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Old 10-25-2013, 09:15 AM   #1
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While addressing the kids, Plummer repeated the phrase "love of the game." It's what he lost at the end of his NFL career, leading to his abrupt retirement in March 2007. He was just 32 and making more than $5 million per season.

"It just was time," Plummer said while standing on the deck of a magnificent home overlooking the ocean, now in Juneau for that city's youth league Heads Up program.

"I was ready (to retire) the year before," Plummer added. "A lot of people don't know that had we gone to the Super Bowl and won it, I was ready to walk off the stage with the MVP trophy and say goodbye.

"If you're not 100 percent energy focused on what you're doing, then you're cheating yourself, but you're also cheating your teammates, coaches, fans, and I didn't ever want to do that. I can tell you with 100 percent honesty that I played every snap with 100 percent effort. All I wanted to do was succeed, no matter what, no matter when, and at the end there, I was just ready to go. My heart wasn't in it, and I didn't want to be that guy who was letting my teammates down by not coming to work every day."

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Old 10-25-2013, 09:17 AM   #2
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huh. So Mike Shanahan was smart to draft Jay Cutler.

Please Jake, we need more handball stories
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huh. So Mike Shanahan was smart to draft Jay Cutler.

Please Jake, we need more handball stories
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:21 AM   #4
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That's all you took from the article? ZZZ
I didn't read it. i'm bored with Jake Plummer's retirement and how Mike Shanahan ruined his love for the game or whatever.
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"A lot of people don't know that had we gone to the Super Bowl and won it, I was ready to walk off the stage with the MVP trophy and say goodbye.
Ummm, I love you more than most did Jake, but that's presuming a lot. If the Broncos had won the SB, I can think of AT LEAST 5 or 6 guys that would probably have deserved that MVP trophy more.
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the Rams should give plummer a call...
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:22 AM   #7
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That's all you took from the article? ZZZ
He didn't read the article, obviously he just read the portion of it that I posted.
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Ummm, I love you more than most did Jake, but that's presuming a lot. If the Broncos had won the SB, I can think of AT LEAST 5 or 6 guys that would probably have deserved that MVP trophy more.
Really??

5 or 6?

Let's hear it.
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Really??

5 or 6?

Let's hear it.
Champ Bailey
Mike Anderson
Rod Smith
Al Wilson
John Lynch

All depends on who stepped up in the SB. All of them could've gotten the job done. Jake hardly did much in the win vs the Pats and certainly didn't earn any MVP votes in that Pittsburgh game.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:28 AM   #11
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Really??

5 or 6?

Let's hear it.
Champ
Mike Anderson
Al Wilson
Rod Smith...

.....Jeb Putzier?

Four is all I can come up with, and Al Wilson is kinda stretching it.

Edit: Forgot about John Lynch.
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that AFCCG season was alot of fun.... It strange, even with Manning and our records setting offense, it just seems that offense was much more consistent and productive... I know it wasn't but I seem to remember every game we'd come out and just start out with and bang and roll the who first half... alot of misdirection, bootlegs... fun stuff
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Champ Bailey
Mike Anderson
Rod Smith
Al Wilson
John Lynch

All depends on who stepped up in the SB. All of them could've gotten the job done. Jake hardly did much in the win vs the Pats and certainly didn't earn any MVP votes in that Pittsburgh game.

Well, thanks for responding even though I would call most on that list a stretch. It's all semantics anyway.
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Well, thanks for responding even though I would call most on that list a stretch. It's all semantics anyway.
I'm not sure if it's much of a stretch if you remember back to that season as a whole and what those guys around him did. In fact, look no further than that playoff game against the Pats. MVP of that game would've gone to Champ or Anderson, but hell, Todd Sauerbrun even out-performed Jake.
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I'm not sure if it's much of a stretch if you remember back to that season as a whole and what those guys around him did. In fact, look no further than that playoff game against the Pats. MVP of that game would've gone to Champ or Anderson, but hell, Todd Sauerbrun even out-performed Jake.
Sauerbrun caused a fumble. It was epic.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:51 AM   #16
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that AFCCG season was alot of fun.... It strange, even with Manning and our records setting offense, it just seems that offense was much more consistent and productive... I know it wasn't but I seem to remember every game we'd come out and just start out with and bang and roll the who first half... alot of misdirection, bootlegs... fun stuff
Denver did score 49 in that season once, the next highest score was 31.

That entire season they scored 395 points. Less than halfway through this season we are at 298. At least at this point this offense is way more consistent and productive.

That was a fun season and I get what you are saying. Mike Anderson was great, and I enjoyed the Plummer bootlegs. I miss Al Wilson, he was awesome.
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We had a lot of big plays that year. Shanaha liked to go big on 3rd and short as I recall. Bell has some homeruns. It was good.

This is better. Much better.
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Plummer said. "I would have a good game, and it would get dissected, and instead they'd (the coaches) say, 'Great play here, good job there.' But they would focus more on what I didn't do right. We would win the game, yet they were constantly focused on what I didn't do right."
Sounds like the Omane.
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Sounds like the Omane.
Sounds like a bunch of whining to me. (not surprising)

That's the part of the coaches job, to critique players and get them to improve, regardless of win/loss.

It seems he's always pointing the finger at other people and never takes any blame for how things went down.

Like how he was lazy and didn't want to come in for off season workouts after the '05 season, or how he quit (he admitted this himself) on the team after we drafted Cutler.

To top it off after he retires, he never passes up a shot to bash Shanahan, the coach he only had any real success with.

It just amazes me how so many people in our fanbase can like this guy. If this was anyone else on any other team, he would be hated.

He's a douche, a jackass, and a mental midget. I wish he'd shut up and just get on with his life.
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I agree that Plummer is sounding like a broken record and that him commenting on the coaching staff not giving him enough "positive reinforcement" is just kind of silly. Plummer "I wanted an occassional pat on the back but the coaches just wanted to fix my mistakes and so that really hurt my feelings...." Hey dude, you're getting $5m a year to be a professional NFL QB, grow up.
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Whether anyone agrees on who would've gotten the MVP, is it not a bit presumptuous for Jake to assume it would be him? If I am not mistaken in our first Super Bowl victory John did not get the MVP so why would Jake unless he did something amazing.
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"A lot of people don't know that had we gone to the Super Bowl and won it, I was ready to walk off the stage with the MVP trophy and say goodbye.
Oh we knew you stopped caring, Jake. We saw it in your play during the '06 season.
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I do wonder if someone will ask him back to play. Evidently there are teams reaching out to Brett Favre and Jeff Garcia and Jake is younger than both of them.

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Jake lives in Cabo now.

He has a turkey ranch here.
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Sounds like the Omane.
The Omane is STILL divided over the appreciation vs. non-appreciation of Plummer's accomplishments. The vitriol that encompasses some of the comments, in this thread, proves it....
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