Paul Klee  
The Broncos and Rockies, with an eye on the Nuggets, Avalanche and other Denver-area topics.

Blog: Line of Scrimmage: Chargers at Broncos

Oct 22, 2014

This Wednesday's Line of Scrimmage: Chargers at Broncos. The Vegas line: Broncos -7.5. That makes sense, considering the Broncos and Chargers...

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Blog: Peyton Manning the big story, but Broncos defense in big picture

Oct 20, 2014

Sunday night at Mile High was one to remember, the smartphones (and sometimes iPads) recording history, Peyton Manning's premeditated celebration,...

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Blog: Line of Scrimmage: 49ers at Broncos

Oct 15, 2014

This Wednesday's Line of Scrimmage: San Francisco 49ers at Broncos. Where to start? The storylines stretch from Walden to Walsenburg: Peyton...

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

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...

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Blog: Changing GMs: Smart move for Rockies? Or same old, same old?

Oct 8, 2014

The jeers will come from the cheap seats, because jeering the Rockies is easy. It's usually right, too, because the Rockies are usually wrong....

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Blog: Tim Tebow time in New York? Yes, please

Oct 6, 2014

As if a Broncos return to MetLife Stadium isn't juicy enough, as if Peyton Manning playing for an alltime record in New York/New Jersey isn't fun...

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

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...

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Blog: Underrated former Nugget Carmelo Anthony speaks the truth

Oct 2, 2014

It happens once in a while, a refreshing brush with honesty from a pro athlete, a man or woman who simply speaks the truth. So thanks, Carmelo...

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Blog: The Line of Scrimmage, Cardinals at Broncos

Oct 1, 2014

This week's Line of Scrimmage: Cardinals at Broncos. Woo, boy. Love this game. In the minority, but I think this could be (another) Super Bowl...

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Blog: Next Oakland Raiders coach could have ties to Broncos quarterback

Sep 29, 2014

The Raiders are some kind of mess. They are when the dishwasher and sink are full, the dog didn't get a walk, and the plumbing fails. Good for the...

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Blog: Big-picture Broncos view: Return of Vonnie Football tops list

Sep 22, 2014

The 12s are overrated. When Century Link was at its loudest, Peyton Manning needed six plays to rampage 80 yards and score the tying touchdown on...

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Blog: Broncos, Seahawks and why homefield advantage in the NFL isn't what it used to be

Sep 20, 2014

This game on Sunday is about the Super Bowl. It’s about the last Super Bowl, and it’s about the next Super Bowl. Everything about this game is...

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Blog: Broncos host pep rally for…. Seahawks?

Sep 18, 2014

Guess the Flacco Flag wasn't enough. The Broncos are honoring an opponent by talking up the Seahawks as if Seattle is Emmitt Smith's Cowboys,...

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Blog: All absences considered, Broncos missed Danny Trevathan more than Wes Welker

Sep 17, 2014

The Broncos are not whole. Good luck finding an NFL team that is. But it's my opinion the Broncos miss Danny Trevathan far more than they missed...

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Broncos: The Line of Scrimmage, Broncos at Seahawks

Sep 17, 2014

You might remember the Line of Scrimmage from last week. Here's the second edition. The Line: Seattle -4.5. Going back to their AFC West days,...

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Broncos: The smartest words of Broncos-Seahawks week

Sep 16, 2014

Mondays are light days for NFL media interests. The players visit the practice facility, don't say much, then go home. Tuesdays are off days. So...

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Blog: Broncos: Denver, Seattle showed same flaws on Sunday

Sep 15, 2014

In the game before The Game, Denver and Seattle showed some similarities. Unfortunately for both, that's not a compliment. On Sunday, the...

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Blog: The Line of Scrimmage, Chiefs at Broncos

Sep 10, 2014

How about a new feature on the Klee blog? Every Wednesday we'll look ahead at the Broncos opponent and how it's playing in Las Vegas. Not because...

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Blog: NFL: Ray Rice, TMZ and the New England Patriots

Sep 9, 2014

Here's one of the few layers to the troubling, saddening Ray Rice story that hasn't been discussed: TMZ scored a videotape of the Rice assault...

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Blog: NFL: Domestic violence goes on, and on, and on

Sep 8, 2014

Today in American sports media, Ray Lewis took the pulpit and told us what's going on with Ray Rice. So there's that. Moving on, swiftly and...

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Blog: Broncos: Wes Welker's suspension a surprise... kind of

Sep 4, 2014

Have a column coming in Friday's Gazette on why we should be saddened by NFL off-the-field issues — but not surprised. As it relates to the...

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Blog: Manning, Ware among Broncos captains

Sep 1, 2014

Surprise! Peyton Manning is a Broncos captain.

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Blog: Broncos: Ben Garland realizes an NFL dream

Aug 30, 2014

At the risk of sounding entirely cheesy and sappy and temporarily losing my Man Card, here's a short blog about a dream come true. Hey, it's a...

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Broncos blog: Allow Wes Welker to make his own decision

Aug 27, 2014

Concussions are serious business. Thankfully, we're exiting the dark ages when it comes to their effects on the brain and what a concussion can...

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Blog: Golf: Primer for the BMW Championship

Aug 25, 2014

Am I looking forward to the Broncos' season opener against the Colts? Well, yeah. But not as much as I'm looking forward to the BMW Championship...

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Blog: Broncos: Texans' Jadeveon Clowney worthy of ride on hype machine

Aug 20, 2014

A wise Big Ten coach once told me there are three premium positions in football: Quarterback, left tackle and pass-rusher (either at linebacker or...

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Blog: Broncos and Texans joint practice: Good or bad idea?

Aug 19, 2014

The Texans' team bus pulled up to the Broncos headquarters at 10:06 a.m. today. With it, the number of feared NFL pass-rushers grew to four. Von...

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Blog: Broncos: Site of the Super Bowl (in 2016)

Aug 17, 2014

  Levi's Stadium, in two words: Goodness gracious. The San Francisco 49ers built a palace. The 68,500-seat football mansion gets its...

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Blog: Broncos: The formal introduction of Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware

Aug 17, 2014

Mom, DeMarcus. DeMarcus, this is my mom .

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Broncos: Heads up! Broncos-Texans to host joint practices

Aug 13, 2014

Maybe it’s just the Raiders being the Raiders. Maybe it’s just part of the Davis family’s master plan of possibly moving the Raiders to southern...

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Broncos: All of the penalty flags are a good thing

Aug 10, 2014

Here a flag, there a flag. Everywhere a flag. (Broncos) orange and (Seahawks) lime clashed again. Yellow won. In a game that lasted almost four...

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Blog: Never heard of Broncos' Juwan Thompson? That's the point

Aug 8, 2014

Other than what I’ve seen from Broncos running back Juwan Thompson in training camp, I didn’t know much about him. I knew he went to Duke. I knew...

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Blog: Walt Weiss on pitching at Coors Field

Aug 6, 2014

Is it impossible to build a consistent winner at Coors Field? That’s what I wrote here. It has been a longstanding theory of mine: In a game...

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

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...

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Broncos: Want a ticket? Better save up

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...

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Broncos: Seats still available on the Kayvon Webster bandwagon

Jul 30, 2014

Within the first week of training camp last year, we had a pretty good idea Julius Thomas would be a big part of the Broncos. Peyton Manning threw...

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Broncos: Raiders on the move to Texas?

Jul 29, 2014

I would miss the BART. Friends don’t love the public transportation in the Bay Area. I do. In every business trip to Oakland and San...

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Broncos: While he’s away, Demaryius Thomas shows his value

Jul 27, 2014

Today, over 21,000 fans showed up at Sports Authority Field… for a practice.

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Broncos: Bigger stars, footballers or futbol...ers?

Jul 25, 2014

Dove Valley, where football meets futbol.

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Broncos: Training camp: Who's missing?

Jul 24, 2014

It’s the first day of football school, aka Broncos training camp. Time for roll call: Who’s missing? 

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Broncos: Pat Bowlen, Colorado's constant

Jul 23, 2014

This blog goes with the column I wrote from the AFC championship game in January.

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Broncos: Shannon Sharpe on Julius Thomas

Jul 17, 2014

Broncos tight end Julius Thomas is nearing contract time. In light of Jimmy Graham’s $40-million deal, here’s what John Elway said about...

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Buffs: Boyle’s Buffs, 11 p.m. tipoffs and Josh Scott

Jul 16, 2014

This goes with the Josh Scott column from Sunday’s Gazette.

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Broncos: Brazil, meet the Broncos

Jul 8, 2014

Germany 7, Brazil 1. Seattle 43, Denver 8. 

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U.S. Soccer: Initial thoughts from Belgium 2, U.S. 1

Jul 1, 2014

The U.S. men’s national team will be celebrated for its display in this World Cup. And that’s great. But when you nudge aside the...

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NFL playoffs Live Report: Chargers at Broncos

Jan 12, 2014

FINAL: Broncos 24, Chargers 17. —Breathe. —Breathe again. —Keep breathing. —The Broncos will host the Patriots for a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII. The...

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Broncos: Three questions with Terrell Davis

Jan 10, 2014

Terrell Davis has a sweet gig. While most of the country was chillin’ its toes off, TD was chillin’ at his home in sunny L.A. While the...

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Broncos: NFL homefield advantage a myth

Jan 8, 2014

        Homecourt advantage matters in basketball. It matters in the NBA; it matters at the college level. The biggest part of that equation...

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Broncos: Trindon Holliday, the Broncos and the BCS

Jan 7, 2014

There’s an ongoing debate about what to do with Trindon Holliday in the playoffs. Are his big fumbles worth his big returns? The...

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Buffs: Under Boyle, Buffs' rise is no fluke

Jan 6, 2014

Here at Broncos camp, and still considering the Buffs’ 100-91 win against the Ducks on Sunday. Not because it lifted CU to No. 15 in...

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Avalanche: Look out, Western Conference

Jan 6, 2014

The lower-seeded team nobody would want to play in the NHL’s Western Conference playoffs? It’s the Avs. This is assuming, of course,...

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Broncos: Up next, again, are the Chargers

Jan 5, 2014

The first game of the Broncos’ postseason will be all-AFC West, all-the-time. San Diego at Denver, Sunday afternoon. And if there’s one...

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Broncos: Voters get it right with Peyton Manning

Jan 3, 2014

  It’s quite rare when an NFL player earns a unanimous vote for league MVP. Tom Brady did it in 2011. He was the first.  Is Peyton...

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Nuggets: Wrong guard, fellas

Jan 2, 2014

Unless the coach deserves it, it’s not a good thing when a player shouts at a coach. So Andre Miller got a two-game suspension. But if Andre...

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