The Drive

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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.

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The Drive | Hour 1 | 09.26.22

Hour 1 of The Drive starts off with Orlando, DMac and Zach talking about the Broncos win and how they found a way to overcome the odds. First Team Reps led to Big O and DMac talking about the physiological mind games that Russell Wilson has over the 49ers right now! Everybody vs Coach Nathaniel Hackett as Coach gets another game management member added to his team! Big O and DMac try to make sense of the hire and why this hire helped vs the original Brad Miller hire. Our ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter joins The Drive. Adam discusses the biggest topics around the NFL right now including the hire of the Broncos newest game manager.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43m
Sep 27
The Drive | Hour 2 | 09.26.22

Hour 2 of The Drive leads in with Big O and DMac discussing the defense of the Broncos and how they're coming into their own! They also discuss the essence of stopping the running game. Is Russell Wilson having State of the Union meetings with the Coaches or the Players? Also, a discussion about being late vs being on time opens up as the Monday pressers await. ? At 3:30 everyday, we take you through the 3 biggest “hey did you hear about” stories of the day! Coach Hackett speaks to the media!  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41m
Sep 27
The Drive | Hour 3 | 09.26.22

Hour 3 of The Drive meets James Merilatt from Denverfan.com as James and DMac discuss why this win feels more like a plane crash than an actual win. Also, James wants answers about Brandon McManus! Coach Hackett hit the absolute hokey pokey on the Broncos media today and DMac can't believe it! The guys discuss Nuggets Camp and what all happened their today. Also, is Russell Wilson a really good Tim Tebow? Our Denverfan.com Senior Broncos Analyst Andrew Mason joins The Drive. Mase details all of the silliness that happened at the UC Health Training Facility today. Also, what were the major takeaways from the game yesterday? What did Mase get from the press conferences today?  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41m
Sep 27
The Drive | Hour 4 | 09.26.22

Hour 4 of The Drive closes out Monday with Mark Schlereth from The Morning Show with Schlereth and Evans. Mark and DMac get into the intricacies of the Broncos vs the 49ers game with the running game, the defenses, the stagnation of the offense, the growth of Russell Wilson and so much more! Pat Surtain sparks a conversation about the Broncos defense and where they are right now vs where they will be! Mark and DMac discuss some very quirky moments that took place around the NFL.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39m
Sep 27
The Drive | Hour 1 | 09.23.22

Hour 1 of The Drive kicks off with DMac and Big O discussing the injuries that appear to keep piling up for the Broncos. DMac and Big O talk about the essence of why certain coaching styles can make or break a team. Everybody vs Russell Wilson again as Rob Ninkovich from ESPN's Get Up lays into Russell Wilson and his leadership style. The guys totally disagree and can't believe he feels that way! Also, the Avs are back it and DMac and Big O discuss their future and how this team will potentially need to make more moves going forward to go back to back.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41m
Sep 24
The Drive | Hour 2 | 09.23.22

Hour 2 of The Drive leads in with DMac and Big O discussing the Jerry Jeudy injury as he ramps up to try and play on Sunday Night. Also, the guys talka bout who will defend Deebo Samuel. Also, they breakdown Coach Hackett's comfortably with execution this week as he takes control of this operation. At 3:30 everyday, we take you through the 3 biggest “hey did you hear about” stories of the day! Our 9 News Broncos Insider Mike Klis joins The Drive. Mike talks about what all went down this week, what the expectations are for Coach Hackett will be, and Mike gives an absolutely outlandish prediction for Sunday's Game.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42m
Sep 24
The Drive | Hour 3 | 09.23.22

Hour 3 of The Drive leads in with DMac and James Merilatt discussing Billy Turner's absence that continues to grow concerns. Leadership and Russell Wilson continue to be the hot topic these days, James doesn't see why this continues to be a big deal! James is concerned that Broncos injuries keep going up during the week, not down. James and DMac take you around the state of Colorado Sports as they close out Hour 3.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

38m
Sep 24
The Drive | Hour 4 | 09.23.22

Hour 4 of The Drive gets you all FIRED UP as Nate Jackson from The Players Club joins DMac to close the week! They discuss the keys to the game and their score predictions. Also, does Russ actually act like one of the guys? How does that impact the teams view on him? Nate and DMac rap and it's absolutely amazing as Nate explains his process! The guys talk about why Russ appears to not have the ability to say it like it is and why his life experiences have played a huge part into that.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41m
Sep 24
The Drive | Hour 1 | 09.22.22

Hour 1 of The Drive kicks off with Zach, Stoke, and DMac discussing their time today playing the golf simulator as Stoke goes on a gloating tour! The Avs training camp kicks off today as well and trust me when I say, Denverfan.com was well represented as Will Peterson and Jake Shapiro join DMac. The guys have fun discussing the Avs getting back to work today. Everybody vs Russell Wilson is all about KJ Wright and Richard Sherman absolutely going in on Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson. The question continues of how bad were things in Seattle for Russell to keep getting talked about? Also, what will it take for the Avs to raise the cup again next year? The guys discuss!  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43m
Sep 23
The Drive | Hour 2 | 09.22.22

Hour 2 of The Drive meets the Big Story of the Day as Coach Hackett and the coordinators spoke today. The snarky and side eyeing comments carried on today and DMac was able to take full advantage of it since he was at the presser today. The guys react to Coach Stukes defending his young returner as mistakes get explanations today from the coordinators. At 3:30 everyday, the 3 biggest "hey did you hear about" stories of the day come right at you! Also, did Coach Outten lie to Broncos Country? DMac presses him to get everyone answers!  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39m
Sep 23
The Drive | Hour 3 | 09.22.22

Hour 3 of The Drive kicks off with DMac and James going through the Coaches Presser. Coach Hackett answered questions about preparation and the guys steer the conversation into how far away are the Broncos really from flushing out the bad stuff. Coach Hackett also talks about the transition from Coordinator to Head Coach. James lays out why this transition isn't easy and why the growing pains won't go away overnight. DMac kills you with truth about the Broncos needing the benefit of the doubt like the Colorado Avalanche did before they came into their own. James totally disagrees! James also talks about constant nagging injuries and the essence of the Strength and Conditioning for the Broncos over the years. Chad Brown joins The Drive to set the record straight.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43m
Sep 23
The Drive | Hour 4 | 09.22.22

Hour 4 of The Drive comes back with Chad Brown from Chad and Nate as they get into the Broncos knowing or not knowing what they're doing right now. Also, Denverfan.com's Senior Broncos Writer Andrew Mason joins The Drive to talk about ATD's! Mase also gives his take from the Broncos Locker Room and what all went on at practice with the injuries constantly piling up. Should the Broncos focus more on ST than they do right now? Also, how many teammates can Russell Wilson name? Chad and DMac discuss the 49ers vs Broncos game and what the running game will mean to this game. Chad talks about the Seattle Bro Code that unfortunately Russell keeps missing time and time again!  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39m
Sep 23
The Drive | Hour 1 | 09.21.22

Hour 1 of The Drive kicks off with Run or Pass ft. Russell Wilson. The 49ers are lethal everywhere so how do you defend that if you're the Broncos? Orlando Franklin and DMac continue to mess with Russell Wilson about his "Run or Pass" moment from the game. Everybody vs Keyshawn Johnson has the guys debating who exactly were the fans booing? Rachel Vigil stars in a new segment called What's Brewing as she talks about the hottest stories coming up!  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43m
Sep 22
The Drive | Hour 2 | 09.21.22

Hour 2 of The Drive is all about Russell Wilson admitting this team is getting close to taking that next step. Brock Huard from Brock and Salk Seattle Sports 710 joins The Drive courtesy of Elite Sportsbook. Brock and DMac have fun about trading show appearances from Seattle to Denver. Brock dis-spells Russell Wilson's new narrative about not having control at the line of scrimmage. From there, Brock details how Russ and the Broncos need to get this train back on the tracks. Brock also lays out the gameplan vs the 49ers. What did Seattle do great and what they didn't do great gives insight as to where the Broncos need to attack. At 3:30 everyday, we take you through the 3 biggest “hey did you hear about” stories of the day! Bradley Chubb vs Trent Williams will be quite the battle on Sunday and the guys react to what Chubb had to say.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42m
Sep 22
The Drive | Hour 3 | 09.21.22

Hour 3 of The Drive kicks off with Russell Wilson talking about taking the next step and James and DMac debate whether the decisions made Sunday indicate that. The Broncos players stick up for Coach Hackett but for how long? The guys discuss! 6 Quick Questions prepare everyone for Broncos vs 49ers this Sunday! James and DMac go through the coaches on the Broncos and list out why the Broncos keep tripping over the same hurdle. Also, Mark has a very special recognition that is acknowledged!  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

44m
Sep 22
The Drive | Hour 4 | 09.21.22

Hour 4 of The Drive comes back with Mark Schlereth from Schlereth and Evans joining The Drive to first discuss his nomination as a potential 2023 Football HOF! Mark and DMac go through more game tape with the 49ers. Our Denverfan.com Broncos Insider Andrew Mason joins The Drive. Mase discusses the tenure of the press conference today and what his major takeaways from practice were. Mark and DMac talk about the essence of the sneak attack on both sides of the ball for the 49ers. Hockey guy gets a special message from Mark Schlereth to close the show!  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

40m
Sep 22
The Drive | Hour 1 | 09.20.22

Hour 1 of The Drive starts off with a discussion about Russell Wilson and why the past and present can’t always be compared. Orlando Franklin lays out an excellent analogy that sets the record straight about the Broncos current situation. Our Everybody vs segment turned into Everybody loves Nathan MacKinnon. Nathan MacKinnon signs an 8 year/$100.8 Million Dollar extension to stay with the Colorado Avalanche. Big O and DMac are thrilled to get this deal done but they run into a situation where they can’t agree on who’s the most important player on the Avs right now. DMac lays out the hierarchy of the Avs right now. Our Denver 7 Broncos Insider Troy Renck joins The Drive. Troy details the MacKinnon deal and how it will impact the Avs long term. Also, Troy sets the scene for the Broncos this week as they had today off. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41m
Sep 21
The Drive | Hour 2 | 09.20.22

Hour 2 of The Drive begins with more celebration for the Avs and Nathan MacKinnon as he signs a massive 8-year extension worth $100.8 Million Dollars. DMac and Big O continue their discussion about what type of player is Nathan MacKinnon compared to who he’ll be by the end of this contract. Also, what Broncos player should be compared to Nathan MacKinnon? At 3:30 everyday, we take you through the 3 biggest “hey did you hear about” stories of the day! The Nathan MacKinnon train rolls on as Big O talks about how the Avs needs to capitalize right now to make the most of this opportunity.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43m
Sep 21
The Drive | Hour 3 | 09.20.22

Hour 3 of The Drive leads in with DMac and James Merilatt discussing Coach Hackett and Russell not being on the same page and why people like former NFL player Ryan Clark can see what everyone else is seeing. The Broncos are ranked below the Seahawks after 2 weeks and the guys are beside themselves as they try to make sense of the USA Today Power Rankings. DMac and James debate about different Hot Take Tuesday takes. Also, what Broncos player should be compared to Nathan MacKinnon? James, DMac, and Will Peterson debate. Will also details his time at the Nathan MacKinnon Press Conference today.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42m
Sep 21
The Drive | Hour 4 | 09.20.22

Hour 4 looks to land the plane with Mark Schlereth from Schlereth and Evans joining the show. The guys discuss the Zack Hample debacle that continues to grow legs. Nathan MacKinnon celebration tour continues on The Fan. Mark and DMac discuss the 49ers vs the Broncos and the different aspects of how the Broncos will look to regroup this weekend. Mark details why the 49ers have all the pieces to be a great team. Also, how good is the running game of both teams right now? They close the show with more Nathan MacKinnon celebrations!  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41m
Sep 21
The Drive | Hour 1 | 09.19.22

Hour 1 of The Drive starts off with why Coach Hackett can’t seem to get out of his own way to open the season. DMac, Orlando Franklin, and Zach try to make sense of it all. The conversation gets so out hand that it leads to a story about Big O and his wife meeting for the first time. Everybody vs Coach Hackett as Mike Evans had some things to say about yesterday and the guys respond. DMac and Big O discuss the power of bright lights in big moments. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter joins The Drive. Adam sets the scene for why the national media continues to bag on Coach Hackett even after a week two loss. Also, Adam tries to make sense of all of the come backs in the NFL yesterday. The biggest headline from the weekend was ______? Adam answers all of this and more! See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

37m
Sep 20
The Drive | Hour 2 | 09.19.22

Hour 2 of The Drive starts off with DMac and Big O getting everyone set for the Coach Hackett press conference. Where do you go when you can’t seem to stop making mistakes? Coach Hackett comes to the podium and owns up to what was a very unsettling win for the Broncos. The guys react to Coach Hackett’s presser and the guys breakdown the high points of the press conference. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

45m
Sep 20
The Drive | Hour 3 | 09.19.22

Hour 3 of The Drive started off with James Merilatt subbing in for Orlando Franklin. They discuss the Coach Hackett press conference from today. They seamlessly transitioned into the Russell vs Coach Hackett as the will of who’s right is becoming more prevalent by the day. Did the Broncos save their season? James and DMac debate whether the Broncos season was ever in the balance. CU is in big trouble and James calls the bluff of CU Football right now.   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39m
Sep 20
The Drive | Hour 4 | 09.19.22

Hour 4 of The Drive is joined by Mark Schlereth from Schlereth and Evans on The Morning Show. Mark comes right in and discusses his fortune with a dysfunctional coaching situation of his past. Though Mark doesn’t go off on Hackett, he provides some perspective as to why this transition may be so hard on everyone. Denverfan.com’s Andrew Mason joins The Drive to discuss what all took place at the UC Health Training Facility today. Mase discusses the bloodshed at the presser, the dysfunction with the coaches, and Mase teases that it might not be just Coach Hackett who needs to make the adjustment right now. Mark and DMac continue to discuss the 49ers and what to expect coming up this weekend. They close the show with a game of quick questions!  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39m
Sep 20
The Drive | Hour 1 | 09.16.22

Hour 1 of The Drive details what Coach Hackett had to say to close the week at his press conference today. DMac and James Merilatt carry The Drive on with "How Many Players Do You Know" and the featured team today was the Houston Texans. Everybody vs Coach Outten has James and DMac going back and forth on why Coach Outten said that in the first place. Chargers vs Chiefs was quite the game last night and guys discuss the Chiefs continuing to ascend in the AFC West.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43m
Sep 17
The Drive | Hour 2 | 09.16.22

Hour 2 of The Drive kicks off with statements from Coach Hackett that allowed for injury updates and why injuries continue to be an issue for the Broncos. James and DMac discuss what the Texans will bring to Denver and how the Broncos should look to overcome it. Also, Russell Wilson gets called out by Tyler Lockett and the Seahawks? Unbelievable but yet the guys don't think so! Every day at 3:30, 3 of the top "hey did you hear about" stories of the day come right at you! James and DMac talk set the scene for Broncos vs Texans!  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41m
Sep 17
The Drive | Hour 3 | 09.16.22

Hour 3 of The Drive kicks off with more information from Coach Hackett about the weekend. Our 9 News Broncos Insider Mike Klis joins The Drive. He recaps practice this week, talks about the presser from today, and get everyone set for Broncos vs Texans. Hot Take Tuesday rolls on as James and DMac react to the listeners take. The Great Sandy Clough has retired and the guys talk to him to recap his illustrious career and what's next for him.   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

47m
Sep 17
The Drive | Hour 4 | 09.16.22

Hour 4 of The Drive carries on with a fire up that leads us right into Denverfan.com's Senior Broncos Writer Andrew Mason. Mase talks about the Texans coming to town, the expectations for the Broncos, what this weekend means to the Broncos and so much more! Keys to the Game and their official Broncos Picks come right at you! Dumb Stuff and Kris Bryant come together to end the show and the week on Denver's Sports Station 104.3 The Fan!  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36m
Sep 17
The Drive | Hour 4 | 09.15.22

Hour 4 of The Drive comes in with Tua explaining the short QB problems that have the guys wondering about Russell Wilson long term. Denverfan.com's Senior Broncos Writer Andrew Mason joins The Drive. Mase talks about Tua's comments, the coaches presser, what happened at practice today, and why exactly will Coach Outten will be viewed as the black sheep until the Broncos start winning games. Mt. Polumbus speaks about the CSU/CU rivalry. Dumb Stuff and Tyler's Game Balls close the show!  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42m
Sep 16
The Drive | Hour 3 | 09.15.22

Hour 3 of The Drive leads in with the coordinators talking today about Monday's game. The guys discuss why preseason will continue to be huge topic until they start winning. Mike Evans has a "too much respect" take that the guys react to. DMac kills you with truth about how it's too soon for Coach Outten to be joking. Tyler flips his stance and decided to defend Coach Outten. DMac then inquires about when is it okay to joke about a loss as a coach.   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42m
Sep 16