Tyler Polumbus

Tyler Polumbus
Tyler Polumbus is a former NFL offensive lineman and football analyst for Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan. He played football at the University of Colorado from 2003 to 2007 and had an eight-year NFL career, finishing with a Super Bowl 50 win with the Denver Broncos. Follow Tyler on Twitter: @Tyler_Polumbus.

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Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman Cam Robinson (74) against Clemson Tigers defensive end Austin Bryant (91) in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium. Robinson is one of the top tackles in this year's NFL Draft, according to The Fan's Tyler Polumbus. Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Polumbus: The top 3 tackles in the 2017 NFL Draft
Tyler Polumbus | March 20, 2017 7:49 pm

Let me skip to the important part. This year’s NFL Draft is not exactly loaded with first-round talent at the tackle position. There are three names who could potentially be drafted in the first round. In any other year, perhaps none of them would be drafted in the first round. There simply is not enough […]

San Diego Chargers tackle King Dunlap (77) looks on during the third quarter against the Tennessee Titans at Qualcomm Stadium. Dunlap is among the possible free agent options at left tackle for the Denver Broncos this offseason. Photo by Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Polumbus: O-line options for the Broncos a week into free agency
Tyler Polumbus | March 15, 2017 7:44 pm

When free agency began, most Denver Broncos fans likely wanted the team pick up a handful of offensive linemen. And if they heard the team added a starting right guard and a starting offensive guard before free agency kicked off, they would probably think it was a great free agency. The Broncos added a starting […]

Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan coaches during minicamp at Falcons Training Facility. Shanahan is one of three coaches the Denver Broncos requested to interview for its head coach opening. Photo Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Polumbus: My experience playing for Kyle Shanahan
Tyler Polumbus | January 4, 2017 1:03 pm

With the Denver Broncos head coaching position open, the name of a well-known local has been called upon to take the reins: Kyle Shanahan. Kyle, the son of Broncos legend Mike Shanahan, grew up inside of NFL coaching offices. I had the opportunity to play for Kyle in Washington and Atlanta, so I thought I […]

Denver Broncos fan reacts following a turnover to seal the win to the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field. The Patriots defeated the Broncos 16-3. Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Polumbus: After a disappointing season for the Broncos, what now?
Tyler Polumbus | December 26, 2016 7:08 pm

The Denver Broncos put out a dismal performance against the Kansas City Chiefs on Christmas Day, and now the defending Super Bowl champions will be sitting at home watching the playoffs with the rest of us. Quarterback Trevor Siemian had one of his least effective performances of the season. Tackle Donald Stephenson had five penalties […]

Denver Broncos offensive tackle Russell Okung (73) looks on from the bench in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Rams 17-9. Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Polumbus: Broncos ‘brothers’ will move past locker room ‘fight’
Tyler Polumbus | December 19, 2016 2:21 pm

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were held in check Sunday, scoring only 16 points against a Denver Broncos defense still playing like Super Bowl champions. However, with the offense only able to muster up a field goal in a deflating 16-3 home loss, tempers flared and brothers fought in the locker room after […]

Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) throws the ball during the first half against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Polumbus: This Broncos offense can still manage to put up points, win
Tyler Polumbus | December 13, 2016 6:11 pm

The facts are the facts, and there is no hiding that the Denver Broncos offense has held back this team from winning a few football games. The defense held the Tennessee Titans to only 13 points, which should equate to a check mark in the win column in most games, but unfortunately the Broncos offense […]

General view of the Pac-12 Championship game trophy during Pac-12 media day at Hollywood & Highland. Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Polumbus: Colorado vs. Washington — a Pac-12 title preview
Tyler Polumbus | December 1, 2016 7:55 pm

The greatest feel-good story in college football isn’t over yet, as the No. 8 Colorado Buffaloes prepare to face the No. 5Washington Huskies in the Pac-12 Conference Championship on Friday. Colorado enters this game 10-2 after finishing last season with a 4-9 record. It is the best year turnaround from one year to the next […]

Denver Broncos running back Devontae Booker (23) runs the ball in the third quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Polumbus: Broncos check off boxes of needs, still lose to Chiefs
Tyler Polumbus | November 28, 2016 5:34 pm

Going into the bye week, Gary Kubiak and the Denver Broncos staff did plenty of self-analysis.  In order to win games moving forward, he gave his team a list of boxes to check off to have success moving forward. 1. Trevor Siemian — Siemian was told that he had to play “big.” Denver couldn’t just […]

Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) celebrates a touchdown with tight end A.J. Derby (83) during the second half of a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Broncos defeated the Saints 25-23. Photo by Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Polumbus: Five high-fives from the Broncos win over the Saints
Tyler Polumbus | November 14, 2016 4:23 pm

It is funny being a part of the media this year and riding the emotional roller coaster of following a team with plenty of flaws. Yet somehow the Denver Broncos are still one of the best teams in the NFL. Offensive line issues, quarterback drama, coaches with cracked ribs, and play calling are all hot […]

Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) passes the football against the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Photo by Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports
Polumbus: What is this Denver Broncos offense?
Tyler Polumbus | November 8, 2016 8:16 pm

I played seven of my eight years in the NFL as a zone blocking specialist in this exact Denver Broncos offense. I know it like the back of my hand. I can call the plays as I see them, I can tell you the nuances that cause this offense to be so dangerous when running […]