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#1 F.Chowds

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:31 PM

One of the benefits to hosting a conference champion at your facility during the run-up to the Super Bowl is being able to show off your digs to potential free agents. In real-estate terms, it's like an open house: Come on in, check us out and see if you can envision yourself here. 
 

 

The AFC champion Denver Broncos have a player who might draw interest from the New York Jets in free agency -- wide receiver Eric Decker

For four days next week, Decker and his teammates will practice at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, N.J., a 224,000 square-foot facility on a 27-acre campus. The players won't have full access inside the building -- some areas are off-limits -- but they certainly will get a good feel for the place, which includes a 5,500 square-foot locker room, five practice fields and a massive field house. For Decker, it'll be like an extended free-agent visit, with non-verbal recruiting. 

No doubt, coordinator Marty Mornhinweg would like to have a receiver of Decker's ilk in his offense -- young (27 in March), athletic and big (6-foot-3). The Jets have similar players inStephen Hill and David Nelson, but Hill has been a disappointment. Nelson is a keeper; it'll be up to them to decide if they believe he can prosper in a prominent role. 

Over the last two seasons, Decker has 172 receptions for 2,352 yards, ranking 11th and ninth in the league, respectively. Interested teams will have to address two big questions about him: How much of his production is due to Peyton Manning's brilliance? Is he good enough to be a No. 1 receiver? 

No doubt, Decker has benefitted greatly from having Manning, not to mention fellow receiver Demaryius Thomas on the other side. But Decker's ascent started pre-Manning, in 2011, when he scored nine touchdowns in his first full season as a starter. 

And that came with Tim Tebow throwing the ball. If he can score nine times with Tebow ... well, you can fill in the rest.


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:35 PM

You guys have running water in your facility? Oh, you do. Hot AND Cold??

 

You'll never run out of 45 lb. plates again, that I promise.

 

And here we have our fully staffed glory hole...

 

I'm sure he's going to be incredibly impressed by our facilities.


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:48 PM

One of the benefits to hosting a conference champion at your facility during the run-up to the Super Bowl is being able to show off your digs to potential free agents. In real-estate terms, it's like an open house: Come on in, check us out and see if you can envision yourself here. 
 

 

The AFC champion Denver Broncos have a player who might draw interest from the New York Jets in free agency -- wide receiver Eric Decker

For four days next week, Decker and his teammates will practice at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, N.J., a 224,000 square-foot facility on a 27-acre campus. The players won't have full access inside the building -- some areas are off-limits -- but they certainly will get a good feel for the place, which includes a 5,500 square-foot locker room, five practice fields and a massive field house. For Decker, it'll be like an extended free-agent visit, with non-verbal recruiting. 

No doubt, coordinator Marty Mornhinweg would like to have a receiver of Decker's ilk in his offense -- young (27 in March), athletic and big (6-foot-3). The Jets have similar players inStephen Hill and David Nelson, but Hill has been a disappointment. Nelson is a keeper; it'll be up to them to decide if they believe he can prosper in a prominent role. 

Over the last two seasons, Decker has 172 receptions for 2,352 yards, ranking 11th and ninth in the league, respectively. Interested teams will have to address two big questions about him: How much of his production is due to Peyton Manning's brilliance? Is he good enough to be a No. 1 receiver? 

No doubt, Decker has benefitted greatly from having Manning, not to mention fellow receiver Demaryius Thomas on the other side. But Decker's ascent started pre-Manning, in 2011, when he scored nine touchdowns in his first full season as a starter. 

And that came with Tim Tebow throwing the ball. If he can score nine times with Tebow ... well, you can fill in the rest.

 

So, within this analogy... what's the difference between playing with Peyton vs. Geno?


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:51 PM

You guys have running water in your facility? Oh, you do. Hot AND Cold??

 

You'll never run out of 45 lb. plates again, that I promise.

 

And here we have our fully staffed glory hole...

 

I'm sure he's going to be incredibly impressed by our facilities.

 

If this stuff doesn't impress... then we are sure to seal the deal when he sees the Hall of Snoopy Trophies, and both of the AFCC game participant certificates.

 

Maybe we can tempt him with the esteem that comes from winning King Ugly.


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:52 PM

Methinks he'll be far more impressed with the QB at Lucas Oil Stadium than the facilities at Atlantic Health.


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:53 PM

Ive come around on Decker and would love to land him. His size and skills works well with what we have - Hill can then focus on replacing Edwards as an enigmatic deep threat/long ball guy. That hes healthy makes him more appealing than Nicks or Maclin.
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:59 PM

So, within this analogy... what's the difference between playing with Peyton vs. Geno?

 

Geno hands you towels.


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:02 PM

Methinks he'll be far more impressed with the QB at Lucas Oil Stadium than the facilities at Atlantic Health.

 

Or the one in Foxboro, or the one in Baltimore, or the one in well ... anywhere.

 

But seriously, there's a handful of teams that are 1-2 players away from being contenders, that have top QBs, and that will have money to spend. 


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:02 PM

Geno hands you towels.

 

I don't use towels, I wipe my hands on  my pants.


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:03 PM

Hill can then focus on replacing Edwards as an amazing downfield blocker. 

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:06 PM

Or the one in Foxboro, or the one in Baltimore, or the one in well ... anywhere.

 

But seriously, there's a handful of teams that are 1-2 players away from being contenders, that have top QBs, and that will have money to spend. 

 

Colts have the most cap space among those "top QB teams".  Baltimore has no cap space after handing Flacco all that money.  Green Bay has some nice cap space too.  Indy or Green Bay seems likely.


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:17 PM

New Jersey has pork roll - come on Eric


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:21 PM

New Jersey has pork roll - come on Eric

Nobody does grilled Pork Roll and Cheese sandwiches like "Joysey" Out here in Pa. deli cooks give me the blank stare like "WTF are you talking about?"


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:47 PM

Colts have the most cap space among those "top QB teams".  Baltimore has no cap space after handing Flacco all that money.  Green Bay has some nice cap space too.  Indy or Green Bay seems likely.

I doubt the colts. Wayne coming back next year and Hilton gives them a solid 1-2 punch already. GB would be my guess.

 

Lets see, catching perfectly thrown spirals in stride by Senor Daaable Check, or jumping and diving and lunging, and being hung out to dry to get clobbered by a heat seeking safety from Mr, rated last in the NFL? Hmmm........


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:50 PM

I doubt the colts. Wayne coming back next year and Hilton gives them a solid 1-2 punch already. GB would be my guess.

Lets see, catching perfectly thrown spirals in stride by Senor Daaable Check, or jumping and diving and lunging, and being hung out to dry to get clobbered by a heat seeking safety from Mr, rated last in the NFL? Hmmm........


Wayne is no spring chicken and Hilton gets hurt a lot. Also, Green Bay has Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb so they have a pretty solid 1-2 as well.
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:53 PM

Wayne is no spring chicken and Hilton gets hurt a lot. Also, Green Bay has Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb so they have a pretty solid 1-2 as well.

Cobb also seems to be injury prone, but good point about both Hilton and Wayne. Probably too much competition for him to come here, huh?


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:54 PM

The Packers never spend in free agency. I'd be shocked if they even had Decker in for a visit.
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:56 PM

Wayne is no spring chicken and Hilton gets hurt a lot.

 

This.  That WR corps is one injury away from a disaster at all times.  With Wayne nearing retirement, Decker could become Luck's favorite target for about a decade.


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:57 PM

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:58 PM

Decker is not even #1 on the Broncos....the JETS need to add a legit #1 WR.

 

I do not see any shortcuts here. There are not many in the FA market that can be legit #1's. There could be some calculated risk the JETS can take on with players coming from injury like Maclin. Decker might not be the answer. The JETS will have to draft WR's with their first few picks in this draft.


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:04 PM

I think Doug Baldwin is really the type of player the Jets need to be looking at.
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:05 PM

The Packers never spend in free agency. I'd be shocked if they even had Decker in for a visit.

 

Exactly. They didn't even entertain resigning Jennings after what he wanted, I highly doubt they'll pony up the money for Decker. Besides, they already have a better version of Decker in Jordy, not sure their team needs any more grit. 


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:05 PM

You guys have running water in your facility? Oh, you do. Hot AND Cold??

 

You'll never run out of 45 lb. plates again, that I promise.

 

And here we have our fully staffed glory hole...

 

I'm sure he's going to be incredibly impressed by our facilities.

it's a lovely facility in the middle of suburbia right off an interstate. Very impressive. I'm sure he'll be sold.


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:06 PM

The Packers never spend in free agency. I'd be shocked if they even had Decker in for a visit.

 

Interestingly enough, Decker reminds me a lot of Jordy Nelson.  Cant put my finger on why...


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:06 PM

Interestingly enough, Decker reminds me a lot of Jordy Nelson. Cant put my finger on why...



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