Marquette King, on Denver: ‘It’s a little different out here, man’

Aug 12, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Oakland Raiders punter Marquette King (7) reacts against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

After a down year, the Denver Broncos looked to make changes. When former Raider punter Marquette King was released after a down year of his own, it seems the pair were made for one another. After agreeing to a three-year contract with the Broncos, King joined The Coach Les Show on Mile High Sports AM 1340 | FM 104.7 to talk about how he has been adjusting to Denver and his passion for music.

King, who records music when he’s not working on football, compared Denver’s music scene to California’s, noting, “It’s a little different out here, man… I think I am going to keep dropping singles right now.”

King expects last year’s 47.4-yard average to increase, and not just because he’s kicking in Denver’s mile-high altitude. “I feel like I’m doing good, I’m punting real well. My body feels good; I just got this chip on my shoulder. I actually feel a certain type of way, and I want to make sure I dominate what I do.”

King’s release from the Raiders was a surprise, but the lack of feedback from the organization is what frustrated him most. “If you’ve got a problem with me, pull me to the side, talk to me, and let’s see if we can get that figured out — and I never got that,” King said. Dealing with Broncos has been vastly different. “The cool thing about the Broncos is that they set up a thing where I got to sit and talk with my special teams coach; we went to dinner and chilled, and it was super-cool. I never had that done before.”

The vibe in the Broncos’ locker-room has been ‘super-cool’, too.

“We got a cool locker room, bro, a different kind of locker room compared to what I’ve ever been in. It’s something special,” King said. “Everybody is encouraging everybody to get better, and that’s what it’s all about. I’m having so much fun out here.”

Click here to listen to the full interview with Marquette King, including his thoughts on his new dance for the upcoming season.

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