Plummer's play garnering national attention

Updated: October 1, 2003, 6:55 PM ET

DENVER -- Broncos tight end Shannon Sharpe dropped his head, smiled, then let out an "mmm, mmm, mmm" and shook his head.

Seeing teammate Jake Plummer on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated was enough to spook even a 14-year veteran. But after getting over the initial concern about the SI cover jinx, Sharpe realized it was exactly where he expected to see Denver's quarterback.

"I think Jake has played as well as we thought he would," Sharpe said Wednesday. "I think he's understanding. ...

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