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Old 11-05-2012, 07:21 AM   #26
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The one complaint I will make about Decker is that he needs to learn to read his blocks better. There was that big catch and run he had right around the 13 minute mark of the 4th quarter. I swear Stokley has his man stood up and Decker still some how manages to run right into them.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:23 AM   #27
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I don't know how anyone could say Decker doesn't play "up to his size." He powered a run into the end zone yesterday, and don't forget the San Diego game where he shoved through three defenders the last few yards to paydirt.

These guys have kind of been stunted so far in Denver, and they are both growing into their roles. It's also so nice to have Stokley to help take the pressure off them and teach them how to be professionals.
Pushing people into the end zone isn't usually what's thought of when talking about WRs taking advantage of their size. Its about using your height advantage against typically shorter dbs to go up and make a play that wouldn't otherwise be made. I never said Eric couldn't do better. All I said was up until recently this was probably the biggest weakness in his game (For a guy with good height and decent hops)
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:33 AM   #28
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The one complaint I will make about Decker is that he needs to learn to read his blocks better. There was that big catch and run he had right around the 13 minute mark of the 4th quarter. I swear Stokley has his man stood up and Decker still some how manages to run right into them.
He didn't just run into them, he laid Stokely out. It looked like an Atwater hit.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:46 AM   #29
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I was in the kitchen and thought I heard what sounded like Pro Wrestling coming out of the living room, to my dissapointment it was just Sapp & Irvin arguing about Sanchez on NFL network
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:57 AM   #30
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Decker has his strengths. But his instincts when he leaves his feet aren't one of them. He whiffed on another one Sunday that I'm pretty sure DT (or any top-notch jump ball WR) would've made at least a decent play on.

I think Decker's made some decent grabs, but I can't recall a single one where he really went up and used his size to any effect.
You were one of the ones ragging on Rod Smith in his first few years weren't ya.
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He didn't just run into them, he laid Stokely out. It looked like an Atwater hit.
Lol. Thought the same thing.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:01 PM   #32
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I was in the kitchen and thought I heard what sounded like Pro Wrestling coming out of the living room, to my dissapointment it was just Sapp & Irvin arguing about Sanchez on NFL network
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:09 PM   #33
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You were one of the ones ragging on Rod Smith in his first few years weren't ya.
Was Rod Smith a big receiver who dominated db's when he went up for a ball?
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Decker has his strengths. But his instincts when he leaves his feet aren't one of them. He whiffed on another one Sunday that I'm pretty sure DT (or any top-notch jump ball WR) would've made at least a decent play on.

I think Decker's made some decent grabs, but I can't recall a single one where he really went up and used his size to any effect.

Exactly
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Stokely was pushed into Decker
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The one complaint I will make about Decker is that he needs to learn to read his blocks better. There was that big catch and run he had right around the 13 minute mark of the 4th quarter. I swear Stokley has his man stood up and Decker still some how manages to run right into them.
Yeah, we were laughing about that when he steamrolled them.

He could've just went to the outside and picked up at least 10 more yards.

Decker had a whiff on a TD catch in last week's game.
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