Denver Broncos Audio Zone: First & 10 @ Ten
First & 10 @ Ten
Horsin' Around: Celebrating the legacy of Owner Pat Bowlen
Andrew Mason and Phil Milani discuss memories of the Broncos' longtime owner with Ring of Fame safety Steve Atwater, Hall of Fame running back Terrell Davis, two-time Super Bowl winning head coach Mike Shanahan and former Broncos GM Ted Sundquist in interviews that first aired on Orange and Blue 760.
Horsin' Around: Broncos minicamp reflections with Steve Atwater, Ed Donatell and Tom McMahon
Ring of Famer Steve Atwater joins Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards to recap Broncos minicamp. The guys open by recalling how three years ago this week, the Broncos visited the White House to celebrate Super Bowl 50 (1:16). Then, they talk about whether their expectations for the season have changed based on the work over the last four weeks (3:08). Steve details why he thinks the secondary will be the most improved area on the team (10:25). Mase and Ryan then talk with Special Teams Coordinator Tom McMahon about the competition at returner, the progress of punter Colby Wadman and his thoughts on the second year of the new on-side kickoff rules (15:50). Then, the guys chat with Defensive Coordinator Ed Donatell about where his defense stands (28:26). Finally, Ryan and Mase gush over how the Broncos emphasized game-management work during minicamp and OTAs (33:40).
Broncos minicamp chat: 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.
Steve Antonopulos talks about presenting Pat Bowlen at HoF
Broncos Director of Sports Medicine Steve Antonopulos joined Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss the impact of Owner Pat Bowlen on the Broncos and what it means to him to present Bowlen for induction at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August.
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.
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.
Horsin' Around: Projecting Noah Fant's impact, and a visit with Dekoda Watson
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards of Orange and Blue 760 open up this week's podcast by discussing Emmanuel Sanders' recovery (2:00) from a torn Achilles tendon. How will the distribution of targets and receptions look if he is limited early in the year? At 3:45, Mason and Edwards break that down, and at 7:23, they incorporate Noah Fant and the tight ends into that conversation. At 17:30, the focus turns to the offensive line in the wake of Garett Bolles' comments about the alignment of guards Dalton Risner and Ron Leary. At 26:00, the chat becomes detail-oriented, focusing on the Broncos' emphasis on getting the little details right. Finally, at 37:00, Edwards, Mason and Ring of Famer talk with Watson about his return to Denver in a conversation that aired on Orange and Blue 760. Watson tells the guys how he was in Napa Valley when he learned of the trade. Be sure and subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone in iTunes, Stitcher or whatever podcast platform you use for all the latest throughout the year from UCHealth Training Center!
Horsin' Around: Draft wrap, and getting to know 'three D's' of Broncos' Day 2 haul
Draft season is over, and it's time to reflect. Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards discuss this year's class and how it will be used. They also offer their post-draft grades. Then, it's time to hear from President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway and Head Coach Vic Fangio (24:03) and the three D's of Day 2: OL Dalton Risner (31:59), QB Drew Lock (38:13) and DL Dre'Mont Jones (47:45), with Orange and Blue 760's Brandon Krisztal joining the conversation. Be sure to subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone in iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts to get the latest Broncos analysis and conversation all year long!
Juwann Winfree: 'To be the best, you've got to take criticism'
The Broncos' sixth-round pick joined Andrew Mason, Ryan Edwards, Mike Rice and Brandon Krisztal on Orange and Blue 760 to share how he uses critiques to get better, what he got out of his pre-draft visit with the Broncos and how he plans to prioritize his work on special-teams in his quest to make the 53-man roster this year.
Getting to know fifth-round pick Justin Hollins
Hollins joined Andrew Mason, Mike Rice, Ryan Edwards and Brandon Krisztal on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss the Broncos' selection of him and the ways in which he feels he can improve as he makes the transition to the NFL and a multifaceted role in Denver's defense.
Drew Lock: 'I'm so excited' to be with Broncos
Lock told Andrew Mason, Ryan Edwards, Mike Rice and Brandon Krisztal about his meeting with the Broncos, which included a film session with Offensive Coordinator Rich Scangarello and Quarterbacks Coach T.C. McCartney. Lock said that the coaches pointed out some areas that Lock needed to improve, which he welcomed. "They were being real with me right there," Lock said in the interview on Orange and Blue 760.
A few minutes with Broncos third-round pick Dre'Mont Jones
The Ohio State product joined Andrew Mason, Ryan Edwards, Mike Rice and Brandon Krisztal on Orange and Blue 760 after the Broncos selected him with the No. 71 overall pick. Jones talked about his pass-rush moves, which allowed him to rank second in FBS behind No. 3 overall pick Quinnen Williams in total quarterback pressures last season, according to Pro Football Focus.
Dalton Risner on joining Broncos: 'I knew that was where home should be'
The No. 41 overall pick in the draft joined Ryan Edwards, Andrew Mason, Mike Rice and Brandon Krisztal on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss being drafted by the Broncos and getting to stay near his home in Wiggins, Colorado. "You guys might have to get a new part of the stadium just for the Wiggins fans," Risner said. "You guys just gained a whole fan group of about a thousand people from out of Wiggins."
Horsin' Around: Pre-draft chatter, and diving into John Elway's comments
With fewer than three days left until the 2019 NFL Draft, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards pic up the mics to provide a preview of the draft in light of Elway's comments from a 21-minute pre-draft press conference. Elway jokingly dubbed it "the most irrelevant press conference of the year," but actually provided some morsels on which Ryan and Mase chewed regarding the quarterback position and draft philosophy. Be sure to subscribe to the Broncos Audio Zone in iTunes, Stitcher or TuneIn to get the latest from the Broncos Audio Zone!
A trip through Broncos draft history with Andrew Mason and Jim Saccomano
With the draft approaching, Mason and Saccomano take a look back at the Broncos' draft history -- focusing on the years up to 1983. They start by chronicling the early AFL drafts -- when some players were drafted as PR exercises -- before moving on to a look back at the details around the drafting of RB Floyd Little in 1972, the series of strong drafts in the John Ralston era from 1972-76, and, finally, the post-draft trade for John Elway 36 years ago, with an inside look at how it came together from the Broncos' end.
A few minutes with new Broncos CB Bryce Callahan
Callahan, one of the Broncos' top free-agent pickups this year, joined Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss the recent Voluntary Veteran Minicamp, playing for Head Coach Vic Fangio and the amount of work he was able to do this week as he completes his recovery from a foot injury suffered last season.
A deep dive into the Broncos' 2019 schedule, featuring Will Parks
Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards have the most comprehensive look at the Broncos' 2019 slate, with a two-hour show from Orange and Blue 760! Find out what matters about the slate with analysis from 9News' Mike Klis (14:41), Ring of Famer Steve Atwater (29:41), Benjamin Allbright (44:28), Rick Lewis of the Broncos Radio Network (59:16), Voice of the Broncos Dave Logan (1:11:02), Orange and Blue 760's Brandon Krisztal (1:27:43) and safety Will Parks (1:34:29)! Mase and Ryan then wrap the show with their way-too-early 2019 season predictions.
Horsin' Around: Draft quarterback chatter, and a few minutes with Derek Wolfe
Ring of Famer Steve Atwater joins Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards for a free-wheeling conversation about draft quarterbacks -- and what they think of Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins in particular. Then, the three talk with DE Derek Wolfe in a conversation from Orange and Blue 760. Wolfe talks about the impact of Head Coach Vic Fangio. Wolfe also shares how his impending fatherhood has changed his outlook on his career. Finally, Atwater, Mason and Edwards talk with Duke head coach David Cutcliffe about his QB prospect, Daniel Jones.
Draft Chat: Duke coach David Cutcliffe breaks down QB Daniel Jones
"He's what you're looking for," Cutcliffe said said when he joined Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards to break down Jones' development and his draft prospects on Orange and Blue 760. Cutcliffe also shared some of what he learned from his tutelage of Peyton Manning over the years.
Draft Chat: TCU edge rusher Ben Banogu
Banogu, who was one of the leaders in college football in generating pressures last year, joined Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss his growth as a pass rusher, his leadership attributes as a team captain at TCU and the areas in which he wants to improve when he makes it to the NFL.
SEC Network's Tom Hart breaks down Missouri QB Drew Lock
Hart, who covered Lock throughout the QB's four seasons at Missouri, joined the "First and Ten at Ten" crew on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss Lock's attributes and his growth despite playing for three different offensive coordinators with the Tigers.
Horsin' Around: Vic Fangio establishes his culture, and a few minutes with Dalton Risner
Broncos players are back at UCHealth Training Center, and Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards are here to break down the first week. First, they look at the culture Fangio wants to establish and why what Bradley Chubb said about "writing stuff down" in meetings is one of the first steps necessary (4:50). Later, they discuss how Courtland Sutton's rookie production bodes well for his goal of becoming a WR1 (16:30). Then, in a conversation from Orange and Blue 760, they catch up with Kansas State OL Dalton Risner (36:38), who discusses his pre-draft visit with the Broncos, which he called a "dream come true." Risner also shared what he gleaned from his meeting with offensive-line coaches Mike Munchak and Chris Kuper. "I just felt like I could play for those guys," Risner said. "I just felt like I fit right in."
Draft Chat: Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald breaks down Clayton Thorson
"He's going to be the first guy in the building and the last guy to leave," Fitzgerald told Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 in a conversation about Thorson, a four-year starter for the Wildcats.
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.
Making the draft case: Should the Broncos pick a QB?
Andrew Mason argues that the Broncos should. Ryan Edwards argues that they should not. Ring of Famer Steve Atwater is the judge who will hear the two cases and then issue his verdict in this segment from "First and Ten at Ten" on Orange and Blue 760.
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.
'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.
Broncos free-agent history with Andrew Mason and Jim Saccomano
In the first edition of the Broncos History podcast, Jim Saccomano joins Andrew Mason to take a trip through Broncos free-agency history, including the time the Broncos tried to poach eventual Hall of Fame defensive Bruce Smith in 1989 from Buffalo (4:45), the four years of Plan B free agency (7:16), how the first free agent signed under current rules helped pave the way for acquiring Gary Zimmerman (12:55) and how Hall of Fame Owner Pat Bowlen helped close the deal with many free agents over the years (17:57).
Draft Chat: Kentucky CB Lonnie Johnson
A member of the Wildcats' outstanding defense last year, Johnson joined Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss the staring contest in which he found himself during a Combine interview, sitting down with the Broncos for a formal interview, and what he perceives as his strengths and weaknesses.
Draft Chat: Washington ILB Ben Burr-Kirven
A tackling machine for the Huskies, Burr-Kirven joined Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss how teams see using him in the NFL. Burr-Kirven noted that while some teams see him as a sub-package box safety, most look at him as an inside linebacker.
Draft Chat: Utah ILB Cody Barton
After turning in one of the best all-around workouts at this year's NFL Scouting Combine, Barton joined Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss his performance, what weight he expects to play at in the NFL and earning notice at the East-West Shrine Game not only for his on-field work, but his off-field contributions and character.
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).
NFL Films' Greg Cosell on Hall of Fame, draft QBs
Greg Cosell joined Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards from Radio Row at the NFL Scouting Combine on Orange and Blue 760 to analyze the Broncos' reported trade for Joe Flacco, Atwater's potential for the Hall of Fame and his film breakdowns of quarterbacks such as Kyler Murray, Drew Lock and Dwayne Haskins.
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.
Former Broncos WR Vance Johnson shares his memories of playing for Pat Bowlen
"Pat Bowlen, he was always in the locker room, intermingling with the guys. He worked out with us. He loved on us. He got on the airplane, spent time, ate with us. He was a hands-on type of owner," Johnson told Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 from Radio Row during Super Bowl week.
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.
Hall of Fame WR Tim Brown on Steve Atwater's Hall chances
"I had the opportunity this week to speak to some voters, and I just laid it all out as best I could, how great this guy was and how really deserving he is of being in the Hall of Fame," Brown told Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 during a conversation from Super Bowl Radio Row in Atlanta.
Bill Romanowski: Pat Bowlen more than just an owner
"Not only was he my boss and the owner ... he was a friend, and he cared about his players," the former Broncos linebacker told Ring of Famer Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards when he joined them on Orange and Blue 760 from Radio Row in Atlanta.
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.
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.
Recapping Day 1 of Senior Bowl practice
Hall of Fame finalist Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards break down what they saw from the quarterbacks on the South team (1:51) and the North team (21:23), a group that is led by Missouri's Drew Lock, who joins Brandon Krisztal and Justin Adams of Orange and Blue 760 at 29:25. At 37:35, New Mexico State linebacker Terrill Hanks joins the show to discuss how he made the biggest hit of the day during South team practice.
Buffalo QB Tyree Jackson talks about polishing his throwing mechanics
Jackson catches eyes with his size (6-foot-7 and 249 pounds), but it's his arm talent and mobility that put him on the NFL radar. He joined Hall of Fame finalist Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760 to talk about playing in the Senior Bowl and how his recent work with QB guru Jordan Palmer is helping him "clean up my lower-body mechanics ... for me, I want to go 100-for-100 and hit the same spot every time."
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.
Around the AFC West: A look at the Raiders with GM Mike Mayock
The former NFL Network analyst-turned-general manager joined Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Monday to discuss the Senior Bowl and his new team's needs, which start with speed. "We've got to improve our team speed on both sides of the ball," Mayock said.
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.
Ring of Famer Louis Wright: 'Accountability' makes a big difference
The former Broncos cornerback shared his thoughts on new Head Coach Vic Fangio and his focus on avoiding "death by inches" and discussed the absence of Orange Crush defenders from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in a conversation with Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards on Orange and Blue 760.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mason's Power Rankings: Ravens soar into top five
Baltimore's recent form has it atop the AFC North -- and ahead of AFC West standouts from Kansas City and Los Angeles in Andrew Mason's power rankings. The Broncos fell to No. 19. Find out where everyone stands, from the top (New Orleans) to the bottom (Arizona).
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.
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!
Mason's Power Rankings: Chargers move up
How far did the Broncos fall in their loss? Did the Chargers' win over the Chiefs move them past their rivals from the Midwest? And which ranking was so absurd that Steve Atwater could only shake his head in exasperation? Find out in Andrew Mason's by-the-numbers power rankings for Week 15.
Broncos Audio Zone: Simon Fletcher passes the torch
Simon Fletcher held the Broncos' sack record for over two decades. Saturday, he watched Von Miller break his club mark -- and then personally congratulated Miller on his accomplishment. Fletcher shared his thoughts on Miller, the record he held and the Broncos' D with Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards. After that chat, Mase, Steve and Ryan tip their caps to players who did well in the loss to Cleveland.
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.
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!
Horsin' Around: 49ers postgame
"This loss defies description," as Andrew Mason says in the opening moments. But he and Ryan Edwards of "First and Ten at Ten" on Orange and Blue 760 take a swing at analyzing it anyway, as they deconstruct all that went awry for the Broncos in their 20-14 loss to the 49ers.
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.
Mason's Week 14 Power Rankings: Broncos into top dozen
Despite a loss, New Orleans kept its top spot. But how far did the Broncos rise after their third straight win -- and where do the other teams in the AFC West sit? Find out in Andrew Mason's power rankings -- with some analysis from Ring of Famer Steve Atwater.