Friday April 13th, 2018
The Drive with Big Al & DMac LIVE in studio! Dez Bryant gets cut by the Dallas Cowboys, and DMac asks Big Al if he would like to see Dez ‘throw up the X’ in Denver. Al notes there are simply too many good WRs in the draft this year to mess around with paying Demaryius Thomas or Dez Bryant, and still expects Kroenke to move on from Michael Malone.
The boys talk about the close calls in the Avs game, and the suspensions laid out by MLB to Nolan Arenado & Gerardo Parra for their involvement in the Wednesday against the Padres. Dez Bryant gets cut by the Dallas Cowboys, and DMac asks Big Al if he would like to see Dez ‘throw up the X’ in Denver. Al notes there are simply too many good WRs in the draft this year to mess around with paying Demaryius Thomas or Dez Bryant, and still expects Kroenke to move on from Michael Malone. Al wonders what could have been with the Avs, and DMac says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar being on Dancing with the Stars is just sad. Al thinks it’s awesome that Trayce Thompson and Klay Thompson are playing different sports in the same state. DMac pulls up players the Denver Broncos have brought in for a visit, and says there’s no chance of a smoke screen on Bradley Chubb, Denver is simply not interested. Al gives DMac some stories of players getting drafted by teams they did not meet with, and DMac says it’s very rare to draft someone in the Top-5 without conducting a pre-draft interview or meeting.
DMac is stunned about Mark Sanchez getting popped for PEDs, and Big Al determines that by DMac’s formula, its quarterback or nothing at No. 5 overall. DMac says the only QB to work out for Denver since the NFL Combine is Sam Darnold. Big Al says if Bradley Chubb is sitting there at pick No. 5, some team will make a trade to move up and get him. DMac says it makes no sense why the Broncos would ignore Bradley Chubb simply as a smoke-screen so other teams don’t think Elway will draft him. The boys break down Big Al’s Big Board of the Top-10 RBs in the NFL Draft, including comparisons between Kalen Ballage and ‘Shady’ LeSean McCoy. Al isn’t high on Derrius Guice from LSU as an NFL prospect, but loves the Georgia RBs, Sony Michel & Nick Chubb as Top-3 prospects. Also, Royce Freeman from Oregon is a name Al wants Broncos fans to keep in mind, and DMac says Rashaad Penny from SDSU is a potential steal later in the draft. Big Al mentions Billy Musgrave protecting his QB, and tells DMac Denver doesn’t need an athletic QB due to Musgrave’s style of play-calling. DMac talks about the Gary Kubiak storyline, and what offensive philosophy John Elway wanted when he brought in Mike McCoy. Also, the boys take calls on how long Case Keenum’s leash should be.
Al & DMac love the Nashville Predators chants from their home crowd against the Avalanche, and Big Sexy mentions the free tattoos the Las Vegas Golden Knights were giving out before their playoff matchup. DMac says giving up two leads is crippling, and Al mentions all the missed opportunities for the Avs last night before the third period. Also, DMac hates on Charlie Blackmon as the new voice of the DIA train. The guys talk about the Oklahoma City Thunder’s play-by-play announcer being suspended for Game 1 of the playoffs after his comment about Russell Westbrook, and decide if OKC is considered ‘The South.’ Also, Al & DMac talk about the Nuggets front office budget and if they are still missing Masai Ujiri. The guys talk about Broncos visits, including Will Hernandez, and if any smoke-screens are in place as the NFL Draft approaches. Big Al has some big questions about why some of the NCAA’s top defenders haven’t been brought in for a visit, and DMac says these pieces come together as time goes on.
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