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JIM PLUNKETT RUMORS & GOSSIP

Another quarterback who stepped out of another culture into the glare of Heisman hype

Jim Plunkett in Super Bowl XVIII at age 36. Like Marcus Mariota he came from a much different culture, overcame early doubts about his shyness and passed up a pro contract to return for an extra year with his teammates. Athletes rarely think about the significance of a game or a particular moment. That’s sportswriter talk. They’re completely in it and able to release themselves...
Via The Duck Stops Here
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Sanchez: The Jim Plunkett of the 21st Century?

I think when we heard about Nick Foles' injury last Sunday every NFL fan had the same thought: well there goes the Eagles' season. Not because the team isn't playoff worthy, but because it meant Mark Sanchez would be the starter for the forseeable future. In mop up duty, Sanchez had a up and down game, some good plays as well as the type of mind-numbing interception that...
Via Football Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Oakland Raiders games of alltime are immortal

5. January 22, 1984 Oakland 38 Washington 9Raiders:The Raiders were the underdogs as they had been in their two previous Super Bowl wins. The Redskins were the highest scoring team in National Football history and had beaten the Raiders in Washington earlier in the season, 37-35, in the 1983 season's most exciting game.The Washington Redskins were no match for the Raiders in...
Via Patriots Life
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ray Guy finally made it to the Hall of Fame but these deserving Raiders are still waiting

The Oakland Raiders are one of the most storied franchises of the entire NFL. From owner to players to specific plays, few teams carry the lore of the Raiders. There are 22 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame who were associated the the Raiders in some form or fashion now that Ray Guy, a punter who revolutionized the position, has been inducted. Guy’s induction is long over...
Via cover32 - Raiders
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Plunkett weighs in on Oakland vs. LA debate

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Jim Plunkett is one of the few members of Silver and Black who played for both the Oakland Raiders and the Los Angelese Raiders. After former Los Angeles Raiders running back Marcus Allen weighed in on the stadium debate by saying the team should move back to L.A., Plunkett let his opinion be known. Plunkett spoke highly of what it was like to play...
Via cover32 - Raiders
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ten No. 1 overall NFL Draft picks you may have never heard of

He’s the marquee of all marquee names, a player who, with very few exceptions, is selected by a downtrodden team and a fan base in much the same condition. This young prospect is often looked upon as a savior who could possibly lift the fortunes of his team and the spirits of its fans. I’m talking about the number one overall selection of the annual NFL Draft. But while the track...
Via cover32 - Steelers
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Plunkett, former New England #1 draft pick, was no Tom Brady

Throughout the history of the New England Patriots organization, they’ve had their share of draft successes at the quarterback position (maybe heard of Tom Brady?), but they’ve also had some failures. Not to be too confused here, the Patriots haven’t fallen victim quite to the levels of Ryan Leaf, Akili Smith & Tim Couch, but not all college stars have walked into Foxboro...
Via cover32 - Patriots
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Raiders QB Jim Plunkett is not a Hall of Famer

It seems that some of Raider Nation disagrees with some of the content in my last article, Top 5 Raiders that should be in the NFL Hall of Fame. Apparently I left off a very important person in Raider history, former Raiders quarterback, Jim Plunkett. So why did I leave Plunkett off of my list? Why not at least give him honorable mention? It was for the same reason that he hasn...
Via cover32 - Raiders
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The next Jim Plunkett? Why JaMarcus Russell deserves a second chance in the NFL.

As a Raiders fan it is hard for me to fathom seeing JaMarcus Russell in an NFL jersey but he deserves another shot in the NFL. I saw firsthand how incompetent and unmotivated JaMarcus Russell was as an NFL quarterback. I remember the holdout, the stopping of practice to find his earring, and the Tony Siragusa-like belly. One cannot even utter the name JaMarcus Russell to members...
Via Football Extra Points
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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