• Klee: Denver Broncos' bravado leaves sour taste after playoff losses

    By PAUL KLEE The Gazette -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ENGLEWOOD — This isn't on Shane Ray. He's new around here, an NFL rookie whose braggadocio played to the crowd in college. Plus, it's unfair to pin him with the Broncos' latest playoff disaster, since Ray wasn't on the team when they rolled over and played dead against the Indianapolis...

  • Steelers ready for dynamic offense to take flight

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger didn't argue with Todd Haley's expectations. Thirty points. That's the number the always aggressive Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator believes his group can average in 2015. It's ambitious territory for a franchise that has been playing...

  • Indianapolis Colts Capsule

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (13-6) OPEN CAMP: Aug. 1, Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana. LAST YEAR: Continued steady progression with Andrew Luck leading way, winning second straight AFC South title and advancing one step deeper in playoffs for third consecutive year. Beat Bengals at...

  • San Diego Chargers Capsule

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (9-7) OPEN CAMP: July 30, San Diego. LAST YEAR: Went from 5-1, including Week 2 home upset of Seattle, to missing playoffs for fourth time in five seasons. Couldn't hang with elite of AFC, losing consecutive December home games to Patriots and Broncos. Needed only...

  • Chicago Bears Capsules

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    CHICAGO BEARS (5-11) OPEN CAMP: July 29, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois. LAST YEAR: Chicago missed playoffs for seventh time in eight seasons, costing GM Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman their jobs. But it wasn't just that Bears struggled; they were all-around...

  • Baltimore Ravens Capsule

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    BALTIMORE RAVENS (11-7) OPEN CAMP: July 29, Owings Mills, Maryland. LAST YEAR: Despite distraction created by arrest and subsequent suspension of Ray Rice for domestic violence, Ravens reached playoffs for sixth time in seven years under coach John Harbaugh. Justin Forsett stepped in...

  • Ramsey: Wes Welker should retire to protect his damaged brain

    By David ramsey david.ramsey@gazette.com -

    In America, we're free to do what we want, as long as it's legal. Doesn't matter if we're foolish. Doesn't matter if we're self-destructive. › This freedom means the Kroenkes can pay Danilo Gallinari, aka Mr. Mediocre, $17 million a season to play for their Denver Nuggets. That's...

  • Klee: Denver Broncos training camp worth watching

    BY PAUL KLEE paul.klee@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD - If sports are entertainment, the best entertainment in Colorado is not, in fact, at Dove Valley for Broncos training camp. It's in Boulder for the Republican debate, and can anyone really argue that won't be wildly entertaining? - The debate falls on Oct. 28, a...

  • Blog: Five potential sleepers in fantasy football as training camps open

    By Matt Wiley matt.wiley@gazette.com Twitter: @MWCoyote
    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    It's never too early to try to identify sleepers in fantasy football

  • Klee blog: Onus on Wade Phillips, Broncos coaches after Derek Wolfe suspension

    Paul Klee, The Gazette
    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The Broncos' offensive line? Not worried. Gary Kubiak, Rick Dennison and Clancy Barone will build a formidable offensive line. That's their thing. Now, the defensive line? That's looking. The four-game suspension of Derek Wolfe cuts another big body from a defensive line that already...

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