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Ja’Wuan James provides a cautionary tale. The Drive: 05.05.21

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 09: Ja'Wuan James #70 of the Denver Broncos holds his leg in the first half against the Oakland Raiders at RingCentral Coliseum on September 09, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)


In the first hour, Tyler and DMac discuss Ja’Wuan James’ Achilles injury and whether or not the team should feel obligated to pay him his guaranteed money, despite the fact that he worked out away from the facility. The guys react to comments from Brett Favre, Mike Greenberg, Ryan Clark, Mike Garafolo and others about the ongoing sage between Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. Are the Broncos the ideal trade partner for Green Bay? At The Water Cooler, DMac tips his cap to Yankees fans for the way they harassed the Houston Astros last night. Should the Broncos have brought back Will Parks? DMac says the NFL’s latest memo, centered around Ja’Wuan James, is more than fair, while Tyler points out a potential moral/ethical obligation the league could be facing.


In the second hour, Tyler and DMac discuss the announcement that the Broncos have planned visits with Dennis Kelly and Bobby Massie in an attempt to fill the void left by Ja’Wuan James. Tyler breaks down film on Quinn Meinerz to determine how ready he is to play at the NFL level. The guys throw George Paton a birthday party and discuss what football-related gifts they would give him. Chris Chester, Quinn Meinerz combine coach, joins the show to break down what kind of player Meinerz can be for the Broncos. DMac asks Tyler what he thinks about all of the wild developments in the saga between Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.


In the third hour, Mt. Polumbus speaks on the level of success the Broncos would need to achieve as a team in order to justify the draft capital required to trade for Aaron Rodgers. DMac, somehow, convinces Tyler to root for the Rockies, losing yet another coffee bet in the process. The guys react to comments from Mike Greenberg about the potential for the Raiders to trade for Aaron Rodgers.


In the fourth hour, Tyler and DMac recap the top stories of the day during the Top 6 at 6:00. Will the NFL’s latest memo discourage players from working out away from the facility? The guys discuss Ja’Wuan James’ injury and how it complicates things for the Broncos. George Karl, our Fan Nuggets Analyst, joins the show to discuss where the team stands with just a few games remaining in the regular season.

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