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Plummer compliments, criticizes Tebow, Shanahan

Posted on: November 21, 2011 4:32 pm
J. Plummer and Mike Shanahan (US Presswire).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

You have to love former Broncos and Cardinals quarterback Jake Plummer. He retired after the 2006 season with a starting record of 69-67 and with 161 touchdowns and 161 interceptions. The guy was Even Steven, and these days, he’s gotten into team handball.

And he still does a strong radio interview, as evidenced by his appearance on XTRA Sports 910 in Phoenix today .

A sampling:

When asked about Denver’s love affair with a quarterback who “can’t complete a forward pass,” Plummer (who went 39-15 during his time with the Broncos) said, “I’m telling you I came in at the wrong time down there. He is a winner though. I like that because I think the town and the fans and everybody there -- they are craving a winner.

"They lost one when I was run out of town. I don’t have to say it. We won a lot of games when I was playing. It wasn’t all me. … I didn’t do it all, but we won and I think you can see (that) with (Tim) Tebow. He knows he’s not the only cog down there, (but) as a piece of that puzzle that is making them win and helping them win.”

Oh, you have something else say about Tebow? Go right ahead.

“I think he’s a winner and I respect that about him,” Plummer said, via “I think that when he accepts the fact that we know that he loves Jesus Christ then I think I’ll like him a little better. I don’t hate him because of that, I just would rather not have to hear that every single time he takes a good snap or makes a good handoff…like you know, I understand dude where you’re coming from….but he is a baller."

Plummer also was asked about Mike Shanahan, his former coach, and while he said he hated to see him struggle … well … “Hey I was lucky to get the opportunity to play for Shanahan. He helped turn my career around and gave me a chance to show that I was a winner regardless of how things went down. His style is just what it is. I think we are seeing he isn’t the special coach we thought he was. He’s a great coach, but he’s not like some of those guys that will take a player…Coach [John] Fox, man, look at what he is doing. You think he is going to force Tebow to throw 30 times a game? No. They are going to try to win with what he can do and it is kind of fun to see since they are bucking the system in the NFL. They are running the option. Are you kidding me?”

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Since: Jan 30, 2010
Posted on: November 22, 2011 12:57 am

Plummer compliments, criticizes Tebow, Shanahan

blackmav: "...should be preaching to some of the players in the NFL with criminal records..."

How do we know he doesn't already do that?  Let the man do it thing.  He isn't an elite NFL player, probably never will be.  Would you like him more or less if he was an elite NFL player yet still doing what he does for the glory of God?  It better than fans rooting for a NFL player who has a criminal track record or a punk kid who doesn't want to play hard because he wants to get a bigger contract.

Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: November 22, 2011 12:38 am

Plummer compliments, criticizes Tebow, Shanahan

Shanahan's time is done. He's old school, and a great part of the Skins' inconsistency is created by Shanahan. But what has Shanahan got to do with anything in Denver now-a-days?  Just saying.

That being said, Jake the Snake is just that; a snake (in the grass).  He ain't never won anything, and his 15 minutes are way past. It's Tebow's time. Like him, love him, or hate him, he's doing what most QB's in the league wish they could do. It's sickening that everyone keeps dissing on Tebow for expressing his faith. Especially from the same people who will cowardly look to their faith only in a time of need. Well, maybe Tebow needs his faith all the time with the negativity surrounding his accomplishments. Gotta be pretty tough when you're on a stage with 99% of the onlookers rooting and waiting to see you fail. Enough already. Let the man be. He's earned it.  It's so refreshing to see Tebow turn the other cheek and keep doing his thing. We should all be so fortunate. 

Since: Dec 2, 2006
Posted on: November 22, 2011 12:08 am

Plummer compliments, criticizes Tebow, Shanahan

Sorry, I would not have a bit of problem if someone wants to thank Satan or whatever. We always hear this argument from those who oppose those who express their love for Christ. Like the old saying "better to keep one's mouth shut and others think you are a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt." LOL! Go for it Tim, keep demonstrating your faithfulness.

Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 10:19 pm

Plummer compliments, criticizes Tebow, Shanahan

Mike Shanahan and John Elway: Shanahan's fixation on Elway is like Leo Duroucher and Willie May. Elway is Shanahan's creation myth, just as Mays was for Duroucher. Duroucher spent the rest of career waiting for another Mays to spring out of the ground and recreate the 1951 experience. Shanahan dreams of a other Elway the same way.

Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: November 21, 2011 9:58 pm

Plummer compliments, criticizes Tebow, Shanahan

Question....What if a player that worshiped the Devil did some kind of Satanic prayer or Devil dance (or what ever they do) after everytime he made a good play or a TD? Would you people that are ok with Tebow doing his Christian thing be ok with a player doing his Satan worship thing? Would you be ok with that player preaching Satan & thanking Lucifer for his gift to play the game? If you wouldnt like the player for his Satanic religion, then dont complain about the people that dont like Tebow for his religion or having to see him do his nealing prayer. It's America remember...its your choice to your opinion & religion.

Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 9:49 pm

Plummer compliments, criticizes Tebow, Shanahan

Plummer did get run out of town just cause of being in the shadow of Elway, but what QB wouldn't be?? And just like then, now you got Orton who got run out of the starting postion for Tebow. It's a show me what you can do now league, and since Tebow is winning in unconventional ways, I would say keep playing him.

Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: November 21, 2011 9:21 pm

Plummer compliments, criticizes Tebow, Shanahan

The problem with Shanahan, is that every QB he's had since Elway, isn't Elway. No matter what the strengths or weaknesses of any particular QB, he runs the same offense. So if they can't play like Elway, he just gets rid of them and moves to the next contestant.
There are a couple of problems with Teabow. First, he really can't throw the ball. I don't care how you do in a few games, in today's NFL, you  need to be able to throw the ball. He does everything else great. He's a leader, he can run, his teammates believe in him. And those are great. But that will only get you so far. No QB can run as much as he does without getting hurt. Hell, very few RB's can run that much without getting hurt. There are only so many running plays you can run, so as people disect the tape, Teabow will find running more and more difficult.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 21, 2011 8:35 pm

Plummer compliments, criticizes Tebow, Shanahan

I agree with Plummer
Coach Fox > Coach Shanahan (both of them combined)

Other than that, it seems a lot of the greats and not so greats of football players support Tebow, or coming around to,  with a few excemptions.  Emmit Smith, Micheal Irvin, Jake Plummer with the one notable excemption being Steve Young.  I would really like to see Young try to mentor Tebow

Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: November 21, 2011 8:35 pm

Plummer compliments, criticizes Tebow, Shanahan


Since: Aug 20, 2010
Posted on: November 21, 2011 7:34 pm

Plummer compliments, criticizes Tebow, Shanahan

Jake was a great QB in Denver, he became victim of the Denver court of public opinion ... The Fans.  The fans at that time were screaming for the new kid in town, Jay Cutler.  Any little mistake and the fans were chanting for Cutler.  After that it didn't take long for the fans to oust Orton for the young kid Tebow. In Denver the Fans rule, I hope Elway can put a backbone into the organization and bring it back to respectability.

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