View Full Version : What is up with players not wanting competetion?
03-02-2007, 04:30 PM
First, Lelie, now Plummer, wanting to be handed starting jobs, and not have to earn them. At least that is the take I am getting from Jake retiring, rather than competing for a job. Anyone else have thoughts on this?
03-02-2007, 04:37 PM
I don't know that Plummer decision was about starting so much as it was about not wanting to play in Tampa Bay. Someone said he doesn't care or love the game anymore and I think that's true. I think the game has become just a job to him and it's meaningless to him.
Lelie is just a pansy.
03-02-2007, 05:08 PM
I think Plummer should have Retired after the Cutler pick last year.
It was apparent to me, via his performance, that he did not take well to the heat of competition. Too bad that is how I will remember his stay & not base it off his successes.
03-02-2007, 05:11 PM
I think Jake doesnt want to become one of those Qb's who is on a different team every 2 years. But im surprised he just doesnt take the backup role at Denver if that is the case. It may not be much but at least he can stay in one place.
03-02-2007, 05:45 PM
Jake has had people kissing his ass his whole career and he's gotten used to that treatment. The guy threw nine touchdowns and 24 interceptions as the starter in AZ in 1999 and they didn't even bring in competition for his job! He responded with 13 touchdowns and 21 interceptions. He acted legitimately shocked when they dumped him after another 20 interceptions season two years later.
Jake Plummer has proven over and over again that he cannot handle pressure. His turtle in a shell routine last season should have convinced even his most ardent apologists.
I guarantee he'll return to the league as a backup for somebody in 2008, probably Leinart.
03-02-2007, 05:50 PM
According to John Clayton, Plummer doesn't want to compete for a job, hence his retirement talk.
I'll say this much, if he doesn't think that he can beat out Chris Simms for a job, he should retire.
03-02-2007, 06:40 PM
I'd take a cool mill to practice and stand on the sideline.