The Drive

Denver's Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan

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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 | 08.10.22

Hour 1 of The Drive starts off with Tyler and DMac breaking down what the Ownership Group Press Conference was like today. What were the main takeaways? Also, the Peyton vs John conversation came up again today! Tyler and DMac go into what they believe the new ownership group thinks of the President role right now. Is Peyton their guy or should they look elsewhere? The wealth of power was explained by Mike Klis via twitter and it sparks a very deep conversation about who’s in control and how the hierarchy will be affected long term.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Aug 11
The Drive | Hour 2 | 08.10.22

Hour 2 and the Big Story of the Day opens with Tyler and DMac recapping a day to remember with the Broncos New Owners getting their official press conference today. Tyler and DMac discuss how the potential new stadium could affect the Denver economy. With Greg being the point man for this group, how much of this will be business vs sports? Can this ownership group take their lack of sports knowledge and still propel the Broncos to where they used to be? At 3:30pm every day, the Water Cooler comes right at you with the 3 “hey did you hear about” stories of the day! Russell Wilson looks to get paid and the guys wonder just how long will it be before he gets paid! Did Greg Penner tip his hand today with all of the V.I.P’s in the building?  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

40m
Aug 11
The Drive | Hour 3 | 08.10.22

Hour 3 and Football at Four come together to help everyone see just how much the Broncos needed a new owner all along! Also, is Coach Hackett and the Broncos truly ready for tomorrow with the Cowboys? 6 Quick Questions come at you with deep questions about the new Broncos regime! Mike Salk from Seattle 710 ESPN joins The Drive to discuss the new and improved Drew Lock! It doesn’t take long for Tyler and Mike to go toe to toe about Russell Wilson and why exactly did he leave Seattle. Tyler and DMac can’t believe that Seattle did what they did to get Russ out of town. Denverfan.com’s James Merilatt joins The Drive to discuss his thoughts on ownership today. James was pleased with how today went down but he wonders did it have a Pat Bowlen feel to it? Also, James answers all of the conspiracy theories about the new ownership group.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Aug 11
The Drive | Hour 4 | 08.10.22

Hour 4 of The Drive brings it home with a recap of the Denver Broncos New Ownership Press Conference that took place today at the UC Health Training Facility. Tyler and DMac wonder exactly what did Greg Penner mean with a particular response from earlier today. Denverfan.com's Senior Broncos Writer Andrew Mason joins The Drive to discuss the Denver Broncos Ownership. Mase had a few tidbits from the meeting that were true behind the scenes information. Also, what was the interaction with the Broncos Ownership like today? Mt. Polumbus speaks about whether preseason should be exiled or not. Also, Tyler hands out Game Balls to close the show!  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

40m
Aug 11
The Drive | Hour 1 | 08.09.22

Hour 1 of The Drive starts off with Day 12 of Training camp from the UC Health Training Camp Facility. Tyler and DMac come out swinging about what they saw from the Offense as DMac saw something totally different than everyone else. Our 9 News Broncos Insider Mike Klis joins The Drive to discuss the New Owners of the Denver Broncos Rob Walton,Family and Friends. What all took place in Minneapolis today? Mike takes us through the process and what tomorrow will look like. Mike also gives insight as to how the Kroenke’s feel about the Broncos new owner. Tyler and DMac continue to show love to the Walton/Penner Group as they go over what happened today at the press conference in Minneapolis today. Josh Johnson and Brandon Stokley had quite the moment today and the guys react to how this moment reminds them of another moment that took place a few years ago. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Aug 10
The Drive | Hour 2 | 08.09.22

Hour 2 and the Big Story of the Day leads in with Day 12 of Training Camp and the transition of the Walton/Penner Group making the Denver Broncos the talk of the nation today. Denverfan.com’s Senior Broncos Writer Andrew Mason joins The Drive to discuss the new ownership group taking over. The majority of his time was spent arguing with Tyler and DMac about Day 12 of Training Camp and how things REALLY went today. DMac leans into the Offense doing well today and Tyler and Mase disagree wholeheartedly! Tyler and Mase go in on the Offensive Line and talk about them needing to be better. Roquan Smith is asking for a trade from the Chicago Bears so should the Broncos shop around for him? See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Aug 10
The Drive | Hour 3 | 08.09.22

Hour 3 of The Drive leads in with Football at Four as the Rob Walton led group embraces the Broncos. Tyler and DMac debate whether the Broncos have been working alongside the Walton Group all along to succeed the Bowlen family. Stan Kroenke speaks about the transition today and Tyler wonders could that lead to some business deals getting done with the Kroenke/Walton Groups in Denver. Hot Take Tuesday comes at you with a question about do the Broncos owners know football? Our Denver 7 Broncos Insider Troy Renck joins The Drive to set the scene from Minneapolis earlier today. How did the ownership transition play out and who all was involved today? Also, Troy mentions the business mindset of the Walton/Penner Group. Troy talks about the expectations for the new ownership group now that they’ve crossed over the threshold. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39m
Aug 10
The Drive | Hour 4 | 08.09.22

Hour 4 starts off with The Drive showing immense gratitude to how the ownership transition went down today. Tyler emphasizes that results will matter more so now than it ever has in the past! Russell Wilson is a different type of QB and Tyler questions whether his unorthodox style helps or hurts the Offense. Also, Tyler stays on the Offensive Line for not being as solid as they should be right now. Mt. Polumbus speaks about what would be the story if Hard Knocks were covering the Broncos this year. Tyler hands out Game Balls to close the show!  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43m
Aug 10
The Drive | Hour 1 | 08.08.22

Hour 1 of The Drive gets started with Tyler and DMac detailing what they saw in Day 11 of Training Camp for the Denver Broncos. Ronald Darby got hurt on the last play of practice and DMac talks about what may have happened and what could be the long term effect of this moment. Also, Tyler gives his daily breakdown of how the Offense is progressing but are they truly on par for where they should be? ESPN’s Senior NFL Insider Adam Schefter joins The Drive to discuss the Broncos Ownership transition and how it will play out tomorrow. Also, how’s the potential Lamar Jackson deal coming along? Are the Bowlen’s happy to sell? Adam Schefter answers it all! Also Brandon McManus joins Stokley and Zach and the guys react to some of his comments that were quite revealing! See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39m
Aug 09
The Drive | Hour 2 | 08.08.22

Hour 2 of The Drive and the Big Story of the Day is starting CB Ronald Darby going down in practice. Tyler and DMac wonder how serious it is and how it could impact the Broncos if it’s bigger than what most people know. The guys joke with Russ and the Broncos over his “Let’s Ride” slogan. Also, Tyler takes everyone on a ride as to why this Cowboys game week will feel so different compared to other game weeks. At 3:30pm every day, the Water Cooler comes right at you with the 3 “hey did you hear about” stories of the day! KJ Hamler just became the Broncos funniest player with his interaction with Brandon Marshall on Saturday. The guys wonder did Brandon hit KJ with mind tricks!  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42m
Aug 09
The Drive | Hour 3 | 08.08.22

Hour 3 and Football at Four come together to discuss Russ for MVP? One well known journalist sure thinks Russ is about to take off! The guys think it’s possible but will the ceiling for the Broncos be too high with the way the team is currently constructed? The guys talk about Coach Hackett not having a Mile High Walkthrough at Mile High Stadium on Friday. Did he go against the Broncos tradition? The guys breakdown the state of the Broncos and how today's set up for a what’s to come soon. The question becomes, what happens when the Broncos don’t get it all going early this season? See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39m
Aug 09
The Drive | Hour 4 | 08.08.22

Hour 4 of The Drive kicks off with Tyler and DMac recapping Day 11 of Broncos Camp! They also discuss Russell Wilson and "Let's Ride" as his slogan has truly picked up steam coast to coast! Denverfan.com's Andrew Mason joins The Drive! Mase recaps what he saw today at Broncos Camp and how certain players are stepping up to the plate. Mase also gives insight into why the Defense continues to have so much success vs this Offense. One very important player had a subpar day, who was it? Mase and Tyler let you know! Mt. Polumbus speaks about what type of owner should the next ownership group look to be. Also, DMac gets everyone set for a big day tomorrow and this time it doesn't include ownership talk. Tyler hands out Game Balls to close the show!  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41m
Aug 09
The Drive | Hour 4 | 08.05.22

Hour 4 of the Drive looks to land the plane for the week expressing that Broncos just did not give their best today at their Jog-thru practice for Day 9 of Training Camp. Tyler breaks down the essence of how less hits in training camp leads to more injuries early in the season. Is Coach Hackett actually coaching to his talent? What should be the ultimate expectations when it comes to how Coach Hackett will do this season while implementing his new system? Mt. Polumbus speaks about whether this season really matters or not. Tyler hands out Game Balls to end the week on Denver’s Sports Station 104.3 The Fan! See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41m
Aug 06
The Drive | Hour 1 | 08.05.22

Hour 1 of The Drive absolutely destroys Day 9 of Training Camp at the UC Health Training Facility for not giving 100%. The guys wonder what is this new method Coach Hackett is trying if there’s not going to be full effort? Tyler brings some insight as to how some Broncos Brass feels about this new system. Quinn Meinerz is slimming down and the guys wonder how exactly will that help him win the RG job. DMac tells a story about his walk to the facility today and Colten from Valley CC joins The Drive to bring the story full circle. #MaseFitFriday was on fire today at Training Camp and the guys show gratitude to an awesome day for Denver’s Sports Station 104.3 The Fan! See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41m
Aug 05
The Drive | Hour 2 | 08.05.22

Hour 2 and the Big Story of the Day comes together to discuss hugs and why Coach Hackett has embraced the mindset he has. Russell Wilson has created a post-practice world that has made training camp worth the grind and the gents show some love to what he’s done for the culture of the Broncos. Denverfan.com’s Senior Broncos Writer Andrew Mason joins The Drive to recap Day 9 of Broncos Training Camp at the UC Health Training Facility. Mase gives his major takeaways and what made today such a drag. Tyler and Mase discuss why today was even considered a practice. Mase also recaps #MaseFitFriday and was truly amazed by the support and turnout today. At 3:30pm every day, the Water Cooler comes right at you with the 3 “hey did you hear about” stories of the day! Our 9 News Broncos Insider Mike Klis joins The Drive. Mike talks about Demaryius Thomas and how the new discoveries have led to shining a better light on his life. Also, Mike gets everyone set for Broncos TC Day 10 kicks off on Saturday morning at 10am MDT. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43m
Aug 05
The Drive | Hour 3 | 08.05.22

Hour 3 meets Football at Four with the Broncos having the 4th best O-Line in the league? Tyler and DMac breakdown what this journalist could be seeing that made him feel this way. Also, is Javonte Williams a top 5 RB right now? Tyler’s response may surprise you! No Offense Friday is all about what makes Russell Wilson “the guy.” Also, what is Russell Wilson’s value right now? Tyler lays out what restrictions he’d put on Russell Wilson if he were a part of the Denver Broncos brass. DMac wonders what’s too much when it comes to how many restrictions you put on Russ as he transitions to Denver.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

38m
Aug 05
The Drive | Hour 1 | 08.04.22

Hour 1 of The Drive starts off with a recap of Day 8 of Training Camp at the UC Health Training Facility. The final 2-Minute Drill by the Broncos Offense stole the show today! Tyler and DMac breakdown what they saw during that session. Tyler speaks his piece on why the Offense may have been less than impressive today. Also, who was really calling the plays today for the 2-Minute Drill? Did Russ do enough today to increase your belief in the Broncos? DMac has quite the story about his bike today! Tyler tells a story about Dalton Risner and how today’s style of practice is night and day compared to the past. Do the guys have it better today? The Drive discusses it!  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42m
Aug 04
The Drive | Hour 2 | 08.04.22

Hour 2 of The Drive meets the Big Story of the Day at Day 8 of Broncos Training Camp from the UC Health Training Facility. Tyler and DMac give you a play by play of how the 2-Minute Drill played out today. Tyler takes everyone into the player’s minds during moments like today. Tyler and DMac also go into a discussion about more or less reps for none hard hitting days! Mark Schlereth further explains Coach Hackett’s philosophy. At 3:30pm every day, the Water Cooler comes right at you with the 3 “hey did you hear about” stories of the day! Tyler gives everyone his wildcard for the Denver Broncos that could make or break this entire season! See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41m
Aug 04
The Drive | Hour 3 | 08.04.22

Hour 3 and Football at Four comes together to discuss the reality of the famous 2-Minute Drill! Tyler and DMac discuss what happens if Jonas Griffith gets the interception instead of the Offense scoring on that drive! DMac kills you with truth about something that most didn’t recognize from Day 8 at Training Camp. Former NFL QB Brock Huard joins The Drive to discuss Russell Wilson’s day and the days leading up to this day. Brock helps everyone to see why it’s important for Russ to have his “when things breakdown” mode activated. Brock wonders how effective the 7-on-7 strategy will be. Our Denver 7 Broncos Insider Troy Renck joins The Drive to discuss what he thinks about Hackett’s potentially successful 7-on-7 strategy. Troy also talks about how much should you “go for it” during 2-Minute Drills. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39m
Aug 04
The Drive | Hour 4 | 08.04.22

Hour 4 of The Drive makes sense of how the 2-Minute Drill couldn’t be more oversold than it was today. Also, the guys give an update on the new guys. Denverfan.com’s Senior Broncos Writer Andrew Mason joins The Drive. Mase breaks down why everyone needs to come back down to earth about today. Also, Mase reminds everyone that things won’t click right away so let’s be patient. Mase takes us through “Mase’s Notes” about all things Broncos from the Day 8 of Training Camp. Mt. Polumbus speaks about Jerry Jeudy and the big shoes he has to fill right now. Tyler talks about the number of no pad days the Broncos have potentially being a benefit. Tyler hands out Game Balls to close the show! See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41m
Aug 04
The Drive | Hour 1 | 08.03.22

Hour 1 of The Drive starts with Stoke and Zach taking shots at each other. Tyler and DMac crack up! They transition into the conversation about the vibe at practice today after the Tim Patrick injury. Who's stepping up and who's sitting back right now? Who will seize this opportunity at WR? Tyler and DMac discuss the power of what a practice like today can do for the players mentally and physically. Breaking News for the Broncos comes forth and it opens the door for something the Broncos have been longing for all off-season!  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43m
Aug 04
The Drive | Hour 2 | 08.03.22

Hour 2 of The Drive starts off with a recap of Day 7 of Training Camp. Who stole the show and who stayed the course! Denverfan.com's Senior Broncos Writer Andrew Mason joins The Drive! Mase goes out of his way to help people remember that their was a special 1 year anniversary soundbite that happened with the former Broncos regime. Also, Mase details how this slow day was exactly what the Broncos needed. Where should the Broncos go at WR now? Mase gives some insight as to what may happen. At 3:30pm every day, the Water Cooler comes right at you with the 3 “hey did you hear about” stories of the day! Calvin Anderson may be the smartest player on the Broncos right now and the guys wonder will that translate into a starting job!  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43m
Aug 04
The Drive | Hour 3 | 08.03.22

Hour 3 of The Drive starts off with a crazy comparison between Tyler and another former Bronco. Even though DMac stirs the pot, Tyler sets the record straight. Tyler keeps the heat going by questioning the Broncos decision to go back to no pads a day later come Friday. Tyler wonders who's benefiting from this? Also, 6 quick questions helps to sum up the week for Broncos Training Camp and also brings about an interesting scenario the Broncos face going forward. Orlando "Big O" Franklin steps in for Tyler as Denverfan.com Analyst James Merilatt joins The Drive. James and Big O agree that slow practices aren't helping as much as a real practice would. Also, DMac goes on a rant about why the Rockies need to be sold immediately and James has quite the response!  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

44m
Aug 04
The Drive | Hour 4 | 08.03.22

Hour 4 of The Drive recaps Day 7 of Training Camp while getting you set for Day 8! Orlando " Big O" Franklin joins The Drive in place of Tyler to breakdown why this O-Line continues to be in shambles right now. Will the Offense be able to soar soon? Also, what has Russell Wilson meant to the Broncos so far? Should Russell Wilson look to change his demeanor with Tim Patrick out for the season? Mt. Polumbus (Franklin) speaks about which position group needs more attention for the sake of the Offense: WR or RB's? DMac hands out Game Balls to close the show on Denver's Sports Station 104.3 The Fan!  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36m
Aug 04
The Drive | Hour 1 | 08.02.22

Hour 1 of The Drive starts with the unfortunate news of Tim Patrick going down with an apparent knee injury at practice today! The guys tell what they saw and how this could affect the team if anything more grows of this. The reactions from Dove Valley come in from coaches and players today. The guys react! Also, another player was spotted with an apparent knee injury today. The guys discuss who could be the replacement if Tim is out for a significant amount of time. Mike Evans reiterates his point today about Russell’s contract and The Drive tries to make sense of his unbelievable logic! See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42m
Aug 03
The Drive | Hour 2 | 08.02.22

Hour 2 and the Big Story of the Day comes at the expense of the Denver Broncos. Mike Klis reported that Tim Patrick has officially torn his ACL and will be out for the season. The guys give their initial reactions to the news. Tyler talks about the mentality of a team after a big injury like this. Then the news comes out that Broncos RB Damarea Crockett also has a torn ACL. Our 9 News Broncos Insider Mike Klis joins The Drive to recap the breaking news and breaks down what’s next for the Denver Broncos. At 3:30pm every day, the Water Cooler comes right at you with the 3 “hey did you hear about” stories of the day! Tyler and DMac take everyone inside the thoughts and minds of the team after a day like today.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42m
Aug 03
The Drive | Hour 3 | 08.02.22

HOUR 3 Hour 3 and Football at Four comes together to discuss the horrendous news about WR Tim Patrick tearing his ACL at practice today. Also, where do the Broncos go from here? Does Jerry Jeudy have any more excuses? Peyton Manning is expanding the franchise and the guy he’s bringing in will shock you! Tyler lays down the law on Bradley Chubb for his effort today during the 2-minute drill. DMac wonders was it something deeper than what was seen on the field. The Backstreet Boys come to Denver tonight and it’s unbelievable the reaction we get from the guys around the station. Our Denver 7 Broncos Insider Troy Renck joins The Drive. He shares his thoughts on Tim Patrick today and what the future looks like for the Broncos Offense. What’s going on with the RB room right now? Troy has some serious thoughts about it! See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

40m
Aug 03
The Drive | Hour 4 | 08.02.22

Hour 4 of The Drive is joined the Backstreet Boys enthusiast singing their praises! Denverfan.com's Senior Denver Broncos Writer Andrew Mason joins The Drive. Mase discusses how the play happened that took out Tim Patrick today. Mase and Tyler get into why Russ looks less elusive than in year's past. Also, what's going with Bradley Chubb? Mase answers it all and more! Mt. Polumbus speaks about who he'd date, marry, or divorce. Tyler hands out Game Balls to close the show on Denver's Sports Station 104.3 The Fan!  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41m
Aug 03
The Drive | Hour 1 | 08.01.22

Hour 1 of The Drive comes in with DMac doing the most unbelievable thing at Training Camp today and let’s just say, things got a little too interesting! Tyler and DMac recap Day 4 and Day 5 of Training Camp from the UC Health Training Facility at Dove Valley. The Offense has been in a lull and the defense continues to shine. The guys discuss why Bronocs Country doesn’t need to panic! Also, Russ had a moment in practice that turned things around and the guys were proud of his leadership today. K.J. Hamler had one of the most heartfelt press conferences in Broncos history and the guys meet him halfway by expressing their stories of belief from over the years. Mike Evans and the waiting to pay Russell Wilson conversation has The Drive in a frenzy! Would Russ wait on a deal or take a franchise tag knowing he could get a deal on the open market?  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43m
Aug 01
The Drive | Hour 2 | 08.01.22

Hour 2 and the Big Story of the Day leads us to Empower Field as Kenny Chesney and Peyton Manning apparently were best friends!!! Denverfan.com’s Senior Denver Broncos Writer, Andrew Mason joins The Drive! Mase talks about how the offense plateaued today while the defense stepped up and what that means for the rest of the  week! Mase wonders what happens to the team if the Offense doesn’t respond on Tuesday! Tyler and Mase discuss certain players that are farther down on the depth chart that are making a huge impact right now! At 3:30pm every day, the Water Cooler comes right at you with the 3 “hey did you hear about” stories of the day! Tyler and DMac take a few minutes to preview and get you set for Day 6 of Training Camp. They also honor the late great Bill Russell and what his impact on sports and life has meant and will mean. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39m
Aug 01