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Paul Klee

Denver Sports Columnist

Paul covers the Broncos and Rockies, with an eye on the Nuggets, Avalanche and other Denver-area topics.
  • Klee: For Nuggets to get going, Kenneth Faried must get going

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    DENVER — Kenneth Faried talks a big game. He plays to the crowd, saying the right things, or at least the things the crowd wants to hear. Here, check out what he said Sept. 29, before this Nuggets season got underway: "I'm one of those players you can stick in anywhere and I'm going...

  • Klee: In retrospect, Denver Broncos' trade for Champ Bailey one for the ages

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    ENGLEWOOD — Start with The Trade, since that's where it started for Champ Bailey and the Broncos. It started with a Redskins cornerback, entering his prime, being swapped for a 1,500-yard running back, Clinton Portis. It started with shock. "I was baffled, to be honest. I never...

  • Klee: Can the Broncos recover from St. Louis loss? Well ...

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    ST. LOUIS — Is it going to be OK? Because that is a real question now. That's what matters after the Rams beat the Broncos 22-7. Quite suddenly, for the first time since Peyton Manning's first month as the Broncos quarterback, there is sincere, valid doubt. Please, someone, anyone:...

  • 3 with Klee: Subplots, and a prediction, for today's Broncos-Rams game

    Updated: Sun, Nov 16, 2014

    Here's the quick lowdown on Sunday's Broncos-Rams game in St. Louis (11 a.m., CBS): 1: The Next Big Thing C.J. Anderson should be the starting running back. And this time next season, don't be surprised if we're saying the same thing about Juwan Thompson. One of the annual rites of...

  • Klee: Broncos must hit the brakes before they start coasting

    Updated: Sun, Nov 16, 2014

    ST. LOUIS - First, Demaryius Thomas whipped his backside on a fade pattern. Then, DT thumped him with a stiff arm. Later, DT bullied him for a touchdown. By the time training camp was over, Bradley Roby looked like a high school Homecoming king who had dropped his crown: head down,...

  • Klee: Before Nuggets start winning, they should start caring

    Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    DENVER — The Nuggets stink, and most of them don't seem to give a flip. Too many of them are here as hired mercenaries on short contracts, brought in to bridge the gap between George Karl and The Big Trade that always looms just around the bend. Too many others got their big contract,...

  • Klee: Kicking and yelling, Peyton Manning and Broncos embarrass Raiders

    Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Those were seagulls floating above Coliseum, tentative home of the Raiders. They were not buzzards, but the Raiders are barely bird bait. For the record, Peyton Manning did not yell at the seagulls. On the NFL's Salute to Service Day, he did not throw his...

  • Broncos vs. Raiders: Quarter by quarter

    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    First quarter The Broncos are still in Foxborough mode. Despite quadrupling the Raiders in total yards (127 to 31) and first downs (eight to two), the Broncos were tied, 3-3. What’s the issue? The new-look offensive line suffered a pair of penalties in the red zone, and, out of...

  • Klee: Bring back the old Raiders, not the helpless Raiders

    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    OAKLAND, Calif. - The Raiders once were a party, a wedding bash with live music and a top-shelf open bar. Now they are the hangover. There is a certain curiosity to watching the misery of a hangover, as long as it's from a distance. Someday it will end; hopefully, at least, since the...

  • Report card and Klee with three for Broncos at Raiders

    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    Klee with Three Scoreboard watching One thing was learned for certain when the Broncos lost, again, at New England: Denver wants no part of returning to Foxborough in January. So which other teams stand a shot at the coveted No. 1 seed? Surprise! It might be the Steelers. Based on...