The Drive

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“The Drive” is an iconic sports-talk radio show in Denver history featuring some of the most entertaining personalities to ever crack a microphone over the years. The current iteration of “The Drive” is hosted by Zach Bye, who brings years of radio experience and unmatched authenticity to the program each day. His partner, Phillip Lindsay, is the embodiment of our city. Phil grew up in Denver, starring at running back for Denver South High School. He went on to break records at the University of Colorado, before becoming a Pro Bowler with the Denver Broncos. Phil’s energy and enthusiasm matched with Zach’s passion and precision creates Denver’s can’t miss show on your drive home, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. weekday afternoons!

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The Drive | Hour 1 | 02.22.24

Hour 1 of The Drive brings hope to those who aren’t sure how to feel about the Denver Nuggets tonight vs the Wizards. Can the Nuggets overcome the odds? | The genie who “turns back the hands of time” visits Denver again. A story recently was released that the Broncos tried to move up to the #2 overall pick in 2018. Would the Broncos have drafted Sam Darnold? Zach and Phil debate how things would’ve turned out if he were drafted to Denver. | CBS Sports ranked the NFL coaching staffs by tiers. Does Sean’s ranking show how important this upcoming season will be? The guys go through why Sean is under the microscope to get this thing turned around. | Nathan MacKinnon may be in big trouble because the Hart Trophy odds are getting closer and closer by the day. Could we see another scenario where the Avs are grinding down the stretch?

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Feb 23
The Drive | Hour 2 | 02.22.24

Hour 2 of The Drive talks about why the Nuggets may be playing the modern-day Washington Generals tonight. Zach and Phil get into the biggest question of what do the Nuggets need to do to help themselves down the stretch. Can Denver stay healthy? Phil has one guy who needs to pick it up heading into the playoffs if the Nuggets want to go far. What’s more important come playoff time in Denver: home ice or home court? | The Drive’s “Three Count” wonders why coaches aren’t allowed in the new NCAA Football 25 game. | Courtland Sutton had quite the highlight reel type of season. Did he set himself up just to be traded for more Sean Payton guys? Zach and Phil go through who’s likely to go from the Broncos WR room this offseason.

42m
Feb 23
The Drive | Hour 3 | 02.22.24

Hour 3 of The Drive gets into why the Broncos almost drafted Sam Darnold in 2018! Zach and Phil discuss how things would’ve been different for the Broncos if he was drafted. | Phil talks about his brothers doing MMA. It sets the conversation for what type of fight Sean Payton could expect to be in next season. | The NHL Hart Trophy odds are shifting swiftly! Zach and Phil discuss what Nate the Great needs to do to secure his long-awaited trophy. | Courtland Sutton put on a show last season with his spectacular catches and today he was recognized for it. The guys breakdown why Russ and the other position groups on offense couldn’t get over the hump.

43m
Feb 23
The Drive | Hour 4 | 02.22.24

Hour 4 of The Drive goes through why the WR room isn’t going to look the same moving forward. Phil explains why Jerry Jeudy could be the top WR next season in Sean’s offense. This leads to an even bigger discussion about why Jerry Jeudy could do more to hurt the Broncos long term than help if he has a great season next year. How much stock do you put into a team that may draft a rookie QB? | The Denver Nuggets appear to be ready to attack the home stretch. The guys discuss what’s needed from MPJ to close the regular season. | The NHL Hart Trophy odds are shifting swiftly! Zach and Phil discuss what Nathan MacKinnon needs to do to secure his long-awaited trophy.

39m
Feb 23
The Drive | Hour 1 | 02.21.24

Hour 1 of The Drive talks about how the change in the college football playoff format has affected how things will play out with the SEC and Big 10 long term. | The Avs pulled out a huge win vs the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night. Zach and Phil discuss a why the Avs are developing playoff scars and strength right now. | PS2 to the 49ers is a trade that was on the table at the 2023 NFL trade deadline. The guys explain why the Broncos may have to explore the latest reports so they can give themselves the best chance to win long term. | Chad Ochocinco Johnson is hearing that Justin Fields to Atlanta is only a matter of time. Does that mean Russ to Pittsburgh is on the horizon as well?

38m
Feb 22
The Drive | Hour 2 | 02.21.24

Hour 2 of The Drive leads in with how sports doesn’t lean into rivalries like they used to. Paul Allen, Voice of the Minnesota Vikings, is hinting that the Broncos are big on Michigan QB JJ McCarthy. Zach and Phil go through why JJ is trending towards being the best option for Sean Payton. Phil explains why the Broncos need to love their next QB, so will that guy for sure be a rookie? | The Drive’s “Three Count” is linked to one big time ILB in free agency. | Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com and the NFL Network has the Broncos taking an edge rusher with the 12th overall pick. Phil explains why Broncos Country would have a hard time accepting that as this year’s first round pick.

42m
Feb 22
The Drive | Hour 3 | 02.21.24

Hour 3 of The Drive praises Nikola Jokic for embracing Denver at this stage in his career. Zach and Phil discuss why now is the time for him. | The Avs feel like they’re finally shaking off the All-Star crud! The guys discuss which Avalanche player stepped up last night vs the Vancouver Canucks. Can Sammy G keep up this hot streak? | PS2 to the 49ers is a trade that was on the table at the 2023 NFL trade deadline. The guys explain why the Broncos may have to explore the latest reports so they can give themselves the best chance to win long term. | Justin Fields to Atlanta has more smoke than a grill right now. Zach and Phil discuss why all signs are pointing towards Russ to Pittsburgh.

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Feb 22
The Drive | Hour 4 | 02.21.24

Hour 4 of The Drive talks about why Adrian Peterson is selling his major awards and personal belongings from his time in the NFL. Paul Allen, the Minnesota Vikings radio pxp voice, said on his radio show that the Broncos appear to be all in on JJ McCarthy. How much stock should anyone put into a QB who didn’t play 7 4th quarters this season? Zach and Phil debate whether he’s a Sean Payton guy or not. | The RamosLaw.com Textline summed up the reasoning behind why if JJ is Sean's guy, Sean can’t back track at any point moving forward. | The Avs have gained some real confidence back with the Avs faithful after a huge win vs the Vancouver Canucks. What was more heartwarming: Nikola Jokic at the Avs game or the love the Avs have gotten since coming back home?

40m
Feb 22
The Drive | Hour 1 | 02.20.24

Hour 1 of The Drive is sick and tired of being set up just to be let down with one team in Denver. Also, how do you fix the All-Star game? | Russell Wilson has put his house on the market according to one report. Zach and Phil go at it about why Russ is being forced out of Denver. | Carmelo Anthony vs Coach George Karl has taken another turn! The guys discuss which part of each guy’s story is truth and what part is fiction. | Jake Shapiro from Denversports.com joins The Drive. Jake details why Melo’s actions over the years lean towards things not being rectified. Phil and Jake discuss what a banner and/or a statue would mean to Melo and Denver. Jake resets things for the home stretch of the Nuggets season. Will the CU MBB Buffs get right before the NCAA tournament?

40m
Feb 21
The Drive | Hour 2 | 02.20.24

Hour 2 of The Drive talks about the not-so-great draft class ranking the Denver Broncos got from NFL.com. Phil tells the full story of how he became a Denver Bronco! Did John Elway almost hang up the phone on Phil? Zach goes through why the Broncos 2023 rookie class was ranked last. Phil wonders can this class as a whole turn things around. Who deserves more blame: George Paton or Sean Payton? | The Drive’s ”Three Count” sees Shedeur Sanders get upended in one specific category relating to NIL. | Rich Scangarello, former Broncos OC, is headed to Las Vegas as their QB Coach. Phil stands for Rich and explains his departure from Denver.

41m
Feb 21
The Drive | Hour 3 | 02.20.24

Hour 3 of The Drive needs to know what it will take for Denver to get Luka Doncic if he wants to join Jokic down the road! Who would the Nuggets have to send away? | Carmelo Anthony vs Coach George Karl has taken another turn! The guys discuss which part of each guy’s story is truth and what part is fiction. Will Coach Karl get to go on Melo’s podcast? | The Colorado Avalanche are being set up to fail right now! Gabe Landeskog is looking better as the weeks go by, but will he be ready by the playoffs? Zach and Phil debate! | Russell Wilson is taking offers on his mansion, but Phil has a theory as to why he’s doing it now compared to later this spring!

42m
Feb 21
The Drive | Hour 4 | 02.20.24

Hour 4 of The Drive recaps the 2024 NBA All-Star Weekend. Could the NBA be in trouble? NFL.com ranks the Broncos rookie class the worst of the 2023 season. Zach and Phil discuss who’s at fought for the 2023 draft class: Sean Payton or George Paton? The Broncos have a chance to fix it this year but where do they start? | Justin Fields has unfollowed the Chicago Bears on Instagram. How much stock should anyone put into that move? Zach explains why he didn’t make it to Chicago this past weekend. | The guys end the show discussing the possibility of Jokic and Doncic playing together in Denver.

41m
Feb 21
The Drive | Hour 1 | 02.19.24

Hour 1 of The Drive gets into why Sean Payton is the guys for the job. Did Dan wedge drive his into a bad excuse for Sean? | Kyle Reese and Knowshon Moreno take you home on The Drive by discussing who their favorite wrestlers were. They also discuss what has gone wrong with the NBA All-star Game. | The Drive continues to flush out how the NBA can make their All-Star Weekend better. | Are the Denver Nuggets too top heavy? The guys discuss how much faith Coach Malone has in his team as a whole.

39m
Feb 20
The Drive | Hour 2 | 02.19.24

Hour 2 of The Drive gets a great idea from Knowshon about how to fix the NBA ASG. Kyle and Knowshon discuss how the Broncos can get this ship righted. Can Russ come back next year? The fellas discuss when you know it’s time to tear things down and officially rebuild. They also go through what life looks like if Coach Hackett or Russell Wilson doesn’t come to Denver. | Knowshon explains why Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears are holding up the league right now. Will the Steelers jump up for Caleb Williams or stick to going for Justin? How does this affect the Broncos? | The Avs didn’t cook up the best meal in their 4-3 win vs Arizona but it was digestible. Knowshon went to the game and breaks down how the Avs attempted to get back on track.

44m
Feb 20
The Drive | Hour 3 | 02.19.24

Hour 3 of The Drive has fun reliving the good ole days as WrestleMania is on the horizon! Will Knowshon make it this year? | The guys get into the 2023 NFL season “Wayback Machine.” If we could change one thing about the Broncos season and the NFL season, what would it be? | The Broncos are in a tough position right now, but which position needs the biggest upgrade? Kyle and Knowshon discuss why the running game and O-Line weren’t in sink this season. | The Denver Nuggets have a chance to get things back on track after the All-Star break. The guys discuss what needs to happen to get the most of the bench down the stretch.

42m
Feb 20
The Drive | Hour 4 | 02.19.24

Hour 4 of The Drive wonders who is the vocal leader of the Denver Nuggets. Do the Nuggets need anymore motivation down the stretch? Kyle and Knowshon discuss which team in the West should make the Nuggets most nervous? They argue about why egos could get in the way down the stretch for one team. | Carmelo Anthony tells his side of the story about his first interaction with Coach Karl. The guys react to his comments and discuss why Coach and Melo are at odds with each other. | Kyle and Knowshon close the show by giving a huge shoutout to the RamosLaw.com Textline for their old school wrestling suggestions.

40m
Feb 20
The Drive | Hour 1 | 02.16.24

Hour 1 of The Drive talks about how excited the guys are about the NBA All-Star Weekend. Josh and the fellas discuss why NBA All-Star Weekend has lost its luster. | The Colorado Avalanche ended the road trip how they started it. Phil and John Davis, filling in for Zach, go through why the Avs can’t be trusted right now. | Sports Illustrated is trying to sell everyone on the idea of the Broncos drafting a QB later in the draft. The guys explain why the Broncos can’t afford to sit on their hands in this draft. Is Brock Bowers truly a generational TE worth drafting? | Cecil Lammey laid out a case for why Sam Darnold could be the Broncos guy. Phil and John discuss why the Broncos lack of a plan is hurting their long-term view.

43m
Feb 17
The Drive | Hour 2 | 02.16.24

Hour 2 of The Drive sees a road where Pittsburgh could be a viable landing spot for Russell Wilson. Phil and John discuss why Russ is getting so much heat from ESPN right now as the offseason ramps up. Our 9 News Broncos Insider Mike Klis joins The Drive. Mike talks about why the Broncos are so unsure on what they want to do with Russell Wilson moving forward. Mike details what the Broncos plans are for Courtland Sutton moving forward. Mike also explains why the Broncos don’t have to necessarily draft a QB with their 12th overall pick. The guys react to Mike’s latest updates. | The Drive’s “Three Count” wonders how much does Jimmy G love football. | Championship experience can only take you so far. Phil and John go through why the Avs and Nuggets have similar struggles that will lead to totally different results in the end.

41m
Feb 17
The Drive | Hour 3 | 02.16.24

Hour 3 of The Drive has more evidence to explain why CU being on the cover of EA Sports NCAA Football 25. John makes a case for why Travis Hunter could do something that hasn’t been done since Coach Prime was in college. | Phil and John discuss why new CU DC Robert Livingston may have some growing pains like Sean Lewis. | Breaking News has come down that Russell Wilson has put his house on the market! The guys discuss whether this means he’s leaving Denver or not. | The Drive has a debate about burgers vs chicken sandwiches. Which rookie QB’s are most likely to start right away? Phil says Sean needs to figure out which direction he wants to go at QB to stop the bleeding.

37m
Feb 17
The Drive | Hour 4 | 02.16.24

Hour 4 of The Drive further explains why Broncos Country isn’t going to buy into a bridge option QB. Phil and John play revisionist history to help determine what the Broncos should do at 12th overall. Phil pushes back by laying out his case for why no other QB the Broncos have access to will be able to replace Russell’s production. | Will the Nikola Jokic be able to get the rest he deserves this weekend while in Indy for All-Star Weekend? Phil and John discuss what other contenders could pose a problem for the Nuggets post All-Star Break. | John insists that the Denver Nuggets step up and talk to Carmelo first about honoring him. Phil needs to know would that squash all the beef.

41m
Feb 17
The Drive | Hour 1 | 02.15.24

Hour 1 of The Drive gets going by criticizing the Denver Nuggets for losing focus heading into the All-Star Break. Zach explains why Malone may not be sold on Payton Watson just yet! | The Denver Broncos are being granted permission to rebuild by one writer from CBS Sports. Zach and Phil discuss why now may be the time to hit the reset button. | Carmelo Anthony appears to play the blame game more than he should. The guys detail what else Melo had to say on the podcast that helps them commemorate the fact he doesn’t take ownership for his part. | The Avs have a chance to end the road trip on a high note. The fact that Alexander Georgiev isn’t in net tonight has the fellas wondering, what else is going on?

39m
Feb 16
The Drive | Hour 2 | 02.15.24

Hour 2 of The Drive has a trade proposal on the table that allows them to get a franchise QB and TE in the first round! Zach and Phil discuss whether the Broncos will be open to accepting the proposal while also keeping Russ. Our Denversports.com Senior Editor James Merilatt joins The Drive. James explains why most options that won’t include Russ won’t work. James also details who he’d be willing to take at 12 if the Broncos don’t move up or down. James gives his take on where Carmelo stands from a past vs present perspective. James goes off on his CU Buffs MBB team. | The Drive’s “Three Count” has a Tiger Woods Update! | It’s progress report time for the Denver Nuggets on The Drive. Zach and Phil grade the top players on the Nuggets up to this point in the season.

43m
Feb 16
The Drive | Hour 3 | 02.15.24

Hour 3 of The Drive argues about who should be on the cover of NCAA Football 25! Will Shedeur, Travis, or Coach Prime get the nod later this year? | It may be time for the Denver Broncos to take a minute and reconsider what the direction of this season will be according to the latest observation from CBS about the AFC West.  The guys go through why Sean Payton needs to factor everything in during this offseason. | The Avs will be in a knockdown drag em out fight tonight vs the Tampa Bay Lightning. Zach takes a stance about tonight’s game that Phil didn’t see coming. | The Denver Broncos have a chance to pull off the unthinkable with the latest Mock Draft from CBS Sports. Zach and Phil explain why if the Broncos let one situation play out, everything else could workout in their favor!

40m
Feb 16
The Drive | Hour 4 | 02.15.24

Hour 4 of The Drive talks about who agrees with the new Mock Draft that has the Broncos selecting Brock Bowers at number 12. Phil explains why trying to build the empire like Kansas City could hurt them if they’re caught trying to do it. The guys argue about whether keeping Russ to help with the incubating process of the next QB is worth it. | Carmelo Anthony has struggled to see what everyone else sees. Zach and Phil explain why he’s brought every single amount of negativity upon himself. Phil wonders should the Nuggets show Melo some love in their efforts to extend an olive branch. | The guys close the show with NCAA Football talk and the Denver Nuggets grades at the All-Star Break!

40m
Feb 16
The Drive | Hour 1 | 02.14.24

Hour 1 of The Drive starts arguing about how much they would pay to watch the Rockies this season! | Zach and Phil praise the Avs for pulling out another huge win vs Washington! Phil reminds the Avs that with Val out, some of the others must step up and take advantage of the road ahead! | ESPN forecast that Ryan Tannehill will be in Denver to start the 2024 season. The guys argue about whether he’s better than Russ as the bridge option at QB. | Carmelo Anthony speaks out about how his time in Denver ended. Zach and Phil discuss which side of the story is closer to the truth.

42m
Feb 15
The Drive | Hour 2 | 02.14.24

Hour 2 of The Drive is back on the Michigan train as Field Yates has QB JJ McCarthy coming to Denver with the 12th overall pick. Field explains why the Broncos must grab their guy in the first round, but Phil isn’t buying it! The guys go through every option possible regarding how the Broncos can speed up this process under Sean Payton. Is Sean ready to win now or later? | The Drive’s “Three Count” can’t believe what the Warriors and Lakers were up to before the trade deadline. | Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com had an honest assessment of what the Broncos need to improve on. Zach and Phil sift through how much of last year’s mistakes were on Sean Payton.

39m
Feb 15
The Drive | Hour 3 | 02.14.24

Hour 3 of The Drive needs to know what the Nuggets should do tonight with their starters. Zach and Phil discuss what a win or loss tonight would mean for the Nuggets heading into the All-Star Break. | The Avs finally got a win after their All-Star Break. The guys breakdown what needs to happen to sustain the momentum they got from the win in Washington. | ESPN is trying to figure out the future for the Denver Broncos. They predict that Ryan Tannehill will be the lead man in Denver as the bridge QB. Zach and Phil aren’t sold on that option and they explain why! | Carmelo Anthony finally gave the full explanation about what happened during his time in Denver. Zach and Phil react by detailing why his timeline brings about more concerns to how it ended.

44m
Feb 15
The Drive | Hour 4 | 02.14.24

Hour 4 of The Drive gets into where the Broncos will be drafting their next QB. Field Yates, Fantasy and Draft Analyst for ESPN, puts out his first Mock Draft. Zach and Phil explain why drafting JJ McCarthy could lead to the Broncos keeping Russ. Cecil Lammey talks about the rumblings of Russ returning to Denver in 2024. The guys go through why the Broncos are trending towards trading up. Cecil explains why Justin Fields isn’t Sean’s top option. | Sean Payton took some bumps and ruises this season but how much of it was his fought? Phil has a story that reminds everyone to learn from your mistakes before its too late. | Several Nuggets are out tonight, and the guys react to the news. Did the Nuggets make the right decision?

39m
Feb 15
The Drive | Hour 1 | 02.13.24

Hour 1 of The Drive talks about why the Denver Nuggets failed to step up in Milwaukee last night. Should the Nuggets reconsider their post All-Star Break plans? | The Denver Nuggets did something they haven’t done all season and that’s lose back-to-back games in blowout fashion. Zach and Phil discuss why the injuries may be hurting the Nuggets. | Justin Simmons and Garett Bolles are two staples of the Broncos franchise, but Sean Payton may have to turn the page. The guys debate which cap casualty would be a more beneficial sacrifice for the Broncos moving forward. | Zach and Phil discuss why the Avs are in troubled waters if they lose vs Washington! Phil calls out the Avs players not named Nathan MacKinnon to step up.

40m
Feb 14
The Drive | Hour 2 | 02.13.24

Hour 2 of The Drive breaks down the latest Mock Draft from PFF as they have the Broncos jumping up to 2 to take Drake Maye from North Carolina. Zach and Phil discuss how this would help or hurt the future of the Broncos if they go all in on Drake Maye. Also, a betting company has thrown their hat in the ring to discuss why Bo Nix to Denver is the betting favorite. So, should Russ even come back knowing that these ideas on the table are all about life after him? | The Drive’s “Three Count” praises Jenny Cavnar for becoming the first ever full-time female play by play voice of an MLB team. | Two CU coaches may be in big trouble and the guys explain why!

41m
Feb 14