Thursday, June 08, 2006

Hot Seat

He had a strong 2005 season but couldn't get the job done against the Steelers in the AFC Championship Game. Although he's clearly No. 1, there are whispers that the team isn't thrilled with him and that first-round pick Jay Cutler is the future of the franchise. If the Broncos struggle, they may turn to the future sooner than expected.


Blogger Steve said...

I think "hot seat" may be too soon from the organization, especially since Plummer isn't a horrible QB. Plummer would need to have 4+ turnover games consecutively for Shanahan to bench him; whereas the fans will immediately be calling for Plummer’s head after the first turnover. Cutler is the future QB here in Denver and I certainly will be excited to see him take the helm, but right now, I think Plummer gives Denver the best chance to win.

7:28 AM  
Blogger Jamezwp said...

Plummer is still the man in Denver for the next two years. Although this plan always backfires because the "mentor" QB always seems to get hurt and the "protégé" QB is thrust into the lineup prematurely.

So there is my prediction.....Plummer tears an ACL on a roll out in the 4th game of the year and Cutler begins his reign as king of Denver.

Unless that happens, we won't see Cutler on the field until 2008.

9:00 AM  
Blogger RED said...

I think this situation will for sure light a fire under Plummers ass and that is a fact. After quetly making it to the AFC championship last season Plummer had to be sitting pretty high and feeling good about his career in Denver... BUT this is the NFL and you can't get to comfortable for too long. Plummer is either going to be able to handle the pressure of having Cutler in his shadow waiting to take over the helm or Plummer like he has been known to do (fail under pressure) and lose the job to Cutler by 2007. The question is when is it a right time to put in Cutler under that type of circumstance. Do you put Cutler in at the end of a failed season just to get the reps in or do you start him out fresh with a fresh season. Of course in the failing situation you don't really get a feel for him because team mates, coaches etc. are playing and coaching at a different level, almost a give up feeling, not quite that but not full potential that is for sure.

10:16 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

I think in a failed season (knowing you're out of the playoffs) - you still want to see what your starting QB does, how he reacts. It's like seeing what a pitcher does after he gives up a homerun or hits a batter, to see if that shatters him enough. But at the same time, it's good to get the QB of the future some time to learn the speed of the game. No matter how well you practice, it's not the same speed as game time.

But I do agree with James, we won't see Cutler unless Plummer is injured or Plummer has 4 games + of multiple turnovers or next season.

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Gabe Bittle said...

the stupid broncos suck because they don't have a black QB or a black coach.....white crackers suck like a doggggg.

7:52 PM  
Anonymous Jerry Bill said...

Broncos would be better is they would let my dad be the equiptment manager again.

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Big Ben said...

Jake the Fake has always been a loser, there will be no SB appearance for the Donkeys with Jake at the helm, 100% guaranteed!

9:50 AM  

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