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Michael Malone Nuggets...
James Merilatt

Bednar and Malone are facing tipping points in the postseason

If the Avalanche and Nuggets don't make deep playoff runs, it'll be a sign that they've squandered the prime years of generational players
6 days ago
Broncos Sean Payton and Jarrett Stidham...
James Merilatt

The Broncos reign atop the Denver sports landscape could end

For more than six decades, the Broncos have been like a religion in Colorado; but their status atop the local sports scene isn't set in stone
13 days ago
Austin Gomber...
James Merilatt

The Rockies season is already over, as baseball wilts in Colorado

It's only April 1, but hope is already lost for baseball fans in Colorado, the latest sign that drastic changes are needed at 20th and Blake
21 days ago
KJ Simpson...
James Merilatt

A talented Buffs roster should’ve reached uncharted waters

Colorado's basketball team was good enough to make it to the second weekend of the tourney, so it's a disappointment that they're done
27 days ago
Dead money...
James Merilatt

The Broncos are taking a big gamble with their QB search

By not signing a free agent and choosing not to pursue a trade, Denver is putting all of their quarterback eggs in the NFL draft basket
1 month ago
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 13: Denver Broncos fans sit dejected after losing to the Oakland Raiders 15-1...
James Merilatt

Broncos Country might regret buying into rebuilding plans

It sounds good during the offseason, but stripping a roster to the bones offers a painful reality once games are played and the losses mount
1 month ago
Sean Payton...
James Merilatt

Sean Payton’s confidence is fine; but hubris could be problematic

The Broncos head coach is confident in his QB selection process, but there's no evidence to suggest that he's any good at finding one
2 months ago
Michael Malone...
James Merilatt

Michael Malone is undervaluing the importance of the No. 1 seed

The Nugget had homecourt advantage in every round of the playoffs last year, which was a big reason why they won their first-ever title
2 months ago
Sean Payton, Russell Wilson...
James Merilatt

Greg Penner has to answer one question: Who’s the boss?

The looming decision with Russell Wilson has the Broncos about to make a franchise-altering mistake, unless their owner stops the madness
2 months ago
Patrick Mahomes...
James Merilatt

The Broncos aren’t doing anything to end the Chiefs dynasty

As Kansas City hoisted their third Super Bowl trophy in the last five years, it served as a reminder that Denver isn't close to competing
2 months ago
Tad Boyle...
James Merilatt

It’s time to start questioning Boyle’s underachieving Buffs

With the potential No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft on their roster, Colorado shouldn't be a middle-of-the-pack team in the PAC-12
3 months ago
Greg Penner...
James Merilatt

Unfortunately, the Broncos are polar opposite of the Niners model

San Francisco is returning to the Super Bowl, largely because of the way they're constructed, which is nothing like the setup in Denver
3 months ago
Russell Wilson...
James Merilatt

Bills-Chiefs shows that the Broncos aren’t that far from competing

Denver beat Buffalo and Kansas City during the regular season, a sign that they are close to be ready to hang with the AFC powerhouses
3 months ago
Broncos...
James Merilatt

The glimpse of Sean Payton’s offense was a bleak experience

After benching Russell Wilson, the Broncos head coach got to show off his system, a trial run that was anything but encouraging for the future
3 months ago
Sean Payton...
James Merilatt

Broncos anemic offense proves that Sean Payton was fibbing

Sean Payton tried to claim that Russell Wilson was benched for football reasons, which was proven to be untrue in Sunday's snoozefest win
4 months ago
Russell Wilson...
James Merilatt

Payton, Surtain, Mims and Broncos Country at fault for latest loss

Denver's crushing loss to New England on Christmas Eve might get blamed on Russell Wilson, but the QB wasn't at fault this time around
4 months ago
Russell Wilson...
James Merilatt

Sean Payton joins the “Blame Russ for Everything” club

In an eye-opening moment during the Broncos loss to the Lions, Denver's head coach did what everyone else seems to do - blame Russ
4 months ago
Denver Broncos defense...
James Merilatt

The Broncos are going to make the playoffs thanks to their defense

After a dominant performance in L.A., the Broncos are going to end their playoff drought, and they're going to do it because of their defense
4 months ago
Russell Wilson...
James Merilatt

Russell Wilson doesn’t deserve all of the blame for Sunday’s loss

An interception in the end zone with nine seconds left in the game ended the Broncos rally in Houston, but it wasn't on the quarterback
5 months ago
Russell Wilson...
James Merilatt

Everyone should jump on board the Broncos bandwagon

After a 1-5 start, no one saw this coming; but now that it's here, it's time for everyone in Broncos Country to enjoy the long-awaited ride
5 months ago
Russell Wilson...
James Merilatt

Russell Wilson has his teammates believing that anything is possible

A second-straight game-winning drive by their quarterback has given the Broncos something that makes them a very dangerous team
5 months ago
Russell Wilson and Sean Payton...
James Merilatt

Broncos Country needs to remember that patience is a virtue

Back-to-back wins have things looking up in Denver, providing evidence blowing things up at the trade deadline isn't the right move
6 months ago
Russell WIlson...
James Merilatt

Discounting the value of a Broncos win would be a big mistake

The crowd that wants to tank before Halloween arrives doesn't understand what really goes into turning around a losing organization
6 months ago
Sean Payton Broncos Super Bowl odds...
James Merilatt

Sean Payton is just the Broncos latest super-expensive mistake

Denver has signed ineffective free agents and paid a quarterback a quarter-billion dollars, but their head coach is the costliest blunder
6 months ago