More Paul Klee Articles

  • Klee: NFL Psychology 101 as Broncos return to MetLife Stadium

    Updated: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    NEW YORK - The quarterback's arm strength is key, of course. The girth and footwork of the left tackle must work in tandem. If the tailback envisions the running lane before it opens, that's a bonus. Demaryius Thomas must catch the ball first. On the chase for a championship, details...

  • Klee: Rockies hire capable GM Jeff Bridich - but will they let him work?

    By PAUL KLEE The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    DENVER — Jeff Bridich and David Forst were teammates at Harvard. They studied math equations and business solutions and other Harvard stuff, as well as baseball. Now, Bridich is the new general manager of the Rockies; Forst is an assistant general manager with the Oakland Athletics....

  • Klee: Minnesota's dirty hit on Avalanche's Tyson Barrie in spotlight as NHL season opens

    By PAUL KLEE The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    DENVER Minnesota wing Matt Cooke ended Tyson Barrie's season with a hit so dirty it should have been splashed with vomit. Guess who's first up on the Avalanche schedule? Colorado at Minnesota on Thursday. Minnesota at Colorado on Saturday. Four months after the knee check that...

  • Klee: These Broncos are 2012 and 2013 rolled into one

    By PAUL KLEE The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    DENVER — It's a rare, complete day when the kicker gets a round of applause from the defense. Yet there was Brandon McManus, rocking a plaid blazer and wicked-blue sneakers, exiting the Broncos locker room waving like Miss America in parade. "He's swagged out!" defensive back Omar...

  • Preview: Klee with 3 for the Broncos vs. Cardinals game

    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    O-No or O-Yes? 1 The Broncos' offense hardly is broken. However, the Broncos set the bar somewhere atop Pikes Peak. In 2013, Peyton Manning's offense became one of six teams in NFL history to average more than three points per possession over an entire season. We watched it up close...

  • KLEE: What's the best division in the NFL? Go West

    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    DENVER - So, Peyton Manning, how about that AFC West? "I think our division is the toughest division in football," the Broncos quarterback said before a Week 2 game against Kansas City. "I thought it was last year as well." Gas can, meet match. What about the big, bad NFC West?...

  • Klee: An Air Force caregiver and the greatest love story never told

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    It has been almost 10 years since Axel Gaud-Torres put a pistol in his mouth and his right index finger on the trigger. Ten years. Ten years of popping pills, sometimes 24 in a single day, to quiet the pain of two fused vertebrae, spinal arthritis and nightmares that make a good...

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

    Paul Klee, The Gazette
    Updated: Fri, 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 outraged/angered at every issue. Righteous indignation! But... it’s a kicker. Thirty-two of them will start in the NFL on Sunday. They are...

  • Klee: Underrated linebacker has Broncos defense buzzing

    By Paul Klee paul.klee@gazette.com
    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    ENGLEWOOD — There was a bee in Terrance Knighton's helmet. Pot Roast wasn't just seeing things; the li'l black-and-yellow bugger buzzed right into the earhole. "Got any bug spray?" Knighton asked Thursday during practice. Mercifully, for the bee and for Knighton, bug and beast...

  • KLEE: Year 2 of Brian Shaw era must be smoother for Nuggets

    By PAUL KLEE The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    DENVER — With each slam dunk Kenneth Faried threw down as the unofficial MVP of Team USA's star-studded roster, I didn't hear the Manimal roar. I heard another sound, one that already has the attention of the Denver Nuggets. Cha-ching. "He's in line for a substantial raise,"...

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