DENVER (CBS4) – Jake Plummer was 39-15 as the Denver Broncos starting quarterback before losing his job to Jay Cutler. Plummer then just walked away from the game, which not many athletes do when they are still in their prime. CBS4′s Vic Lombardi caught up with Plummer last week and sat down with him for a one-on-one interview. His first question was if he missed playing the game — not the fame and the money — but the actual game. “That’s hard to say. Growing up that’s all I did was compete. You’re missing that feeling of fans that believe, the energy that’s building and the momentum that’s starts to build; to never give up and to fight and win, even against all odds,” Plummer said. “When you get guys believing in you — that feeling — you miss that like crazy.” Plummer is still popular in Denver as many fans thought he got a raw deal with he lost the starting job. “In that exact moment it was hard because I wasn’t slighted by anybody in the town. It wasn’t the town’s decision, it was the head coach’s decision; and they believed the head coach,” he said. “(Mike) Shanahan had a track record that proved he could win … of course I was mad and I wanted to take off right then. I didn’t even want to be there for the end of it.” Plummer said he knows there are a lot of great fans in Denver. “I wouldn’t have been able to do what I did without all of their energy and all of their support. I saw it happen with Tim Tebow. When someone’s down and against all odds and people believe, it’s a powerful thing. I know I had a lot of great fans who believed in me.” Lombardi asked Plummer if he thinks Tebow can succeed in New York. “What a stage to succeed one. New York is not the easiest to place to play … you never know. The kid works hard, he believes in himself; his teammates buy into what he believes in … bottom line, if you want to win and your teammates believe in you, you’re going to have success.” Plummer said he’s also a big Peyton Manning fan. “I’ve always marveled at his ability to go out on the field when there’s so much going on and watching him for the past five years,” he said. “I’ve been in those situations and the guy is just as cool as a cat. I never felt how he looks.” Lombardi asked Plummer if he gave him a helmet and shoulder pads if he could go out and play an NFL game this week. “Oh yeah. I’d be sore afterwards.”
Jake Plummer Shares Views On Manning, Tebow
Denver led the NFL in rushing with a franchise-record 2,632 yards and tied for the NFL lead in carries (546), yet ranked only 25th in the 32-team league in average time of possession.
The Broncos’ defense didn’t get much help from the Broncos’ offense last season
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The New York Jets have been under the microscope this offseason, particularly following last month’s acquisition of Tim Tebow from the Denver Broncos, but team owner Woody Johnson appears to have few reservations about inviting HBO’s microscope for a return visit.
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NFL roundup: Jets may be on HBO’s "Hard Knocks" (Yahoo! Sports)
Tennessee Titans free agent defensive end William Hayes has scheduled visits with both the St.
Titans’ Hayes to visit Rams, Broncos (The National Football Post)
Because of the position’s short shelf life and players’ urgency to cash in, running back negotiations can be complicated, Andrew Brandt writes.
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Brandt: Nothing simple about RB negotiations
In an Insider piece, former Indianapolis general manager and current ESPN analyst, Bill Polian explains how new Denver quarterback Peyton Manning will…
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Polian’s expectations for Denver’s offense
Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker is engaged to be married to country music singer Jessie James. The 25-year-old was Tim Tebow’s favorite target during the 2011 season, catching a team-high 44 passes and eight touchdowns. He suffered a knee … Continue reading →
Broncos receiver Eric Decker engaged to country star Jessie James (Yahoo! Sports)
Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker is engaged to be married to country music singer Jessie James. The 25-year-old was Tim Tebow’s favorite target during the 2011 season, catching a team-high 44 passes and eight touchdowns. He suffered a knee injury in Denver’s overtime playoff win over the Pittsburgh Steelers and missed the team’s divisional palyoff game. James, 23, released her self-titled debut in 2009. It peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard charts. Last year, she performed the national anthem before one of Decker’s games. The Broncos went on to defeat the New York Jets that night, kicking Tebowmania into high gear and helping propel the team to the AFC West title. The couple met through a mutual friend and began their relationship on the phone. James announced the engagement on Sunday via Twitter. In case anyone was wondering whether it was an April Fool’s gag, she tweeted multiple pictures that showed her wearing an engagement ring. James and Decker then celebrated their upcoming nuptials by attending the Academy of Country Music Awards. In her new video for “When You Say My Name,” James is seen sliding through a house in her underwear, a la Tom Cruise from “Risky Business.” Assuming you haven’t already left this post to go find it yourself, you can watch the clip at Yahoo! Music.
Broncos receiver Eric Decker engaged to country star Jessie James (Shutdown Corner)
For most of the draft season, it’s been a two-quarterback race at the top, with one clear leader. Now that teams have gotten to see more of Ryan Tannehill, he is in the mix within the top 10 picks. This mock goes two full rounds.
2012 NFL Draft: Mel Kiper’s fourth mock draft is two rounds