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Old 04-28-2012, 11:51 PM   #1
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Did Jake Plummer indirectly help Broncos land Osweiler?
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Should John Elway be sending Jake Plummer a thank you note?

Plummer, the former Broncos quarterback, served as somewhat of a mentor to new quarterback Brock Osweiler during Osweiler’s career at Arizona State — Plummer’s alma mater.

“He would come down to the Homecoming games every single year and pull me aside to give me a quick note,” Osweiler said. “He was at my pro day and he could see me walking into the facility a little juiced up, a little amped up, and he just pulled me aside and told me to calm down, enjoy this process, relax, and go have fun. That was really a breath of fresh air and I thank him for that.”

The Broncos were at that Pro Day workout in Tempe, and also flew to Arizona to put Osweiler through a private workout and interview.

Plummer had made himself scarce around Denver and Dove Valley after his career with the Broncos ended when Mike Shanahan benched him in favor of Jay Cutler. Don’t be surprised if now we see start seeing much more of Plummer around town.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:52 PM   #2
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:56 PM   #3
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That would be great I like Jake
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I don't know about that, but Osweiler's throwing motion really reminds me of Plummer's.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:56 AM   #5
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:10 AM   #6
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Shoot, I'll take another Plummer. Especially a 6'7" one.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:21 AM   #7
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You say help, I say hinder.

Do love Jake, though.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:25 AM   #8
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By the way, if anyone was wondering why Plummer mysteriously appeared in Denver a few weeks ago, you don't have to anymore.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:43 AM   #9
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I would change your thread title. The Broncos didn't "land" Osweiler. That's really the word you associate with FA's. The Broncos drafted him. Plummer didn't have any say one way or the other so I don't know what the heck you mean when you say did Plummer help land him.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:59 AM   #10
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If he starts growing a beard and staring at the cheerleaders too long look out.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:26 AM   #12
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Dumb article ... in fact I'm not sure what she's trying to get across.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:29 AM   #13
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Over drafting helped the Broncos land Osweiler.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:46 AM   #14
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Over drafting helped the Broncos land Osweiler.
I suppose one could say that. They (Elway) were locked onto him for weeks at #57. They knew he would be available then, they wanted him and weren't going to risk letting him get scooped by any other team.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:16 AM   #15
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ESPN's Tedy Bruschi brought up a good point during the NFL draft on Saturday.

Bruschi said we shouldn’t expect Peyton Manning to be a mentor to Brock Osweiler right away. Denver signed Manning in March and drafted Osweiler with the No. 57 pick.

One of the benefits of drafting Osweiler is that he can sit and learn from Manning for the next three years or so without having to play. But Bruschi said Manning shouldn’t play the mentor role to Osweiler because he has more pressing concerns. Manning's chief priority will be to learn the offense and win games in Denver. Mentoring a young quarterback will not and shouldn’t be high on Manning’s to-do list, Bruschi said.

I agree.

Manning is in Denver to win, not baby-sit.

However, I think the Manning-Osweiler relationship can grow and Osweiler can learn from Manning without Manning putting too much effort in it or making Osweiler’s development a priority.

Osweiler can learn from Manning from simply watching him. During an interview with ESPN on Saturday, Osweiler said he is planning on buying a huge notebook. He wants to jot down Manning’s every move. That’s perfect.

Just by being Peyton Manning, Manning can help Osweiler grow.




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I suppose one could say that. They (Elway) were locked onto him for weeks at #57. They knew he would be available then, they wanted him and weren't going to risk letting him get scooped by any other team.
Problem isn't Brock or where we drafted him, the problem is that we drafted him at all.

Signing Manning was un cajones grande move, all our chips in the middle. We have a 2-3 year window to make a couple runs. So we drop #57 on a QBOTF .... future? Future is NOW!! I shudder to think of all the guys at #57, blue chip guys who could've contributed right away, I refuse to look.

THAT'S what's wrong with the Osweiler pick.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:38 AM   #17
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I suppose one could say that. They (Elway) were locked onto him for weeks at #57. They knew he would be available then, they wanted him and weren't going to risk letting him get scooped by any other team.
And that risk aversion basically cost them their pick of Lavonte David, Rueben Randle, or Casey Hayward.

If they could have risked Osweiler going in the next four picks they could have had an epic draft.
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And while I'm at it, that article makes exactly ZERO sense. LESS that zero.

First off, why would we ever thank Jake? He didn't convince Brock to "sign with Denver, bro," Brock had no choice who drafted him. Second, a couple words before Homecoming games and a "mellow out dude" before his Pro Day did not mold young Brock into the player he is. Jake obviously didn't give us inside info, young Dirk Elway was our pipeline for that. And what if Brock is a bust, do we still thank Jake, or do we blame him?

Dumbest.article.ever. I've seen more coherent writing by Raider trolls.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:04 AM   #19
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I would change your thread title. The Broncos didn't "land" Osweiler. That's really the word you associate with FA's. The Broncos drafted him. Plummer didn't have any say one way or the other so I don't know what the heck you mean when you say did Plummer help land him.
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Zona, we "landed" Brock as in .........


Broncos are - literally - Brock Landers.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:29 AM   #21
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TJ - Can you please ban the people that support a player blindly over the team.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:01 AM   #22
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Problem isn't Brock or where we drafted him, the problem is that we drafted him at all.

Signing Manning was un cajones grande move, all our chips in the middle. We have a 2-3 year window to make a couple runs. So we drop #57 on a QBOTF .... future? Future is NOW!! I shudder to think of all the guys at #57, blue chip guys who could've contributed right away, I refuse to look.

THAT'S what's wrong with the Osweiler pick.
Yeah, much better to look like another "Colts" when Manning is done.

It would be stupid NOT to draft a QB while Manning is in Denver.
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Anyone happen to know Osweller's wonderlick scores??
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:08 AM   #24
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Following the logic of the OP, we should have found a way to "land" Luck. After all, I watched a lot of Stanford games the last two years and Elway was on the sidelines for quite a few of them. He knows the Luck family and talked with Andrew often. Probably gave him tips, too.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:16 AM   #25
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Wonder what our draft would have looked like if Manning had signed with another team?

Would we still have signed Osweller Who else would we have taken?
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