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Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How Alexander Johnson almost walked away from Broncos before becoming team’s breakout star of 2019

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How Alexander Johnson almost walked away from Broncos before becoming team’s breakout star of 2019

In this edition of the Kickin’ It Podcast, Alexander Johnson teaches Mark Kiszla how to screech like a big, mean dinosaur. (You’ve gotta hear it to believe it.) And in the “Just O… Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How Alexand...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How Alexander Johnson almost walked away from Broncos before becoming team’s breakout star of 2019

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How Alexander Johnson almost walked away from Broncos before becoming team’s breakout star of 2019

In this edition of the Kickin’ It Podcast, Alexander Johnson teaches Mark Kiszla how to screech like a big, mean dinosaur. (You’ve gotta hear it to believe it.) And in the “Just O… Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How Alexand...→

Broncos podcast: Why did Orange Crush leader Randy Gradishar miss out on his call to Canton once again?

Broncos podcast: Why did Orange Crush leader Randy Gradishar miss out on his call to Canton once again?

Why didn’t Gradishar make the cut for the NFL’s special Centennial Slate? Plus, analysis on former Broncos and modern-day Hall of Fame finalists Steve Atwater and John Lynch. Read full article: Broncos podcast: Why did Orange Crush le...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: This time, Steve Atwater wants knock on door from Hall of Fame, not the maid.

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: This time, Steve Atwater wants knock on door from Hall of Fame, not the maid.

With all due respect to Terrell Davis, the real MVP of the Broncos’ victory in Super Bowl XXXII was safety Steve Atwater. He’s got a ring. Now, Atwater needs a gold jacket. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: This time, ...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Why Broncos quarterback Drew Lock is luckiest thing to happen to John Elway since Terrell Davis

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Why Broncos quarterback Drew Lock is luckiest thing to happen to John Elway since Terrell Davis

Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla takes questions and comments from readers, including one who’s ready to put the Broncos in championship contention next year. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: Why Broncos quarter...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: The Broncos’ No. 1 problem? Not enough talent worthy of Pro Bowl consideration.

Kickin’ It with Kiz: The Broncos’ No. 1 problem? Not enough talent worthy of Pro Bowl consideration.

Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla fields questions and comments from readers, including one who is convinced the Broncos have eight future Pro Bowl selections. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: The Broncos’ No. 1 ...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Bears smarter than Rams with hire of Ed McCaffrey as football coach

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Bears smarter than Rams with hire of Ed McCaffrey as football coach

Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla fields questions and comments from readers, including a few wondering why CSU was thinking hiring Steve Addazio. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: Bears smarter than ...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How CU Buffs point guard McKinley Wright IV got his “Pops” back from prison

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How CU Buffs point guard McKinley Wright IV got his “Pops” back from prison

This edition of the Kickin’ It Pod is a Thanksgiving story of love and basketball, as McKinley Wright IV explains why the Roman numerals at the end of his name mean everything to him. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How CU Buff...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How a dying father’s words shaped a football coach’s championship mindset

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How a dying father’s words shaped a football coach’s championship mindset

Colorado School of Mines coach Gregg Brandon leads an undefeated Orediggers football team into the NCAA Division II playoffs. In this edition of the Kickin’ It pod, find out how words from hi… Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How a dying...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: As sports villain, Myles Garrett is a lightweight compared to Todd Bertuzzi

Kickin’ It with Kiz: As sports villain, Myles Garrett is a lightweight compared to Todd Bertuzzi

Kiz: Could Garrett’s moment of madness resulted in catastrophic injury? Yes. But the truth is: The NFL got a nastier black eye than any wound suffered by Rudolph. So while I think a six-game suspen… Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: As sports villain, ...→

Broncos’ Alexander Johnson earns accolade after October performance

Broncos’ Alexander Johnson earns accolade after October performance

Since earning a starting spot in Week 5, Alexander Johnson has been playing like the inside linebacker the Broncos have long wanted. Now he has an honor to back it up. Read full article: Broncos’ Alexander Johnson earns accolad...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Broncos defensive lineman Derek Wolfe says, “The end (of football) is near and I’m not afraid of that”

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Broncos defensive lineman Derek Wolfe says, “The end (of football) is near and I’m not afraid of that”

What two recent developments in Derek Wolfe’s life have made the 29-year-old Broncos defensive lineman begin to formulate an exit strategy from the NFL? And just how close is Wolfe to retirin… Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Broncos def...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Why would anyone think Peyton Manning could fix what’s wrong with the Broncos?

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Why would anyone think Peyton Manning could fix what’s wrong with the Broncos?

Kiz, you are half right when saying John Elway has to go. But replacing him with Peyton Manning, another retired quarterback without personnel experience makes zero sense. The Broncos need to hire … Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: Why would anyone th...→

Kickin’ It With Kiz Podcast: How Avs captain Gabe Landeskog escapes from hectic NHL life and makes himself better leader

Kickin’ It With Kiz Podcast: How Avs captain Gabe Landeskog escapes from hectic NHL life and makes himself better leader

What’s one thing captain Gabe Landeskog tries to pack on every road trip with the Avalanche? A book. An old-school, hardback novel. Read full article: Kickin’ It With Kiz Podcast: How Avs cap...→

Kickin It with Kiz: Why Nuggets are making big mistake not to put Michael Porter Jr. in starting lineup

Kickin It with Kiz: Why Nuggets are making big mistake not to put Michael Porter Jr. in starting lineup

Kiz: The Nuggets have conclusively demonstrated they are a fun team guaranteed to win at least 50 games and watch the NBA Finals on television. Read full article: Kickin It with Kiz: Why Nuggets are maki...→

Broncos podcast: Players with the most to prove in season finale against Raiders

Broncos podcast: Players with the most to prove in season finale against Raiders

In the latest First-and-Orange podcast episode, Broncos beat writers Ryan O’Halloran and Kyle Fredrickson examine the most compelling storylines entering Week 17 against the Raiders. Topics include… Read full article: Broncos podcast: Players with the most t...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How hitting a baseball helped Broncos Courtland Sutton become one of NFL’s best receivers

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How hitting a baseball helped Broncos Courtland Sutton become one of NFL’s best receivers

Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton explains the art and science of a one-handed grab for a touchdown in this edition of the Kickin’ It Podcast. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How hitting...→

Broncos podcast: Evaluating Drew Lock’s first two games and previewing Denver vs. Kansas City

Broncos podcast: Evaluating Drew Lock’s first two games and previewing Denver vs. Kansas City

Plus, the sportswriters break down the fanbase’s rising excitement amid Lockapalooza, the increased role of linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu and much more. Read full article: Broncos podcast: Evaluating Drew Lock’s ...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Don’t overthink it, CSU. Choice for next Rams football coach is obvious.

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Don’t overthink it, CSU. Choice for next Rams football coach is obvious.

Colorado State would be a great place for Urban Meyer to go, instead of some blue-blood, tradition-filled football program. Go somewhere where you’ll truly have to work hard at recruiting and coach… Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: Don’t overthink it,...→

Alexander Johnson’s next goal? The Broncos’ breakout defensive force wants to establish himself “as one of the best inside linebackers in this league.”

Alexander Johnson’s next goal? The Broncos’ breakout defensive force wants to establish himself “as one of the best inside linebackers in this league.”

The last time the Broncos played the Los Angeles Chargers, who come to town this Sunday, Denver decided to give inside linebacker Alexander Johnson his first NFL start. Read full article: Alexander Johnson’s next goal? The Bronc...→

Broncos podcast: Previewing the Week 11 showdown between Denver and Minnesota at U.S. Bank Stadium

Broncos podcast: Previewing the Week 11 showdown between Denver and Minnesota at U.S. Bank Stadium

Forecasting Brandon Allen’s first road start, how the Denver defense can contain the NFL’s leading rusher in Dalvin Cook, what an upset victory could do for the Broncos’ overall f… Read full article: Broncos podcast: Previewing the Week 11 ...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Disappearing quarterback? Why the son of a Denver sports legend quit the NFL in his prime.

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Disappearing quarterback? Why the son of a Denver sports legend quit the NFL in his prime.

His father made the biggest trade in Nuggets history. He threw the winning touchdown pass at the Pro Bowl in 1976. He walked away from the sport at age 28. Now, decades later, Mike Boryla takes cen… Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Disappearin...→

Broncos podcast: Assessing blame for another last-second Denver loss as players sound off

Broncos podcast: Assessing blame for another last-second Denver loss as players sound off

Plus, injury updates from Lucas Oil Stadium and thoughts on potential for more Denver deals before the October 29 trade deadline. Read full article: Broncos podcast: Assessing blame for ano...→

Broncos podcast: Emmanuel Sanders trade reaction and previewing Sunday’s game in Indianapolis

Broncos podcast: Emmanuel Sanders trade reaction and previewing Sunday’s game in Indianapolis

Plus, analysis on the team’s upcoming matchup against the Colts, the play of young cornerback Davontae Harris, speed bumps for rookie tight end Noah Fant and more. Read full article: Broncos podcast: Emmanuel Sanders trade ...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Here’s only free-agent QB that could make Broncos bench Drew Lock

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Here’s only free-agent QB that could make Broncos bench Drew Lock

Denver Post sports columnist Mark Kiszla takes questions and comments from readers, including one who’s interested in bringing Tom Terrific to Mile High. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: Here’s only free-ag...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Broncos president Joe Ellis says, “The losing grates on you. And it grates on fans.”

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Broncos president Joe Ellis says, “The losing grates on you. And it grates on fans.”

Broncos president Joe Ellis is at the center of the Bowlen family feud for control of the team. He talks with Mark Kiszla about the looming ownership battle in this edition of the Kickin’ It … Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Broncos pre...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: “I could’ve died.” Why every Christmas since 2003 is a blessing for former Buffs QB John Hessler.

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: “I could’ve died.” Why every Christmas since 2003 is a blessing for former Buffs QB John Hessler.

Ask John Hessler what he wants for Christmas, and the former CU quarterback replies: “I don’t need everything; I’ve got everything.” He nearly died in a 2003 car accident. B… Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: “I could’ve...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: As DU hockey team hits patch of bad ice, coach David Carle insists: “We’re not panicking.”

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: As DU hockey team hits patch of bad ice, coach David Carle insists: “We’re not panicking.”

Although the Pioneers are ranked eighth in the country, they have won only one of their last eight games, with an emotional series against bitter rival Colorado College looming. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: As DU hocke...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Would one-and-done be unfair to Broncos coach Vic Fangio?

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Would one-and-done be unfair to Broncos coach Vic Fangio?

Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla fields questions and comments from readers, including one who is fightin’ mad. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: Would one-and-done ...→

Denver-area native Bisi Johnson turning Broncos fans into Vikings supporters

Denver-area native Bisi Johnson turning Broncos fans into Vikings supporters

Bisi Johnson has been turning some Denver Broncos fans into Vikings supporters. Johnson, a Minnesota rookie wide receiver who grew up in the Denver area and played at Colorado State, will have abou… Read full article: Denver-area native Bisi Johnson turning ...→

Broncos podcast: Where does Drew Lock stand as the rookie quarterback returns to practice?

Broncos podcast: Where does Drew Lock stand as the rookie quarterback returns to practice?

Plus, injury updates on defensive back Will Parks, right tackle Ja’Wuan James and others as the Broncos prepare for a Week 11 road showdown in Minneapolis. Read full article: Broncos podcast: Where does Drew Lock st...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: “I’m always a Ram,” CSU football legend Steve Bartalo says. “Maybe I’m dumb.”

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: “I’m always a Ram,” CSU football legend Steve Bartalo says. “Maybe I’m dumb.”

Steve Bartalo, a 5-foot-9 walk-on from Colorado Springs who rushed for 4,813 yards from 1983-86, made us believe anything is possible for CSU football. But can sustained football success ever retur… Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: “I’m always...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: How to empower people wanting Broncos to start Drew Lock at quarterback

Kickin’ It with Kiz: How to empower people wanting Broncos to start Drew Lock at quarterback

Sit Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco on the bench. He fumbles, throws an interception or gets sacked whenever pressured. He no longer can handle the rush or scramble. He has no fire in his belly, dep… Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: How to empower peop...→

Broncos podcast: Why did Orange Crush leader Randy Gradishar miss out on his call to Canton once again?

Broncos podcast: Why did Orange Crush leader Randy Gradishar miss out on his call to Canton once again?

Why didn’t Gradishar make the cut for the NFL’s special Centennial Slate? Plus, analysis on former Broncos and modern-day Hall of Fame finalists Steve Atwater and John Lynch. Read full article: Broncos podcast: Why did Orange Crush le...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Here’s only free-agent QB that could make Broncos bench Drew Lock

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Here’s only free-agent QB that could make Broncos bench Drew Lock

Denver Post sports columnist Mark Kiszla takes questions and comments from readers, including one who’s interested in bringing Tom Terrific to Mile High. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: Here’s only free-ag...→

Kickin It with Kiz: Why Nuggets are making big mistake not to put Michael Porter Jr. in starting lineup

Kickin It with Kiz: Why Nuggets are making big mistake not to put Michael Porter Jr. in starting lineup

Kiz: The Nuggets have conclusively demonstrated they are a fun team guaranteed to win at least 50 games and watch the NBA Finals on television. Read full article: Kickin It with Kiz: Why Nuggets are maki...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Why Broncos quarterback Drew Lock is luckiest thing to happen to John Elway since Terrell Davis

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Why Broncos quarterback Drew Lock is luckiest thing to happen to John Elway since Terrell Davis

Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla takes questions and comments from readers, including one who’s ready to put the Broncos in championship contention next year. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: Why Broncos quarter...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: “I could’ve died.” Why every Christmas since 2003 is a blessing for former Buffs QB John Hessler.

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: “I could’ve died.” Why every Christmas since 2003 is a blessing for former Buffs QB John Hessler.

Ask John Hessler what he wants for Christmas, and the former CU quarterback replies: “I don’t need everything; I’ve got everything.” He nearly died in a 2003 car accident. B… Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: “I could’ve...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How hitting a baseball helped Broncos Courtland Sutton become one of NFL’s best receivers

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How hitting a baseball helped Broncos Courtland Sutton become one of NFL’s best receivers

Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton explains the art and science of a one-handed grab for a touchdown in this edition of the Kickin’ It Podcast. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How hitting...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Bears smarter than Rams with hire of Ed McCaffrey as football coach

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Bears smarter than Rams with hire of Ed McCaffrey as football coach

Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla fields questions and comments from readers, including a few wondering why CSU was thinking hiring Steve Addazio. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: Bears smarter than ...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: As DU hockey team hits patch of bad ice, coach David Carle insists: “We’re not panicking.”

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: As DU hockey team hits patch of bad ice, coach David Carle insists: “We’re not panicking.”

Although the Pioneers are ranked eighth in the country, they have won only one of their last eight games, with an emotional series against bitter rival Colorado College looming. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: As DU hocke...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Don’t overthink it, CSU. Choice for next Rams football coach is obvious.

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Don’t overthink it, CSU. Choice for next Rams football coach is obvious.

Colorado State would be a great place for Urban Meyer to go, instead of some blue-blood, tradition-filled football program. Go somewhere where you’ll truly have to work hard at recruiting and coach… Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: Don’t overthink it,...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How CU Buffs point guard McKinley Wright IV got his “Pops” back from prison

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How CU Buffs point guard McKinley Wright IV got his “Pops” back from prison

This edition of the Kickin’ It Pod is a Thanksgiving story of love and basketball, as McKinley Wright IV explains why the Roman numerals at the end of his name mean everything to him. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How CU Buff...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Would one-and-done be unfair to Broncos coach Vic Fangio?

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Would one-and-done be unfair to Broncos coach Vic Fangio?

Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla fields questions and comments from readers, including one who is fightin’ mad. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: Would one-and-done ...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: As sports villain, Myles Garrett is a lightweight compared to Todd Bertuzzi

Kickin’ It with Kiz: As sports villain, Myles Garrett is a lightweight compared to Todd Bertuzzi

Kiz: Could Garrett’s moment of madness resulted in catastrophic injury? Yes. But the truth is: The NFL got a nastier black eye than any wound suffered by Rudolph. So while I think a six-game suspen… Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: As sports villain, ...→

Broncos podcast: Where does Drew Lock stand as the rookie quarterback returns to practice?

Broncos podcast: Where does Drew Lock stand as the rookie quarterback returns to practice?

Plus, injury updates on defensive back Will Parks, right tackle Ja’Wuan James and others as the Broncos prepare for a Week 11 road showdown in Minneapolis. Read full article: Broncos podcast: Where does Drew Lock st...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Disappearing quarterback? Why the son of a Denver sports legend quit the NFL in his prime.

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Disappearing quarterback? Why the son of a Denver sports legend quit the NFL in his prime.

His father made the biggest trade in Nuggets history. He threw the winning touchdown pass at the Pro Bowl in 1976. He walked away from the sport at age 28. Now, decades later, Mike Boryla takes cen… Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Disappearin...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: How to empower people wanting Broncos to start Drew Lock at quarterback

Kickin’ It with Kiz: How to empower people wanting Broncos to start Drew Lock at quarterback

Sit Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco on the bench. He fumbles, throws an interception or gets sacked whenever pressured. He no longer can handle the rush or scramble. He has no fire in his belly, dep… Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: How to empower peop...→

Broncos podcast: Emmanuel Sanders trade reaction and previewing Sunday’s game in Indianapolis

Broncos podcast: Emmanuel Sanders trade reaction and previewing Sunday’s game in Indianapolis

Plus, analysis on the team’s upcoming matchup against the Colts, the play of young cornerback Davontae Harris, speed bumps for rookie tight end Noah Fant and more. Read full article: Broncos podcast: Emmanuel Sanders trade ...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Why would anyone think Peyton Manning could fix what’s wrong with the Broncos?

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Why would anyone think Peyton Manning could fix what’s wrong with the Broncos?

Kiz, you are half right when saying John Elway has to go. But replacing him with Peyton Manning, another retired quarterback without personnel experience makes zero sense. The Broncos need to hire … Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: Why would anyone th...→

Kickin’ It With Kiz Podcast: How Avs captain Gabe Landeskog escapes from hectic NHL life and makes himself better leader

Kickin’ It With Kiz Podcast: How Avs captain Gabe Landeskog escapes from hectic NHL life and makes himself better leader

What’s one thing captain Gabe Landeskog tries to pack on every road trip with the Avalanche? A book. An old-school, hardback novel. Read full article: Kickin’ It With Kiz Podcast: How Avs cap...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: This time, Steve Atwater wants knock on door from Hall of Fame, not the maid.

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: This time, Steve Atwater wants knock on door from Hall of Fame, not the maid.

With all due respect to Terrell Davis, the real MVP of the Broncos’ victory in Super Bowl XXXII was safety Steve Atwater. He’s got a ring. Now, Atwater needs a gold jacket. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: This time, ...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Broncos president Joe Ellis says, “The losing grates on you. And it grates on fans.”

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Broncos president Joe Ellis says, “The losing grates on you. And it grates on fans.”

Broncos president Joe Ellis is at the center of the Bowlen family feud for control of the team. He talks with Mark Kiszla about the looming ownership battle in this edition of the Kickin’ It … Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Broncos pre...→

Broncos podcast: Players with the most to prove in season finale against Raiders

Broncos podcast: Players with the most to prove in season finale against Raiders

In the latest First-and-Orange podcast episode, Broncos beat writers Ryan O’Halloran and Kyle Fredrickson examine the most compelling storylines entering Week 17 against the Raiders. Topics include… Read full article: Broncos podcast: Players with the most t...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: The Broncos’ No. 1 problem? Not enough talent worthy of Pro Bowl consideration.

Kickin’ It with Kiz: The Broncos’ No. 1 problem? Not enough talent worthy of Pro Bowl consideration.

Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla fields questions and comments from readers, including one who is convinced the Broncos have eight future Pro Bowl selections. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: The Broncos’ No. 1 ...→

Broncos podcast: Evaluating Drew Lock’s first two games and previewing Denver vs. Kansas City

Broncos podcast: Evaluating Drew Lock’s first two games and previewing Denver vs. Kansas City

Plus, the sportswriters break down the fanbase’s rising excitement amid Lockapalooza, the increased role of linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu and much more. Read full article: Broncos podcast: Evaluating Drew Lock’s ...→

Alexander Johnson’s next goal? The Broncos’ breakout defensive force wants to establish himself “as one of the best inside linebackers in this league.”

Alexander Johnson’s next goal? The Broncos’ breakout defensive force wants to establish himself “as one of the best inside linebackers in this league.”

The last time the Broncos played the Los Angeles Chargers, who come to town this Sunday, Denver decided to give inside linebacker Alexander Johnson his first NFL start. Read full article: Alexander Johnson’s next goal? The Bronc...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How a dying father’s words shaped a football coach’s championship mindset

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How a dying father’s words shaped a football coach’s championship mindset

Colorado School of Mines coach Gregg Brandon leads an undefeated Orediggers football team into the NCAA Division II playoffs. In this edition of the Kickin’ It pod, find out how words from hi… Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How a dying...→

Denver-area native Bisi Johnson turning Broncos fans into Vikings supporters

Denver-area native Bisi Johnson turning Broncos fans into Vikings supporters

Bisi Johnson has been turning some Denver Broncos fans into Vikings supporters. Johnson, a Minnesota rookie wide receiver who grew up in the Denver area and played at Colorado State, will have abou… Read full article: Denver-area native Bisi Johnson turning ...→

Broncos podcast: Previewing the Week 11 showdown between Denver and Minnesota at U.S. Bank Stadium

Broncos podcast: Previewing the Week 11 showdown between Denver and Minnesota at U.S. Bank Stadium

Forecasting Brandon Allen’s first road start, how the Denver defense can contain the NFL’s leading rusher in Dalvin Cook, what an upset victory could do for the Broncos’ overall f… Read full article: Broncos podcast: Previewing the Week 11 ...→

Broncos’ Alexander Johnson earns accolade after October performance

Broncos’ Alexander Johnson earns accolade after October performance

Since earning a starting spot in Week 5, Alexander Johnson has been playing like the inside linebacker the Broncos have long wanted. Now he has an honor to back it up. Read full article: Broncos’ Alexander Johnson earns accolad...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: “I’m always a Ram,” CSU football legend Steve Bartalo says. “Maybe I’m dumb.”

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: “I’m always a Ram,” CSU football legend Steve Bartalo says. “Maybe I’m dumb.”

Steve Bartalo, a 5-foot-9 walk-on from Colorado Springs who rushed for 4,813 yards from 1983-86, made us believe anything is possible for CSU football. But can sustained football success ever retur… Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: “I’m always...→

Broncos podcast: Assessing blame for another last-second Denver loss as players sound off

Broncos podcast: Assessing blame for another last-second Denver loss as players sound off

Plus, injury updates from Lucas Oil Stadium and thoughts on potential for more Denver deals before the October 29 trade deadline. Read full article: Broncos podcast: Assessing blame for ano...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Broncos defensive lineman Derek Wolfe says, “The end (of football) is near and I’m not afraid of that”

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Broncos defensive lineman Derek Wolfe says, “The end (of football) is near and I’m not afraid of that”

What two recent developments in Derek Wolfe’s life have made the 29-year-old Broncos defensive lineman begin to formulate an exit strategy from the NFL? And just how close is Wolfe to retirin… Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Broncos def...→

Broncos podcast: Why did Orange Crush leader Randy Gradishar miss out on his call to Canton once again?

Broncos podcast: Why did Orange Crush leader Randy Gradishar miss out on his call to Canton once again?

Why didn’t Gradishar make the cut for the NFL’s special Centennial Slate? Plus, analysis on former Broncos and modern-day Hall of Fame finalists Steve Atwater and John Lynch. Read full article: Broncos podcast: Why did Orange Crush le...→

Kickin’ It With Kiz Podcast: How Avs captain Gabe Landeskog escapes from hectic NHL life and makes himself better leader

Kickin’ It With Kiz Podcast: How Avs captain Gabe Landeskog escapes from hectic NHL life and makes himself better leader

What’s one thing captain Gabe Landeskog tries to pack on every road trip with the Avalanche? A book. An old-school, hardback novel. Read full article: Kickin’ It With Kiz Podcast: How Avs cap...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Here’s only free-agent QB that could make Broncos bench Drew Lock

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Here’s only free-agent QB that could make Broncos bench Drew Lock

Denver Post sports columnist Mark Kiszla takes questions and comments from readers, including one who’s interested in bringing Tom Terrific to Mile High. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: Here’s only free-ag...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: This time, Steve Atwater wants knock on door from Hall of Fame, not the maid.

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: This time, Steve Atwater wants knock on door from Hall of Fame, not the maid.

With all due respect to Terrell Davis, the real MVP of the Broncos’ victory in Super Bowl XXXII was safety Steve Atwater. He’s got a ring. Now, Atwater needs a gold jacket. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: This time, ...→

Kickin It with Kiz: Why Nuggets are making big mistake not to put Michael Porter Jr. in starting lineup

Kickin It with Kiz: Why Nuggets are making big mistake not to put Michael Porter Jr. in starting lineup

Kiz: The Nuggets have conclusively demonstrated they are a fun team guaranteed to win at least 50 games and watch the NBA Finals on television. Read full article: Kickin It with Kiz: Why Nuggets are maki...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Broncos president Joe Ellis says, “The losing grates on you. And it grates on fans.”

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Broncos president Joe Ellis says, “The losing grates on you. And it grates on fans.”

Broncos president Joe Ellis is at the center of the Bowlen family feud for control of the team. He talks with Mark Kiszla about the looming ownership battle in this edition of the Kickin’ It … Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Broncos pre...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Why Broncos quarterback Drew Lock is luckiest thing to happen to John Elway since Terrell Davis

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Why Broncos quarterback Drew Lock is luckiest thing to happen to John Elway since Terrell Davis

Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla takes questions and comments from readers, including one who’s ready to put the Broncos in championship contention next year. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: Why Broncos quarter...→

Broncos podcast: Players with the most to prove in season finale against Raiders

Broncos podcast: Players with the most to prove in season finale against Raiders

In the latest First-and-Orange podcast episode, Broncos beat writers Ryan O’Halloran and Kyle Fredrickson examine the most compelling storylines entering Week 17 against the Raiders. Topics include… Read full article: Broncos podcast: Players with the most t...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: “I could’ve died.” Why every Christmas since 2003 is a blessing for former Buffs QB John Hessler.

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: “I could’ve died.” Why every Christmas since 2003 is a blessing for former Buffs QB John Hessler.

Ask John Hessler what he wants for Christmas, and the former CU quarterback replies: “I don’t need everything; I’ve got everything.” He nearly died in a 2003 car accident. B… Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: “I could’ve...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: The Broncos’ No. 1 problem? Not enough talent worthy of Pro Bowl consideration.

Kickin’ It with Kiz: The Broncos’ No. 1 problem? Not enough talent worthy of Pro Bowl consideration.

Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla fields questions and comments from readers, including one who is convinced the Broncos have eight future Pro Bowl selections. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: The Broncos’ No. 1 ...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How hitting a baseball helped Broncos Courtland Sutton become one of NFL’s best receivers

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How hitting a baseball helped Broncos Courtland Sutton become one of NFL’s best receivers

Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton explains the art and science of a one-handed grab for a touchdown in this edition of the Kickin’ It Podcast. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How hitting...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Bears smarter than Rams with hire of Ed McCaffrey as football coach

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Bears smarter than Rams with hire of Ed McCaffrey as football coach

Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla fields questions and comments from readers, including a few wondering why CSU was thinking hiring Steve Addazio. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: Bears smarter than ...→

Broncos podcast: Evaluating Drew Lock’s first two games and previewing Denver vs. Kansas City

Broncos podcast: Evaluating Drew Lock’s first two games and previewing Denver vs. Kansas City

Plus, the sportswriters break down the fanbase’s rising excitement amid Lockapalooza, the increased role of linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu and much more. Read full article: Broncos podcast: Evaluating Drew Lock’s ...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: As DU hockey team hits patch of bad ice, coach David Carle insists: “We’re not panicking.”

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: As DU hockey team hits patch of bad ice, coach David Carle insists: “We’re not panicking.”

Although the Pioneers are ranked eighth in the country, they have won only one of their last eight games, with an emotional series against bitter rival Colorado College looming. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: As DU hocke...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Don’t overthink it, CSU. Choice for next Rams football coach is obvious.

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Don’t overthink it, CSU. Choice for next Rams football coach is obvious.

Colorado State would be a great place for Urban Meyer to go, instead of some blue-blood, tradition-filled football program. Go somewhere where you’ll truly have to work hard at recruiting and coach… Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: Don’t overthink it,...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How CU Buffs point guard McKinley Wright IV got his “Pops” back from prison

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How CU Buffs point guard McKinley Wright IV got his “Pops” back from prison

This edition of the Kickin’ It Pod is a Thanksgiving story of love and basketball, as McKinley Wright IV explains why the Roman numerals at the end of his name mean everything to him. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How CU Buff...→

Alexander Johnson’s next goal? The Broncos’ breakout defensive force wants to establish himself “as one of the best inside linebackers in this league.”

Alexander Johnson’s next goal? The Broncos’ breakout defensive force wants to establish himself “as one of the best inside linebackers in this league.”

The last time the Broncos played the Los Angeles Chargers, who come to town this Sunday, Denver decided to give inside linebacker Alexander Johnson his first NFL start. Read full article: Alexander Johnson’s next goal? The Bronc...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Would one-and-done be unfair to Broncos coach Vic Fangio?

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Would one-and-done be unfair to Broncos coach Vic Fangio?

Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla fields questions and comments from readers, including one who is fightin’ mad. Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: Would one-and-done ...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How a dying father’s words shaped a football coach’s championship mindset

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How a dying father’s words shaped a football coach’s championship mindset

Colorado School of Mines coach Gregg Brandon leads an undefeated Orediggers football team into the NCAA Division II playoffs. In this edition of the Kickin’ It pod, find out how words from hi… Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: How a dying...→

Denver-area native Bisi Johnson turning Broncos fans into Vikings supporters

Denver-area native Bisi Johnson turning Broncos fans into Vikings supporters

Bisi Johnson has been turning some Denver Broncos fans into Vikings supporters. Johnson, a Minnesota rookie wide receiver who grew up in the Denver area and played at Colorado State, will have abou… Read full article: Denver-area native Bisi Johnson turning ...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: As sports villain, Myles Garrett is a lightweight compared to Todd Bertuzzi

Kickin’ It with Kiz: As sports villain, Myles Garrett is a lightweight compared to Todd Bertuzzi

Kiz: Could Garrett’s moment of madness resulted in catastrophic injury? Yes. But the truth is: The NFL got a nastier black eye than any wound suffered by Rudolph. So while I think a six-game suspen… Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: As sports villain, ...→

Broncos podcast: Previewing the Week 11 showdown between Denver and Minnesota at U.S. Bank Stadium

Broncos podcast: Previewing the Week 11 showdown between Denver and Minnesota at U.S. Bank Stadium

Forecasting Brandon Allen’s first road start, how the Denver defense can contain the NFL’s leading rusher in Dalvin Cook, what an upset victory could do for the Broncos’ overall f… Read full article: Broncos podcast: Previewing the Week 11 ...→

Broncos podcast: Where does Drew Lock stand as the rookie quarterback returns to practice?

Broncos podcast: Where does Drew Lock stand as the rookie quarterback returns to practice?

Plus, injury updates on defensive back Will Parks, right tackle Ja’Wuan James and others as the Broncos prepare for a Week 11 road showdown in Minneapolis. Read full article: Broncos podcast: Where does Drew Lock st...→

Broncos’ Alexander Johnson earns accolade after October performance

Broncos’ Alexander Johnson earns accolade after October performance

Since earning a starting spot in Week 5, Alexander Johnson has been playing like the inside linebacker the Broncos have long wanted. Now he has an honor to back it up. Read full article: Broncos’ Alexander Johnson earns accolad...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Disappearing quarterback? Why the son of a Denver sports legend quit the NFL in his prime.

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Disappearing quarterback? Why the son of a Denver sports legend quit the NFL in his prime.

His father made the biggest trade in Nuggets history. He threw the winning touchdown pass at the Pro Bowl in 1976. He walked away from the sport at age 28. Now, decades later, Mike Boryla takes cen… Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Disappearin...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: “I’m always a Ram,” CSU football legend Steve Bartalo says. “Maybe I’m dumb.”

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: “I’m always a Ram,” CSU football legend Steve Bartalo says. “Maybe I’m dumb.”

Steve Bartalo, a 5-foot-9 walk-on from Colorado Springs who rushed for 4,813 yards from 1983-86, made us believe anything is possible for CSU football. But can sustained football success ever retur… Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: “I’m always...→

Broncos podcast: Assessing blame for another last-second Denver loss as players sound off

Broncos podcast: Assessing blame for another last-second Denver loss as players sound off

Plus, injury updates from Lucas Oil Stadium and thoughts on potential for more Denver deals before the October 29 trade deadline. Read full article: Broncos podcast: Assessing blame for ano...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: How to empower people wanting Broncos to start Drew Lock at quarterback

Kickin’ It with Kiz: How to empower people wanting Broncos to start Drew Lock at quarterback

Sit Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco on the bench. He fumbles, throws an interception or gets sacked whenever pressured. He no longer can handle the rush or scramble. He has no fire in his belly, dep… Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: How to empower peop...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Broncos defensive lineman Derek Wolfe says, “The end (of football) is near and I’m not afraid of that”

Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Broncos defensive lineman Derek Wolfe says, “The end (of football) is near and I’m not afraid of that”

What two recent developments in Derek Wolfe’s life have made the 29-year-old Broncos defensive lineman begin to formulate an exit strategy from the NFL? And just how close is Wolfe to retirin… Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: Broncos def...→

Broncos podcast: Emmanuel Sanders trade reaction and previewing Sunday’s game in Indianapolis

Broncos podcast: Emmanuel Sanders trade reaction and previewing Sunday’s game in Indianapolis

Plus, analysis on the team’s upcoming matchup against the Colts, the play of young cornerback Davontae Harris, speed bumps for rookie tight end Noah Fant and more. Read full article: Broncos podcast: Emmanuel Sanders trade ...→

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Why would anyone think Peyton Manning could fix what’s wrong with the Broncos?

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Why would anyone think Peyton Manning could fix what’s wrong with the Broncos?

Kiz, you are half right when saying John Elway has to go. But replacing him with Peyton Manning, another retired quarterback without personnel experience makes zero sense. The Broncos need to hire … Read full article: Kickin’ It with Kiz: Why would anyone th...→