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Russell Wilson, Nathaniel Hackett and the Denver Broncos’ new high-flying offense have been the talk, and the hope, of the Mile High City for the past six months.

But through the first two weeks of the NFL season, it’s been the other side of the ball — the ‘Dark Side,’ as the defense calls themselves — that has carried the team, kept them afloat and guided Denver to a 1-1 record.

The guys discuss the news of Justin Simmons going on IR, talk about which game the Broncos will be most impacted by not having their All-Pro Safety, debate Russell Wilson's interesting comments, break down the keys for Denver to beat Houston, answer listener questions and much more.

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Denver’s defense clearly had enough of Russell Wilson and Nathaniel Hackett being the storylines of camp.

The defense came out of the gate with their hair on fire at all three levels during the first practice of camp.

But Russ did fight back at the end of practice.

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Injuries, inconsistent play and a floundering college football program turned former five-star recruit, Caden Sterns, into a fifth-round draft pick. Fortunately for the Denver Broncos and Sterns, the former Longhorn is on schedule to outplay his draft position and become a crucial piece for the new-look Broncos. Expectations were low for Sterns as a rookie with veterans Kareem Jackson and Justin Simmons comfortably slotted ahead of him on the depth chart entering 2021. However, Sterns showed the talent of a former five-star recruit almost immediately upon entering the NFL. Kareem Jackson was re-signed by the Broncos late into the 2022 off-season, but there’s reason to believe that Sterns could play himself into a starting role next to Justin Simmons. Impact…

Peyton Manning instantly brought different vibes to Denver. He changed the culture upon arrival. Peyton demanded more from his teammates. No. 18 immediately brought championship aspirations.

On the very first day of the offseason program, Russell Wilson is already having a similar impact on the Broncos' organization as one of the best to ever play in the NFL.

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