Nick spent ten seasons as a safety in the NFL, including five with the Broncos. For over a decade, Cecil has been hosting shows and writing columns about the Broncos, and the NFL. Listen weeknights from 7p-10p.
Nuggets legend Alex English joins the show to talk about staying patient with Bones Hyland and getting consistency from MPJ. Also, English explains why the Nuggets are different with Jamal Murray.
Nick & Cecil open the show talking about the culture and the standard in Broncos Country. Cecil asks Nick about Denver starting with a clean slate and why Fangio & Shurmur might have to be selfish. Listeners call in to explain why ownership and the community are tied together.
In Hour 2, Nick & Cecil notice that something has been off with Fangio's defense and Nick has a CANNONBALL about the calls coming in late. Nick says Fangio was outcoached by substitutes and Cecil backs up his take on Alexander Johnson.
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Cecil finds out from the listeners how bad it really is for Broncos Country and how sick we should be of the coaching staff. Also, Tyler Polumbus asks Nick what’s up with the Broncos’ safeties and Cecil wonders about Mike Evans’ idea to go back to Drew Lock when the season ... (46:26)
Nick & Cecil talk about Jon Gruden and how the NFL is handling a change in culture that doesn't tolerate bigotry or insensitive comments. Also, in What's Eating Cecil, Cecil points out the big difference in Vic Fangio and Mike Shanahan.
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Nick tells Cecil when it comes to Jon Gruden it’s not cancel culture it’s consequence culture and Cecil wonders what Gruden could have done in the past. Also, Nick tells Cecil it’s time for Vic Fangio to let the big dogs eat.
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Nick and Cecil preview the news on Teddy Bridgewater’s participation in practice today and what it could mean for Teddy’s chances to start on Sunday against the Steelers. Nick has a “Cannon Ball’ that will impact some of your Fantasy Lineups and another on the Steelers an... (44:23)
Nick & Cecil talk to Broncos rookie safety Caden Sterns about the mentality in the Broncos' locker room following a loss to the Ravens and to find out what Sterns wants to take away from his rookie season in Denver.
Nick & Cecil talk about 'fake Fangio' and his smear campaign. Cecil points out a lack of communication between Justin Simmons and Kareem Jackson and has a CANNONBALL about Urban Meyer. Also, the Denver Nuggets open preseason play against the LA Clippers.
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Nick & Cecil open the lines and find out what the fans would do if Teddy Bridgewater can't go this week. Cecil wonders if Brett Rypien should start against Pittsburgh and the guys break down Jaylon Smith being cut by the Cowboys. Also, Nick talks about Bubba Wallace making histor... (49:11)
Cecil wants Pat Shurmur to use his running backs more and Nick goes over how this Broncos loss can be an excellent pivot point. Also, Cecil says Vic Fangio is at a crossroads and Javonte Williams is the Indiana Jones boulder.
Cecil checks in to see if Nick has changed his pick after hearing that Dalton Risner is out for today’s contest against the Ravens. Cecil says the Ravens aren’t as strong against the run as the stats show and Denver could have success on the ground with Javonte Williams. Ceci... (01:09:27)
Cecil talks about the challenges Lamar Jackson presents as a runner and wants Vic Fangio to prove that he can outcoach John Harbaugh. Cecil says it doesn’t shock anyone that Denver can’t score 30 points or that Teddy Bridgewater can play quarterback.
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Cecil brings up trying to read Teddy Bridgewater’s feet and updates the listeners on the status of Denver’s offensive line including Dalton Risner. Cecil wants Pat Shurmur to keep things simple and knows it’s all going to come down to discipline. Also, Cecil mentions heavy ... (49:03)
Cecil previews the game against the Ravens on Sunday and says speed is the name of the game when trying to slow down Lamar Jackson. Cecil wants to get back to a Broncos standard and notes there is no way to stop Jackson entirely. Cecil points out the athletic receivers Baltimore ... (43:27)
Nick & Cecil talk about Mark Andrews as a factor on Sunday and if the Broncos will use a spy on him. Nick goes over alerts and reads for dealing with Andrews and Lamar Jackson defensively. Cecil fades Javonte Williams to the FLEX position and says Williams must hang on to the roc... (45:00)
Nick & Cecil drop a CANNONBALL about the Texans that wanted Brett Rypien instead of the Browns and why there is no deal for Drew Lock. Also, Nick gets heated talking about Michael Porter Jr.’s max deal in Denver.
Nick & Cecil dissect all the ways the Broncos are finding to win football games despite key injuries to players like KJ Hamler and Graham Glasgow. Cecil tells Broncos fans about who new addition David Moore is and if he can help out the Broncos’ WR room. Also, Nick wonders if t... (49:07)
Nick & Cecil talk about riding the hot hand against the Jets with Javonte Williams and Nick has a CANNONBALL about the Jets playing it safe. Also, Nick advises the Broncos not to allow the Jets to use tempo.
Nick & Cecil ask ‘where the party at?’ and find out from Broncos Country where the best tailgate parties will be for Denver’s first home game with fans since 2020. Cecil tells Nick this will be a true test for Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon against a stacked box.
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Nick & Cecil talk about Teddy Bridgewater continuing to make history and Nick says he doesn’t care about a journeyman quarterback if we are stacking up wins. Cecil finds out which Broncos reserves will make the most of their opportunity and Nick highlights Justin Strnad.
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Nick & Cecil go over their Keys to the Game.
John Davis from DenverFan.com joins the show to talk about Broncos fans getting after the Jets and getting in Zach Wilson’s head. Davis mentions why it will be a long day for Wilson and why he’s looking forward to watching Pat Sur... (46:39)
Nick & Cecil open the fantasy hour talking about Rondale Moore and what the Chicago Bears’ offense will look like under Justin Fields. Also, Cecil gives an injury report and his final fantasy take.
Nick & Cecil talk about Bradley Chubb staying off twitter and avoiding the trolls. Nick wants Chubb to focus on getting back on the field and has some inside info about the NY Jets’ offensive line and secondary. Also, Cecil tells Nick he thinks the Broncos are holding Javonte W... (45:42)
Nick & Cecil agree there could be an Eric Saubert sighting on Sunday and Cecil explains why he doesn’t want to hear about Corey Davis. Cecil says don’t look forward to Baltimore and Nick says the Broncos have come too far to slip up now.
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Broncos offensive lineman Dalton Risner joins the show to talk about the effort Malik Reed gives and what the Broncos are losing with Bradley Chubb going down. Risner mentions looking around at the rest of the offensive line to gauge his play and why he likes blocking for Teddy B... (48:21)
Nick & Cecil talk about execution and if the fans should be on board with Teddy Bridgewater now. Nick says Bridgewater is ready for more like Neo in the Matrix and Cecil has a CANNON BALL about KJ Hamler with some inside information. Also, Cecil defends Bradley Chubb’s body typ... (43:46)
Nick notices Courtland Sutton and Albert Okwuegbunam quietly coming along nicely and calls Teddy Bridgewater Kenny Rogers. Cecil makes the argument Denver is holding Javonte Williams back and points out the pendulum swing when it comes to the Broncos’ momentum. Nick mentions tr... (48:17)
Dan gives an update on the Broncos’ injuries and wonders if Vic Fangio has figured it out. Dan tells the listeners not to fault George Paton for drafting Pat Surtain II.
James Merilatt joins the show to talk about if it is too early to crown Teddy Bridgewater and why Denver’... (47:48)
Nick Ferguson joins the show to tell the truth about the Broncos in Week 1 and what he saw from Teddy Bridgewater. Ferguson tells Dan Jacobs that Melvin Gordon’s new haircut might have something to do with his early season production.
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We hear from Nick Ferguson about the Broncos doing the right thing with the QB battle and his predictions for the game against the Jags on Sunday. Also, we hear from DreMont Jones on Urban Meyer.
Nick & Cecil talk about Teddy Bridgewater moving his locker closer to KJ Hamler’s and the leadership Bridgewater is showing. Cecil mentions Jacksonville players checking out and Broncos Country coming around on Melvin Gordon.
Cecil says it’s over for Lock and get on board with Teddy Bridgewater. Nick mentions the formula for winning in the NFL and why that should be all that matters. Also, the guys talk about getting the most out of your high-powered machine.
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Nick & Cecil talk about getting on board with the Teddy Bridgewater Broncos after Week 1 and take calls on how Bridgewater feels like a sunrise in Denver. Cecil says when there is an under, there is an over and the guys defend Patrick Surtain II on the play to Sterling Shepard. A... (48:27)
Nick & Cecil talk about the Broncos’ locker room and Vic Fangio bringing the energy. Cecil says Denver gets to back it up with Tim Patrick after Jerry Jeudy went down with an ankle injury. The guys hear from Von Miller on how things are different this year and Cecil goes over h... (48:48)
Nick tells Cecil last night’s NFL season opener provided insight on Denver’s season and the guys break down film together.
John Davis joins the show to say the Broncos look less boring this year and Denver being better now is only a narrative until they go out and prove it. ... (47:30)
Nick & Cecil open up the phone lines to find out what fans are expecting and wanting to see on Sunday from the Broncos. Nick brings up Denver’s game plan to slow down Saquon Barkley and Cecil wonders about the speed & quickness of Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard. Nick menti... (51:29)
Nick & Cecil open up the fantasy hour talking about Tee Higgins and Tony Jones. Cecil helps listeners with tight end and wide receiver help. Cecil hits on the injury report and how much action Kareem Hunt will see. Cecil gives his Final Fantasy Take.
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Nick & Cecil talk about the Denver Broncos matching up with the New York Giants this week and if injuries will play a factor in the decision.
Nick & Cecil talk to Amani Toomer about the people of New York respecting Daniel Jones more for not taking the easy street and how diffic... (48:48)
Cecil tells Nick the Big Tuna Bill Parcells likes Teddy Bridgewater and says “I’d prefer a guy who just wants to be a quarterback.” Nick dives into Parcells’ comments on Bridgewater and if Bridgewater can simply move the chains.
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Nick & Cecil talk about the line between fact & fiction and who to believe when it comes to the Broncos’ QB room trying to cheat the COVID protocol system in 2020. Cecil mentions the contact tracers in the corners of the room and why Denver thought they could get away with thei... (48:44)
Nick & Cecil talk about Bradley Chubb and what he should have done about his expired plates. Cecil mentions lessons learned and why Chubb needs to step up his game.
The guys talk about Noah Fant returning to practice and why the Broncos can have success in 11-personnel using Fan... (48:15)
Nick & Cecil hear from Tom Brady on the disadvantages defensive players face and why players can be wrongfully targeted for offensive mistakes. Cecil asks Nick about the unwritten rules when it comes to being on a team.
Nick & Cecil are joined by John Davis who points to the Broncos benching Drew Lock before the season starts as a reason to believe Denver has given up on Lock. Davis says guys aren’t developing once the season starts and Lock proving he’s capable still isn’t good enough. Al... (49:44)
Nick & Cecil talk about the Broncos staying competitive in the AFC West and Cecil points out Denver has been taking calls on Bryce Callahan. The guys mention Teddy Bridgewater becoming the first black quarterback to start for the Broncos and if he fits Denver’s style of offense... (47:48)
Cecil points out that the work begins now for NFL scouts as 21 teams have been credentialed to attend MIN vs OHSt tonight and finds out from Nick if the Broncos have any scouts at the game. The guys decide if Trent Dilfer went too far as a coach and how difficult it can be to pla... (46:33)
Nick & Cecil talk about the Broncos being on the verge of repeating the same mistakes again when it comes to playing young players at different positions and warn Denver not to use Pat Surtain II incorrectly. The guys talk about keeping an open mind when finding undrafted talent ... (50:27)
Nick tells Cecil some fans have forgotten what the Broncos’ winning ways look like and Cecil knows Drew Lock will be ready but isn’t sure if Lock will be better. Nick brings up news regarding Bradley Chubb and Noah Fant and finds out when alarm bells should be going off due t... (49:24)
Nick and Cecil take some time to discuss the importance of Teddy Bridgewater’s character and leadership in light of the situation in New Orleans after Hurricane Ida. Nick reflects on his experiences with hurricanes and other terrifying forces of nature. We had an exclusive inte... (49:42)
Nick and Cecil do what all fantasy owners do: they compare their teams. Which team will reign supreme, Cecil’s or the team Nick drafted in the car? Nick and Cecil give out some fantasy football wisdom to the fans on our hotline. We replay our interview with Broncos GM George Pa... (46:37)
Nick and Cecil are joined by Denver Broncos GM George Paton to discuss the youth on offense, explain why fit matters in the NFL, and reflect on a young Nick Ferguson. They talk about the Broncos’ run game and George Paton’s excitement for Javonte Williams. They react to Georg... (49:05)
In the Third Hour, the big news of the day is Cam being cut; Nick and Cecil tell you why the Broncos shouldn’t be interested and why they shouldn’t worry about Mac Jones. Now that the roster is final, Nick and Cecil ask, Did the Broncos get better? Also, they discuss the mind... (48:21)
There aren’t many rookie starters on the Broncos, Nick and Cecil debate if this is cause for concern or if it’s no biggie. The Broncos’ UDFA streak continues and The Guys discuss what that means to the organization. Nick and Cecil discuss the departed former Broncos, who wi... (47:15)
Nick and Cecil kick off the show talking cut down day and the rollercoaster of emotions the players are going though. They debate the Broncos’ decision to trade Trinity Benson to the Lions; did the Lions get a steal? Did the Broncos play themselves? Also, now that cuts have bee... (48:34)
Nick gets passionate talking about the Broncos’ depth at running back and why that’s such a good thing for Denver. Cecil asks Nick about Courtland Sutton’s return to the field and Denver’s defense not allowing a touchdown throughout the preseason. Also, Nick notices a sen... (47:34)
Cecil wonders why Vic Fangio was grumpy after the game on Saturday and Nick wants to set up a media combine in Denver. Cecil says the Broncos’ special teams are in trouble and Tom McMahon might cost Vic Fangio his job.
Nick & Cecil talk about Brett Rypien being waived and how long the quarterback situation will be a discussion in Denver. Cecil says Teddy Bridgewater will be playing under the biggest spotlight in Denver history and Nick says Bridgewater must be perfect. Also, Nick wonders if the... (50:51)
Nick & Cecil talk about the new preseason format and why it might prove beneficial for some of the Broncos players. Cecil points out Vic Fangio isn’t playing his starters as much as half the league and that we don’t need to see Teddy Bridgewater.
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Nick & Cecil talk to the fans about what it will be like being back at Empower Field at Mile High for the first time in years. Nick wonders if betting on yourself can pay off for several players on one-year deals. Also, Cecil calls out Scott Zolak after he suggests turning off th... (49:34)
Nick talks about how you can learn from the other side of the ball and Cecil points out Mac Jones studying the defensive playbook to prepare himself. Nick says the book on Drew Lock isn’t closed just yet and he’s going to get better.
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Nick & Cecil talk about how far they would go to break a losing streak and if they have any superstitions. Cecil points out both Courtland Sutton and Von Miller will play on Saturday and Nick explains why both will see action. Also, Nick tells Cecil which of the Broncos’ receiv... (47:59)
Nick & Cecil talk about DMac coming after Cecil for getting on board with Teddy Bridgewater as the starter no matter what and Cecil explains why it’s more than the little things that lost Drew Lock his job. Nick says the book on Drew Lock’s development hasn’t been closed ye... (49:19)
Cecil wonders how the Broncos will look to begin the season and how long the leash will be on Denver’s QBs. Nick looks at the Steelers game as a potential game where we see the other shoe drop. Also, Cecil mentions Noah Fant’s leg injury and what it means for Denver’s tight... (48:14)
Nick & Cecil talk about Vic Fangio naming Teddy Bridgewater the Broncos’ starting QB for Week 1 and Nick says it sucks for Lock fans right now but it could be the best thing to happen to Lock. Nick mentions what he witnessed at practice and why that could have been an indicator... (47:58)
Nick & Cecil talk about the ability to change and if Drew Lock did everything he could to lock down the QB1 job. Also, the guys talk about Bolles vs Chubb: Part II and if the Broncos should be concerned.
Nick & Cecil talk fantasy football. Cecil offers a comparison for Najee Harris and advice to a listener that landed Aaron Rodgers and Josh Allen. Also, the guys talk about Sony Michel going to Los Angeles in a trade and why Nick is high on Michel now that he’s out of New Englan... (48:28)
Cecil wants to know why Vic Fangio is wasting time naming a starting quarterback and the guys give insight on where Fangio might be leaning. Nick says Fangio doesn’t have to tell us anything and so be it.
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Nick & Cecil talk about Jerry Jeudy earning Courtland Sutton’s praises and what Sutton can learn from watching Jeudy at work. The guys talk about making Drew Lock comfortable and Pat Shurmur helping out with the playcalling. Cecil mentions Colin Kaepernick’s NIL being used in... (47:59)
Nick tells Cecil teams that sleep on the Broncos’ tight ends are making a big mistake. The guys run through Denver’s depth chart and decide how many tight ends the Broncos will keep heading into the regular season. Also, Cecil wonders if Mike Shanahan is being treated unfairl... (47:49)
Nick & Cecil talk about Bradley Chubb checking off boxes and clearing mental hurdles in Saturday’s game against the Seahawks and Nick mentions pushing through personal pain thresholds to get back without any setbacks. Also, Nick says there is trouble with Tom McMahon and Cecil ... (48:50)
Cecil goes over Mile High Monday and if Pat Shurmur did Drew Lock any favors on Saturday against the Seahawks. Nick says sit back and cheer for the Broncos if Teddy Bridgewater wins the job knowing Drew Lock’s chance will come. Nick says it’s time for Drew Lock to pick himsel... (48:06)
Nick & Cecil break down the Broncos’ preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks and the pros & cons of going with the future or going with Teddy Bridgewater. Nick says Drew Lock is Broncos Country’s last hope and sometimes the decision is not what’s best for the family. Ce... (49:12)
Nick explains why having the right mentality in the preseason can determine if a player makes an NFL roster and how players can play more relaxed when they don’t care.
John Davis joins the show to talk about Drew Lock looking like the more exciting guy at QB and Nick finds out... (49:17)
Nick & Cecil talk about Drew Lock’s confidence and how much we will see of Lock and his new haircut on Saturday. Nick mentions the fountain of youth in sports and if players like Terrell Owens can still play at age 47. Cecil asks Vic Fangio why he’s waiting to name a starter ... (48:26)
Nick goes over the Question of the Day and asks the listeners what they would sacrifice to start in a Super Bowl. The guys talk about their concerns as training camp wraps up at Dove Valley and Cecil is concerned about Denver’s linebackers and their ability to change directions... (48:04)
Nick & Cecil talk about pull-gate and Nick believes Drew Lock has not done enough to separate himself from Teddy Bridgewater in the QB battle. Nick mentions the importance of change-of-direction and KJ Hamler’s advantage over defenders. Also, the guys name their MVPs of trainin... (48:38)
Nick & Cecil open the fantasy football talk with questions about Nick Chubb, Julio Jones and Allen Robinson. Cecil tells Nick he is leaving every fantasy football draft with Najee Harris and Trey Lance on his team. Also, Cecil goes over the idea that top-10 RBs change every year ... (50:27)
Nick & Cecil talk about why no one can get inside the mind of Vic Fangio and Nick says that Fangio is showing us signs. The guys agree John Elway can’t find himself at QB as a GM and Cecil mentions Trinity Benson making plays every day in practice and games. Also, Nick says Von... (47:53)
Nick & Cecil talk about if we’ve made Teddy vs Drew a bigger deal than it needs to be and Nick points out the ways Teddy Bridgewater has elevated the game of Drew Lock and the Broncos’ receivers. Also, Nick talks about the Broncos setting players up to look good in the presea... (45:23)
Nick & Cecil talk about drops being the order of the day and Cecil is confused about Teddy Bridgewater throwing the ball away into a teammate. Also, the guys talk about the NFL waving goodbye to Tim Tebow at tight end.