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

    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Klee's 4 O'Clock Shadow... afternoon blog on the day's buzz... This all goes back to 1983. Microsoft released the first "Word" (thanks!), Swatch was the watch, and Mr. David Ramsey's Volkswagen Rabbit cost around $6,000. Back then, I just wanted to go fishing. Some things haven't...

  • In the end, Trestman was an ideal fit for Ravens' offense

    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Marc Trestman had options. So did John Harbaugh. Ultimately, they realized that the best choice for both would be Trestman spending the next stage of his coaching career as offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens. Trestman was hired Tuesday, 22 days after being...

  • Report: Peyton Manning to return to Broncos pending physical

    Denver Post
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    According to three trustworthy sources, Peyton Manning wants to return to the Broncos, but won't and can't make a final decision until he takes an annual physical examination mandated by his contract, The Denver Post's Woody Paige is reporting. Last year, the test results were...

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

    Paul Klee, The Gazette
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Klee's 4 O'Clock Shadow... afternoon shavings on the day's buzz...  SpyGate and DeflateGate are whatever. The Patriots cheated football, cheated the NFL, cheated to win. Whatever. Like I wrote last year about Ryan Braun, it's worth it. Like I'm writing today about the...

  • Klee: Broncos and Gary Kubiak emphasize family, and this hire is for the patriarch

    BY PAUL KLEE The Gazette
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD — The preparation was over, the hype in full buzz. But first things come first, you know. Here, two days before the Broncos would host the Colts in an AFC playoff game, three of the men at the core of the Broncos operation had one more stop to make. John Elway, Peyton...

  • Ramsey: Peyton Manning holds Gary Kubiak's future in his shaky right hand

    By david Ramsey david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD - Gary Kubiak had hopes. He wanted to start at quarterback for the Broncos. Then, on an afternoon in 1983, he threw footballs alongside John Elway, his fellow rookie. The Broncos had fled bad weather to practice at the Air Force Academy. "I had to throw next to him for a...

  • Patriots path to Super Bowl capped by another blowout

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Once Tom Brady gets their offense rolling, the New England Patriots are tough to stop. Some of the NFL's top teams — Denver, Detroit, Cincinnati and Indianapolis — all lost to the AFC champions by at least 22 points. Now the Patriots are in the Super Bowl...

  • Ravens hire ex-Bears coach Trestman as offensive coordinator

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens hired Marc Trestman as their offensive coordinator Tuesday, keeping with their tendency to hire a former head coach for the position. Trestman was fired by the Chicago Bears last month after going 5-11 in his second season. He interviewed with...

  • Kubiak returns to Denver to again help Elway and the Broncos

    The Gazette
    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD — Gary Kubiak was all set to stay in Baltimore, where he'd had a terrific comeback as the Ravens offensive coordinator after getting fired from his head coaching job in Houston the year before. He turned down opportunities to interview for the head coaching vacancies with...

  • Klee: Broncos move from Fox to Kubiak, and John Elway invites the unthinkable

    By Paul Klee, The Gazette
    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    DENVER — You can tell someone is not from Colorado if they test Interstate 70 traffic on Friday afternoon, their ski trip scheduled for a weekend. Likewise, you know someone is not from here if they value neckties over Nalgene bottles, if they collect baseball cards but not lift...

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