Paul Klee

Denver Sports Columnist

Paul covers the Broncos and Rockies, with an eye on the Nuggets, Avalanche and other Denver-area topics.
  • Klee: Would shrinking Coors Field benefit the Rockies?

    Updated: Sat, May 9, 2015

    DENVER — This frustrating scenario has unfolded at Coors Field so many times, it now goes unnoticed. But this time was recent and telling and so here it is, again. During the sixth inning of a game last week, Diamondbacks cleanup hitter A.J. Pollock slapped a ball into centerfield....

  • Klee: Tom Brady and the Patriots cheated again, and it was totally worth it

    Updated: Thu, May 7, 2015

    DENVER — Peyton Manning's glove is legal, at least. He has worn it on 80-degree training camp days in August, 13-degree kickoffs in January, and it is legal. His glove doesn't advertise pizzas or luxury vehicles, so the Broncos quarterback isn't violating league sponsorship rules....

  • Klee: With Broncos draft pick Shane Ray, mom knows best

    Updated: Mon, May 4, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD - Mom deserves the best. A single mom raising a rebellious, sometimes angry boy into a man? If there's something better than the best, she deserves that. Shane Ray's mom is sweeter than Tupelo honey, the kind of lady who uses "heck" instead of the other word, "gosh" instead...

  • Klee: Shane Ray to Broncos? Smart move after dumb decision

    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD - This will go down as John Elway's smartest draft pick since his first one, Von Miller. Well, smart might not be the best way to advertise Shane Ray, not after he pulled one of the dumbest moves in NFL draft history. Elway, though? Smart. Gary Kubiak, smart. The personnel...

  • NFL Draft Day preview: And the Broncos select...

    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    The Broncos have 10 picks in the 2015 NFL draft. It's doubtful John Elway and Co. will use all of them; don't be surprised if the Broncos brass is among the movers who shake up the draft order through trades. Here are five prospects who might pique Denver's interest with their first...

  • Klee: Colorado quarterbacks in spotlight of NFL draft

    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    DENVER - There is no gray area with a 40 time. He can run, or he can't, and the common stopwatch, available for $14.95 at the neighborhood Sports Authority, has the innate ability to distinguish a blur from a tortoise. Same goes for the bench press, Wonderlic or passing yardage -...

  • Klee blog: Worst-case scenario for Rockies? No, but it's down there

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    Is Adam Ottavino-to-the-DL the worst-case scenario for the Rockies?  No, but the worst-case scenario is visible from here. The Rockies closer — a potential star in the bullpen — was scribbled onto the 15-day disabled list Monday with triceps inflammation in his right...

  • Klee: CSU-Pueblo's QB Chris Bonner follows wild path to NFL draft

    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    DENVER - This one is hard to believe. No, check that: This one is nearly impossible to believe. Not the part about a 6-foot-7 (and 7/8, since it's NFL draft season, a season for exact measurables), 235-pound quarterback. That part's unusual, because quarterbacks aren't often that big....

  • Klee blog: John Elway tackles Demaryius Thomas' absence — on behalf of Peyton Manning?

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Shots fired. But which Broncos quarterback lit the cannonball fuse? John Elway stoked the fire Thursday when he said of Demaryius Thomas' absence from offseason workouts: “There is no value for him not to be here with his teammates.” It might as well have been Peyton Manning who...

  • Klee: Rockies catcher Nick Hundley a boost to pitching, but is it enough?

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    DENVER — His arrival here was conspicuous only in the lack of fanfare, his career numbers relatively quiet, too. Over seven seasons he's hit .240 with a .683 OPS, nothing special, nothing that explains why everyone inside the Rockies clubhouse, or the opposing manager, can't stop...

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