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Eric Decker says Jets have ‘a lot of talent’ at QB

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F.Chowds    16,280

Eric Decker spent some time on the Jets practice fields back in January, when the Broncos used the Jets’ training center to practice for the Super Bowl.

 

Now, he’s out there as a Jet, and beside the change of uniform, there is one more obvious difference — Peyton Manning is no longer throwing him the football.

 

Decker, the Jets’ big free-agent acquisition this offseason, has to adjust to life with Geno Smith and Michael Vick throwing him the ball instead of Manning, one of the greatest quarterbacks ever.

 

“There’s only so many greats that do play the game. He’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer. We all know that,” Decker said of Manning. “My opportunity to play with him was tremendous. I took so much away from having that experience.


“I see a lot of talent in this quarterback room. I’m excited about growing with them. I still feel like I’ve got a lot of football to play.”

The Jets hope so. They gave him a five-year, $36.25 million contract in March, hoping he will be the go-to receiver this team has been searching for. Decker had 87 catches for 1,288 yards and 11 touchdowns last year, his second season posting huge numbers. That also happens to be how long he had Manning as his quarterback.

 

When the Jets evaluated Decker, they weighed the Peyton factor into the decision. How much was he a product of Manning? The Jets came away convinced Decker’s numbers might be slightly inflated, but they were getting a top receiver.

 

“Clearly, he’s going to be a go-to guy,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said. “This is going to be a guy that you can get him the ball in critical situations. You can get him the ball in the red zone. I think you can see that. Obviously, the numbers everybody can say are skewed a little bit. You had Peyton Manning. That might be true, but I do think he had eight touchdowns when [Tim] Tebow was the quarterback [in 2011]. I think that’s pretty impressive.”

 

Decker actually only caught four touchdowns from Tebow. The other four that season were from Kyle Orton.
Playing without Manning is not the only adjustment for Decker. The 27-year-old also must get used to being the No. 1 receiver after being a complementary piece in Denver.

 

“I don’t see [it as] ‘I’m No. 1, he’s No. 2, he’s No. 3,’ ” Decker said. “All of us have to be on the field to make plays. It takes all 11 guys to have a successful offense I came here knowing I could help out in different facets whether it’s on the field or off the field. I’m just excited about this opportunity. This is honestly the best I’ve felt any offseason coming in. I’ve been telling people I feel like a rookie all over again, which is nice because I’ve got to prove myself.”

Edited by F.Chowds

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T0mShane    90,939

Translation: "I was once young and possessed a future, then I got married and now I have nothing. Nothing."

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FloridaJetsFan    672

That works for approximately two weeks.

 

 

They have a pill now if you have that problem

 

Pills won't help - Shane simply don't swing that way. Now post a picture of Canning Tatum and you're barking up T0m's tree!

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Integrity28    60,565

That works for approximately two weeks.

 

This might be the greatest meatball pitch in the history of Jetnation. Everyone, take a number, this is going to be like the deli counter at Waldbaum's on a Saturday morning...

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CTM    136,139

Since when does a #2 receiver know anything about scouting QB's

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jgb    11,249

decker apparently thinks very highly of tajh boyd

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T0mShane    90,939

Pills won't help - Shane simply don't swing that way. Now post a picture of Canning Tatum and you're barking up T0m's tree!

Tatum is filthy good-looking though. Come on now.

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The Crusher    188,896

Hot chicks don't stay hot for long.

 

They only stay as hot as you keep them.  DCL

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SenorGato    13,224

OMGosh there's like really offensive, really chauvinistic, misogynistic like language in this thread. I just want an apology for it, I find some of these words hurtful and offensive. I'm suffering from like...emotional trauma reading some of this stuff. As hot as you keep them? OMGosh that's super sexist. 

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FloridaJetsFan    672

OMGosh there's like really offensive, really chauvinistic, misogynistic like language in this thread. I just want an apology for it, I find some of these words hurtful and offensive. I'm suffering from like...emotional trauma reading some of this stuff. As hot as you keep them? OMGosh that's super sexist. 

 

Worthy of a groin kick?

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T0mShane    90,939

You know, there is a possibility that he actually likes her.

I actually never even considered that possibility, and that saddens me.

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pdxgreen    288

Having seen an interview with both of them, they don't strike me as the smartest couple.  Yes, it could be they have

that in common.

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