Radio veteran Darren “DMac” McKee has become a staple on the ride home in Denver for over a decade. DMac is never afraid to ask the tough questions, while somehow always finding a way to make you laugh. Meanwhile his partner Tyler Polumbus is the epitome of “local boy does good.” Tyler is a Denver native whose journey took him from Cherry Creek High School, to team captain of the Colorado Buffaloes before finishing with a Super Bowl 50 Championship on the Denver Broncos. Tyler and DMac bring humor, debate and differing perspective to every show. Listen live weekday afternoons from 3p-7p.
The Drive podcast is a staple for sports fans in Denver and beyond. Hosted by DMac, Big Al, and their rotating cast of co-hosts, this show offers a unique perspective on Denver sports and beyond. Whether you're a die-hard Broncos fan or just enjoy lively sports discussion, The Drive has something for everyone.
One of the best aspects of The Drive is the chemistry between the hosts. DMac and Big Al have been working together for years and it shows in their banter and camaraderie. They bring a level of entertainment to the show that keeps listeners engaged and entertained throughout each episode. Additionally, their knowledge of sports is impressive, providing insightful analysis and commentary on a wide range of topics.
Another strong point of The Drive is its focus on local sports teams, particularly the Denver Broncos. As a Colorado-based show, they offer in-depth coverage and discussion about the team that can be hard to find elsewhere. This dedication to covering local teams sets them apart from other sports podcasts and makes them a must-listen for any Broncos fan.
While there are many positive aspects to The Drive, one area that could be improved is the diversity of topics discussed. While they do cover various sports and entertainment subjects, there could be more variety in their discussions to appeal to an even wider audience. Additionally, some listeners may find certain personalities on the show to be less engaging or relatable than others.
In conclusion, The Drive podcast is a must-listen for any Denver sports fan or anyone who enjoys entertaining sports talk radio. With its knowledgeable hosts, entertaining banter, and focus on local teams like the Broncos, it's easy to see why this podcast has gained such a loyal following over the years. Whether you're sitting in traffic or just looking for some entertaining sports talk, give The Drive podcast a listen - you won't be disappointed!
Hour 1 of The Drive is excited about this Broncos vs Texans! The crossover talks about the anticipation that built up this moment. Should the Broncos be favorites? | Von Miller’s recent allegations have come to light. Zach and Phil discuss it and put a bow on a very tough subject. | The Broncos may be in trouble in one specific category. The guys talk about the trend that could come back to haunt them vs Houston if they don’t set the tone early. | Texans HC DeMeco Ryans spoke to the media about Denver, his HC opportunity, and Russell Wilson’s deep ball. Speaking of the deep ball, Zach and Phil have another blowout argument about Russell Wilson not going deep like he did in Seattle.
Hour 2 of The Drive compares Coach Prime to The Sheriff, Peyton Manning. What do they have in common? The guys go through it and discuss what else Prime needs to do to get Colorado over the top starting next year. The Drive opens the phone lines for Buffs Nation and Broncos Country to let loose on what they think of the road ahead. | The Drive’s “Three Count” has one game in mind this weekend and it isn’t the SEC championship! | CJ Stroud is special and a real MVP candidate. Vance Josph and Sean Peyton discuss what makes CJ special. The guys react to their comments and discuss how to slow down this prolific passing game.
Hour 3 of The Drive comes back in with the one and only 9 News Broncos Insider Mike Klis! Mike talks about what happened to his twitter page. Mike also discusses how the Broncos should view this game as it’s 1 of 3 consecutive road games. Is this the weekend the Broncos offense takes another step? Also, how are the injuries coming along with the Denver Broncos? | Zach and Phil go through the CFB Championship Weekend slate for this weekend. Which game is the best? | Do the Broncos have a “set the tone” problem? Zach and Phil give the numbers to explain further what setting the tone should look like for the Denver Broncos! | The Drive’s Deep Dive at 4:45 sets the scene for all things Denver Sports heading into the weekend!
Hour 4 of The Drive talks about what a monumental moment this Broncos vs Texans game is this weekend. Before Zach and Phil go there, Phil has a funny moment to open the hour. Sean Pendergast, Host on The Morning Drive from Sports Radio 610 in Houston, joins The Drive. Sean talks about how surprised Houston is about the Texans epic turnaround. Sean covers how the Texans have won and loss some close games but that doesn’t tell the whole story. How close were the Texans to drafting Bryce Young? Sean talks about the health of the Texans right now. | It’s Trivia Friday on The Drive! Which blast from the past is still tied to a very significant stat in Houston Texans history? | The guys give their final predictions for the weekend!
Hour 1 of The Drive forced Zach to turn on the Buffs! The Rams got a huge win vs CU in Fort Collins Wednesday Night! Zach and Phil go through the why the Rams could go on a run when March comes around. | Von Miller unfortunately found himself in another tricky moment on Thursday. Zach and Phil try to explain how and why Von finds himself in this situation. | How can the Nuggets get this more often from MPJ? The guys go through his role on the Denver Nuggets. What more can Nikola Jokic do to remind people of how great he is? | The Broncos TE room is not dynamic right now. Zach Ertz was released by the Arizona Cardinals today. Zach and Phil discuss whether the fit is worth the risk.
Hour 2 of The Drive needs to know how much of a chance do the Broncos have against their last few opponents. Zach and Phil discuss the latest percentages that were released by ESPN Analytics. Denversports.com Broncos Analyst Cecil Lammey joins The Drive. Cecil Lammey talks about how the Broncos are getting ready for Houston this weekend. Is CJ Stroud a true MVP Candidate? Cecil then gets into how Marvin Mims and Jaleel McLaughlin may used moving forward. Will Brandon Johnson take over as the Broncos #2 WR when he comes back? | The Drive’s “Three Count” needs to know was CSU wrong for storming the court after beating CU in Fort Collins? | Would Sean Payton still be the Broncos HC in retrospect? Zach and Phil go through how life would be different for the Denver Broncos if the Broncos Brass would’ve gone in a different direction.
Hour 3 of The Drive is all about Feeding Phil! How bad was Phil’s time in Houston? Phil details a long story that led to him going to Houston after leaving Denver. | Russell Wilson talks about playing into his 40’s. Zach has a special message for Russ about living in the present. | Feed Phil continues as Phil breaks down his theory on a 180 degree turn vs a 360-degree turn! Did Phil listen to 104.3 The Fan as a player? | Dan T. Jacobs, 104.3 The Fan's Weekend Host and Full-Time Judge/Lawyer, joins The Drive. Dan explains where things go from here in regards to Von Miller’s latest charges. Could his incident from his case with the Parker Police play into this case as well?
Hour 4 of The Drive wonders could the Broncos be facing their biggest game since Super Bowl 50! Zach and Phil discuss who else needs to level up in the passing game to help Courtland Sutton and Russ take that next step. How do the Broncos find 4 more wins the rest of the way? Our Denversports.com Senior Broncos Writer Andrew Mason joins The Drive. Mase talks about how the Broncos offense could increase the passing game. Who should the Broncos trust more at the end of the game: Russell Wilson or Wil Lutz? Mase details what Greg Dulcich could do for the Broncos when he returns. | If the Denver Broncos owners could’ve had it their way, would Sean Payton still have become the HC of the Broncos? Zach and Phil juggle the idea of what life could’ve looked like with Sean Payton. | The guys close out the show with audio that’ll remind everyone that all is well with the Denver Nuggets.
Hour 1 of The Drive discusses who the MVP’s of the Broncos 5-game winning streak have been so far. Is this the most starless, successful Broncos team ever? | Zach and Phil get into how things are the same and different at the same time. Why isn’t Russ throwing more? The guys detail the trend that’s in the NFL right now. | PJ Locke appears to have the new starting safety role locked up but is everyone sold? The guys discuss whether Kareem can overcome his predecessor. | Broncos HC Sean Payton spoke today at his Wednesday Press conference. The Drive brings you the latest from Sean.
Hour 2 of The Drive reacts to Sean Payton and some shocking developments. Is Jerry Jeudy going to be fine by Sunday? Phil goes into taking advantage of the break’s teams get down the stretch. Phil also goes off about Russ making his reads. Our Denversports.com Broncos Analyst Cecil Lammey joins The Drive. Cecil talks about who he talked to today at practice. Also, how’s Jerry Jeudy and Greg Dulcich doing? Cecil also discusses how Russ is working to get certain guys open more often. How will Dulcich be factored in once he comes back? | The Drive’s “Three Count” can’t believe the NFL allowed this to happen. | Sean Lewis, former OC at CU, takes the high road at his introductory press conference. Zach and Phil discuss how the Buffs season unraveled before our eyes.
Hour 3 of The Drive talks about “What to Watch” this Sunday regarding rooting interest for the Denver Broncos. Does Sean Payton keep up with the playoff standings? | Kareem Jackson is all about cleaning the dirt off his name. Zach and Phil go through how Kareem has gotten here and does he still have a leg to stand on. | Jake Shapiro from Denversports.com joins The Drive to preview CU-CSU on the Rocky Mtn. Showdown on the hardwood. Where does this game stack up to past games in CU history? Which team has the chance to go the farthest in March? Jake tips his hand at who the new OC may be for the Buffs football program. | The Drive’s Deep Dive at 4:45 gets everyone set for Nuggets vs Rockets and CU vs CSU!
Hour 4 of The Drive discusses the Denver Broncos MVP for the 5-game winning streak they’ve embarked upon. Zach and Phil also go through who the unsung heroes have been thus far. Denversports.com’s Will Petersen joins The Drive. Will gives his MVP! Also, did Sean Payton help Vance Joseph turn this defense around? Will and the fellas get into a heated debate about who’s responsible for this turnaround. Is Russ a lock to return in 2024? | The conversation about Russ continues! Zach isn’t sold on Russ as a lock and he explains why. | Breaking News comes into The Drive to close the show! Zach and Phil close the show with their score predictions for Nuggets vs Rockets and Buffs vs Rams!
Hour 1 of The Drive talks about the changes that continue to take place with the Buffs. Before that, the guys talk about how the Broncos odds to make the playoffs have risen week over week. | Reggie Jackson and DeAndre Jordan gave the Denver Nuggets a huge boost as Jokic, Murray and AG were out vs the LA Clippers Monday night. Can Reggie turn back the clock more often? Zach and Phil discuss why Reggie took the step the Nuggets needed after losing Bones Hyland last season. | Russell Wilson is turning up the heat in the redzone! Did Sean Payton agree? The guys go through what’s changed since last season. | Former Colorado OC Sean Lewis appears to be headed to San Diego St. as their new head man. Zach and Phil react to the breaking news.
Hour 2 of The Drive goes through the Broncos playoff probability going into their matchup vs Houston. If they win and other teams that are also in the hunt lose then where does that leave the Broncos? Zach and Phil discuss the power of the Broncos controlling their own destiny. Our Denver 7 Broncos Insider Troy Renck joins The Drive. Troy talks about the style in which the Broncos are winning. He dives into Russell Wilson’s play during this stretch. Does Kareem Jackson still have a role on this version of the Denver Broncos? | The Drive’s “Three Count” praises the Avs and Nuggets for pulling out gutsy wins! | Recruits haven’t been properly reassured and now CU is feeling the effects. Zach and Phil discuss why Coach Prime may have to double down on something he said recently.
Hour 3 of The Drive goes right into Hot Take Tuesday! Which Broncos pass rusher is experiencing their breakout season? Zach and Phil debate that hot take! | Could Russell Wilson be back next year? Phil goes to bat for Russell Wilson and why the Broncos need him just as much as he needs them. | The Russ conversation continues as Phil explains why there are no other options to replace Russ right now. | The Drive’s Deep Dive at 4:45 celebrates the Nuggets improbable win vs the LA Clippers. Could Bones Hyland be regretting his decision? The Avs also got a huge win. How much did Alexander Georgiev cutting his hair help?
Hour 4 of The Drive can’t emphasize enough how much this game matters on Sunday vs Houston! Houston is ahead for now but what could a win do for the Broncos playoff odds? Zach and Phil go through the numbers. Denversports.com Senior Editor James Merilatt joins The Drive. James talks about why the offense needs to win a game when the defense struggles. Also, he defends Russell Wilson for taking that next step after a terrible season last year. What’s the comparison to this version of the Denver Broncos? | Phil grades Coach Prime’s season now that it’s over. Will Coach Prime last through his contract? | Nik Bonitto has a chance to do what? Zach and Phil talk about how Nik’s emergence shines a light on something bigger.
Hour 1 of The Drive gets to say “How ‘bout those Broncos!” Zach and Phil talk about how unique things are with the Denver Broncos. What can this run be compared to? | The guys continue to explain who is responsible for the Denver Broncos success. Before that, The Drive needs to know: Are the Broncos back? Phil goes through why the Denver Broncos running game took a step yesterday. | Is Vance Jospeh the catalyst to the Broncos run? Zach and Phil explain what his presence has meant to the current resurgence. | How important Russ become to the Broncos success? The guys go through why Russ is perfect for the situation the Broncos are in!
Hour 2 of The Drive goes over the new 2023 NFL Coach of the Year odds. Could Sean Payton be doing his best “Joker” impression? Zach and Phil discuss how the Broncos minimizing their mistakes have led to so much success. Our ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter joins The Drive. Adam talks about how far the Broncos have come in such a short amount of time. Adam juggles the idea of Sean Payton winning Coach of the Year. Adam addresses the fines in the NFL right now. | The Drive’s “Three Count” wants to know who had the biggest collapse this weekend. | Baron Browning got flagged for something that’s becoming a huge issue in the NFL. Zach and Phil try to make sense of how a team/player is supposed tackle a QB.
Hour 3 of The Drive needs to know how the Broncos WR corp is trending. Are the Broncos having the “benefit of the doubt” now more than they have in the past? Phil talks about pass interference calls. | The Golden Goose keeps helping the Denver Broncos but how many more times will she keep stopping by and helping the defense? Zach and Phil dissertate the difference between luck and fortune. | The RB’s stepped up when they needed to, but can they continue to do so? The guys argue about it! | The Drive’s Deep Dive at 4:45 goes into the Sean Payton as COTY conversation. Does he realistically have a chance?
Hour 4 of The Drive goes through the importance of what’s ahead for the Denver Broncos. Zach and Phil discuss what wins in this 5-game winning streak hold legit weight. Our Denversports.com Senior Broncos Writer Andrew Mason joins The Drive. Mase talks about Russell Wilson’s impact during this Broncos winning streak. Before they go there, where is this Broncos team right now wholistically? Mase talks about the Baron Browning hit and the potential of Sean Payton winning Coach of the Year. | The defense appears to be compromised and Baron Browning became another victim. Terrell Davis spoke with Schlereth and Evans today and he spoke on the situation. Phil says comments from a top defender from the past generation would very interesting right about now. | The Drive gives out their game balls from the long Thanksgiving Weekend.
Hour 1 of The Drive can’t get into sports until Stoke’s problem is resolved before thanksgiving! James then goes off about why the Broncos weren’t buyers at the trade deadline. | Mat Smith and James Merilatt, filling in for Zach and Phil, go through some of the tough losses CU has endured in the last few weeks. Kareem Jackson continues to be a repeat offender and the guys hold him accountable for his actions. | The Denver Nuggets are trying to keep it going vs Orlando tonight. Could the load be too much for Nikola Jokic this early in the season? Also, are the Avs showing any signs of a potential Stanley Cup team? | The guys continue their conversation about what’s wrong with the Colorado Avalanche.
Hour 2 of The Drive listens in to Sean Payton’s Wednesday Press Conference. Mat Smith and James Merilatt react to Sean's confrontational moment during the presser. | The Drive’s “Three Count” needs to know whether the Buffs will start Shedeur or not Saturday. | Russell Wilson is coming around but is everyone sold on him? The guys debate about Russell’s role in the offense!
Hour 3 of The Drive leads in with “What’s The Question!” Mat and James discuss whether this run is realistically sustainable moving forward. | The RamosLaw.com Textline provides funny Thanksgiving stories and moments! The guys argue again about Russ and his role compared to his contract. | Jimmy Buffet sparked what kind of debate? Also, Mat and James debate about the Nuggets and Avs turning up the heat tonight in games they can’t lose. James is worried about the Avs and he explains why. | Justin Simmons is the center of focus in The Drive’s Deep Dive at 4:45 as he sticks up for Kareem Jackson in his press conference today.
Hour 4 of The Drive needs to know do the Broncos have a chance vs the Cleveland Browns on Sunday? Mat and James discuss the Broncos playoff chances if they lose on Sunday. The guys go back to the RamosLaw.com Textline and talk listeners through their bad Thanksgiving stories and moments. What all does CU need to change going into next year? The guys go through what has gone wrong this season. Should Shedeur play Saturday? | The Drive has a new version of “Thanksgiving Trivia!” | Mat and James close the show with more Terrible Thanksgiving stories and give their Broncos picks for the weekend!
Hour 1 of The Drive is flustered by the latest developments with the Broncos offense. Stoke and Phil try to come up with a solution. | Kareem Jackson and Tom Brady seem to be kindred spirits. Tom comes to the defense of the players of the past. Zach and Phil go through why this is important for the future of the NFL to define what’s legal and what’s illegal. Should the offensive players defend themselves? | The guys have fun with The Drive’s “What to Watch” Segment on behalf of the Denver Broncos this Sunday. | What are the odds Sean Payton could win NFL Coach of the Year? Zach and Phil debate how he could win and who’s the front runner for the award right now.
Hour 2 of The Drive discuss what primetime games Denver could be flexed into over the next few weeks if they keep winning. Could the Broncos stay in primetime on SNF vs New England? Our Denver 7 Broncos Insider Troy Renck joins The Drive. Troy talks about how ugly the wins have been lately. He also addresses the defense carrying the load. Troy details whether Kareem Jackson has played his last game as a Denver Bronco. Troy ends it by talking about how heart-breaking the Avs loss was on Monday Night. | The Drive’s “Three Count” talks about how the Nuggets may have a future Head Coach on their hands after Monday’s performance vs Detroit. | Phil talks about his time as a Pro-Bowler and what that experience is like. Also, can the Broncos get two to three players in? Who are real candidates?
Hour 3 of The Drive comes in hot as it’s Hot Take Tuesday presented by Papa Murphy’s! Could it be time for Sean Payton to give up the play calling? | Broncos Country calls into The Drive with their Hot Takes! | Zach and Phil get into whether the running game for the Denver Broncos can get going. Phil talks about how the RB’s need to continue to complement each other for long term success. | The Drive’s Deep Dive at 4:45 covers the Colorado Avalanche’s heart sinking 4-3 loss. The Denver Nuggets got a scrappy 107-103 win vs Detroit after Coach Malone and Nikola Jokic were both ejected. Could Russ be making a case for his contract?
Hour 4 of The Drive discusses what could lead to Sean Payton winning 2023 NFL Coach of the Year. Zach and Phil lay out why and what Sean Payton’s case will be for the award. Phil tells a story about when he was almost apart of a huge comeback! Cecil Lammey from Denversports.com joins The Drive. Cecil leans into how the Broncos can turn things around. Cecil has fun talking about the Denver Broncos defense as they find their way without Kareem. Cecil gives his take on Sean as the COTY! | Could Russ win Comeback Player of the Year? Zach and Phil go through the criteria! Could Aaron Rodgers derail the Russ train?
Hour 1 of The Drive can’t believe the Broncos have won 4 straight games! When was the last time this happened? Zach and Phil give their initial reactions to how the Broncos won a tough, gritty game. | The Broncos offense stalled again but they scored when it mattered the most. What would’ve happened if the Broncos offense would’ve lost the Broncos the game? The guys explain why the defense needs the offense to meet them halfway. | Zach and Phil debate about why the defense was so shaky. Phil insist the Vikings should’ve kept running the ball on offense. | Russell Wilson played a very subpar game on Sunday but made the plays that needed to be made. The fellas debate why Russ and Sean are so dialed back right now with how they're executing the offense.
Hour 2 of The Drive needs to know more about the Broncos current playoff odds! Before they go there, Zach and Phil discuss how bad things have gotten for certain teams in the NFL. How dominant could the Broncos defense be? Our ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter answers that question and more! Adam goes through where the NFL may be on Kareem Jackson’s hit vs the Vikings. Could Brandon Staley, HC of the LA Chargers, be on the hot seat? Speaking of hot seat, Vance Joseph’s seat has heated up in a new way but Adam explains why everyone may want to pump their brakes. Adam closes by having fun with the Super Bowl rematch tonight on MNF. | The Drive’s “Three Count” praises Will Lutz and is fed up with the CU Buffs loss vs Wazzu on Friday. | Courtland Sutton has emerged as the Broncos #1 WR. Why doesn’t Russ lean on him more? Zach and Phil discuss how role and detail why Jerry Jeudy hasn’t taken that next step.
Hour 3 of The Drive goes back to the Kareem Jackson well as the potential fine/suspension conversation is back. Zach and Phil go through why Kareem plays the way he plays. Will he ever change? | The guys go through why the offense isn’t at 100 percent capacity just yet. Who’s fought is it? | The Drive has Breaking News about Kareem Jackson officially being suspended. What does this mean for him and the Denver Broncos? | The Drive brings you The Deep Dive at 4:45 as they recap one of the craziest weekends in Colorado Sports!
Hour 4 of The Drive uses Coach Prime’s phrase “Do You Believe Now!” Zach and Phil recap the Broncos unbelievable win vs Minnesota. Should the game have felt that close with what the Broncos defense accomplished? Our Denversports.com Senior Broncos Writer Andrew Mason joins The Drive. Mase talks about the Broncos Offense needing to take advantage of certain moments. Mase also talks about Kareem Jackson and what the Denver Broncos could do from here. Zach and Mase discuss Russ and the offense to close the segment. | Kareem Jackson has been suspended 4 games. Where do the Broncos go from here? | Zach and Phil discuss more Broncos right before the inevitable MNF Super Bowl prediction.
Hour 1 of The Drive is hurting for Joe Burrow as he’s officially out for the season! Phil goes off on Thursday Night Football and teams not investing in backup QB’s anymore. | Zach and Phil try to make sense of how CU can still find themselves in a bowl game. What could a win Friday night vs Wazzu mean for CU leaning towards a bowl game if they get the call as a 5-win team? | Should George Paton be happy? The guys discuss why George would want to stick around if Sean is going to have the final say so. | An old friend may be getting another chance from a team the Broncos play soon. That leads off The Drive’s “What To Watch” segment for Broncos Country this Sunday.
Hour 2 of The Drive has a fun fan story from Stony’s Uptown as the listeners keep Zach and Phil smiling. Is it playoffs or bust? The fellas debate why this season doesn’t have to have to feel like a moral victory! Our 9 News Broncos Insider Mike Klis joins The Drive. Mike details whether the Broncos are in a make the playoffs or bust situation right now. What are the predictors/oddsmakers not taking into consideration? Mike talks about the Broncos running game needing to be trusted more since they have the horses. Will the defense keep up the turnover trend? | The Drive’s “Three Count” wonders can the Denver Nuggets beat New Orleans for their 3rd win in the NBA Play-In Tournament. Also, former Broncos QB Chad Kelly did what recently? Should Chad return to the NFL? | Zach explains why coming to Stony’s Uptown is worth the experience! Will the Buffs go bowling if the committee calls? Zach and Phil go through why certain games matter more depending on who’s in it.
Hour 3 of The Drive talks about whether Goerge Paton’s job is secure or not! Who has the last say so: Sean Payton or Greg Penner? | Zach and Phil go through the top games Broncos Country needs to keep their eyes on this Sunday. How much help does Denver need to make the playoffs? | The Drive hears from Russell Wilson and Vance Joseph about the Broncos matchup vs Josh Dobbs and Minnesota. Before that, Zach has a bold prediction that might come back to haunt him! | The Deep Dive on The Drive at 4:45 leans into getting everyone set for All things Colorado sports this weekend. Will Chad Kelly get another shot in the NFL after his recent success in the CFL?
Hour 4 of The Drive needs to know can the Broncos continue to build towards something like a successful season! If the Broncos get over .500 this season, should the Broncos be prepared for higher expectations next season? Brian Howell, Writer from The Boulder Daily Camera, joins The Drive. Brian talks about how close CU and Wazzu are heading into tonight's game. Phil and Brian get into how Pat Shurmer fits into the present and future equation called the Offensive Coordinator. Brian talks about whether Coach Prime and CU should go to a bowl game if they get the call. Brian ends his time with his keys to victory for Buffs to upset Wazzu. | It’s Trivia Time on The Drive! Was this the hardest trivia ever? | Zach and Phil get into what’s to come with bowl season by predicting the wins for each college team who’s eligible in Colorado. Also, they end the show with their Broncos Picks presented by King Soopers.
Hour 1 of The Drive sets up how tough the road will be for Denver as they make a climb towards the playoffs. Can they afford to overlook a scrappy team like Minnesota? | Zach and Phil go through the numbers to determine how the Minnesota Vikings have won 5 straight games. Are there any signs that Denver has the edge? | The fellas go through why the Broncos road ahead won’t be easy as they take a look at QB’s left on the schedule. Who makes the guys the most worried? | Sean Payton took the podium on Thursday and The Drive brings it to you!
Hour 2 of The Drive reacts to Sean Payton and his comments! What happened to starting LG Ben Powers? Also, is Sean Payton joking with Kareem Jackson or was he serious? Denversports.com’s Cecil Lammey joins The Drive. Cecil talks about what happened in the locker room today. The guys then discuss who truly was most important to the win vs Buffalo: Javonte or Russ? Could Jaleel McLaughlin be in trouble? | The Drive’s “Three Count” has fun with the Coach Prime comments about other schools going behind his back and lying to his recruits. | Bill Belichick has an opportunity to join the AFC West but would he take it? Phil explains why moving West won’t equal success!
Hour 3 of The Drive immediately Feed’s Phil! He has some fun Dalton Risner stories as his old friend comes to town with Minnesota this weekend! | The guys discuss what has made the Vikings so successful as of late! Can the Broncos take another step if they beat the improbable Josh Dobbs? | Phil details how the signs are showing that the Broncos are ready to turn things around from top to bottom with the news that was announced today. | The Drive’s Deep Dive at 4:45 starts with BUFFS! Should recruits be worried about the rumors? AVS – They’re taking the rights step after Coach Bednar called them out last week. Can they sustain this momentum? NUGGETS – Jamal Murray will join the Denver Nuggets on this road trip. How are the “others” doing in his absence?
Hour 4 of The Drive must know would other QB’s on the Broncos schedule work in Sean Payton’s system like Russ is right now. Zach and Phil go at it again! Our Denversports.com Senior Broncos Writer Andrew Mason joins The Drive. Mase talks about how important winning vs Minnesota is this Sunday. Before he gets there, he discusses the latest Sean Payton moves! | The QB argument around who’s left on the schedule that could replace Russ continues! | Bill Belichick to the LA Chargers? Phil has a funny take that will send you into Friday in a good mood!
Hour 1 of The Drive opens with talks about Dalton Risner, Josh Dobbs, and the Minnesota Vikings! Are they truly the hottest team in the NFL? Also, Marvin Mims was named AFC Special Teams POTW. | Zach and Phil start their early Thanksgiving Day takes! Troy Renck said something that shocked The Drive. The guys go through why beating the Bills is NOT the biggest game since Super Bowl 50. | The Denver Nuggets got a scrappy win but at what cost? The guys discuss how bad the LA Clippers are and how the Nuggets let the game remain close. Zach and Phil debate whether Bones Hyland should get his ring or not. Zach calls out the Clippers for walking off the court. | The fellas breakdown some tidbits that reveal why the Broncos could win vs the Vikings on Sunday.
Hour 2 of The Drive responds to the rumors about Coach Prime and Texas A&M. Zach and Phil go through why CU and Coach Prime need each other until sustained success is had. Why would Texas A&M need Coach Prime? Cecil Lammey joins The Drive and highlights why you must embrace the time Coach Prime is here. Zach and Cecil go through why Buffalo hasn’t been the biggest win since Super Bowl 50. Cecil explains why the Broncos are learning how to win. What is Marvin Mims role now for the Broncos? Is this schedule for the Broncos winnable down the stretch? | The Drive’s “Three Count” explains why the Bills-Broncos game was so significant in the U.S. | Is Sean Payton validated to feel how he feels about not making moves at the trade deadline? Zach and Phil go through Jerry Jeudy’s stats not improving.
Hour 3 of The Drive needs to know why Bones Hyland isn’t getting a ring. Zach and Phil discuss why a player going against the grain can’t be rewarded with loyalty all the time. | The guys debate about what has been the biggest game since Super Bowl 50! | What’s The Question Wednesday goes with Will Lutz and how his inconsistency with kicking should be perceived right now. Phil wants to know why PJ Locke should get the start over Kareem Jackson. | From Potential NFL Pro Bowl moments to Colorado Basketball being must see right now, The Drive’s Deep Dive at 4:45 brings you the latest from around Colorado.
Hour 4 of The Drive talks momentum and how to sustain it. How much of the Broncos success is on the running game? Zach and Phil discuss who they believe is the most important person in the Broncos offense. Our Denversports.com Senior Editor James Merilatt joins The Drive. James sides with Phil about Russ being the most important player Monday vs the Bills. James gives his take on what was the last big game that mattered before the Buffalo win. Is it time to give PJ Locke the starting Safety spot full time? Is Fabian Moreau the permanent answer as the #2 CB? | Will Petersen from Denversports.com joins The Drive. Will and the guys discuss the future of CU Football as the question about Coach Prime to Texas A&M loom. | Zach makes a case for the playoffs on the behalf of the Broncos, and he has the numbers to back it up.
Hour 1 of The Drive emphasizes how important changing the aura for a franchise is. How should the Broncos be viewed moving forward? Phil explains why everyone should enjoy this win. | The Broncos defense is now finding their stride. Does Vance Jospeh need an apology? Zach and Phil discuss why now the Broncos D is finding their way. | Russell Wilson played well but why now? The guys discuss why this system is allowing Russ to do less for more. Phil makes a bold statement. | Zach and Phil have an All-Time debate about Russell Wilson’s contract. Was Russ right to accept it? Does Phil need to be drug tested?
Hour 2 of The Drive puts a bow on their Russ conversation. Sean Payton talks about eliminating the chaos. Zach and Phil react to his comments. Our Denver 7 Broncos Insider Troy Renck joins The Drive. Troy talks about the poise the Broncos had last night. He then details how things looked on the final play of the game. Will Vance Joseph get another HC opportunity? Troy ends with when the last time the Broncos were in a game of that magnitude. | The Drive’s “Three Count” needs to know why UCLA let their recruits steal from CU at the Rose Bowl. | Courtland Sutton is balling right now. Could he become a 1,000-yard WR this season? They also discuss why Jerry Jeudy has been so quiet as of late.
Hour 3 of The Drive wants to know, does Vance Jospeh deserve an apology? Zach and Phil discuss the defense making plays but what is their identity? | The guys go through how the Offense held their own vs Buffalo. How did the Broncos running game help the passing game? | Zach and Phil go through why Sean Payton is just now getting his team to play complimentary football. | The Drive’s Deep Dive at 4:45 talks about one of the greatest exchanges from the radio call of Bills vs Broncos!
Hour 4 of The Drive needs to know how the Broncos got the win vs Buffalo! Zach and Phil go through several factors that helped the Broncos. Zach and Phil rehash their argument about why Russ is deserving of his contract. Why is Russ being penalized for something that’s beyond him? Phil defends Russ agreeing to restructure his contract. Also, should Russ come back after this season? | How can Courtland Sutton get over the drops? More WR talk, including Stefon Diggs, is had on The Drive. | The guys hand out their Game Balls to close the show!
Hour 1 of The Drive wants to know can the Broncos take advantage of the spotlight? Zach and Phil go through why this has playoff vibes written all over it. | Zach and Phil talk about the importance of pulling out of the tricks vs a team like Buffalo to set the tone. Phil talks about why Zach’s gut feelings have been too close for comfort. | The guys praise Bills Mafia for who they are! They go down memory lane back to 2020 whne the Bills destroyed thew Broncos. Is tonight on the defense? | Phil gives his thoughts on how the offense can be sustained moving forward.
Hour 2 of The Drive wonders is tongiht a must-win game! Zach and Phil go through what may be the biggest turning point in Broncos franchise since 2015! The guys have kept their feelings about certain NFL stories bottled up and Monday, they let it all go! Our ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter joins The Drive. Adam talks about the compelling nature of the NFL after Sunday’s performances. Adam details his latest Patrick Surtain report from the trade deadline. Is the pressure on Josh Allen tonight? Adam talks about whether the Bills are thinking about retolling if things go off the rails. Adam closes by going around the NFL. | The Drive’s “Three Count” needs to know who suffered the worst loss this weekend in Colorado! | Zach goes through the Broncos vs Bills Injury Report! So how should the Broncos attack the Bills?
Hour 3 of The Drive has The Buffalo Bills Sideline Reporter Sal Capachio on The Drive. Sal talks about what the energy is like with the Broncos coming to town. How have injuries impacted the Bills? Sal then transitions into the running game of the Buffalo Bills including Josh Allen. Sal then gives his keys to victory including how Von Miller needs to take a step tonight! | Zach gives his personal story of how the Denver Broncos have grown on him over the years. | Is tonight a career defining game for Russ? Zach and Phil discuss where Russ could be in regards to his future with the Broncos after the Bills game. | The Drive’s Deep Dive at 4:45 joins The Drive! Which Coach ripped their team the hardest? Also, which team needs to hit the big red button?