Jake Plummer on Tim Tebow’s rebuttal: “I am not dissing the guy for his beliefs. It’s just I’ll TiVo it and then I’ll mute it.”

November 28, 2011 – 7:00 am by Steven Cuce

In an interview featured here on SRI last week, former Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer gave his thoughts on the progression of Tim Tebow in the Mile High City. Plummer has been very impressed with the way Tebow has won football games in crunch time for the Broncos. Plummer had one critique though: Lay off all the religion talk every time you speak on an NFL podium.

Tebow responded last week on  ESPN’s “First Take” last week after word spread of Plummer’s comments. Jake ‘The Snake’ had a chance to come back on the air to defend his comments on Tebow, who mind you led the Broncos to their fifth win in six games since he took over as starter for the Broncos in place of Kyle Orton. Check out the following transcription for Plummer’s follow up commentary.

Jake Plummer joined 102.3 The Ticket in Denver with Vic and Gary to discuss his comments last week about Tim Tebow laying off the Jesus Christ references in every postgame press conference, his response to Tim Tebow saying he loves Jesus Christ every day just like a husband loves his wife every day, and the Denver Broncos being able to win football games over the long haul if they’re confined to running the option with Tebow under center.

You talked about Tim Tebow the other week. You made the right point in saying Tim Tebow has the right to say whatever he wants to say, but after a little while it gets tiresome. That was your point right?

“Oh yeah. I can think back to when I was a kid watching sports – me and my brothers were big sports fans – it always seemed to trivialize that importance of a relationship of that sort that people had with Jesus Christ or with God. Whatever it was it seemed to be an inappropriate place to bring it up after a football game or a basketball game or whatever, but I am not dissing the guy for his beliefs. He obviously is a good kid. He’s got a lot of strong morals and values – it’s just I’ll TiVo it and then I’ll mute it. I don’t have to hear it. It’s our option. We can listen if we want. I have nothing against the guy’s playing ability like I said he is a winner. It’s nice to see them [Denver Broncos] winning. It’s nice to see them winning however they can. That’s not very common in the NFL that you win however you can. “

Now Tim Tebow claims he professes his love and religious beliefs publicly because it’s the same manner a husband who is married would say to his wife every day. A husband says he loves his wife every day going forward from the day he is married. Is that fair?

“Yeah, but even if I jumped up and after every game and said ‘First and foremost I want to thank and say I love my wife,’ people would get tired of hearing that too. Even my wife would get sick of hearing that.”

Do you believe the Broncos running the ‘option’ offense with Tim Tebow can continue to win over a period of time?

“You know, I don’t know? Everyone wants to see over a long period of time and how are they [Denver Broncos] going to sustain this? I mean be in the moment fans. Enjoy it now when you are winning. It’s been awhile and they didn’t win many games to go to the playoffs before I was there. We went to the playoffs for a few years when I was there and haven’t been back, so I am not trying to say I was the reason we won. We had a hell of a football team when I was playing there. We had a great core of guys that knew how to play together, that knew how to play for each other, and win however you could. There for awhile we were playing at a high, high level. We weren’t thinking about sustaining it for 3-4 years or even the rest of the season. We were just trying to get week-to-week. You talk to the players that is what it is about. It’s week-to-week. If they gotta do something else – another little wrinkle this next week to win then hey they are going to try to do it. That’s what the business of the NFL is winning. That’s why I said it is kind of neat to see some of the new things going on around the league. Whatever the formation is. The ‘Wildcat,’ whatever you want to call it where the quarterback stands in the shotgun with the running backs behind him and they are doing some interesting stuff. It seemed to be bucking the trend a little bit and when you are running the option in the NFL. They have tried it before many times. They are actually having success in Denver there. It’s obviously…I don’t know if the receivers like it much, but it seems like to me they are going and blocking down field and getting after it. I think all in all what it’s about in the NFL is winning. It’s not about winning for 10 years from now. It is not about building a dynasty or building a Super Bowl contender year in and year out. It’s about winning this next week. That’s all the fans should worry about really and I think they should be happy to see they are doing whatever they can there and they got a kid that really if the ball is in his hands and there is a decisive moment in a game he is going to make plays. He’s proven that already. He might not throw a 30-yard seam route for a touchdown, but he might run it 30 yards and up the seam and dodge a bunch of people. Either way it is exciting. You are excited about it. You are wondering what is going to happen and that’s gotta be fun for the fans there I would hope.”

Listen to Jake Plummer on 102.3 The Ticket in Denver here

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  1. 25 Responses to “Jake Plummer on Tim Tebow’s rebuttal: “I am not dissing the guy for his beliefs. It’s just I’ll TiVo it and then I’ll mute it.””

  2. Any one but poor old Jake. He would NOT want his ASU days or cardinal days brought back to life. Including his time in Court. Jake Lucifer Plummer never made it anywhere. So Jake shut up, you were always such a looser. Who knows if you were a Christian, you might have been at least a fair QB.
    Look up Jake’s court appearances. I live in Phoenix, AZ. So Jake you have always been a looser, AZ. was ashamed to even claim you, now you down some one religious belief??? Jake are you just sore that the Broncos dumped you????

    By Maxine on Nov 28, 2011

  3. Would love for the sports network to look up old articles and see what a looser Jake Plummer was. I use to feel sorry for him. He was no good as a QB and in his personal life, sad the way he acted and what he got sent to court about in AZ.???? Tivo that Jake. Best you just stay put and shut up your lip. Tim Tebow cannot help that Jake got DUMPED BY THE BRONCOS. IN THE MIDDLE OF A SEASON.TIM WAS JUST A KID WHEN ALL THAT WAS HAPPENING IN DENVER WHEN THEY DUMPED PLUMMER AND WHAT A TERRIBLE PERSON OFF OF THE COURT PLUMMER WAS. COULD NOT STAY OUT OF TROUBLE. HE THOUGHT HE WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL, WHEN REALLY ARIZONA FANS WAS GLAD WHEN HE GOT THE BOOT.BEING AN ARIZONA RESIDENT, THE PAPER WAS OFTEN ALL ABOUT BAD BOY PLUMMER. HE THOUGHT OF HIMSELF ONLY AND THOUGHT THAT FEMALES COULD BE TREATED HOWEVER HE WANTED TO TREAT THEM. REMEMBER THAT JAKE. YOU HAVE WAY TOO MUCH GARBAGE THAT COULD BE UN COVERED, SO YOU MIGHT JUST SKIP ANYMORE INTERVIEWS ABOUT A QB, THAT PROBABLY BARELY REMEMBERS YOUR FEW GAMES IN DENVER. I WAS GLAD WHEN YOU GOT THE BOOT FROM THE BRONCOS, NOW LEAVE THIS VERY GOOD AND YOUNG QB ALONE.WE SAW YOU AS THE JACK AS- THAT YOU WERE IN YOUR COLLEGE DAYS. AND A SORRY QB THAT THOUGHT HIMSELF GOOD, WHILE FANS LAUGHED AT HIS TERRIBLE LEADERSHIP.

    By Maxine on Nov 28, 2011

  4. POOR OLD JAKE JUST WANTS SOME ATTENTION. JAKE YOUR DAYS WERE BAD WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG AND NOW YOU ARE JUST A SORE OLD MAN THAT GOT BOOTED BY THE BRONCOS. BUT WANTS A FEW MINUTES OF FAME BY BAD MOUTHING A YOUNG QB, THAT IS MAKING IT WHERE YOU FAILED, NOW THAT IS SO SAD JAKE. EVER BEEN INSIDE OF A CHURCH?? DOUBT THAT, OH, I WATCHED YOU PLAY (TRY) IN COLLEGE AND THEN A LITTLE IN THE NFL. YOU JUST COULD NOT CUT IT JAKE, ADMIT IT YOU JUST COULD NOT CUT IT AS A QB, SO GO WATCH CARTOONS, THAT IS WHAT YOUR RESPONSE SOUNDS LIKE AN OLD MAN, THINKING HE IS STILL YOUNG.

    By Maxine on Nov 28, 2011

  5. Lol maxine, you just want to be heard don’t you? He was a good qb at asu and decent in nfl. I am in the same boat as plummer, it gets annoying hearing that all the time.

    By Mik on Nov 28, 2011

  6. Mik, it’s annoying? its annoying hearing about someone’s beliefs when they say it too much (however the heck you measure “too much”)? ok, i guess that’s something that people deal with at times, but does that say much about tebow or more about plummer (in this case)? tebow is merely exercising his right to speak freely. give me a break, just because you might not talk about the things you love every time you get the spot light doesn’t make it wrong for tebow to. even if you’re not saying its wrong, why the heck should tebow care if you’re annoyed about something he feels is necessary to communicate? it just sounds like you’re being intolerant, which i’m ok with. Heck, I wouldn’t tolerate someone’s actions if they were illegal or immoral, but with tebow i don’t see any clear wrong in his actions. Unless of course you believe what he is saying is wrong. none the less, telling someone to keep quite because it annoys you just sounds arrogant and self-centered. i’m not taking shots at your character, because i don’t know you, i’m just saying that what you’re communicating sounds that way.

    By mac on Nov 29, 2011

  7. The free speech argument doesn’t really work. Yes, Tim Tebow can exercise his First Amendment right to talk about religion. But that doesn’t mean people have to like what he says. The same thing goes for Jake Plummer’s comments. He has the same right to make those comments but people don’t have to like it. Frankly, I get tired of hearing Tim Tebow talk about religion. It’s not that I have anything against his personal beliefs but he is in a public forum and he should just stick to the football talk. Kurt Warner was/is a very devout Christian but he didn’t use his job as a pulpit to express his religious views. I don’t recall anyone ever taking issue with Kurt Warner.

    By bubba on Nov 29, 2011

  8. First: Learn to spell “Loser” unless you’re trying to indicate that Jake is the opposite of tight…

    I’m a Broncos fan first and a Tebow fan second. I root for him every week and he seems like a good kid. That said, I could care less about his religious beliefs and I think if Jesus gives any consideration to athletics at all then Jesus needs to get his priorities straight. Did God make SD kicker miss wide right because Tebow prayed? NO.

    I would LOVE to see the reaction if Tebow were a devout MUSLIM and saying “Praise be to Allah” after each and every game and quoting Mohammed in each and every interview. Few Christians would be standing up saying “that’s just a good moral kid and gosh darn it I like him”.

    By Jebus on Nov 29, 2011

  9. As a Pastor of a non-denominational Christian church, I LOVE that He thanks OUR Lord and Savior Jesus Christ whenever possible. Keep it up Tim, don’t let anyone take that from you. We live in the United States of America, where it is legal to thank God, allah, Jesus, or no one if you choose to. My children love that he is winning and is a great example of what an athlete that has a platform SHOULD do with his time on the air. He praises his teammates every time as well, as well as his coaches, his family, and deflects all praise & glory off of himself. We love him and his testimony at our house, and it reminds me of Who to give thanks to for everything in every situation. I will never tire of hearing it, and will join Him every chance I get…because I CAN! Thank you Jesus for the great US of A, where I can praise you anytime I want, as often as I want. Tim & I will continue to do so. Get used to it.

    By Pastor Joseph on Nov 29, 2011

  10. Tim Tebow is doing what all Christians Do, giving glory to Jesus for accomplishments or failures we all experience & learn from!

    By Clint on Nov 29, 2011

  11. Seriously – why can’t Tebow and his fanatics understand that its beyond annoying, its absurd to give thanks to God for winning a game. People are dying, kids are starving, 10 yr. old boys are getting abused in Penn St. locker rooms….yet you believe God really cares about whether Tebow and the Broncos win? So he must hate Novak and made his FG attempt go wide, right? Tebow can shout his love of God all he wants, but giving him credit for winning or losing is just dumb and diminishes the importance of Tebow’s faith. Render unto Goodell what is Goodell’s, and render unto God what is God’s. God certainly doesn’t care who wins. Tebow can profess his love for God without making it absurd like he does today.

    By Jason on Nov 29, 2011

  12. Jake Plummer was in court several times and women were not safe around him. I am not so religious, and a FSU grad to boot, but Plummer PLEASE shut your jealous immoral mouth. Your 15 mins are over and Denver was happy to see you go. Not a Gator fan either. Tebow simply oozes humility and class. Is what he does for a few seconds any more offensive than the hipster celebration dances the others do with impunity. The worst sin of the ancient Gods was Hubris. And that is what Plummer oozes. Go away. And the rest of you complaining need to get a few things in perspective. you probably chase kids off your lawn with a rake. And that Muslim comment made earlier was just beyond the pale. How do you know what the Muslim players pray after scoring. People get a life.

    By John Bishop on Nov 29, 2011

  13. @ Maxine: Jake Plummer’s a “looser”? If I’m not mistaken, he still holds the best win/loss record as a starting QB in Broncos history.

    Hail Satan!

    By VonDoom on Nov 30, 2011

  14. Hey Maxine….you sound much more upset than Jake, who was doing his best to be respectful. You can agree or disagree, but the only one who likes a loser is the bitterly upset hag e-screaming about how horrible Plummer is. Jake is a stand up guy who says what he thinks, he’s not selling anything. Get a grip, a life, and a clue.

    By Elias on Nov 30, 2011

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    By gue on Mar 27, 2012

  16. if more people believed in God & practice what living a Godly life was really about & believed in the 1 God there would not be the horriable things in this world. We are all children of God & as any parent knows you can only guide your child it is up to them to do the right thing…. That is what free will is & we all have it otherwise we would all worship 1 God. It is up to you to do what you will in this life & unfortunately those who choose to do bad things will find those innocent people to do them too. He gives God the glory cuz of his love for God & thru God all things are possible…. If you feel loved then you feel you can do anything. It is a love that is alive & he feels it.

    By Lisa on Jun 21, 2012

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