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

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

2014-08-19

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 Miller. DeMarcus Ware. J.J. Watt. Jadeveon Clowney. Sounds like fun, unless you're a quarterback. To protect the quarterbacks, Peyton Manning and the Broncos' quarterbacks are wearing blue jerseys....

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

2014-08-17

  Levi's Stadium, in two words: Goodness gracious. The San Francisco 49ers built a palace. The 68,500-seat football mansion gets its NFL introduction today when the Niners host the Broncos in a preseason game. What's this place all about? Everything. Levi's Stadium has everything, including a Super Bowl in 2016. Looking out from...

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

2014-08-17

Mom, DeMarcus. DeMarcus, this is my mom .

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

2014-08-13

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 California. 

Broncos: All of the penalty flags are a good thing

2014-08-10

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 hours — what is this, Major League Baseball? — the officials assessed 25 penalties against Denver and Seattle. Flags flew until players were red in the face. Outrage ensued: They’re ruining the game!...

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

2014-08-08

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 he entered Broncos camp as an undrafted free agent. I knew that every time I went on a radio show this week, I told the host to keep an eye out for Juwan Thompson, that he's got a chance, and I really...

Blog: Walt Weiss on pitching at Coors Field

2014-08-06

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 dominated by pitching, the Rockies can’t win consistently at a ballpark that swallows pitchers whole. The altitude isn’t going anywhere. To truly contend for division titles and beyond, the Rockies must...

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

2014-08-04

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 Moreno started Week 1. C.J. Anderson emerged as a threat to...

Broncos: Want a ticket? Better save up

2014-08-02

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 weather is fit for postcard. The preseason opener is only five...

Broncos: Seats still available on the Kayvon Webster bandwagon

2014-07-30

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 at his tight end often, whether it was down the seam, tip-toeing the sideline, even when Julius Thomas was in the Port-A-Potty. Orange Julius was the breakout player. Every training...

Broncos: Raiders on the move to Texas?

2014-07-29

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 Francisco, I’ve never needed a car. Hop off the plane. Hop on the train. In no more than 25 minutes, you’re there. And, I suppose, that’s part of the problem. You’re there — in Oakland. Here, Raiders,...

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

2014-07-27

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

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

2014-07-25

Dove Valley, where football meets futbol.

Broncos: Training camp: Who's missing?

2014-07-24

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

Broncos: Pat Bowlen, Colorado's constant

2014-07-23

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

Broncos: Shannon Sharpe on Julius Thomas

2014-07-17

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 Thomas’ contract status.

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

2014-07-16

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

Broncos: Brazil, meet the Broncos

2014-07-08

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

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

2014-07-01

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 patriotism and think clearly, this fact remains: The U.S. won one of four games. 

NFL playoffs Live Report: Chargers at Broncos

2014-01-12

FINAL: Broncos 24, Chargers 17. —Breathe. —Breathe again. —Keep breathing. —The Broncos will host the Patriots for a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII. The AFC championship is scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. next Sunday. —More coverage coming later on Gazette.com. Broncos Gameday Live Report — Broncos 24, Chargers 17 — 1:37 left in […]

Broncos: Three questions with Terrell Davis

2014-01-10

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 current Broncos attempt to win a Super Bowl, TD already has a pair of rings. Since retiring from the NFL he’s had “only” three migraines, he said, which […]

Broncos: NFL homefield advantage a myth

2014-01-08

        Homecourt advantage matters in basketball. It matters in the NBA; it matters at the college level. The biggest part of that equation is how officials can be influenced by home crowds. I’ve seen it for years. They’re human. It happens. In the NFL playoffs? Not so much. History, both recent and […]

Broncos: Trindon Holliday, the Broncos and the BCS

2014-01-07

There’s an ongoing debate about what to do with Trindon Holliday in the playoffs. Are his big fumbles worth his big returns? The Broncos’ kick returner is the perfect example of risk-reward, a game-changer for either team. He’s the rare NFL player who scares his own team as much as the other team.  Perhaps I’m too […]

Buffs: Under Boyle, Buffs' rise is no fluke

2014-01-06

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 today’s AP Top 25, or because the Buffs handed the Ducks their first loss, or because it was as entertaining a game as you’ll see in college basketball this season. It’s […]

Avalanche: Look out, Western Conference

2014-01-06

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, Patrick Roy’s bunch A) reaches the playoffs B) is a lower-seeded team in the playoffs.  But if those things happen, the Avs offer the blueprint for a team that can make a surprising […]

Broncos: Up next, again, are the Chargers

2014-01-05

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 American city that trumps Denver, it’s not Oakland, and it’s not Kansas City. But it might be San Diego. The weather’s a plus, as is the view, and not only of the ocean. […]

Broncos: Voters get it right with Peyton Manning

2014-01-03

  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 Manning next? We’re heading in that direction. The NFL All-Pro teams were released today, and there was only a first-team quarterback, not a second-team quarterback. That means Manning received...

Nuggets: Wrong guard, fellas

2014-01-02

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 Miller is your problem, you don’t have many problems. Judging by the ugliest stretch of Nuggets basketball since the 2002-03 season, they do. So Miller isn’t one of […]