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Jake Plummer on Mike Shanahan

Jake Plummer says the same thing about Mike Shanahan that Les Carpenter said earlier this week.

"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.

"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."

4 Comments

  1. Sorry, but Jake just never played up to his ability at Denver, or, maybe he just was not that good. Watching him in the NFC Championship against Pittsburgh, he chocked major. Nice Tuesday morning quarterbacking Jake….

    1. While I don’t think Plummer was the second coming of anyone, he did pretty good in Denver and did beat New England in the divisional game. Yeah he didn’t play well against Pittsburgh but that was a team that did win the Super Bowl and the entire team didn’t play that well.

      Shanahan has a history of mishandling QBs in Oakland, Bubby Brister, Brian Griese, Jake Plummer, and now McNabb. While Cutler played well under him, he didn’t exactly have anyone fearing Denver. I tend to side with Plummer on this one.

  2. Jordan says:

    It is not possible that anyone watched Denver play the Steelers in the NFC Championship.

    But I side with Plummer too on this one.

  3. I won’t disagree that Mike is hard on quarterbacks, it is a position that you can be the big hero or the big zero. As to Jake’s statement of Shanahan is still looking for another Elway, well, so is Denver…

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