Bucs Want Jake Plummer Back
Though Jeff Garcia had a good season for Tampa Bay, there was a time when he hurt his back and struggled to stay on the field. The Bucs were then forced to go with Luke McCown at QB (or a banged up Garcia). If the same situation arises next year, the Bucs are hoping they won’t have to go with Luke McCown as a backup option. I mean why go McCown when you retain the rights to … none other than Jake Plummer. That’s probably what GM Bruce Allen is thinking since he plans to try and talk that summabitch Plummer out of retirement:
One of the improvements the Bucs would like to make is at quarterback, a position general manager Bruce Allen hopes will include Jake Plummer in 2008.
Of course, the Bucs deemed the quarterback position a priority this time last year, too. In March, Tampa Bay traded a 2008 conditional draft pick to Denver in exchange for Plummer last offseason, but Plummer never played for the Bucs, electing to retire instead.
“I’m a very hopeful guy,” said Allen. “Jake got to see what we were doing last year. He has a contract and we expect him to honor it.”
Either that, or they can try to pursue the thing in court where they’ve filed a joint-grievance with the Broncos against the Snake. My guess is that Plummer’s keister is staying put. He took a lot of heat while he played and was constantly scrutinized. His happiest day was probably the moment he could say “peace, see ya later” to all of that. Not a chance Plummer comes back, though it is kind of funny Allen’s going to pursue it. Good luck with that project.