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Plummer booed in a PRESEASON game at home, hahahhehee

Then I get home and my wife tells me I look like him :(


Home sweet home?

Plummer booed in first game in Denver; Manning shines

Posted: Tuesday August 26, 2003 1:35AM; Updated: Tuesday August 26, 2003 1:46AM

Jake Plummer's numbers were pretty good but not enough to appease the fans.


DENVER (AP) -- Barreling around the corner like a pulling guard, Peyton Manning cleared the way for an extra five yards.

So maybe it wasn't the best idea to have the quarterback as the lead blocker in a preseason game, but Manning wasn't about to let up.

Manning had two touchdown passes in the first half, then threw a key block to set up another score as the Indianapolis Colts beat the Denver Broncos 28-23 Monday night.

"We're playing on national television and I don't care if it is the preseason," said Manning, who finished 15-for-22 for 157 yards. "You want try to send some kind of message to the other teams and to the country that we feel like we're going to have a good team this year."

Recent injuries to quarterbacks Michael Vick and Chad Pennington had some bemoaning that the preseason is too long, but Manning played as if it was a playoff game.

He threw touchdown passes to Dallas Clark and Brian Allen in the first half, then was the lead blocker on a 16-yard double reverse by Marvin Harrison on the Colts' first drive of the third quarter.

Manning got in several good shots on Denver cornerback Kelly Herndon on the reverse before walking back to the huddle with a big smile on his face.

Allen scored on a 4-yard run six plays later, stiff-arming Sam Brandon at the line to put the Colts (2-1) up 21-13 with 4:49 left in the third quarter.

"You can't worry about that. You have to go play," Colts coach Tony Dungy said of potential injuries to his blocking quarterback. "Usually, when you're playing hard, good things happen for you."

Denver quarterback Jake Plummer got the playing hard part right, but that didn't stop him from being booed in his first home game with the Broncos.

Plummer fumbled his first snap, threw a pass that Colts linebacker Gary Brackett should have intercepted, and missed a wide-open Ed McCaffrey on what would have been an 18-yard touchdown. And that was just on the first drive.

"I don't think he was nervous," Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said. "I just think he was like everybody else -- looking forward to playing the game."

Plummer was much better on Denver's second drive, thanks to Ashley Lelie.

Plummer rolled out on the first play of the series, thought about running, then pulled up for a pass at the last second. Lelie adjusted to the slightly underthrown ball and made a leaping grab over Mike Doss for a 55-yard touchdown.

But that was about it for Plummer.

He dropped another snap in the second quarter, then was booed after Anthony Floyd intercepted his overthrown pass on Denver's first drive of the third period.

It was his final pass before Steve Beuerlein took over midway through the third quarter.

"I'm not too concerned," said Plummer, who was 15-for-22 for 205 yards. "Things will improve. I'm not happy with the way it ended. Nobody wants to throw a pick on their last throw."

The Colts sputtered early before getting things going late in the first quarter. After managing just 27 yards on its first two drives, Indianapolis moved 66 yards in nine plays for its first score. Manning capped the drive with a 14-yard pass to Clark, who was wide open after no one covered the middle for the Broncos (2-1).

The Colts didn't take long to score again.

Allen took a screen pass from Manning on the third play of the next drive, got a key block from guard Rick Demulling and turned it into a 53-yard touchdown.

Demulling took out safety Kenoy Kennedy near the 20-yard line, and Allen leaped over the corner pylon from about four yards out to put the Colts up 14-10.

"We played like we had been off 10 or 12 days, and it took us a while to get back the groove," Dungy said. "I like the way we bounced back."

Indianapolis' Jim Kubiak hit Aaron Moorehead on a 9-yard touchdown pass with 2:38 left. Denver cut the lead to 28-23 on a 5-yard pass from Danny Kanell to Dwayne Carswell with 40 seconds left, but the Colts recovered the ensuing on-side kick.

Notes: Indianapolis backup QB Brock Huard missed his third straight game with a broken index finger on his throwing hand. ... The teams will play again Dec. 21 in Indianapolis. ... Denver LT Ephraim Salaam played in the preseason for the first time after having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Aug. 1. ... Denver's Jason Elam hit field goals of 36, 39 and 42 yards. ... Broncos RB Clinton Portis didn't play in the second half because of a bruised calf, but the injury wasn't considered serious.

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Actually, IF you look at the numbers, Plummer didn't do too bad....especially when you compare them against Manning's performance, and Manning has the better receiving corps....I've got a feeling Plummer is going to raise a LOT of eyebrows before this season is over......;)

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I watched the game, I thought he did very well except for the 2 fumbled snaps. I think he's going to have a pretty good year, Clinton Portis looks like he's going to break out big time.

The boos came when Plummer had a man in his face and he threw an ill advised pass that was almost picked off... big deal, it's the preseason. He was moving around in the pocket and his arm was better than I thought it was.

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Originally posted by codeorama

Madden was pretty impressed with Plummer.

I love Madden but isnt he the same guy that makes comments like "You can only make one play at a time."


"First down is a good down."

lets not forget

"You have to put yourself there to catch him, and you have to catch him to make the tackle him.


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Actually...I think Plummer is a significant upgrade over Griese and will put up the best numbers of his career in Denver this year. He's still very mobile and has a strong arm.

Just curious, why all the negativism around here for ole Jake???

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what is mystifying is how positive Madden was about Plummer coming into Denver and leading that team to the playoffs, and that was BEFORE he watched him play last night.

Plummer has been the MOST inconsistent and overpaid QB in the NFL for the past 3 or 4 years.

I don't buy all the dribble about the Cardinals not being a good place to play for him because he had David Boston, Frank Sanders and Freddie Jones to throw to.

True his wins and losses playing in AZ would not be what Jeff Garcia's or Rich Gannon's are.

But his stats should look pretty good and they don't. His career rating is just points ahead of Tony Banks :)

So, Madden sees Plummer as a can't miss in Denver, meanwhile the Skins don't have a quarterback for 2003? :laugh:

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Originally posted by Cleotis

plummer has all the tools, all he has to do is take his time. if he can't affort to sit in the pocket and look around he should haul ass. i never seen a qb throw the ball more accurately to defenders than his own teammates.

Coming out of the draft he had all the tools, but years of playing for Arizona has forced him into awful habits that IMO, he'll never break out of. Arizona ruined any shot of him ever being a good QB, and Denver was stupid to sign him.

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Plummer will do better in Denver than he did in Arizona because he has a better O-line and running game, and a better overall team. There's a lot less pressure on him alone to win.

Still, I don't think he's going to suddenly become Joe Montana there. He's still a risk taker who can look simply awful, despite looking brilliant at other times.

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Bronco fans are as stupid as Philly fans booing Mcnabb when he was drafted!!!!

except Bronco fans are even dumber becsue they are watching him actually play and they can't tell the difference..LMAO

Plummer looked damn good for me..yeah he was nervous the fist series and the last pick late in the 3rd was costly..

but Plummer looke great in the pocket and man he has so much potential for this team that I am laughong my ass off at Denver fans..

not only that but Dallas could have had him..Whew!!

I don't know what game they were watching but apparently not that one...

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watching the game i thought Plummer played very well. it certainlyl helps that he has a solid OL and running game to help take the pressure off of him. he now has a great WR in Smith (his skills are diminishing), a solid possesion WR (Easy Eddie), and a young speed fread (Lelie) as well as one of the best TE's in NFL history (Sharpe). Plummer is going to produce this season, the teams problem is the defense.

those DEN fans are a bunch of dicks. i guess they are trying to join PHI and NY/NJ fans as the worst around...

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Originally posted by AzSkinsFan63

I don't know what game they were watching but apparently not that one...

I was watching a game that featured classic Plummer, fumbles, INTs, and overthrows.

The only reason why he had a TD pass is that Mike Doss completely forgot about Lelie. any decent corner would have picked off that underthrown ball.

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So, last night we watched him fumble as he tried to handoff, fumble a snap, throw one of his patented behind the back panic throws while being sacked (it hit the guy who was mauling him in the foot, but the foot was higher in the air than Jake's head.. lucky it didn't go right up in the air) ... he hit a linebacker dead in the hands with a pass that the guy dropped or it was six (and the LB was all of 5 yards in front of jake when he threw it,, what he can't see the color white?).. he threw an INT that sailed WAY over McCaffrey's head (he was open) he threw another one that Lelie skied up to snag with his fingernails and save him from another pick, and he threw a TD pass.

the Td pass was a floater to a receiver who was 15 yards beyond anyone, and he had to stop, turn around and make a play to get the ball. Lousy pass, nice catch, Doss still almost got there because that ball just floated up there.

Basically, typical confused Jake. And as usual, the booth made every excuse in the world for him, including calling his panic pass while being sacked "wisely downing the ball"... i don't know what it is with the media, but they just love to give this guy everything. And don't get me started on how much they suck up to Mr. Overrated Mike Shanahan.

Jeez talk about a tired old reputation.

Someone earlier in the thread asked why all the negativism on Plummer... it's not negativism,,, it's called "calling them like we see them"

If Snyder had signed that buffoon, we'd be a laughing stock,,, but since Mastermind did it, it's a move of genius.


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