By Matthew J. Buettner, CBSDenver.com
DENVER (CBS4) – A little shades of déjà vu.
Former Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer sees a lot of himself in the play of Trevor Siemian after two games.
“I’ve seen some glimpses that he can do a lot of things with his arm, but with his feet, getting outside of the pocket, extending some plays,” Plummer said on CBS4’s All Access Sunday night. “I’m happy with what he’s done so far.”
On one play Siemian held his ground and took a big hit after completing a pass.
“This is how you earn the respect of your veterans; the guys who are banging in the trenches,” Plummer said. “All of those great things, the intangibles that he has just come naturally to him … I like it.”
Plummer said “he’s getting coached and doing the right things.” And Plummer said as time goes on he’s going to get even better, even after missing a sure touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders in the red zone.
“Most definitely, most definitely. That’s just him having more reps down there and realizing (that in the) red zone, windows get tighter,” Plummer said. “He’s got the accuracy to do it, so he shouldn’t be scared to make that throw.”
Plummer said even though the Broncos weren’t very efficient in the red zone, Siemian “is going to learn who his playmakers are.”
Other Notable Quotes From Plummer About The Broncos
“We have a quarterback that can run this system — (head coach Gary) Kubiak’s system — very well; two highly talented running backs — throw in (Kapri) Bibbs, who is a running back who is hungry.”
“The defense is just vicious … they are amazing. They do all the little things that you want teams to do. They play for each other.”
“Trevor is showing toughness. “
“Demaryius Thomas stretching out for that first down.”
“A stiff-arm by Virgil Green on a shallow cross that turns into a 15-yarder.”
“The tackle by Chris Harris on a screen play that was the big wide-open one … next play — pick-six.”
“There are little teeny things that no one will notice. But me, watching from where I’m at, those are the plays that turn the tide for this team … unselfish players that really care about each other and that’s really the difference.”