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

4 O'Clock Shadow: Rise and fall of Tyler Matzek points to Coors Field as a factor

Jun 30, 2015

Did Coors Field claim another victim? Tyler Matzek is out — of the...

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Klee blog: Denver Nuggets should try to make Lawson/Mudiay work together

Jun 27, 2015

If you take anything from my column on Larry Brown and Emmanuel...

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4 O'Clock Shadow: Denver Broncos' new setup a must-see for training camp

Jun 25, 2015

The Broncos released their training camp schedule, and that's cool, but...

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4 O'Clock Shadow: Talking NBA draft on ESPN Denver

Jun 24, 2015

I'm back from vacation and ready to restart the 4 O'Clock Shadow, an...

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Klee blog: If Kristaps Porzingis played at Kentucky….

Jun 13, 2015

If Kristaps Porzingis had played at Kentucky/Duke/Kansas, he would be...

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Klee blog: Rise of Timofey Mozgov through a Denver Nuggets lens

Jun 11, 2015

With Timofey Mozgov punking Andrew Bogut once more, this time in...

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Klee blog: What does Pete D'Allesandro's return mean for Denver Nuggets?

Jun 10, 2015

This is a good thing, potentially a very good thing, coming at a great...

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Klee blog: Something to watch in Nuggets workouts: What's his one thing?

Jun 5, 2015

Even after the Nuggets secured the No. 3 seed after a 57-win...

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Klee blog: Brock Star? Or Brock'ed Out? Denver Broncos will know soon

Jun 1, 2015

Under a dark, menacing sky, the Brock Osweiler era began for the...

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Klee blog: Gary Kubiak faces early adversity as Denver Broncos head coach

May 28, 2015

After the first day of OTAs, Gary Kubiak was asked over and over...

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Klee blog: Here is one player the Denver Nuggets want to draft

May 20, 2015

I can't tell you who the Nuggets will draft. Nobody, at least that...

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Klee blog: The week in Denver sports (May 10-17)

May 17, 2015

Someday the videos will surface. They are highlight videos from the...

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Klee blog: Coors Field part of problem for Rockies? More evidence

May 14, 2015

Rex Brothers. Formerly promising reliever — the closer of the future,...

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Klee blog: Denver Broncos' Pat Bowlen, the Ring of Fame and mixed emotions

May 13, 2015

I wrote this column a couple days after the Broncos lost to the...

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Klee blog: What does Tom Brady's suspension mean for Broncos?

May 11, 2015

The difficult part with Roger Goodell's new NFL is decoding which...

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Klee blog: Top of NFL draft shows why Peyton Manning still Broncos' best option

Apr 30, 2015

I'm not an NFL draft expert. (NBA draft? Yeah, absolutely. General...

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Klee blog: What to remember when Floyd Mayweather fights Manny Pacquiao

Apr 29, 2015

One time he smashed a car door into a woman’s head. Another time he...

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

Apr 27, 2015

Is Adam Ottavino-to-the-DL the worst-case scenario for the...

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Klee blog: The week in Denver sports (April 20-26)

Apr 26, 2015

Denver sports columns from the week of April 20-26: Broncos: Doubt...

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

Apr 23, 2015

Shots fired. But which Broncos quarterback lit the cannonball fuse?...

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Klee blog: Come back to the Nuggets, Scott Brooks! (Actually, don't)

Apr 22, 2015

The Nuggets fan in me shouts, "Cruise on back to Colorado, Scott...

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Klee blog: The week in Denver sports (April 13-20)

Apr 20, 2015

What happened in Denver sports last week? Here's the rundown of my...

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Klee blog: Nuggets coach Melvin Hunt: Classy to the end (or beginning?)

Apr 18, 2015

DENVER — The Melvin Hunt era might be over, or it might be just...

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Klee blog: Aaron Hernandez smoked crazy amounts of marijuana, and Patriots didn't know?

Apr 15, 2015

The Aaron Hernandez murder trial is over — the first one, at least —...

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Klee blog: The week in Denver sports (April 5-12)

Apr 13, 2015

Every Sunday night, I'll recap the week in Denver sports on this blog —...

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Klee: Broncos release preseason schedule

Apr 9, 2015

The NFL released its preseason schedules today. Exact dates will be...

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Klee blog: Rockies sweep Brewers, Jeff Bridich digs Metallica

Apr 8, 2015

After watching 28 innings of (winning!) Rockies baseball, only one...

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Klee blog: CU benefits — and UCCS hurt — with Derrick White development

Apr 9, 2015

There are two sides to this story, like there always is. On one...

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Klee blog: Von Miller's "Von Vision" as good as it gets

Apr 8, 2015

What Von Miller does on the field is often impressive. What he does...

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Klee blog: Senator rips Duke, digs Wisconsin, boggles mind

Apr 7, 2015

Always entertaining when a politician, movie star, or...

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Klee blog: See… the positives! Rockies win, stay undefeated

Apr 6, 2015

See, I was being serious. There are plenty of positives with this...

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Klee blog: See, college basketball, it's OK to score

Apr 5, 2015

See, college basketball, it's OK to score.  Five of the eight...

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Klee blog: Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall and lessons from NCAA coaching carousel

Apr 2, 2015

One guy thought long and hard about a primo job, made the sensible...

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Klee blog: Talking Broncos, Nuggets, NCAA Tournament on 104.3 The Fan

Mar 24, 2015

We had a super conversation on The Fan Late Night on Monday. Ryan...

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Klee blog: How the Denver Nuggets got it backwards (again)

Mar 16, 2015

Boy, would I love to write something positive about the leadership of...

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Klee blog: Denver Broncos establish trend in first hours of free agency

Mar 10, 2015

The Broncos aren’t major players this year in free agency. After three...

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Klee blog: The Peyton Manning pay-cut: Doesn't it affect Demaryius Thomas?

Mar 4, 2015

Peyton Manning is still making a lot of money, just not as much as he...

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Klee blog: Broncos, Nuggets, Rockies talk with Les Shapiro and Woody Paige

Feb 27, 2015

The Sports Show with Woody Paige and Les Shapiro had me on the show...

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Klee blog: DeMarcus Cousins is perfect for Nuggets (but not why you think)

Feb 26, 2015

Maybe this story has legs. Maybe it's headed straight to the rumor...

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4 O'Clock Shadow: LeBron James: 'You shouldn't be recruiting 10-year-olds'

Feb 25, 2015

After watching this highlight video of LeBron James' 10-year-old son —...

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4 O'Clock Shadow: John Elway expects Peyton Manning will quarterback Broncos

Feb 20, 2015

John Elway won Super Bowls as the 37- and 38-year-old quarterback of...

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4 O'Clock Shadow: Nuggets deadline moves are admission of failure

Feb 19, 2015

The Nuggets made two major moves on the NBA trade deadline. Grading a...

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Blog: The Nuggets and the NBA trade deadline

Feb 18, 2015

The NBA trade deadline is 1 p.m. Thursday. More about that here. I'll...

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4 O'Clock Shadow: Front Range prospects at NFL scouting combine

Feb 16, 2015

The NFL scouting combine is an elaborate job interview, and because of...

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Blog: With NCAA Tournament unlikely, Buffs should make NIT push

Feb 12, 2015

This goes with Thursday's column in The Gazette. The Buffs need a...

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4 O'Clock Shadow: Rockies next mascot? It's a dog's world

Feb 11, 2015

Klee's 4 O'Clock Shadow... a daily blog on the day's buzz... This is...

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4 O'Clock Shadow: Fumbles! Interceptions! Can Broncos force more of both?

Feb 10, 2015

Klee's 4 O'Clock Shadow... a daily blog on the day's buzz.... Today's...

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Blog: CU Buffs lost a good player, but Andre Roberson made right decision

Feb 10, 2015

Andre Roberson got some grief when he ditched the University of...

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4 O'Clock Shadow: Talking Nuggets, Avalanche on CBS Denver

Feb 9, 2015

Klee's 4 O'Clock Shadow... a daily blog on the day's buzz... You can...

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Blog: Mono y mano, Air Force hosts Wyoming with shot at upset

Feb 6, 2015

Well, this just got interesting. The Air Force game against Wyoming...

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4 O'Clock Shadow: Is National Signing Day one of first dominoes toward NFL's issues?

Feb 5, 2015

While perusing The Gazette's superb coverage of National Signing Day on...

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4 O'Clock Shadow: Lack of respect tops long list of Nuggets problems

Feb 4, 2015

The Nuggets lost again, and that's not the problem, so you know they...

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4 O'Clock Shadow: The next Super Bowl winner will be….

Feb 2, 2015

.... one of these teams, probably. Bovada has set its early...

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4 O'Clock Shadow: Peyton Manning discusses his future with the Broncos

Jan 30, 2015

Will five-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning return to the Broncos in...

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4 O'Clock Shadow: Aaron Hernandez could bring Kraft, Belichick to court

Jan 29, 2015

Klee's 4'Clock Shadow... an afternoon blog on the day's buzz......

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4'Clock Shadow: The Broncos' new defensive coordinator is Wade Phillips, and he has a Twitter account

Jan 28, 2015

The Broncos' new defensive coordinator is Wade Phillips, and he has a...

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4 O'Clock Shadow: Come on, voters: Terrell Davis belongs in Hall of Fame

Jan 27, 2015

Klee's 4 O'Clock Shadow... an afternoon blog on the day's buzz.......

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4 O'Clock Shadow: The case for a Super Bowl in Colorado

Jan 26, 2015

The weather reports coming out of the Northeast forecast doom and...

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4 O'Clock Shadow: Excerpts from a conversation with George Karl

Jan 23, 2015

Klee's 4 O'Clock Shadow... an afternoon blog on the day's buzz... Bad...

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4 O'Clock Shadow: The Broncos and the 1983 NFL draft

Jan 21, 2015

Klee's 4 O'Clock Shadow... afternoon blog on the day's buzz... This...

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4 O'Clock Shadow: Deflategate not the real problem with Patriots

Jan 21, 2015

Klee's 4 O'Clock Shadow... afternoon shavings on the day's...

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Blog: John Elway — the Don, not the Duke — will go big for Broncos

Jan 12, 2015

When media suggested Jared Allen and Dominique Rogers-Cromartie, John...

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Blog: Dark days at Pepsi Center

Dec 10, 2014

Last one to leave Pepsi Center, please flip the lights. These are dark...

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Blog: Prior to Broncos game, Buffalo Bills reflect on historic snowstorm

Dec 3, 2014

The Broncos host the Bills on Sunday, and that won't be Buffalo's...

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Blog: Line of Scrimmage, Broncos at Patriots

Oct 29, 2014

This week's Line of Scrimmage is (another) doozy. The Vegas line:...

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Blog: Klee's NBA predictions for 2014-15

Oct 28, 2014

Cleveland won over LeBron James. But will the Cavaliers finally win an...

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Blog: Broncos to win the Super Bowl? Denver just needs to get there

Oct 27, 2014

Question: Will the Broncos win the Super Bowl? Answer: Only if they...

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Blog: Tale of the Tape: Broncos' Julius Thomas vs. Patriots' Rob Gronkowski

Oct 27, 2014

It's Brady-Manning week, again, which is a good thing for all of us,...

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Blog: Line of Scrimmage: Chargers at Broncos

Oct 22, 2014

This Wednesday's Line of Scrimmage: Chargers at Broncos. The Vegas...

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Blog: What's next for Josh Scott, Buffs basketball?

Oct 23, 2014

Envision this scenario. In consecutive seasons, a college basketball...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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?...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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