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Los Angeles Chargers vs Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on Sunday, DEC 30, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. Final score: LAC 23 - DEN 9
Los Angeles Chargers vs Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on Sunday, DEC 30, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. Final score: LAC 23 - DEN 9

Denver7 Broncos Insider Troy Renck was a guest on the latest episode of Chargers Weekly – the official podcast of the team.

Renck shared his thoughts on the reported trade that has Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco joining the Broncos on March 13, the start of the league’s new year. He also discussed several key questions for the Chargers’ AFC West rivals this offseason.

Highlights from the conversation are below.

On expectations for Flacco in Denver (19:25):

“Flacco handled his demotion and lost job to Lamar Jackson last year with class. They believe he still (has) something left. I mean, that’s the question here is – (head coach Vic) Fangio wants to win with defense. They’re trying to go back to kind of the old school model that got them into the Super Bowl and won the Super Bowl in 2015, which is take care of the football, run the football, (and) play great defense. And Flacco, when he’s right, he does versions of that and he certainly still has a pretty big arm.”

On what the Broncos should do in the draft at No. 10 overall (28:13):

“I think they’re going to go cornerback or inside linebacker, and LSU’s the place to look with (CB) Greedy Williams and/or Devin Smith the linebacker. … They’ve got to improve there. Their coverage of tight ends has just been awful. It’s something that continues to just create problems for them defensively, especially on third down. But, they really only have one corner coming back, Chris Harris. Maybe they bring Tramaine Brock back, but he didn’t play much and frankly was just OK when he played. Bradley Roby, are they going to give him $8, $10 million after the year he had as the starter? He was really good at nickel back. When they made him the starter last year, he was wildly inconsistent. But he’s still a valuable guy on the market and he might get paid. And so, for me it’s probably – right now as we sit here on paper – it’d probably be cornerback followed by linebacker and then offensive line.”

After a week off, the podcast will return on February 28 for episode No. 100 from the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

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