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Nick Ferguson recalls Pat Bowlen's caring leadership of the Denver Broncos

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Former Denver Broncos safety, Nick Ferguson, was interviewed by Eric Goodman and Zach Fogg on Mile High Sports' Afternoon Drive and talked about the Denver Broncos chances against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football, as well as, Pat Bowlen's legacy to the organization and the NFL.

I personally cannot get enough of Pat Bowlen this weekend. His quiet leadership means we as fans were typically focused on the other leaders within the franchise over the years. From Joe Ellis and John Elway today, to Dan Reeves 25 years ago. The fact is, under Bowlen's consistent leadership the Broncos have more Super Bowl appearances (six) than losing seasons (five) since 1984.

On his favorite Pat Bowlen story

"I'll tell you this Eric, the one that kind of jumps out to me and I'm sure it resonates with a lot of the Denver Broncos fans. You go back to the two players we lost Damien Nash and Darrent Williams and there are some great owners in the NFL, but I think he is probably the best owner because of the way he handled those two incidents. Especially the Darrent Williams situation. He paid a charter flight for every player, every manager and everyone involved with the organization who wanted to go. He made sure they were able to go there and be there for the family. And for something that was unheard of in the NFL and he's the best owner that I was fortunate to play for."

Bonus listen

Eric and Zach talk about whether or not the Broncos defense is truly any better than the Packers defense. My answer is, of course it is.