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Old 05-12-2014, 09:13 AM   #1
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WOW! Hard to believe he could replace Decker right away

I believe they see Latimer as an Eric Decker successor soon — and maybe even this season. Decker (the former baseball player) was a good, not great, possession receiver due to be overvalued because of his Manning-driven numbers. Latimer (the former basketball player) will be a similar weapon, but a relative bargain, and that's significant in the cap era.

I believe they see Latimer as an Eric Decker successor soon — and maybe even this season. Decker (the former baseball player) was a good, not great, possession receiver due to be overvalued because of his Manning-driven numbers. Latimer (the former basketball player) will be a similar weapon, but a relative bargain, and that's significant in the cap era.

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Denver with wide receiver Cody Latimer, whom the Broncos project to replace Eric Decker (who signed with the Jets as a free agent) right away. If he works out the way John Elway thinks, surrendering the four next year will be nothing.

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Old 05-12-2014, 09:20 AM   #2
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That would seem to leave Caldwell looking for work and Sanders playing in spot duty, unless Welker's the odd man out, which I'd doubt.
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Has anyone else noticed that Latimer's butt looks JUST LIKE Larry Fitzgerald's butt?

I'm just sayin'.....



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Heck, IF Latimer reaches his full potential, he could eventually replace DT. For right now, it's Sanders who will take Decker's place. Welker will be in the slot. If any of these WR's get hurt, the Broncos have Caldwell and Latimer to step in.
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Heck, IF Latimer reaches his full potential, he could eventually replace DT. For right now, it's Sanders who will take Decker's place. Welker will be in the slot. If any of these WR's get hurt, the Broncos have Caldwell and Latimer to step in.
You may be right. I know it's insanely premature but Latimer has the mentality that he can catch any ball, no matter what position he or the defender are in. He will go up, over, and around the DB and make those "wow" catches. DT is a beast in his own right, but he does not have that mentality.

An example that comes to mind is Brandon Marshall's catch as a Bronco against Dallas, where the corner was waiting for the interception and Marshall just put his arms over the guy and made the catch on his way to a TD. That is the type of catch Latimer shows he can make on tape.

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I would be surprised if he caught 40 balls this year.
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:38 AM   #7
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Replacing Decker? Has Latimer pissed off the turf monster gods already? Is there a sacrificial ceremony we can perform for this?
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He's going to need time to learn the system and get better running routes. He can contribute, but I see his role being small and growing over the course of the season and then starting in 2015.
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Elway obviously loves this guy. If they do try to start working him in at the #2 right away, who's the odd man out? Sounds to me like Welker is gone, gone, gone after the season.
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Has anyone else noticed that Latimer's butt looks JUST LIKE Larry Fitzgerald's butt?

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Dude, if your gonna compare butts you gotta post a better angle on Latimer.
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Elway obviously loves this guy. If they do try to start working him in at the #2 right away, who's the odd man out? Sounds to me like Welker is gone, gone, gone after the season.
Uh, we had Decker and brought in Welker anyway. Can't see how this changes the formula all that much. Even assuming Latimer's up to the job.
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Uh, we had Decker and brought in Welker anyway. Can't see how this changes the formula all that much. Even assuming Latimer's up to the job.
Sanders does. I assume this is welkers last year in denver too. But I thought this before the Latimer selection.
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Uh, we had Decker and brought in Welker anyway. Can't see how this changes the formula all that much. Even assuming Latimer's up to the job.
Well, considering we signed Sanders to a 3 year, 15 million dollar deal. I'd say someone is going to be missing some action if Latimer does come in right away.
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Sanders can play inside so he'll spell Welker more than he'll "replace" Decker. I am not optimistic Latimer will do much his rookie year. If he does, Elway is a genius. I have seen Manning make lesser receivers look better than they are especially early. He's in the perfect opportunity. It's just a matter of him getting used to the speed of the game. Most receivers take at least a year to really pick up steam. Latimer is pretty raw out of the box, so to expect really anything from him, especially early in the season, isn't realistic.
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No question that Latimer is the next Jerry Rice, I mean its obvious
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Sanders can play inside so he'll spell Welker more than he'll "replace" Decker. I am not optimistic Latimer will do much his rookie year. If he does, Elway is a genius. I have seen Manning make lesser receivers look better than they are especially early. He's in the perfect opportunity. It's just a matter of him getting used to the speed of the game. Most receivers take at least a year to really pick up steam. Latimer is pretty raw out of the box, so to expect really anything from him, especially early in the season, isn't realistic.
I don't think he'll do much early on, outside of some redzone packages. But I have a feeling later in the season, Elway will be looking pretty smart.
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Of course he can replace Decker this season how hard is it to learn where's the flag whine.
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Well I was swayed once the butt comparison was pointed out. The logic is iron-clad and cannot be denied.
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The learning curve for rookie wr's is steep, esp for a complicated system that Denver runs. I will be happy if Latimore can just get in some packages and learn without pressure.

If, by late in the season, he has taken over the 1st backup spot from Caldwell-by earning it!- then all the better, and I think you could call his rookie season successful.

I actually think it is Roby that has the best chance to start, but even that will probably be somewhere in the season.
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Elway obviously loves this guy. If they do try to start working him in at the #2 right away, who's the odd man out? Sounds to me like Welker is gone, gone, gone after the season.
Welker will be gone after this season - but in the mean time the Broncos will use him like a rented mule.
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I hope he's the next Darius Watts, aka the Claw II. Jk of course
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Well, considering we signed Sanders to a 3 year, 15 million dollar deal. I'd say someone is going to be missing some action if Latimer does come in right away.
I see what you're saying. But I don't think Latimer's going to step into Welker's shoes at any point. If anything, Sanders is that guy. My bet is that they want depth and leverage because of DT's upcoming free agency more than anything. And that's not to say Welker might not be done after this year. It's a strong possibility.

But I don't think Latimer makes that any more or less likely than it was before.

edit: Never mind, looks like Khan mostly made this point.

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OMG. Horrible.
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Welker will be gone after this season - but in the mean time the Broncos will use him like a rented mule.
I've been hoping we would resign him on the cheap after the season. If I'm not mistaken, his wife's folks live nearby, and they seem to really like it there. But I've also heard from a pretty good source in Lubbock that he wants to move back there after retirement, (he's about to open up a bar or two there)so he might just take the most possible money he can get for two years and call it a career. If all else fails, he seems to have some pretty stellar gambling skills when it comes to horse racing.
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