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Helmets Off


Jan 31, 2018

Scott Mitchell is joined by former NFL Quarterback Jake Plummer.  There is times that Jake misses the game of football, especially his relationships that he has had and the daily interactions.  His misses rolling to his left and throwing some dimes but he still does that in the yard from time to time.  He is glad that he played when he did and not now because of the power of social media.  Jake enjoys watching the games but he usually watches it on DVR when his family has gone to bed.  Scott doesn’t like watching football games for fun. 

Jake is working with a company that runs a website called readylistpro.com.  It’s basically the Rosetta Stone for Football.  You can study your playbook and even test yourself.  All of the results are getting sent to the coach so they can see your progress.  Jake has pitched it and is now with a few power 5 schools like Louisville and Arizona. 

How did he get the nickname “Snake?” It was because he was a skinny kid and it went with his first name, Jake.  Did he ever get nervous?  Jake was more anxious but yes he has been nervous before.  Jake went from playing for Marc Trestman with the Arizona Cardinals and had a great relationship with him.  He started the no huddle offense.  He went to Denver and head coach Mike Shannahan benched him.  There was articles that said that he couldn’t take them to the next level after losing in the AFC Championship but it wasn’t his fault completely.  The following year, the Broncos drafted Jay Cutler in the first round and was benched right away.  After a couple of tough days trying to accept his new role, so he decided to be a leader on the sideline.

Jake had the opportunity to play with a football and military icon, Pat Tillman. Jake said he was just your average guy but he was so good on the field.  He was so fast.  He just made sure that everyone on the team got better not only on the field but off the field.  Just before his last deployment, Jake was going through some life-changing things happening in his life but Pat called up Jake to make sure he was okay. 

A crazy fact about Jake is that he uses Medical Marijuana.  It has THC in it.  It helps with inflammation as well as helping him sleep.  But it is really helpful with the pain in his joints and headaches.

It’s time for the Gauntlet of Truth.  If he could go back in time and play for any team in any era.  He would play with Walter Payton.  What is Jake’s one takeaway where he wants to be remembered.  Just put your heart and soul into everything you do.  Other than his parents and his spouse, the greatest influence in his life is his older brothers.  He learned so much from them and they were just sports junkies.  He was always pushed by them and didn’t realize what they were doing was to push him and toughen him up and preparing him for College and the pros.

Scott Mitchell takes his helmet off to show you the inside scoop of all kinds of sports from football to even golf. Scott Mitchell is a former NFL quarterback who was a star quarterback at the University of Utah before going on to have a professional career playing with the Miami Dolphins, the Orlando Thunder, the Detroit Lions, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Cincinnati Bengals. Scott also hosts the podcast Rivals with former NFL player Jason Buck.

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