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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: 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?...

  • Klee: An Air Force caregiver and the greatest love story never told

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    It has been almost 10 years since Axel Gaud-Torres put a pistol in his mouth and his right index finger on the trigger. Ten years. Ten years of popping pills, sometimes 24 in a single day, to quiet the pain of two fused vertebrae, spinal arthritis and nightmares that make a good...

  • Blog: Broncos release Matt Prater, but he's a ...

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Here’s an important item to consider now that Matt Prater is done as a Denver Bronco: It’s a kicker. I know, I know. Media is programmed to be outraged/angered at every issue. Righteous indignation! But... it’s a kicker. Thirty-two of them will start in the NFL on Sunday. They are...

  • Klee: Underrated linebacker has Broncos defense buzzing

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    ENGLEWOOD — There was a bee in Terrance Knighton's helmet. Pot Roast wasn't just seeing things; the li'l black-and-yellow bugger buzzed right into the earhole. "Got any bug spray?" Knighton asked Thursday during practice. Mercifully, for the bee and for Knighton, bug and beast...

  • KLEE: Year 2 of Brian Shaw era must be smoother for Nuggets

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    DENVER — With each slam dunk Kenneth Faried threw down as the unofficial MVP of Team USA's star-studded roster, I didn't hear the Manimal roar. I heard another sound, one that already has the attention of the Denver Nuggets. Cha-ching. "He's in line for a substantial raise,"...

  • Klee: The Tim Tebow-to-Thomas Touchdown, in the words of Demaryius Thomas

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fifth in a weeklong series covering six of the most memorable moments in Denver Broncos history. DENVER - Demaryius Thomas takes the Samsung smartphone into his left hand. He taps the YouTube video with his right. The familiar radio voice of Dave Logan...

  • KLEE: Broncos first Super Bowl champions as underdogs? In hindsight, it's true

    Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fourth in a weeklong series covering six of the most memorable moments in Denver Broncos history. DENVER - There are times when hindsight lies. It tells grand ol' tales of dominance and dynasties in the favorable, flattering light of revisionist history....

  • Klee: Despite loss to Seahawks, Broncos answer the burning question

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    SEATTLE — Wearing a business suit that costs more than a teenager's first car, John Elway found Demaryius Thomas leaning against a wall. The Broncos' boss dealt DT a fist bump. Over on the defensive side of the too-small locker room at CenturyLink Field, John Fox first stopped at...