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Count Alex's Losses
11-04-2010, 05:40 PM
This article is hilarious...most of it is about handball.

http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nfl_experts__28/ept_sports_nfl_experts-303373097-1288886743.jpg?ymX3GCEDsgoXHV8e

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Ex-NFL-QB-Jake-Plummer-is-playing-a-new-sport-th?urn=nfl-282499

The grind of playing for an uber-perfectionist like Shanahan wore on Plummer during his time in the Rockies.

"I had a coach that, regardless of how well I thought I was playing or how well the majority of fans across the country thought I was playing, it was never good enough for him," Plummer said, not bitter but very matter-of-fact. "And that kind of gets frustrating.

"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."

Plummer didn't sound surprised by the current circus unfolding in Washington, D.C., between Shanahan and Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb(notes).

"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."

So after being replaced in Denver, Plummer was traded to the Buccaneers in March 2007 but -- beaten down by life in the NFL -- rumors began to circulate that he would never show up in Tampa Bay and instead retired at the age of 32, walking away like his best friend Pat Tillman did five years earlier.

It seemed unthinkable that someone would leave the game with so many good years left and due $5.3 million in 2007.

That is, until Plummer held a press conference in Denver days later to say he was done playing. The speech was short because, well, he had a handball tournament to attend.

He hasn't looked back since and Plummer's certainly got his hands full these days. On top of all the physical activities, he's now a family man, spending time with his wife and former Broncos cheerleader, Kollette, and their newborn son, Roland, whom she had in June.

However, there's one final thing he fantasizes about doing on the gridiron.

Said Plummer: "I would like to go in one more game and roll to my left and throw a ball, a sick wobbly lob pass to Larry Fitzgerald(notes) and he'd go up against eight [defensive backs] and pull it down and make me look good."

Somewhere, the Cardinals brass frantically just picked up the phone.LOL @ this:

"I lost in our doubles match at my tournament in a tiebreaker and came off the court as happy as I've ever been after a loss," Plummer said. "I was smiling and laughing and [thinking], 'Hey, this is life.'"Yes, that's life....losing in the NFL and in handball! ROFL

vailpass
11-04-2010, 05:44 PM
"I had a coach that, regardless of how well I thought I was playing or how well the majority of fans across the country thought I was playing, it was never good enough for him," Plummer said, not bitter but very matter-of-fact. "And that kind of gets frustrating.

"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."


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FAX
11-04-2010, 05:45 PM
Handball is demanding, man.

You're watchin' balls and dodgin' balls and whackin' balls and slappin' balls. It's like the perfect game for ex-goat quarterbacks.

FAX

Superturtle
11-04-2010, 05:48 PM
http://www.moviewiseguys.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/030409100451_the-hangover-movie-detail1.jpg

Looks like Jake Plumber has been starring in movies as well.

Art Vader
11-04-2010, 05:49 PM
Shaun Smith will be his doubles teammate one day.

Brock
11-04-2010, 05:50 PM
He's right. Shanahan got a lot of credit for things he never did.

Rain Man
11-04-2010, 06:17 PM
Elway was an average quarterback.

Gadzooks
11-04-2010, 06:23 PM
Elway was an average quarterback.

T.D. and that O-Line provided one heck of a running game.

Groves
11-04-2010, 06:28 PM
I don't know why, but my typical disdain for all things Bronco never surfaces with Plummer. For sure, while he was with the team, but for many of those guys it extends...well...for life.

I kinda like the guy.

I think it has something to do with walking away to the shock of many. Can't beat happiness. 5.7mil can't replace that.

(obligatory "It can sure get you close, though" comment here)

Demonpenz
11-04-2010, 06:55 PM
I like plummer, he won alot of games for the chiefs

Bane
11-04-2010, 07:20 PM
Elway was an average quarterback.

Who?

KCrockaholic
11-04-2010, 07:39 PM
He's right. Shanahan got a lot of credit for things he never did.

Best part is that Shanarat didn't even draft Elway, nor did he bring Elway to the Broncos. Yet the rat is looked at as the genius all while he got lucky hitting on Terrell Davis, and Thannon Tharpe. Even the running system wasn't his. I hope he kisses the feet of Alex Gibbs every morning.

cdcox
11-04-2010, 07:50 PM
Given his mistreatment by Shanny, I think Jake deserves another chance with the Broncos.

KcMizzou
11-04-2010, 08:11 PM
That pic of Plummer reminds me of Ben Stiller's character in Dodgeball.

thebrad84
11-04-2010, 08:21 PM
Decent looking wife too..

http://www.wagrankings.com/images/wives/nfl/Kollette_Klassen.jpg

KurtCobain
11-04-2010, 08:26 PM
Decent looking wife too..

http://www.wagrankings.com/images/wives/nfl/Kollette_Klassen.jpg

Untill you see how loose that shit is, do the donk cheerleaders have to take horse dick everyday like the players?

ClevelandBronco
11-04-2010, 08:35 PM
Untill you see how loose that shit is, do the donk cheerleaders have to take horse dick everyday like the players?

Nope. I give them Tuesdays off.

Fish
11-04-2010, 10:40 PM
I like plummer, he won alot of games for the chiefs

Positive statement acknowledged.

Thanksgiving game 06 at Arrowhead.... I remember walking out of the stadium yelling loudly.. "Jake Plummer for MVP!!!"

vailpass
11-05-2010, 11:24 AM
T.D. and that O-Line provided one heck of a running game.

Did you feel something flying over your head as you typed this?