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Old 11-28-2012, 10:42 AM   #104
Taco John
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Peyton Manning

Originally Posted by Crushaholic View Post
10 comebacks, as a Bronco...just as many, in Arizona...
Twice as many in Arizona. And the comebacks he registered with us are primarily "one score" comebacks, or "keep pace" comebacks. When I think of a comeback, I think of being down by two scores and managing to "come back" and win.

Here's an example:

Being down 23-24 in the third quarter, and then scoring in the 4th to pull ahead and win isn't really what I consider a comeback. That's what most of these "comebacks" are.

More to the point, we couldn't get down two scores with Plummer and expect him to pull the game out. Pressure was too high in that situation.

Just look at his splits:

On first and second down, he throws close to 60%. On third downs, he doesn't even break 50%. When he's down by one score his QB rating is 111.0. When he's down by two or more, his QB rating was 44.2 - a huge drop off in performance.

I liked Plummer. We came from the same home state. I got a chance to be on the field with him in High School (he killed us - he was a legend in Southern Idaho when he was playing). But he was never able to handle pressure at the pro level - certainly not in the aquarium we call being a Denver Broncos starting QB. He was the right medicine at the time, but he wasn't the guy who was ever going to be able to win a Superbowl.
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