Paul Klee

Denver Sports Columnist

Paul covers the Broncos and Rockies, with an eye on the Nuggets, Avalanche and other Denver-area topics.
  • Klee blog: Onus on Wade Phillips, Broncos coaches after Derek Wolfe suspension

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The Broncos' offensive line? Not worried. Gary Kubiak, Rick Dennison and Clancy Barone will build a formidable offensive line. That's their thing. Now, the defensive line? That's looking. The four-game suspension of Derek Wolfe cuts another big body from a defensive line that already...

  • Klee blog: Should Peyton Manning play more in Denver Broncos preseason? Or less?

    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    When the Broncos open training camp next week, you'll notice the quarterback right away. He's the one with the walking cane. He's the guy who begins stories with "back in my day." He's the one who remembers football's first forward pass.... because he threw it. OK, OK. Enough...

  • Klee blog: Drink up, Rockies fans — beer prices are competitive, at least

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Are the plunging Colorado Rockies driving you to drink? Then Coors Field is a fine place to be. We've long known the ballpark at 20th and Blake was more fun house than house of wins. At least the price of beer is competitive, if the on-field product is not. The Rockies...

  • Klee blog: What's new, and refreshing, about Denver Nuggets

    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    DENVER — When the Nuggets are revived, a playoff team again, the story won’t be about those who left, or were unloaded. It will be about those who stayed, who wanted to be here. It will be about Emmanuel Mudiay, mostly, a teenage man and the centerpiece of the revival. In the midst...

  • Klee: Denver Broncos put $70 million of trust in Demaryius Thomas

    Published: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    DENVER - A few years ago the Broncos and Texans held a joint practice at Dove Valley. Rod Smith stood on the sideline, a fan, and caught the attention of Houston's best player, another wide receiver in the business of smashing club records. The subject of their conversation: Gary...

  • Klee: Denver Broncos great Rod Smith on Demaryius Thomas: 'It's his call'

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    DENVER - The Broncos were thick in a Super Bowl chase when Rod Smith tripped over an air mattress in Gary Kubiak's office. It could have been 1996, maybe '97 or '98, but they were so good back then, almost two decades later it all runs together. Back to the air mattress. "I said to...

  • Klee: Believe it or not, there's hope for Denver Nuggets

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    DENVER — Step back for a clear view, and it's quite amazing how far and how fast the Denver Nuggets have fallen. I tried to think of a comparable tumble, but Tiger Woods still has 14 majors and perfect teeth. From the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference (would you take that...

  • Klee: Trading Tulo would be an admission of Rockies' failures

    Updated: Sat, Jul 11, 2015

    DENVER - Arms crossed on the dugout bench on a gorgeous, rain-free(!) afternoon, Rockies manager Walt Weiss let us know there's still laughing in baseball. Why start Gonzalez Germen on the mound instead of Aaron Laffey? Both right-handers joined the big-league club this week. "We...

  • Klee: Wesley Gordon, Josh Scott the 'cornerstones' for Colorado basketball

    Updated: Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    Josh Scott is going to make an excellent professional basketball player. It will probably be overseas, and there are dozens of overseas clubs that will take a 6-foot-10 forward and pay him tons of cash for making 14-foot jumpers and showing up to practice each day with a dependable...

  • 4 O'Clock Shadow: Where do Denver Broncos rank? All over the map

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Klee's 4 O'Clock Shadow... a daily blog on the day's buzz: Add these to the list of reasons this coming Broncos season ranks as the most interesting of the Peyton Manning era: Manning wasn't among the top 101 players in the NFL in 2014, according to Pro Football...

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