Thursday, January 17, 2019

This Bud’s For You: Why Coaching Matters (…ahem, Broncos)

Rockies skipper Bud Black represents what a great coach can do for just about any organization. Their football-playing neighbors should take note.
Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (2) leaves the field following the preseason loss to the Minnesota Vikings at Broncos Stadium at Mile High.

Denver’s Own: Phillip Lindsay makes the Broncos roster

We believe in karma. In the August issue of Mile High Sports Magazine, we featured Phillip Lindsay and his battle to make the Broncos. Not that we can take all the credit, but here's a look back at our feature on Lindsay leading up to his accomplishment.

Paging Wilson Chandler: You’re needed by a Nugget near you

He's called on mostly for his defense these days, but when Wilson Chandler is aggressive on offense the Nuggets tend to win games.
General view of the bullpen of the Colorado Rockies during the ninth inning against San Francisco Giants at Coors Field

In need of pitching relief, the Rockies can’t seek shelter

The Colorado Rockies have one glaring issue. The bullpen is bringing down the whole shift that is the 2018 season.

Frei: Shouldn’t football be the last resort for good athletes?

Frankly, I'm surprised football hasn't suffered more collateral damage than it has the past, say, 20 years as the evidence mounts.

Avs hit pressure-packed stretch with postseason potential, two remaining questions

For the Avs to complete their remarkable turnaround, they need to answer some important questions -- including who will be in goal when the going gets tough.

Worried about the solution under center? Don’t ignore the center, himself

Broncos Country is going crazy about who will be their quarterback in 2018, but who will be snapping the ball to Case Keenum is no guarantee at this point, either.

Frei: Amid March Madness, a reminder that NHL draft/watch system is better than NBA’s...

The NBA and NCAA would both benefit from adopting a draft and watch system similar to what the NHL employs.

The four conference finalists have lessons for the Nuggets

The plans set in motion by the Cavaliers, Celtics, Warriors and Rockets could form a blueprint for the Denver Nuggets' future.

Frei: The most glaring ex-player Ring of Fame omission is Otis Armstrong

Otis was the Broncos’ first round draft choice in 1973, befuddling many because future Hall of Famer Floyd Little was entrenched at running back. But the Armstrong pick proved to be another savvy decision made by GM-coach John Ralston during the franchise’s buildup to respectability.