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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 sportsradiointerviews.com. “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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Comments

Since: May 12, 2010
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:51 pm
 

Plummer compliments, criticizes Tebow, Shanahan

So the man cant speak about his religious views. As a Christian it is his job to spread the good news and not deny anyone an oppurtunity to know about Christ. Jake just had to throw all that those ridiculous comments in becuase it is just another example of hater. Let Tebow play. Let Tebow talk about Jesus. And let Tebow win games like hes been doing.


He actually complimented Tebow many times. He wasn't hating on Tebow at all. He said Tebow just says it too much. Yeah we have freedom of religion in this country but that's why we go to church and preach about the good word there. Not every time you do a post game interview. It almost seems like he's trying to be too wholesome. One thing I will say though. If this is what he needs to do to keep himself on the right path, maybe he should be preaching to some of the players in the NFL with criminal records.



Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:28 pm
 

Plummer compliments, criticizes Tebow, Shanahan

So the man cant speak about his religious views. As a Christian it is his job to spread the good news and not deny anyone an oppurtunity to know about Christ. Jake just had to throw all that those ridiculous comments in becuase it is just another example of hater. Let Tebow play. Let Tebow talk about Jesus. And let Tebow win games like hes been doing.



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:20 pm
 

Plummer compliments, criticizes Tebow, Shanahan

In 5 games as a starter, Tebow has the same amount of Super Bowl rings as Plummer. ZERO! Maybe if Plummer was capable of "doing more" and not just being a "cog" he would not have been run out of town. Jake the Mistake obviously thinks a lot of himself, but you really don't get the credibility of an Elway, Montana, Aikmen, Brady until you wina Super Bowl. Or at least a conference championship Mistake. Good times.....



Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:01 pm
 

Plummer compliments, criticizes Tebow, Shanahan

Plummer is playing handball?  What is he a South Sider?  That's a prison sport!



Since: Sep 15, 2010
Posted on: November 21, 2011 5:59 pm
 

Plummer compliments, criticizes Tebow, Shanahan

Free speech right???? Leave Tebow alone, He has the right to openly and publicly display his faith. This is AMERICA after all. Before you start on me I'm not even close to being religiuos, but I did fight for my country so we could keep those rights. Tebow is a winner, he plays ugly football but a win is a win. His teamates love him and are willing to follow him and that's what counts. How come nobody jumps on brian Dawkins for openly and publicy displaying his faith?????????????????????????



Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: November 21, 2011 5:49 pm
 

Plummer compliments, criticizes Tebow, Shanahan

To:I lovemykids Do you talk to those kids with that mouth. There are a lot of "Jesus Freaks" out there, and I'm one of them. Your comment was uncalled for, and truely offensive. Hope you feel better now.



Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: November 21, 2011 5:31 pm
 

Plummer compliments, criticizes Tebow, Shanahan

Nice talk...



Since: Oct 30, 2008
Posted on: November 21, 2011 5:30 pm
 

Plummer compliments, criticizes Tebow, Shanahan

I will pray for you.  Sounds like you need Jesus.


ilovemykids
Since: May 18, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 4:43 pm
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