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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.
  • Blog: With Montee Ball on shelf, whither Broncos running game?

    Updated: Mon, Aug 4, 2014

    Montee Ball is scheduled to undergo an appendectomy today. But before predicting what will happen to the Broncos’ running game with the projected starter on the sideline, flash back to this time last year. Ronnie Hillman entered training camp as the starting running back. Knowshon...

  • Klee: Why is Broncos safety Rahim Moore smiling? It's not complicated

    Updated: Sun, Aug 3, 2014

    DENVER - What is your worst nightmare? For an NFL safety, the last line of defense, it is this: a deep pass soars overhead, landing in the arms of a wide receiver. Touchdown, bad guys. A playoff game, and a season, is lost. What is your worst nightmare? For an athlete, who relies...

  • Broncos: Want a ticket? Better save up

    Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    At the moment, I'm looking around at the 40,000-plus inside Sports Authority Field for the Broncos annual summer scrimmage. There are plenty of reasons why these diehards chose to spend a Saturday morning watching a game that doesn't count. The Broncos are very good again. The...

  • Klee: Fed up with Seahawks smack, Broncos fire back

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    ENGLEWOOD — For good reason, the Broncos have kept their mouths shut, even as the Seahawks crow on and on about their Super Bowl championship. But how do the Broncos really feel? As the season inches closer — including a rematch in the preseason opener and in Week 3 — the truth is...

  • Klee: On paper, these Broncos are Super

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    ENGLEWOOD Here's the thing about paper. It is usually good to the Broncos. After losing Super Bowl XLVIII, they threw $60 million in guaranteed paper at a trio of big-splash free agents. Defenders Aqib Talib, T.J. Ward and DeMarcus Ware then signed sheets of paper to become...

  • Klee: Which Aqib Talib did the Broncos get?

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    DENVER - Carrying his helmet and a quizzical look, Aqib Talib sauntered over to fellow cornerback Bradley Roby with a question. Hold on. The All-World cornerback interrogating the NFL rookie? Please explain. "I was trying to learn myself, seeing what they was in and what he was...

  • Excused Demaryius Thomas among the missing from Broncos training camp

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    It’s the first day of football school, aka Broncos training camp. Time for roll call: Who’s missing?  You guys are missing. Where’d you go? The Broncos are here, on the practice field, thumping sleds and not thumping Peyton Manning. But the diehard, devoted, dedicated fans of...

  • Klee: In lost Rockies season, Arenado’s future offers hope

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    DENVER — Bobbing his head and smacking his glove, Nolan Arenado flittered around third base like a Little Leaguer after too many Red Vines. Former Sky Sox manager Tommy Runnells fungo’ed another ground ball in Arenado’s direction. Scoop, throw. More bobbing, more grooving. Wipe off...

  • Klee: Yapping Seahawks earned trash talk, Broncos great Shannon Sharpe says

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    DENVER - Pssst. Did you hear what the Seahawks said about the Broncos? The Seahawks think the Broncos were stunned, spooked, spineless. They think the Broncos are softer than Alki Beach after a November rain. Oh, you didn't hear? No worries. It's been 10 minutes or so. Any time...

  • Klee: Respect has turned into worship for retiring athletes

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    DENVER - Von Miller plays Connect Four. Charlie Blackmon? He has a thing for Top Gun T-shirts. Julius Thomas keeps a Bible in his locker. Troy Tulowitzki studies his fantasy football lineup like it's a bar exam. Danilo Gallinari hosts low-stakes poker games. Gabriel Landeskog...