Just Jake Plummer drinking Bud Light with Broncos fans pregame

Jake Plummer Bud Light

Jake Plummer may be an elusive cat these days, but he still shows his face around Mile High from time to time. And he gave the fans of Denver a thrill on Sunday when he showed up at the stadium to hang out with the Broncos. He even went bro mode by hanging with some fans at a pregame tailgate and drinking Bud Light.

Plummer was at the game with Rod Smith and Brandon Stokley to nominate the Longmont High School football team for a “Together We Make Football” submission.

You could even see him hanging on the sidelines with golfer Rory McIlroy:

Plummer’s a welcome figure in Denver again now that Tim Tebow’s no longer on the roster. Remember the beef he had with the former Heisman Trophy winner?

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Jake Plummer blasts Tim Tebow again: Jets can’t win Super Bowls ‘with a humanitarian quarterback’

We’ve heard the main knocks on Tim Tebow. He can’t pass. He’s not a quarterback. He’s a gimmick. He’s only a ticket-seller. But former Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer has just given us something we didn’t see coming.

Plummer, who previously said he’d like Tebow better if he cut down on the Jesus talk, spoke with KKFN radio in Denver on Tuesday and praised the quarterback for his charitable causes off the field but also cautioned that philanthropy doesn’t win football games.

“I respect the kid after the way the season went down and paying attention to what he does for other people in their lives,” Plummer said. “He puts a lot of things ahead of the game and in his position I think it’s pretty impressive that a kid his age can understand what really is important. … The kid has a big heart, he’s a humanitarian, but to back up what (John) Elway did, you don’t win Super Bowls with a humanitarian at quarterback. You win Super Bowls with a genius quarterback that knows what’s going on and that is Peyton Manning.”

Plummer’s thesis is pretty much the expanded version of the “good guys never win” adage. It’s almost as if Tebow can’t do anything right in anybody’s eyes. But, come on, how much more worse can a humanitarian be than a male model?

H/T Off the Bench
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Tim Tebow to Jake Plummer: I Praise the Lord Whenever I Have the Opportunity

Jake Plummer made headlines on Monday by coming out and saying what many people already thought: that Tim Tebow goes a bit overboard with his talk about Jesus Christ and the Christian faith.  Naturally, Tebow was asked about Plummer’s comments on Tuesday.  You probably already have a solid idea of what his response was without us telling you, but we will anyway.

“If you’re married, and you have a wife, and you really love your wife, is it good enough to only say to your wife, I love her, the day you get married?” Tebow said in an interview on ESPN First Take. “Or should you tell her every single day when you wake up and have the opportunity? And that’s how I feel about my relationship with Jesus Christ. It is the most important thing in my life, so every opportunity I have to tell him I love him, or I’m given an opportunity to shout him out on national TV, I’m going to take that opportunity.”

Tebow then went on to explain that his relationship with Jesus is more important than anything in his life — a factoid we already shared with you a little over a week ago.  He also said he had no hard feelings toward Plummer for what he said and thanked Jake for saying he’s a winner.

Say what you want to say as many times as you want to say it about Tim Tebow, but the guy’s not going to change — nor should he.  There are much worse “role models” out there that people should be criticizing for the things they say in public.  No matter how you look at it, Tebow is one of the good guys.

Chest bump to Pro Football Talk for sharing the interview.

Jake Plummer Will Like Tim Tebow Better When He Stops Talking About Jesus

Many people may not remember it, but Jake Plummer actually had some good years with the Denver Broncos toward the end of his career. Like many others before and after him, Plummer butted heads with Mike Shanahan and the relationship eventually had to end.  Fortunately for us, he’s still willing to share his thoughts on what has been going on in Denver.

As Sports Radio Interviews pointed out, Plummer joined Xtra Sports 910 in Phoenix for what turned out to be an extremely entertaining interview.  After he was done tooting his own horn and talking about how the Broncos missed out when they got rid of him, Jake was naturally asked for his thoughts on Tim Tebow.  His response was priceless.

“Tebow, regardless of whether I wish he’d just shut up after a game and go hug his teammates, I think he’s a winner and I respect that about him,” Plummer said. “I think that when he accepts the fact that we know that he loves Jesus Christ then I think I’ll like him a little better. I don’t hate him because of that, I just would rather not have to hear that every single time he takes a good snap or makes a good handoff…like you know, I understand dude where you’re coming from….but he is a baller. He knows how to win and when your teammates believe in you that you can do good things and that’s what they are doing.”

Given Tebow’s history of having a great outlook on life and always saying the right things, you know he’s going to only focus on the fact that Plummer called him a “baller.”  As for the Jesus stuff: Jake the Snake isn’t the first person to say Tebow is too in-your-face with his faith and religion.  However, it’s that openness about his beliefs that has resulted in the whole world walking around Tebowing everywhere they go.  Plus, the Broncos are winning.  Why would he stop now?

Jake Plummer: Mike Shanahan is Still Searching for John Elway

It appears there’s at least one guy out there who feels Donovan McNabb’s pain.  Much has been made over Mike Shanahan’s decision to bench McNabb in favor of Rex Grossman with the game on the line last weekend.  While Shanahan has denied it, several reports indicate the Redskins coach is unhappy with McNabb’s conditioning and his lack of effort during practice.

According to former Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer, that’s just Mike being Mike.  Plummer said he thinks Shanahan’s expectations tend to be too high, especially for his quarterbacks.  Out of Bounds passed along Plummer’s thoughts on the McNabb situation:

It just seemed like every game I could have completed these four more passes or these five more shots here and it would have been perfect. And that just wasn’t my personality… But Shanahan wanted perfection and he wore a lot of us down there.”

“I think Shanahan is still searching for John Elway,” Plummer said. “Somehow, someway, he thinks there’s going to be another guy like John Elway.”

“He coached a team to almost perfection (with Elway) so he wanted that again, he wanted that every time we went out there. It’s just not realistic.”

Maybe it’s just me, but it sounds like Shanahan’s mentality is consistent with that of all the great coaches in sports.  Does Bill Belichick ever truly seem satisfied?  How about Bill Parcells?  Mike Ditka doesn’t seem like the positive reinforcement type, does he?  You get the point.  Some guys need a pat on the back to keep them going and some coaches aren’t going to give it to them.  If that’s what McNabb is looking for, his stay in D.C. will likely be a short one.

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.