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Laying in Wait: The Drive 6/4/18

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 31: Miles the mascot looks on as cheerleaders perform during a break in the action in the fourth quarter 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)

Monday June 4th, 2018

The Drive with Big Al & DMac LIVE in studio! Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post joins the show to talk about DJ LeMahieu’s standing with the team & when the Colorado Rockies could give Brendan Rodgers a look. Troy Renck of Denver 7 joins the show to talk about the progress he’s seen in the Broncos with Case Keenum at the helm.

 

LISTEN TO HOUR ONE HERE!!!

The guys talk about Shane Ray’s wrist injury, and how the slow recovery process could affect his game moving forward. Big Al talks about the doubts that creep into a player’s mind when their injury doesn’t heal correctly after surgery that the team provided or suggested. DMac starts to wonder if Ray’s wrist injury played into the Broncos not picking up his 5th year option. Also, Big Al weighs in on the Broncos not having their top three playmakers at OTAs. In the Big 3, the guys talk about the NBA Finals, and why Luke McCaffrey chose Nebraska. DMac is dumbfounded that none of the McCaffreys chose Colorado or Colorado State. Also, DMac asks Al what team Terrell Owens could land on. Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post joins the show to talk about DJ LeMahieu’s standing with the team & when the Colorado Rockies could give Brendan Rodgers a look. Patrick talks about what getting swept by the Dodgers could do to the club, and takes suggestions from Al & DMac on what the Rockies should do about their middle relief. Listen to the interview HERE!

 

LISTEN TO HOUR TWO HERE!!!

We hear that both DT & Emmanuel missing OTAs today may have been a coincidence, and Big Al wouldn’t be shocked if other veteran players miss a day of OTAs this week. Also, the trying times of Isaiah McKenzie, and what the rest of the league may be saying about him after his muffed punts. The guys talk about the progress of DeMarcus Walker, and his struggles to transition & meet the weight requirements Denver had for him in 2017. Big Al says the Broncos were asking a lot of Walker last season, and the amount of competition at his position is what makes Denver so great. The guys talk about LeBron’s legacy, and the caliber of teammate he’s been surrounded by throughout his career. DMac says when it’s bad for Bron, its real bad, and it’s a miracle LeBron has gotten his team to the NBA Finals. Big Al looks for Steph Curry to win Finals MVP, and DMac keeps his eye on Bron to win it. Troy Renck of Denver 7 joins the show to talk about the progress he’s seen in the Broncos with Case Keenum at the helm. Troy has enjoyed seeing the team grow under Keenum’s watch, and gives Al & DMac a report on Paxton Lynch, noting Lynch has a ways to go to catch Keenum. Troy is impressed with Royce Freeman & Courtland Sutton, and looks forward to Denver developing packages to get Sutton & DaeSean Hamilton involved. Also, Troy helps DMac with his height concerns about Case Keenum. Listen to the interview HERE!

 

LISTEN TO HOUR THREE HERE!!!

Al & DMac talk about OTAs, and Big Al says it takes at least ten days of running things with your team to get everything down. The guys take calls on Gary Kubiak’s influence on the team, and his position with the team. Al says we are building a strong group of coaches once again in Denver. The guys continue to cover the MLB Draft, and Big Al remembers what kind of man SF 49ers TE Dwight Clark was, after hearing the news of Clark losing his battle with ALS. Al & DMac wrap the show up with the Philadelphia Eagles being uninvited to celebrate their Super Bowl championship at the White House by President Trump. Big Al says there have been many ‘firsts’ this year regarding the White House, and DMac wonders if this is the first time something like this has happened.

 

(Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)