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Evaluation of Talent: The Drive 8/10/17

CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 09: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans rolls out against the Carolina Panthers during the preseason game at Bank of America Stadium on August 9, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Thursday August 10th, 2017

The Drive with Big Al & DMac LIVE in studio! Cecil Lammey joins the show to tell the guys the busiest a human being could be, and Big Al exclaims that it’s Game Day! Cecil says the team needs to see more from Paxton Lynch, and wonders if a secondary gameplan will be rolled out to help Paxton pick things up. Troy Renck joins the show to tell the guys how Isaiah McKenzie can change the field for the Broncos, and why we might have to wait to see Carlos Henderson make an impact.

 

LISTEN TO HOUR ONE HERE!!!

DMac says attention Paxton Lynch: Deshaun Watson’s stat line is what you aim for and Big Al says ‘told you so’ to the Watson haters. Russell Wilson comes to mind for DMac, but he’s quick to note how Peyton changed things. DMac gives it up to Big Al on calling Kyle Sloter as the best backup option in Denver, and Big Al is searching for the QB that can get them out of 3rd and long situations & put the ball in the end zone. Al says last night was encouraging for him, and he’s hopeful about tonight against the Bears. Deshaun Watson looked smart & distinct, and DMac says let’s see what Paxton’s got tonight. Al was impressed by Christian McCaffrey, and wonders if it gets any better than the rookie matchup of McCaffrey vs. Watson. Zach Randolph gets busted in California with marijuana, and DMac says this is a case of an NBA player hanging with the wrong crowd. DMac gives a Denver Broncos fantasy deep cut, and Al mentions Bennie Fowler as a name to keep an eye on. Big Al is not too sure about Jamaal Charles, and DMac says it’s weird how the Broncos have utilized Charles in training camp. DMac asks Al what Jamaal Charles can do that DeAngelo Henderson can’t and Al claims Juwan Thompson is a special teams maven.

 

LISTEN TO HOUR TWO HERE!!!

Big Al feels badly for the Cleveland Browns after watching Deshaun Watson tear it up against the Panthers, and says Brock Osweiler has not earned the keys to the Browns offense. DMac says the Broncos hedged their bets with Paxton Lynch by hanging on to Trevor Siemian. Al says it’s not all about the QBs, and we need to see the O-Line shine. Cecil Lammey joins the show to tell the guys the busiest a human being could be, and Big Al exclaims that it’s Game Day! Cecil says the team needs to see more from Paxton Lynch, and wonders if a secondary gameplan will be rolled out to help Paxton pick things up. Stevan Ridley’s emergence is real, and Cecil says Ridley’s rise may push Jamaal Charles off the roster. Cecil says he’s having difficulty seeing a role for Charles here in Denver, and Al offers up a ‘good-look’ scenario for keeping five RBs on the roster. Listen to the interview HERE! DMac says average fans would have been shocked to see what the Broncos were working on the last day of camp before their matchup with the Bears. Big Al says you can only do three things as an offensive tackle, and could care less if Von doesn’t play & the Bears run it up & down the field on the Broncos. Troy Renck joins the show to tell the guys how Isaiah McKenzie can change the field for the Broncos, and why we might have to wait to see Carlos Henderson make an impact. Listen to the interview HERE!

 

LISTEN TO HOUR THREE HERE!!!

Big Al has five keys to victory, and DMac relates Siemian vs. Lynch to Orton vs. Grossman. Big Al wonders when the Broncos would feel good about handing the keys to Paxton Lynch, and says Paxton has no idea what it’s like having a parade in Denver after winning the Super Bowl. In the Closing Bell, DMac has Denver Broncos fans trending up, as we finally get Broncos football back tonight. Bennie Fowler’s big score against the Chiefs is reviewed, and DMac says Bennie has something to learn from Brandon Stokley. Also, Big Al says he can’t imagine tonight being easy for VJ.

 

 

(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)