Shawn Drotar

Shawn Drotar is an analyst for DenverFan.com and can be heard on Denver's Sports Station 104.3 The Fan. His past writing experience includes time as USA Today and ESPN.

Murray, Porter Jr. tantalize in impressive preseason return for Nuggets

Two of Denver's biggest stars returned to the court on Monday night following long injury layoffs, providing a glimpse of what could be
3 days ago

Battle Lines: The Broncos can bury the Raiders with a win in Week 4

Denver can keep pace in the AFC West with a win, while also putting Las Vegas in a deep hole just one month into the season
6 days ago

Avalanche roster comes into focus as preseason comes to a close

A combination of familiar names, plus an influx of new faces, has the Avalanche primed and ready to defend their Stanley Cup title
7 days ago

“Rockstar” wideout Courtland Sutton is on pace for a career year

While the Broncos offense has struggled through three games, the wide receiver has shined, clearly becoming Russell Wilson's top target
8 days ago

Going inside the numbers of Russell Wilson’s early season struggles

A deep dive into the statistics provides some reasons why the Broncos quarterback, and the team's offense, is sputtering to get going
9 days ago

Pat Surtain’s ascension continues after the CB stifles San Francisco

Through three games, Denver's second-year cornerback is proving that he's one of the elite defensive players in the entire NFL
10 days ago

Battle Lines: Injuries, indecision have Broncos in spotlight against 49ers

As Denver tries to right the ship in front of a national TV audience, their matchup against San Francisco doesn't lean much in their direction
13 days ago

Evan Rodrigues’ versatility is a perfect fit for the Avalanche

Adding a player who can play center and either wing position provides Jared Bednar with the flexibility he needs to mix and match lines
22 days ago

Only Coors Field spares the Rockies from humiliation of 100-loss seasons

Colorado's ballpark, which provides one of the best home-field advantages in all of sports, will save them from truly revealing their ineptitude
29 days ago

At wideout, Broncos hoping Wilson can turn potential into production

The Broncos receiving corps has a ton of talent, but it hasn't resulted in a lot of production at the NFL level; their new QB should change that
1 month ago

Forget the past; today’s version of NFL preseason is totally meaningless

As the Broncos continue to waive players who have shined in their exhibition games, it's become obvious that the process is outdated
1 month ago

High school teammates embrace the “Dark Side” on the Broncos

A newcomer to the Broncos d-line has brought a new mentality to the group, instilling a mental and physical toughness that was lacking
2 months ago

Condoleezza Rice’s love for football and Denver were on full display

As part of the Broncos new ownership group, the former Secretary of State is able to be involved with two things that are near to her heart
2 months ago

Feeding Families: Joe Sakic’s legacy with Food Bank of the Rockies

For 25 years, Joe Sakic helped the Colorado community through one of the most-successful and impactful charity events in the state
2 months ago

Broncos players love Nathaniel Hackett’s soft-touch training camp

Denver's "jog through" practices aren't a hit with some fans and former players, but the head coach has a method that players seem to like
2 months ago

Kareem Jackson stresses that Broncos playoff hopes are “on us”

The most-experienced player on the Broncos roster knows that it's not about looking good on paper; it's about playing well when it matters
2 months ago

Fifth-round pick Montrell Washington is already a Broncos starter

The pint-sized wide receiver from tiny Samford University has a leg up on the competition when it comes to being a special teams star
2 months ago

Paton, Hackett hope for confab with Stanley Cup champs Sakic, Bednar

The Avalanche's championship run has inspired the Broncos, providing even more motivation to get back to the franchise's winning way
2 months ago

Broncos wideout Jerry Jeudy has been better than most people think

The much-maligned wide receiver has failed to deliver big numbers, but in a lot of ways, the former Alabama star has been a victim of circumstance
3 months ago

Russell Wilson must evolve in order to save himself… and the Broncos

Leaning on Denver's running game, as well as settling for quicker passes, will help the quarterback avoid the big hits that could derail the season
3 months ago

The Avalanche are about to say goodbye to several Cup contributors

Three weeks ago, they were riding firetrucks through downtown Denver in a victory parade; now, these fan favorite are likely leaving town
3 months ago

The Nuggets commitment to winning will be tested in free agency

Denver still has holes to fill if they want to seriously compete in the West, but they're willingness to get aggressive in that effort will be telling
3 months ago

Work in Progress: Broncos offensive line still in formative stages

Even with Russell Wilson at quarterback and a ton of talent at the skill positions, the Broncos offense will only be as good as their o-line
4 months ago

Charlie Blackmon collects 1,500 major-league hits in Rockies obscurity

Languishing on a team going nowhere, the rightfilder is etching his name in the Rockies record books, proving to be a franchise great
4 months ago