James Merilatt

James Merilatt has been covering Denver sports for more than 20 years. As the founder of Mile High Sports, he's worked in print, radio and online. He also spent time working for the Denver Broncos and Colorado Mammoth during his career.

It’s time to strip Nathaniel Hackett of some (if not all) of his duties

On the heels of one of the most-embarrassing losses in franchise history, the Broncos have to make a bold move in order to save their season
24 minutes ago

Broncos left tackle Garett Bolles is feared to have suffered a broken leg

On top of losing a game to a bad Colts team, the Broncos also lost their starting left tackle for what could be an extended period of time
7 hours ago

Nathaniel Hackett changes his tune on Melvin Gordon

The Broncos head coach through his support behind his embattled running back, knowing that he's the best option to fill a void in the backfield
4 days ago

By George, it’s time to start holding the Broncos GM accountable

Some of George Paton's biggest decisions were on full display against the Raiders, leading to a disappointing Sunday in Broncos Country
4 days ago

Hackett and Wilson show that they don’t get Broncos-Raiders rivalry

The Broncos head coach refused to acknowledge the rivalry with the Raiders, while the QB was all smiles after a loss at Las Vegas on Sunday
4 days ago

The Nuggets give general manager Calvin Booth a contract extension

After losing Tim Connelly this offseason, Denver made a move to prevent further raiding of their front office by extending their GM
5 days ago

While the Broncos offense sputters, their defense is in high gear

The struggles of Nathaniel Hackett and Russell Wilson get most of the attention, but Ejiro Evero's defense is already better than Vic Fangio's
11 days ago

Broncos honor fan favorite Derek Wolfe during 49ers game

At the end of the first quarter on Sunday night, Denver honored a key member of their Super Bowl 50 team and a potential Ring of Famer
11 days ago

List of HOF nominees highlights two Ring of Fame oversights

Mark Schlereth and Al Wilson are nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2023, despite being overlooked by their own franchise
16 days ago

“Broncs cheer” sends a clear message during Hackett’s home debut

The fans in Denver aren't amused by the head coach's antics, as they let him know on Sunday that his team's sloppy play was unacceptable
18 days ago

Justin Outten is the latest Broncos coach to put his foot in his mouth

Speaking for the first time since Denver's loss in Seattle, the team's offensive coordinator failed miserably to provide answers at the podium
22 days ago

Camp Comfort is looking like less of a good idea for the Broncos

Five starters and three more regular contributors might be unavailable on Sunday, making it hard to defend the Broncos approach to camp
23 days ago

The Broncos are about to go on a seven-game winning streak

The negatives from Week 1 will get all of the attention, but the positives show that Denver is good enough to win a lot of games this season
24 days ago

The Seahawks rationale for trading away Russell Wilson is laughable

Heading into a season without a franchise QB at the helm, Seattle is trying to do damage control, but the story simply doesn't add up
29 days ago

Russell Wilson has tapped into a who’s who to develop his game plan

How will the Broncos quarterback extend his playing career into his 40s? His road map was put together by networking with the best of the best
1 month ago

Russell Wilson reaches a five-year contract extension with the Broncos

The future Hall of Fame quarterback has agreed to a five-year, $245 extension that will keep him in a Broncos uniform through the 2028 season
1 month ago

Was the Broncos final decision at punter really based on money?

Despite what the early reports suggested, Denver didn't choose Corliss Waitman over Sam Martin because of a big salary cap savings
1 month ago

Broncos pass important test, bouncing back in finale with Vikings

While the final score didn't matter, the way Denver played against Minnesota certainly did; on that front, Saturday night was a huge positive
1 month ago

It’s hard not to wonder if the culture has really changed in Broncos Country

The Broncos followed up their dismal effort in Buffalo with a practice so bad that their head coach lost his voice, raising serious questions
1 month ago

Hackett and Evero have to find balance between friendship and work

Working with long-time buddies sounds like fun, until things go awry; that's a dynamic that the Broncos head coach and DC have figured out
1 month ago

National radio host’s rant reminds Broncos fans how bad it still could be

Adam Schein weighed in on the QB competition in Seattle, providing a well-timed reminder of how things could certainly be worse in Denver
1 month ago

Javonte Williams sheds little light on how the Broncos backs will be used

In the preseason, Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon have both been spectators so far, providing few hints as to how they'll divvy up carries
2 months ago

Plenty of reasons for Broncos Country to question Hackett’s methods

After an ugly, blowout loss against the Bills, it's totally reasonable to wonder if Nathaniel Hackett's training camp has his team ready to play
2 months ago

Nathaniel Hackett and his staff pass another test with flying colors

In the Broncos first preseason game of the season, a group of unproven coaches showed that they have things completely under control
2 months ago