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The Player's Club

Get a sneak peek into the most exclusive club in sports-talk radio as three former NFL players team up to bring a perspective you won’t find anywhere else on “The Player’s Club!” Orlando Franklin is a member of the Denver Broncos All-Decade Team of the 2010s. Despite his football accomplishments, Orlando’s greatest sports love is hockey. You can take Orlando out of Canada, but you can’t take the Canadian out of Orlando! Chad Brown is a former All-Pro linebacker with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks who won a national championship at the University of Colorado where he’s a Hall of Famer. Nate Jackson is a former tight end with the Denver Broncos and New York Times Best Selling author whose rapping abilities were awarded by the Colorado Broadcasters Association. Together, these three NFL veterans let you into “The Player’s Club” weekday mornings from 9a-11a!  
December 5, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 12.05.22

In the First Hour, Nate and O discuss the ineptitude of the Broncos Offense and how week in and week out the Broncos continue to seem to find lower depths when we think they've hit rock bottom. What k...   (41:15)
December 5, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 12.05.22

In the Second Hour, Nate and O are joined by Andrew Mason to recap yesterday's mess and how the Broncos Offense continues to get worse. The guys discuss the impact of Deion Sanders becoming CU's Head Coach on how local recruiting will go.   (40:50)
December 1, 2022

Schlereth and Evans | Hour 2 | 12.01.22

In the Second hour, Nate and Cecil discuss a variety of topics ranging from Fantasy Football to potential Draft options for the Broncos and how can this team move forward and have success with Russ.   (40:14)
December 1, 2022

Schlereth and Evans | Hour 1 | 12.01.22

In the First Hour, Nate is joined by Cecil Lammey as they discuss the continued struggles for the Broncos and how they can go about fixing it for the future as Russ is clearly not going anywhere.   (43:37)
November 30, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 11.30.22

In the First Hour, the guys react to thoughts from National Media members that Russ has lost the locker room and is the trade for Russell Wilson the worst trade of all time?   (41:52)
November 30, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 11.30.22

In the Second Hour, the guys discuss what characteristics in a Coach they like the best, the Avalanche get stomped against the Jets and Mike Klis joins the show to discuss his recent Tweet in regards ...   (40:13)
November 29, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 11.29.22

In the First Hour, the guys discuss if Nathaniel Hackett not being fired yesterday means he will finish out the rest of the season and could he potentially return for a second season in 2023.   (42:51)
November 29, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 11.29.22

In the Second Hour, the guys discuss the possibility of Deion Sanders becoming CU's next Head Coach, and will Russ ultimately accomplish what he said he would during his opening Press Conference with the Broncos.   (43:01)
November 28, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 11.28.22

In the First Hour, the guys react yet another embarrassing loss for the Broncos and what it means for the futures for the coaches and if the Broncos have hit rock bottom yet.   (40:46)
November 28, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 11.28.22

In the Second Hour, the guys continue the discussion where the Broncos are at as a football team and why the large gamble to go all-in on Russell Wilson seems to have blown up in the Broncos face.   (38:08)
November 25, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 11.25.22

Today on The Player's Club, Mat Smith and Denver's 7 Troy Renck host for the guys and they talk about the Broncos coaching situation, getting you ready for Denver & Carolina, and where the press box food is the best. All that and more on hour one of The Player's Club!   (47:09)
November 24, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 11.24.22

Chad Andrus and Mat Smith fill in for this Thanksgiving edition of The Player's Club. Chad and Mat go over the roster construction of the Avalanche and Nuggets. Does each team have the right pieces to...   (01:06:56)
November 22, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 11.22.22

In the First Hour, the guys react to the release of Melvin Gordon and where the state of the Broncos culture currently sits.    (47:06)
November 22, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 11.22.22

In the Second Hour, the guys continue to discuss the state of the Broncos culture and what things need to change for things to turn around.   (41:02)
November 21, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 11.21.22

In the Second Hour, the guys continue the to break down what is wrong with the Broncos and what changes can be made to start to turn things around. If America's greatest athletes played soccer, who would be the best players?   (41:15)
November 21, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 11.21.22

In the First Hour, the guys react to another tough loss for the Broncos against the Raiders and who is to take the larger share of the blame? The coaches or the players?   (42:31)
November 18, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 11.18.22

In the First Hour, Chad and Orlando react to last night's game between the Titans and Packers and that the Titans have something that the Broncos can learn from. O was at the broncos facility yesterda...   (40:29)
November 18, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 11.18.22

In the Second Hour, Chad and Orlando give their potential game wreckers for Sunday's game and their predictions against the Raiders.   (41:27)
November 17, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 11.17.22

In the First Hour, does Nathaniel Hackett's lack of seeing the Raiders as a rival bother you? Should it? Can we expect to see the Broncos Offensive woes get corrected before the end of the season?   (30:34)
November 17, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 11.17.22

In the Second Hour, the guys discuss what the Broncos identity is and the importance of establishing one to become a successful football team.   (40:30)
November 16, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 11.16.22

In the Second Hour, the guys discuss the disconnect between Russ and Nathaniel Hackett and is Russ's ego the problem? Mike Klis of 9News joins the show to discuss the Broncos issues Offensively and could we still see coaching changes in the middle of the season.   (58:52)
November 16, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 11.16.22

In the First Hour, the guys continue to look at the matchup with the Raiders and which team has had a more disappointing season so far. Broncos Linebacker Aaron Patrick is suing the NFL, SoFi Stadium ...   (44:23)
November 15, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 11.15.22

In the First Hour, the guys discuss if Nathaniel Hackett is coaching for his job on Sunday and what kind of traits make a successful Head Coach.   (40:12)
November 15, 2022

Th Player's Club | Hour 2 | 11.15.22

In the Second Hour, the guys discuss the injuries taking place all across the NFL and is the League putting out a bad product due to the new CBA and how many no shows will there be this Sunday against the Raiders.   (42:19)
November 14, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 11.14.22

In the First Hour, the guys react to another disappointing Broncos loss to the Titans yesterday and where does this bad team go from here.   (40:57)
November 14, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 11.14.22

In the Second Hour, the guys are joined by our own Senior Broncos Writer at denverfan.com Andrew Mason to recap yesterday's game as he was in Nashville and why the Broncos organization may be in real ...   (39:23)
November 11, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 11.11.22

In the First Hour, the guys are joined by Matt Moore, our Nuggets Insider, to discuss the Nuggets hot start and preview their matchup tonight against the Celtics. In the Morning Mixtape we hear from D...   (41:54)
November 11, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 11.11.22

In the Second Hour, the guys discuss if the Coaches are holding the players accountable and what that should look like and what kind of positive affect that can have on a team. The guys give their potential game wreckers on Sunday and their final predictions for Sunday's game.   (41:56)
November 10, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 11.10.22

In the First Hour, Nate and Orlando talk with our Senior Broncos Writer Andrew Mason on his conversation with Dre'Mont Jones that led to his comments on where his contract negotiations currently stand...   (46:30)
November 10, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 11.10.22

In the Second Hour, Nate and Orlando continue to discuss the potential ramifications the trading of Bradley Chubb could have had on player's like Dre'Mont Jones and the possibility of losing their bes...   (38:16)
November 9, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 11.09.22

Chad is back! In the First Hour, the guys get Chad's impressions from the game on in London and are the guys buying the Playoff push the mentality the Broncos are trying to sell.   (48:20)
November 9, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 11.09.22

In the Second Hour, the guys react to Dan Orlovsky as he was on with the Morning Show earlier today and his impression of Russ and Nathaniel Hackett after meeting with them leading into the Jaguars ga...   (42:01)
November 8, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 11.08.22

In the First Hour, Nate and Orlando discuss how Nathaniel Hackett can start holding players accountable when addressing penalties and could the Colts moving onto Jeff Saturday as the team's Interim Coach be a move to try and entice Peyton Manning?   (41:26)
November 8, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 11.08.22

In the Second Hour, Nate and Orlando continue to discuss if a CEO type Head Coach is more preferable to one that also calls plays or focuses on one side of the ball more. Matt Moore, our Nuggets Insid...   (43:07)
November 7, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 11.07.22

In the First Hour, Nate and Orlando discus why Russ going to Cabo during the Bye week is a non-story and if the lack of Offensive production throughout the League is an explanation why the Broncos have struggled so far this season.   (41:31)
November 7, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 11.07.22

In the Second Hour, the guys continue to discuss the Offensive woes for the Broncos and with a year that is seeing a lot of Offenses fall down from a production standpoint, could the Broncos make a significant turnaround in the second half of the season?   (42:12)
November 4, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 11.04.22

In the First Hour, Nate and Orlando discuss would Russ be performing better for the Broncos if he had not signed a contract extension before the season and what to watch for around the NFL this weekend with the Broncos on their Bye week.    (42:35)
November 4, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 11.04.22

In the Second Hour, Nate and Orlando list their players on the Broncos who need to be game wreckers the rest of the season if the Broncos are to make a late season Playoff push.   (41:05)
November 3, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 11.03.22

In the First Hour, Nate gives his reaction to the Bradley Chubb trade and lasting thoughts on the win against the jaguars in London.   (44:34)
November 3, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 11.03.22

In the Second Hour, the guys play Buy or Sell: George Paton edition, discuss what do the Broncos need to do to turn the season around and Nathaniel Hackett's handling of the Bye Week.   (37:37)
November 2, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 11.02.22

Knowshon Moreno fills in for Chad and Nate. In the First Hour, Orlando and Knowshon react to the Bradley Chubb trade and what the optics of the trade will do to the locker room.   (44:00)
November 2, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 11.02.22

In the Second Hour, the guys continue to discuss the impact of the trade, where the run game sits after 8 games and what the Broncos should be doing during the Bye week.   (43:47)
November 1, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 11.01.22

James Merilatt fills in with Orlando. In the First Hour, O and James recap James' trip to England and what the atmosphere was like during the game on Sunday. Are the Broncos a team that can make a run at a Wild Card spot? Should they be sellers at the deadline?   (44:05)
November 1, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 11.01.22

In the Second Hour, O and James continue to react to   NFL news as some trades take place and the Broncos will be down one Lineman for the next few weeks.   (41:34)
October 31, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 10.31.22

Cecil Lammey fills in for Chad and Nate. In the First Hour, Cecil and Orlando react to the win for the Broncos in London, discuss if what we saw from the Broncos Offense towards the end of the game is...   (45:15)
October 31, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 10.31.22

In the Second Hour, Cecil and Orlando discuss what made the Broncos Offense successful against the Jaguars and why continued success could be a regular thing.   (39:57)
October 28, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 10.28.22

In the First Hour, the guys preview Sunday's matchup with the Jaguars as Russell Wilson is named the starter.   (39:00)
October 28, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 10.28.22

In the Second Hour, the discuss if this could be the game Russ and the Offense gets back on track and give their predictions for Sunday's matchup against the Jaguars.   (42:46)
October 27, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 10.27.22

In the First Hour, the guys react to George Paton's defense of Nathaniel Hackett and Adam Schefter's tough reality when it comes to Hackett and his job security with this team.   (41:31)
October 27, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 10.27.22

In the Second Hour, the guys continue to look at the matchup against the Jaguars and can this Offense finally have a breakout game?   (39:37)
October 26, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 10.26.22

In the First Hour, the guys react to the continued piling on of Nathaniel Hackett and discuss if it's possible for Hackett to regain his credibility this season. Even if the Broncos were to beat the Jaguars on Sunday, should they still be sellers?   (41:47)
October 26, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 10.26.22

In the Second Hour, the guys discuss the lack of Offensive production through 7 weeks and should Nathaniel Hackett get any credit for the job the Defense has done.   (43:13)
October 25, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 10.25.22

In the First Hour, the guys discuss if this trip to London could be exactly what Russ and the team needs for some much needed bonding.   (44:46)
October 25, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 10.25.22

In the Second Hour, the guys discuss the lack of accountability being held by Nathaniel Hackett and in the Broncos organization and will the team be able to turn things around this weekend in London.   (40:28)
October 24, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 10.24.22

In the First Hour, the guys react to another abysmal performance from the Broncos Offense and should Nathaniel Hackett surrender play calling duties.   (43:02)
October 24, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 10.24.22

In the Second Hour, the guys discuss who is untouchable on the Broncos if there were to be a fire sale and how significant is Russ's injury and should he play in London.   (39:05)
October 21, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 10.21.22

In the First Hour, the guys discuss the imbalance of weight being carried by the Defense and the Offense and why it should be important for Hackett to start playing to the Offenses strengths instead of trying to be too flashy.   (43:19)
October 21, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 10.21.22

In the Second Hour, the guys discuss if Baron Browning has made Bradley Chubb expendable, who are some players that can wreck the game on Sunday for both the Broncos and Jets and give their predictions.   (40:12)
October 20, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 10.20.22

In the First Hour, the guys discuss Russ's Wolverine blood and Melvin Gordon being named the starter for Sunday against the Jets.   (41:44)
October 20, 2022

Schlereth and Evans | Hour 2 | 10.20.22

In the Second Hour, the guys discuss if Russ is an "edger" and start to look forward to the matchup with the Jets on Sunday.   (39:07)
October 19, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 10.19.22

In the First Hour, the guys discuss the developing story of Russ's hamstring and could Broncos Country see Brett Rypien roll out against the Jets this weekend and should Melvin Gordon remain on this team even in a reduced roll.   (43:33)
October 19, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 10.19.22

In the Second Hour, the guys debate whether the majority of the blame falls onto Russ or the play calling when it comes to the shortcomings of the Offense. What should expectations for a healthy Nuggets team be and some unfortunate injury news comes out for the Avalanche.   (41:43)
October 18, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 10.18.22

In the First Hour, the guys react last night's loss to the Chargers and the continued struggles for Offense and Special Teams. Is Nathaniel Hackett the right Coach to turn things around? Should Melvin...   (41:39)
October 18, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 10.18.22

In the Second Hour, the guys continue to break down last night's loss and the baffling play calling that we see week in and week on the Offensive side of the ball?   (42:18)
October 17, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 10.17.22

In the First Hour, the guys discuss necessity for Bradley Chubb to have a big game for the Broncos against a backup Left Tackle   (43:26)
October 17, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 10.17.22

In the Second Hour, who can potentially wreck this game for both sides? The guys give their final predictions.   (38:24)
October 14, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 10.14.22

In the First Hour, the guys quickly recap the Avs 5-3 loss against the Flames and the tough break handed to them by the NHL to have a back-to-back to start the season. O identifies one player that the...   (44:06)
October 14, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 10.14.22

In the Second Hour, the guys discuss Russell Wilson speaking on his confidence not wavering due to the criticism from his critics. O says that even the Avs lost 5-3 to the Flames, there's still plenty to be optimistic about.   (40:12)
October 13, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 10.13.22

In the First Hour, the guys react to the Avs opening win since clinching the Stanley Cup and should the Broncos be cautious when it comes to Russ's injury.   (41:25)
October 13, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 10.13.22

In the Second Hour, the guys react to more discussion from Russ's former teammates, how can others on the Offense help elevate Russ's game and who has the edge in the trenches between the Broncos and Chargers.   (38:11)
October 12, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 10.12.22

In the First Hour, the guys discuss the players that will be fitting into critical roles due to injury and how the guys expect the Broncos to play on Monday against the Chargers.   (41:59)
October 12, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 10.12.22

In the Second Hour, the guys discuss the need for Nathaniel Hackett to not be as open with the media and just focus on the task at hand when it comes to both performing on the field and talking with the media.   (34:44)
October 11, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 10.11.22

In the First Hour, the guys react to last night's win for the Chiefs and is the NFL giving preferential treatment to only select QB's?   (42:33)
October 11, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 10.11.22

In the Second Hour, the guys continue the discussion of the direction in which the NFL is trying to steer the game.   (41:11)
October 10, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 10.10.22

In the First Hour, the guys continue the discussion from Friday after having a few days to digest Thursday night's loss. How many injuries will it take before the Broncos should re-evaluate their expectations for the season?   (43:09)
October 10, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 10.10.22

In the Second Hour, the guys are joined by Troy Renck of Denver7 to recap Thursday's loss and if Russ could potentially miss a game or two with the development of the injury to his lat muscle.   (39:12)
October 7, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 10.07.22

In the First Hour, the guys react to the mind blowing loss for the Broncos on Thursday Night Football and what kind of implications it may have on Nathaniel Hackett's job security.   (41:27)
October 7, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 10.07.22

In the Second Hour, Chad and Nate continue to dissect last night's bad loss for the Broncos and what corrections, if any, can the Broncos Offense make to get back on track.   (40:38)
October 6, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 10.06.22

In the First Hour, Chad and Nate preview the enticing matchups for the Broncos tonight against the Colts and can the Broncos Special Teams be the difference in tonight.   (40:00)
October 6, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 10.06.22

In the Second Hour, Chad and Nate break down tonight's matchup and give their predictions.   (40:35)
October 5, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 10.05.22

In the First Hour, Chad and Nate start to look to tomorrow's game against the Colts and how the Broncos Offense and Defense will look without Javonte Williams and Randy Gregory.   (44:15)
October 5, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 10.05.22

In the Second Hour, Chad and Nate discuss what Baron Browning and Nik Bonitto's impact should be for the Broncos with Randy Gregory on IR. Mike Klis of 9News joins the show to preview tomorrow's game and some players that may be elevated to the active roster.   (41:55)
October 4, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 10.04.22

In the First Hour, the guys discuss the impact the injuries to Javonte Williams and Randy Gregory will have on both sides of the ball and what kind of impact will Latavius Murray have for the Broncos on Thursday and moving forward.   (44:03)
October 4, 2022

the Player's Club | Hour 2 | 10.04.22

In the Second Hour, the guys discuss if Greg Dulcich could be in play for his first start for the Broncos on Thursday.   (42:26)
October 3, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 10.03.22

In the First Hour, the guys react to yesterday's loss to the Raiders and debate how much Melvin Gordon really is to blame. The issues with Nathaniel Hackett's Offense should be very concerning to Broncos Country.   (40:15)
October 3, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 10.03.22

In the Second Hour, the guys continue to discuss yesterday's loss and how the Broncos can look to rebound on a short week and what does the future hold for CU Football?   (32:25)
September 30, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 09.30.22

In the First Hour, the guys react to the drama last night on Thursday Night football and the mishandling of Tua Tagovailoa's injury and how concussions have had an impact on their careers. and how can the Broncos Defense look to contain Davante Adams.   (39:39)
September 30, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 09.30.22

In the Second Hour, the guys discuss their keys to the game and how much of an impact the Broncos Pass Rush should have on Derek Carr and the Offense.   (40:11)
September 29, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 09.29.22

In the First Hour, the guys discuss Russ's State of the Union meetings on Tuesday and discuss what might be too much of a workload for Broncos players.   (39:59)
September 29, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 09.29.22

In the Second Hour, the guys discuss if this is the week the Broncos Offense begins to click and can CU Football every return back to supremacy.   (37:55)
September 28, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 09.28.22

In the First Hour, the guys discuss the history and importance of Raiders week and their personal experience as payers playing in Oakland. When will we see Billy Turner make his first start? Who has the advantage in the trenches?   (40:42)
September 28, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 09.28.22

In the Second Hour, the guys discuss who has the better Pass Rush: the Broncos or the Raiders. Is Sunday a make or break game for earning Russell Wilson's trust?   (41:11)
September 27, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 09.27.22

In the First Hour, the guys discuss how much Jerry Rosberg's presences helped Nathaniel Hackett on Sunday night and how much help should Hackett really need in terms of communication.   (43:08)
September 27, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 09.27.22

In the Second Hour, the guys discuss the Defense's potential this season and what the National media continues to say when it comes to Nathaniel Hackett.   (40:30)
September 26, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 09.26.22

In the First Hour, the guys recap last night's win over the 49ers and how long can the Defense continue to carry the team while the Offense goes through the growing pains.   (39:05)
September 26, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 09.26.22

In the Second Hour, the guys discuss if Albert O has become more of a liability than he has an asset on Offense and is the AFC West really as strong as everyone was predicting before the season started.   (43:39)
September 23, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 1 | 09.23.22

In the First Hour, the guys discuss what version of Nathaniel Hackett we will see on Sunday Night and what are the expectations from Broncos Country.   (40:17)
September 23, 2022

The Player's Club | Hour 2 | 09.23.22

In the Second Hour, the guys discuss George Kittle's impact on the game for the 49ers and give their predictions.   (40:23)