On the 54th episode of “Great Dane Nation,” Morten is joined by Denver Broncos legend and Pro Football Hall of Fame brother Steve Atwater (05:34 – 42:10). But first, he checks in with TommyFreezePops (Tom Carroll) for this week’s edition of the “Opening Kick” (00:58 – 05:30). Week 1 was full of upsets galore this past weekend. Morten reacts to the games that moved the needle most for himWe then move to our interview with Steve Atwater, where he discusses a wide range of topics: reacting to his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, and how he almost had a massive wine stain on his gold jacket immediately after receiving it (05:59); the impact of his high school football coach on the rest of his football career, and why it was important for him to be in attendance during his induction (12:13); where he got the nickname “Smiling Assassin” (14:48); the backstory behind his legendary hit on Christian Okoye (16:21); how Wade Phillips coming to Denver changed his career (18:09); Steve passing along well-wishes from Brandon McManus (19:14); getting inducted into Canton on the same weekend as two other Broncos legends (20:03); who he thinks will take a majority of the snaps at quarterback for the Broncos in 2021 (22:54); what he thinks the ceiling is for this year’s Broncos team (24:06); the brilliance of Justin Simmons, and why he tries not to give him too much advice (25:11); why he believes in the Patrick Surtain II hype (26:57); why he agrees with Terrell Davis that Von Miller is the second greatest Bronco of all-time (28:17); who he thinks is the best safety in the game today, and who he thinks is the hardest hitter (30:18); and this week’s edition of “The Name Game,” featuring John Elway, Mike Shanahan, Terrell Davis, Shannon Sharpe, Rod Smith, Dan Reeves, Ed McCaffery, Bill Belichick, Bill Parcells, Bill Romanowski, Karl Mecklenburg, Pat Bowlen, Jason Elam and Dennis Smith (32:15).Then we move to this week’s edition of “Morten’s Fast 5,” where our Hall of Famer makes picks for the five biggest games of the football weekend (43:04 – 48:54). Morten gives his picks for Saints at Panthers (43:55), Chiefs at Ravens (45:13), Titans at Seahawks (46:20), Cowboys at Chargers (47:13), and Texans at Browns (47:56).Finally, “Morten’s Game Winner” returns – a weekly monologue from The Great Dane on his biggest takeaway of the week. This week, Morten welcomes back the NFL after an incredible first week of action (48:54).
The Smiling Assassin strolled into the NFL Alumni Lounge and brought nothing but smiles. Like Steve says the world can use more love and on the football field we can use more hate! Steve shares amazing memories and talks about how he is feeling leading up to his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame! Presented by 444Coins.comSupport the show (https://www.nflalumni.org/memberships/)
In the 13th episode of "Shel-Shocked" Hall of Famer Steve Atwater stops by (31:08). Prior to that Shelby gives a detailed breakdown of how Day 1 of joint practice with the Minnesota Vikings went. He also previews the 1st pre-season games and the value of them. Shelby really wanted to track Atwater down after his big weekend in Canton, and we get all of the details of how the 4 days went as The "Smiling Assassin" was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The HOFer also shares his thoughts on the 2021 Denver Broncos. And make sure you make it to the end of "The Mailbag" because Shelby tackles the toughest question in Broncos Country!
Hall of Fame & 2x Super Bowl Champ - Steve Atwater
Delighted to welcome in a true legend of NFL Football in that of Steve Atwater, who as a member of the Denver Broncos in the 90's won 2 Super Bowl titles, was named to the 1990's All-Decade team, and most recently was named to the 2020 Hall of Fame Class. Steve provides some incredible insight into the level or camaraderie he and his Broncos teammates shared during their successful seasons together, including stories of how bonds were made off the field in order to enhance them on the field. Despite his recounts of only his time as a football player, what is so impactful in our discussion is how applicable the traits Steve relied on to be successful are to just about anyone in any walk of life. The emphasis Steve put on things such as authenticity and leadership throughout his playing years is certainly something we can all aspire to involve in our work too. Let me know your thoughts on this episode by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Episode 2 - Non-QB Draft Scenarios & Steve Atwater Joins the Show
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This week, Barry sits down with Steve Atwater to discuss his life from his private high school to the NFL. Steve will talk about how his coaches and mentors helped him find his greatness.Want to learn more? Go to: https://igniteyourgreatness.com/home-page/