On the next episode of the Denver Broncos Fanzone, I get to talk with Ryan Greene ahead of the Broncos matchup against the Detroit Lions.
Well Broncos Country, our Denver Broncos have been eliminated from the postseason. But I am pretty certain that the majority of the fans did not think that playoffs were a possibility. I would say at least next year, the team should compete for a playoff spot.
But there is a lot of promise for this team in 2020. It seems that Denver might have their quarterback (we need to see a bit more, but it is promising) and some younger guys making their presence known. Once the team gets a healthy Bradley Chubb and De’Vante Bausby, along with drafting and signing key players, this team should be a solid one going forward.
The saying is that it gets worse before it gets better. I believe the Broncos are finally getting into that upswing that is the positives. Let us hope 2020 is a promising year. But we can start looking forward to the future on Sunday when Detroit comes to town.
For this Broncos Fanzone, I have a special guest. Ryan Greene is a big member over at CBS 4 in Denver. If you have not seen his game vlogs for the Broncos games this season, they are a must watch. I am very honored this week to be joined by him.
Let us see what he had to say about the state of the Denver Broncos.
The Denver Broncos suffered a tough loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. What stood out to you in the loss?
Honestly, Von’s post-game comments. I’ve heard Von talk after a ton of losses, this one seemed different. I don’t believe he was saying he unhappy as a Bronco or wanted to be traded; Von wants to retire here. But this loss seemed to leave him truly defeated. 9 straight losses and knowing it’s another decade of playing Patrick Mahomes twice a year will do that I guess. (laughs)
Through the first three games of Drew Lock’s career, how has he looked for the Broncos?
I think Broncos fans are justified in thinking this guy has a promising future for this team. Other than Trevor Siemian’s first few games, I can’t remember seeing such promising things from a QB post-Manning.
His TD to Fant/sideline throw to Patrick against the Texans show his arm talent. But it’s also the small plays like this past weekend against the Chiefs: there were at least two scrambles he had that would’ve been strip-sacks with Flacco/Keenum/Siemian.
Again, it’s just three games, but I thought after the 0-4 start, the biggest necessity for the Broncos was to get Lock playing experience headed into next year. The fact that he could start 5 games, and very easily have a 4-1 record at the end of the year should get everyone in Broncos Country excited.
What is your favorite Denver Broncos memory of all time?
I’ll be selfish and use a personal experience. (laughs) The Falcons were in Denver for the home opener in 2000: My dad was able to get field passes for it and it was the most jaw-dropping experience of my childhood.
I was two feet away from Rod Smith and Ed McCaffrey! If you look up the NFL PrimeTime highlights on Youtube, you’ll see me kneeling near the back of the end zone of Smith’s TD. We were even able to go into the locker room afterwards. I could barely say ‘hi’ to all the players high-fiving me walking by I was so starstruck.
It’s funny now because I literally get paid to go on the sidelines and into the locker room; but for a 9-year-old Broncos fan, no game left a bigger impression than that one.
The Broncos welcome the Detroit Lions on Sunday. What do you think Denver needs to do to get the win?
Truly simple: don’t turn it over. Detroit is going to give the Broncos plennnty of opportunities to win this game, the Lions are just BAD. Be aggressive but play clean and this should hopefully be an easy double-digit win.
As we prepare to close another season, which player has stood out to you the most and why?
There are a ton of names I can choose, but we legitimately saw a superstar blossom this year with Courtland Sutton. He was a pretty raw wide receiver coming out of SMU, but this year he has become one of the top wide receivers in the league.
Do you know how many times this year I’ve heard “Did he actually catch that?” in the press box this year? We saw the flashes last year, but I still thought it would take til year 4-5 to see what we’ve seen from him this year.
If he has an offseason to gel with Drew Lock, and the Broncos get some other receivers that draw attention from the defense to lower the amount of double teams Sutton has to play, that’s some scary potential.
Thank You so much Ryan for taking the time out to chat with me. Check out what he has been up to for this week and all of his content here. I am truly honored to get the chance to talk to him. Go Broncos!