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Old 01-17-2009, 10:08 AM   #1
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Default Jake Plummer: Smiled When Shanny was Fired

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After his time in Arizona was done, Plummer made a choice that would change his life. He decided against Chicago, where the bar for quarterbacks was set wonderfully low. He signed with Denver, where the shadow of John Elway swallows all.

Plummer has no regrets. He loved the city, the people and the fervor for football in Denver. But when offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak left to coach the Texans, everything changed. Plummer and coach Mike Shanahan weren't exactly peanut butter and bananas, and Plummer was eventually benched in favor of rookie Jay Cutler.

In the end, Plummer went from a culture of failure to a city with impossible standards. The death of Tillman affected him profoundly, planting seeds of rebellion. And when it all hit the wall in Denver, he walked out on the game and the people who had crushed his love for football.

"Shanahan was a great coach, to a certain level," Plummer said. "But I have to admit, I had a smile on my face when I heard he was fired. Not that it did me any good.

"I loved going out and competing, but it's tough when you're constantly second-guessed. I can still remember throwing a ball in practice, and I didn't know whether he was going to scream at me or say, 'Great play.' "
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:09 AM   #2
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Jake had his best seasons by far under Shanny....he should be able to recognize that all that minute preparation and practice is one of the main reasons why.

Jake should be above taking pot shots from Idaho.

Smoke your weed, bang your cheerleader wife, play some handball, and enjoy living the dream.
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:10 AM   #3
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jake is a punk ass mother****er **********
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I like Jake. More props to him, he is loving life right now.
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haha. Jake is awesome. He shouldnt be taking shots, Id agree there.

Jake should not have been benched, Im still angry about that.
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:12 AM   #7
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shanny always came down hard on plummer and he babies cutler. I'm glad he is gone too.
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He spoke his mind. Good for him.

Seriously, this site needs to stop calling everyone and their mother a "punk".
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:14 AM   #9
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I like Jake. More props to him, he is loving life right now.
I like Jake as well....just think he is better than taking pot shots from Idaho.

Shanny elevated Jake's game to another level.
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:16 AM   #10
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I like Jake as well....just think he is better than taking pot shots from Idaho.

Shanny elevated Jake's game to another level.
You'd rather he go to Denver and say that?

He lives in Idaho.
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:16 AM   #11
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Besides....this thread is like tinder in a lightning storm during a drought.

Shanny and Plummer....like gas and fire on the Mane.
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:17 AM   #12
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I guess all the shanny tea-baggers think that Jake shouldn't have an opinion. Take the blinders off folks...the shanny era is over.

The king is dead, long live the king.
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:17 AM   #13
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Eh, name me someone who has been fired from a job (which Plummer essentially was) who wouldn't crack a smile when finding out the dude who canned him had his head roll, too.
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:17 AM   #14
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You'd rather he go to Denver and say that?

He lives in Idaho.
No **** he lives in Idaho....I knew that.

I would rather he just smile to himself and move on without telling everyone....that is the kind of guy I thought he was.

Live your life in Idaho and don't look back.
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:19 AM   #15
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Shanahan made him the best QB he could possibly have become. At one point he had all the faith in the world in him when he signed him as his QB of choice. But being one of the most erratic QB's in league history will make people second guess you, Jake.
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haha. Jake is awesome. He shouldnt be taking shots, Id agree there.

Jake should not have been benched, Im still angry about that.
Yeah he should of. Jake sucked his last year. He totally collapsed under the weight of a competition for the starting spot.

STFU Plummer.
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Plummer competing, thats a laugh. He folded like a paper tent and quit when he didnt get his way. Now that sackless POS wants to take shots at a guy who helped him become a winner instead of the true loser that he was. What a classless piece of garbage.
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Plummer competing, thats a laugh. He folded like a paper tent and quit when he didnt get his way. Now that sackless POS wants to take shots at a guy who helped him become a winner instead of the true loser that he was. What a classless piece of garbage.
Textbook Orange Mane overreaction.

Let's say you worked for some company. You're the head of your department, and things are going okay. Then, your boss hires a young kid with the same exact skill set as you, only better. Then, before Christmas, he fires you and promotes the young kid just out of college.

You wouldn't smile a little if your boss was fired a few years later?

Give me a break, people. I thought it was Jake's time to go just as much as anyone else, but he is not classless for this little comment.
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:37 AM   #19
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I actually admire the way Jake walked away from the game and think he is probably a pretty cool dude.

I figured he would never mention the NFL again once he left the game.
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:39 AM   #21
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I smiled to Jake...I smiled for both of us. Jake was ok in my book... the Tillman death really messed him up.
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I'm guessing the over/under for this particular Jake/Shanahan thread is 6 pages...
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:43 AM   #23
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If Plummer were to have called this reporter up and said "Hey, want a juicy quote?" then he'd be a punk. Somehow I get the vision that Plummer was just minding his own business when someone called him up, and he told him exactly what he felt. I've got nothing but respect for that.
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Textbook Orange Mane overreaction.

Let's say you worked for some company. You're the head of your department, and things are going okay. Then, your boss hires a young kid with the same exact skill set as you, only better. Then, before Christmas, he fires you and promotes the young kid just out of college.

You wouldn't smile a little if your boss was fired a few years later?

Give me a break, people. I thought it was Jake's time to go just as much as anyone else, but he is not classless for this little comment.

agreed. Its an expected and perfectly natural reaction from Jake. I think any one of us would crack a smile if the boss who fired us was fired himself.
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:47 AM   #25
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I'd smile too if the guy who **** canned me got fired. Not a huge deal..What did you expect him to do...cry Who cares..
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