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Preseason Schedule Release Edition: The Drive 4/11/18

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 31: Head coach Vance Joseph of the Denver Broncos looks on before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 31, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. The Chiefs defeated the Broncos 27-24. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Wednesday April 11th, 2018

The Drive with Big Al & DMac LIVE in studio! DMac leads off with Nolan Arenado’s brawl at Coors Field with the San Diego Padres after the Padres pitcher threw the ball at Nolan while he was batting. Its win-and-you’re-in for the Nuggets tonight on the road against the Minnesota Timberwolves, and DMac tries to raise Al’s spirits about the game. Denver7’s Troy Renck joins the show to talk about why Bud Black was so mad about Nolan Arenado getting thrown at intentionally, and why this is still part of the game.

 

LISTEN TO HOUR ONE HERE!!!

DMac leads off with Nolan Arenado’s brawl at Coors Field with the San Diego Padres after the Padres pitcher threw the ball at Nolan while he was batting. Its win-and-you’re-in for the Nuggets tonight on the road against the Minnesota Timberwolves, and DMac tries to raise Al’s spirits about the game. Also, the Denver Broncos preseason schedule has been released, and the guys break down the games & what they mean as Denver prepares for the 2018 season. Big Sexy helps Al & DMac with what kind of punishment the Rockies players could be facing for their fight with the Padres at Coors Field today, and Big Al lays out his suspensions for players. Al says there’s nothing like Nuggets playoff intensity, and asks DMac if there will be a party at his house tonight. Also, Donovan Mitchell’s beef with Ben Simmons and the Rookie of the Year award, and what Odell Beckham Jr. is worth in a trade. DMac finds out who Big Al likes over Lamar Jackson, and Big Al defines where the Broncos would have to be in the draft for him to consider drafting Jackson.

 

LISTEN TO HOUR TWO HERE!!!

Big Al runs through potential suitors for Josh Allen at No. 5 overall, and DMac breaks down what the Buffalo Bills will be looking for in the draft. Also, what would make for a ‘wildly successful’ draft scenario in Denver & how they can screw it up. DMac defends Doug Flutie’s career numbers in Buffalo, and Al explains why there will be no big deals come draft day to move up for Baker Mayfield. DMac laughs about the order of questioning at Bud Black’s press conference after Nolan Arenado’s brawl at Coors Field today against the Padres. DMac is a little concerned about Charlie Blackmon’s missed time, but encouraged about DJ LeMahieu in the leadoff spot. Also, Al laughs about reporters dancing around the fight questions to Bud Black. DMac says he would rather play the Warriors in the playoffs than the Rockets, and Big Al is quick to remind him the Rockets haven’t proven anything in the playoffs yet. Denver7’s Troy Renck joins the show to talk about why Bud Black was so mad about Nolan Arenado getting thrown at intentionally, and why this is still part of the game. Troy says Nolan and Bud were so upset because of the pitch velocity, and how high the pitch was that was thrown at Nolan. Troy says a three-game suspension for Arenado is going to hurt the Rockies, and the storyline should have been over a few batters ago. Listen to the interview HERE!

 

LISTEN TO HOUR THREE HERE!!!

The guys decide if there should be any bad blood with Case Keenum, Kirk Cousins and Kyle Sloter as the Broncos preseason schedule is released, with the Minnesota Vikings on tap as the first preseason game on the schedule. Also, Big Al can’t believe a good coordinator like Darrell Bevell is out of the NFL now just because he didn’t give Marshawn Lynch the ball on the goal-line in the Super Bowl against the Patriots. The boys set the scene for the Nuggets final game of the regular season tonight against the Timberwolves, and Big Al says the ‘Joker’ is legit & Jamal Murray can’t be afraid to shoot the ‘3.’ The guys take some calls on the Nuggets game tonight and if the Broncos should take a look at a rookie QB or a backup plan for if Case Keenum gets hurt & the Broncos need to make a playoff push.

 

(Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)