expectations, his outlook for 2019 and the arrival of Joe Flacco. Heuerman is also excited about the possibilities for tight ends in Rich Scangarello's offense. Heuerman said he watched film of San Francisco's George Kittle and told Scangarello, "There's nothing he's doing that I can't do."
CB Kareem Jackson: Being in Fangio's style of defense is 'a dream for a DB'
"I'm excited, because as a DB, you kind of want to be in those schemes where you get a chance to play some zone and have your eyes on the quarterback, so you can read and react and possibly jump some routes," Jackson told Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760.
Horsin' Around at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine
Go inside the NFL Scouting Combine from Radio Row in Indianapolis! First, Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards talk to NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks (1:14), who currently mocks Missouri QB Drew Lock to the Broncos. He explains why he compares Lock to Matthew Stafford and how he thinks Washington CB Bryon Murphy "is very similar to Chris Harris Jr." NFL Network's James Palmer then joins the guys at 11:04 to discuss the Broncos' reported trade for Joe Flacco and the draft prospects for Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins. Finally, Mason catches up with a below-the-radar draft QB prospect, Mississippi's Jordan Ta'amu (24:06).
Former Broncos/Ravens WR Marlon Brown on Joe Flacco
In the wake of multiple reports that the Broncos will trade for Joe Flacco, Brown joined Marc Stout and Ray Crockett on Orange and Blue 760 to talk about Flacco. "He's a great locker-room guy. He's great off the field. He's great on the field," Brown said, later adding, "Man, he can make all the throws -- and then some."
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!