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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: As CSU sniffs Top 25, can Rams keep their coach?

    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    FORT COLLINS — If ever there were a night to ask Jim McElwain if he will stay at Colorado State for the long haul, this was it: The setting sun painting a pink lullaby over the Front Range, a 5-1 record heading into a homecoming game, the air thin enough to slide between you and your...

  • Blog: Broncos emerge as new America's Team, poll says

    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Maybe Joseph Randle is just smarter than the rest of us. Maybe he is prescient. How else to explain why the Dallas running back stole cologne and underwear? Randle is simply preparing for when the Cowboys poop the bed. Regardless of his motivation to stay fresh and clean, Randle and...

  • Klee: Broncos win after long, strange return to MetLife Stadium

    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — In a strangely giddy locker room, with a strange question, I went to the source. Juwan Thompson, if it's not too personal, how much do you weigh? "About 220," Thompson said Sunday afternoon. "I've slimmed down a little bit." That's a hefty running back....

  • Klee with Three: Eric Decker, he's their man

    Updated: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    Eric Decker, he's their man 1 The Broncos have been fine without Eric Decker. Aside from a hamstring injury that sidelined the wide receiver for last week's game against the Chargers, Decker has been fine without the Broncos. Decker doesn't have Peyton Manning anymore, so his...

  • Klee: NFL Psychology 101 as Broncos return to MetLife Stadium

    Updated: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    NEW YORK - The quarterback's arm strength is key, of course. The girth and footwork of the left tackle must work in tandem. If the tailback envisions the running lane before it opens, that's a bonus. Demaryius Thomas must catch the ball first. On the chase for a championship, details...

  • Klee: Rockies hire capable GM Jeff Bridich - but will they let him work?

    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    DENVER — Jeff Bridich and David Forst were teammates at Harvard. They studied math equations and business solutions and other Harvard stuff, as well as baseball. Now, Bridich is the new general manager of the Rockies; Forst is an assistant general manager with the Oakland Athletics....

  • Klee: Minnesota's dirty hit on Avalanche's Tyson Barrie in spotlight as NHL season opens

    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    DENVER Minnesota wing Matt Cooke ended Tyson Barrie's season with a hit so dirty it should have been splashed with vomit. Guess who's first up on the Avalanche schedule? Colorado at Minnesota on Thursday. Minnesota at Colorado on Saturday. Four months after the knee check that...

  • Klee: These Broncos are 2012 and 2013 rolled into one

    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    DENVER — It's a rare, complete day when the kicker gets a round of applause from the defense. Yet there was Brandon McManus, rocking a plaid blazer and wicked-blue sneakers, exiting the Broncos locker room waving like Miss America in parade. "He's swagged out!" defensive back Omar...

  • Preview: Klee with 3 for the Broncos vs. Cardinals game

    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    O-No or O-Yes? 1 The Broncos' offense hardly is broken. However, the Broncos set the bar somewhere atop Pikes Peak. In 2013, Peyton Manning's offense became one of six teams in NFL history to average more than three points per possession over an entire season. We watched it up close...

  • KLEE: What's the best division in the NFL? Go West

    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    DENVER - So, Peyton Manning, how about that AFC West? "I think our division is the toughest division in football," the Broncos quarterback said before a Week 2 game against Kansas City. "I thought it was last year as well." Gas can, meet match. What about the big, bad NFC West?...