Kubiak’s departure brought Jake Plummer to tears

John Elway pairing with former teammate Gary Kubiak no surprise

Jake Plummer, the ultimate of NFL free spirits—the smart, accomplished, go-against-the-grain, challenge-authority guy—said last week he wept when Kubiak left the Broncos in 2005 to be the head coach of the Houston Texans.

“No doubt, tears in my eyes, man,” Plummer said. “Kubes is tough when you need tough. He’ll explain where he’s at, talk you through it, but he’s so smart. A guy like that you wake up every day seeing he wants the best for you and that maybe you disagreed at first, but you see he’s right and you’re not. He pushes you, I mean, hard, man, but doesn’t bully you, and you see for yourself he’s right. A guy like that you want to play for until you can’t play anymore.”

First, Joel Dreessen says he'd take a bullet for Gary Kubiak. Now this. What's next for Kubiak? Bill Romanowski writing a love poem?  

I’m glad we had this talk.  Now, vaya con Dios, Brah.

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