Denver Broncos Audio Zone: Polumbus & Lindahl
Polumbus & Lindahl
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.
Hall of Famer James Lofton: 'Nobody hit harder' than Steve Atwater
Lofton, who is also a Hall of Fame voter, joined Tyler Polumbus and Andy Lindahl on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss Atwater's Hall candidacy. "Nobody hit harder and nobody was a better tackler, because not only did he hit hard, he tackled guys," Lofton said. "... You think he should be in. You wonder why he hasn't gone in, but I also understand the selection process, that it's so thin a margin between being in and not being in."
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."
Jets OL Kelvin Beachum: Broncos have 'a jewel' in Mike Munchak
"I think he's going to continue to develop that offensive line," said Beachum, who played for new Offensive Line Coach Mike Munchak in Pittsburgh. Beachum joined Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus on Orange and Blue 760 from Radio Row this week and said, "Munch is the best, and y'all have a jewel,"
Breaking down the 'very studious' Rich Scangarello
NBC Sports Bay Area's 49ers reporter, Matt Maiocco, joined Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus on Wednesday morning to discuss the Broncos' new offensive coordinator and how he helped guide San Francisco's quarterbacks to success. Maiocco is also a Pro Football Hall of Fame voter, and he told Andy and Tyler that he "would be very surprised, if, in some way, it's not a very good day for Broncos fans" when the 2019 Hall of Fame class is announced.
Horsin' Around: Tyler Polumbus, and Hall of Fame chatter with two voters
How do players see Vic Fangio's words? Find out from former Bronco Tyler Polumbus at 0:49, as the Orange and Blue 760 morning co-host and Broncos Radio Network analyst shares his thoughts on the message from the Broncos' new head coach (2:06). Then listen to Hall of Fame voters Scott Garceau from Baltimore (15:34) and Gary Myers from New York (22:15) tell Steve Atwater, Andrew Mason and Ryan Edwards about Atwater's Hall of Fame chances!
Breaking down the Vic Fangio hire with Dave Logan and Ian Rapoport
Take a deep dive inside the Broncos' hire of Vic Fangio with the Orange and Blue 760 crew! First, Tyler Polumbus, Andrew Mason, Ryan Edwards and Andy Lindahl gather in the Pat Bowlen Studio Fieldhouse to give their impressions on the news and its impact (0:34). NFL Network's Ian Rapoport then joins Andrew, Ryan and Steve Atwater at 7:56 to discuss the news, saying that Fangio "takes [the defense] to another level." Voice of the Broncos Dave Logan then calls in to discuss the move at 11:03. Finally, Andrew takes a look at other comparable hires in NFL history, and says that Mike Zimmer and Buddy Ryan offer potential templates and comparisons to Fangio.
Bears radio analyst Tom Thayer on Vic Fangio
Thayer told Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus that being around the run-pass-option-heavy attack the Bears ran last year will help him if he gets a head-coaching shot. "I think he got to see the updated offense, and I think that will help him as a head coach making decisions for the entire team," Thayer said on Orange and Blue 760.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chris Harris Jr. looks ahead to the Jets
Harris said he's "just now" getting over the Chiefs loss, but he has turned the page to the Jets and QB Sam Darnold. "He's looking good to me. He can make the throws. He can move in the pocket," Harris told Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus. "We've got to be ready for everything with him.
Broncos Audio Zone Daily: September 25
First up is WR Courtland Sutton (0:18), who tells Brandon Krisztal and Justin Adams that there is no panic in the locker room after the first defeat of the 2018 regular season. Next, Arnie Stapleton of the Associated Press breaks down the Ravens loss with the "First and Ten at Ten" crew at 6:37. Finally, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport joins Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus to break down the weekend around the league (20:57).
Broncos Audio Zone Daily: September 18
Andrew Mason, Steve Atwater and Ryan Edwards begin the show by giving out their game balls for the Broncos' win over Oakland (0:22). Then, Marc Stout and Ray Crockett talk to OLB Shaquil Barrett about his blocked PAT (16:50). Finally, Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus go around the league with NFL Network's Ian Rapoport (21:45).
NFL Network's Kyle Brandt on Case Keenum's Broncos debut
"That game, it was almost like a metaphor for his career," the Good Morning Football co-host told Tyler Polumbus and Andy Lindahl on Orange and Blue 760. Brandt also shared his thoughts on Le'Veon Bell's holdout and how last Sunday "was not a good day" for the Steelers running back.
QB Case Keenum on the power of resiliency
"I've been in situations where tough stuff has happened, bad things have happened, and I've learned that it's not just what happens to you, it's how you respond to it," he told Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus during his weekly interview on Orange and Blue 760 two days after the Broncos' season-opening win.
The view from Seattle: Former Seahawks DE Cliff Avril
After five years in a Seahawks uniform and 10 years in the NFL, Cliff Avril moved to radio this year. He joined Tyler Polumbus and Andy Lindahl to explain how Seattle's reshuffled defense has potential and can be "better than what people think." He also discusses Earl Thomas' return to the Seahawks after a preseason holdout, and shared how much he expects the three-time All-Pro safety to play against the Broncos.
Chris Harris Jr.: Defensive discipline key against Seahawks' Wilson
"You can't have guys doing their own thing up front rushing," Harris told Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus when asked about how the Broncos can contain Seattle QB Russell Wilson. "Everybody has to be coordinated and on the same page with their rush, and if we can do that, we're going to be able to cage him in."
WR Emmanuel Sanders talks about moving to the slot
"I'm comfortable in the slot and that moves Courtland [Sutton] to the 'X' position backside, and it's going to be a dangerous matchup," Sanders told Tyler Polumbus and Andy Lindahl on Orange and Blue 760 on Wednesday morning. "This is probably the most talent [at wide receiver] that I've ever been around."
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport projects the Broncos' season
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport joined Tyler Polumbus and Andy Lindahl on Tuesday morning to discuss the fallout of the Khalil Mack trade (0:41), what's next for Paxton Lynch (3:50) and his thoughts on the Broncos' RB depth chart (5:30). At 7:25, he also offered his outlook for the Broncos this year -- including a potential record.
NFL Network's Brian Baldinger: Broncos have 'impressive' rookie class
Players like Bradley Chubb and Courtland Sutton earned nods of praise from Baldinger, who joined Tyler Polumbus and Andy Lindahl on Aug. 8 to share his observations on the Broncos from his visit to UCHealth Training Center last Sunday.
ESPN's Sal Paolantonio: Pat Bowlen in Hall of Fame 'is long overdue'
ESPN's Sal Paolantonio joined Andy Lindahl and Tyler Polumbus on Orange and Blue 760 to discuss Owner Pat Bowlen's Hall of Fame candidacy. "There is nobody in my view, no owner in the NFL, who deserves to go in before Pat Bowlen at this point," Paolantonio said.