Denver Broncos Audio Zone: Coach Interviews
The Neutral Zone (Ep. 205): How Russell Wilson has had a wide-reaching impact on the Broncos
On this episode of "The Neutral Zone," Phil Milani and Aric DiLalla are checking in following the NFL's Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida. They start by discussing Russell Wilson's impact on his teammates, on expectations for the season and on the buzz about the Broncos (7:33). They then hear from Head Coach Nathaniel Hackett (18:11) before turning ahead to the Broncos' options in the 2022 NFL Draft (24:25). They then hear from General Manager George Paton (36:12) and discuss the changes to the league's overtime rules (45:12). They finish up by getting ESPN's Adam Schefter's take on the Broncos (54:53) and handing out some shoutouts (57:30). Want more of "The Neutral Zone"? Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts. Make sure to leave a rating and review or a comment if you're watching on YouTube.
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.
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).
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!
Horsin' Around: John Elway and Vic Fangio at the Annual League Meeting
Road show! It's off to the NFL's Annual League Meeting, and we bring you a pair of chats from Orange and Blue 760. First, Andrew Mason and Brandon Krisztal catch up with President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway to talk about the Broncos' proposal for altering on-side kickoffs, as well as the personnel moves the team has made in recent weeks. Then they talk with Head Coach Vic Fangio about recent additions like CB Bryce Callahan, how he plans to get his message across to players and the "responsibility" the new coach feels to return the Broncos to their successful form.
Head Coach Vic Fangio at the NFL Scouting Combine
The Combine is important, but it's not a be-all, end-all for Fangio. "You can't tell what kind of football player a guy is in a 15-minute interview ... a 15-minute interview is just a little piece of the puzzle," Fangio told Tyler Polumbus and Julie Browman when he joined Orange and Blue 760 from the NFL Scouting Combine.
Ed Donatell: 'We always think of players, then play'
The Broncos' new defensive coordinator joined his former star pupil Steve Atwater -- and Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards -- on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss his return to Denver and how he and Head Coach Vic Fangio will tailor their concepts to the talent on hand.
Vic Fangio explains how he wants the Broncos to be defined
New Broncos Head Coach Vic Fangio joined Voice of the Broncos Dave Logan after his press conference. He told Logan that one of the best compliments he's received is from some retired coaches. He said they told him they loved watching his defenses because, "They play hard, they play smart, they tough. I would love for that to be a moniker that's tagged to our team." Logan and Fangio also reflect on their memories of the late Sam Mills, a training-camp teammate of Logan's who played for Fangio in the USFL and with the Saints and Panthers.
Vance Joseph: Phillip Lindsay's injury 'serious,' requires surgery
"It requires surgery and a rehab time, but we'll get him back next year," Joseph told Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 on Wednesday. Joseph also discussed what went wrong on the 99-yard punt return allowed by the Broncos on Monday, as well as other issues that led to the defeat.
Vance Joseph: FG on fourth-and-1 'was the right call for our football team'
Joseph also had praise for defenders Jeff Holland and Dymonte Thomas, both of whom saw extensive action in Saturday's loss to the Browns. He also discussed the performance of Denver's tight ends and what he wants to see from the team going forward in his conversation with Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards.
Vance Joseph: 'Our two-minute mechanics were flawless'
In his weekly conversation with Voice of the Broncos Dave Logan on Orange and Blue 760, Joseph praised not only the big aspects of the Broncos' two-minute drill work, but the little parts that saved valuable seconds to make Brandon McManus' game-winning field goal possible.
Vance Joseph updates team's status after bye
Joseph told Voice of the Broncos Dave Logan that he expects safety Darian Stewart, running back Royce Freeman and wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton to practice when the team returns to the field Wednesday in advance of its Week 11 trip to Los Angeles to face the Chargers.
Vance Joseph: 'When you can't stop the run, you can't dictate the game'
"Defensively we were on our heels all day because of the run game," Joseph told Voice of the Broncos Dave Logan as he broke down the performance of the run defense in the Week 6 loss to the Rams. "We had no solutions to slowing the run game down, which made our defense really passive on first and second downs."
Vance Joseph breaks down the win over the Raiders
"We have to improve, improve, and improve, and the more we win, [the more] we have to do more -- on the practice field and off the field. That's what good teams do. Good teams continue to get better," Head Coach Vance Joseph explained to Voice of the Broncos Dave Logan on Monday.
Vance Joseph: 'Our team can play a lot cleaner'
"We made some nice plays in all three phases. But as I watch the tape and I look at what I want our standards to be, I was glad our team won, but our team can play a lot cleaner," Head Coach Vance Joseph told Voice of the Broncos Dave Logan the day after Denver's 27-24 win over Seattle. "We have some work to do."
Vance Joseph: Special teams an 'emphasis' in setting 53-man roster
Head Coach Vance Joseph joined Dave Logan to detail the importance of special teams in determining roster spots (2:32) and what he liked about the Broncos' newest QB, backup Kevin Hogan (3:33). Joseph also discussed the release of De'Angelo Henderson (1:36) and how the second-year running back "had a chance" to return on Denver's practice squad, but opted to join the Jets' practice squad.