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Old 09-22-2010, 06:51 PM   #1
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Default Eric Decker - where he at?

2 games, no catches, after leading the league in catches in pre-season.

Has Decker even been in on an offensive play yet? The only time I can recall seeing him is in on special teams.

Any news?

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Old 09-22-2010, 06:52 PM   #2
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I've seen him on STs quite a few times and most of the time he is getting washed out of the play. Not really his forte though. Haven't seen him lined up for any offensive plays though.
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Not sure where Decker has been...
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:55 PM   #4
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Surely he's a bust, right?
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He's a rookie. Our WR aren't exactly scrubs.
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When McCaffrey was a rookie in 1991, he didn't start any games for the Giants and caught only 16 passes all year....so I'm not sure why people would be up in arms about Decker not producing yet.
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When McCaffrey was a rookie in 1991, he didn't start any games for the Giants and caught only 16 passes all year....so I'm not sure why people would be up in arms about Decker not producing, yet.
So are you comparing him the Eddie Mac?
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So are you comparing him the Eddie Mac?
No...not at all, not by any means, whatsoever. Personally, I see no similarities between them at all.

Decker compares more favorably to someone like......Santana Moss.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:06 PM   #10
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I don't think he's been on the field for an offensive snap that I've seen, but I could be wrong. Not worried about it.

I wouldn't expect many rookie WRs to take snaps from veteran guys, particularly when they're producing so well.
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When McCaffrey was a rookie in 1991, he didn't start any games for the Giants and caught only 16 passes all year....so I'm not sure why people would be up in arms about Decker not producing yet.
I'm not up in arms by any means....I've been more than happy with our WR production so far. Just curious is all.
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No...not at all, not by any means, whatsoever. Personally, I see no similarities between them at all.

Decker compares more favorably to someone like......Santana Moss.
Oh.... I see
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because hes not better than lloyd OR gaffney right now, so he shouldnt be in.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:19 PM   #14
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In all seriousness, I am EXTREMELY excited about Eric Decker. He did some real good work in the preseason despite being in rehab most of the offseason. We are pretty deep at WR right now, so its going to take him a little while to crack into the regular rotation, but this guy will get some work in the next few weeks I bet. Part of the problem is that he appears to be practicing at slot reciever (that's where his depth chart listing is) and ofcourse he's behind the great Eddie Royal, but one thing I would like to occasionally see is a four WR no TE one back formation (Run and Shoot style) so we could have two slot WR's in the game and force the defense either to bring in both the nickel and dime corner (run vs. only one true LB on the field) or have one of the slot recievers covered by a LB or safety.

Decker will be a good player for this team pretty soon. Coach McDaniels did a great job with his WR selections this year.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:24 PM   #16
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Thomas had to move all around the field to get his touches last week. He was only targeted 9 times and turned it into 8 catches for 97 yards and a touchdown.

When a guy who does that is working as our 4th WR at this point do you really think Decker is going to have an easy time getting on the field?

I'm sure he'll see opportunities as the season goes on, but as long as Gaffney and Royal stay healthy Decker would need to explode late to get more than 10-15 catches and ~150 yards by the end of the year. His value will become apparent when he replaces Gaffney long term.
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In all seriousness, I am EXTREMELY excited about Eric Decker. He did some real good work in the preseason despite being in rehab most of the offseason. We are pretty deep at WR right now, so its going to take him a little while to crack into the regular rotation, but this guy will get some work in the next few weeks I bet. Part of the problem is that he appears to be practicing at slot reciever (that's where his depth chart listing is) and ofcourse he's behind the great Eddie Royal, but one thing I would like to occasionally see is a four WR no TE one back formation (Run and Shoot style) so we could have two slot WR's in the game and force the defense either to bring in both the nickel and dime corner (run vs. only one true LB on the field) or have one of the slot recievers covered by a LB or safety.

Decker will be a good player for this team pretty soon. Coach McDaniels did a great job with his WR selections this year.

Fancy that!
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:34 PM   #18
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but one thing I would like to occasionally see is a four WR no TE one back formation (Run and Shoot style) so we could have two slot WR's in the game and force the defense either to bring in both the nickel and dime corner (run vs. only one true LB on the field) or have one of the slot recievers covered by a LB or safety.
I'd really like to see McDaniels mix in a little Hawai'i style pistol/run and shoot 4 WR, 1 back formations when we have both Clady and Harris healthy.

I'd like to see Tebow running it even more. I think going big with 21 and 22 personnel detracts from Tebow's ability to make plays when we use him. Go single back with 3 and 4 wide, spread the defense out and take linebackers off the field. Then let him run over corners and safeties. We should mask Tebow's "gimmick" plays within the formation of our base offense if we want it to be truly effective.
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I'd really like to see McDaniels mix in a little Hawai'i style pistol/run and shoot 4 WR, 1 back formations when we have both Clady and Harris healthy.

I'd like to see Tebow running it even more. I think going big with 21 and 22 personnel detracts from Tebow's ability to make plays when we use him. Go single back with 3 and 4 wide, spread the defense out and take linebackers off the field. Then let him run over corners and safeties. We should mask Tebow's "gimmick" plays within the formation of our base offense if we want it to be truly effective.
This would be a great week to see us some Tebow.
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I'd really like to see McDaniels mix in a little Hawai'i style pistol/run and shoot 4 WR, 1 back formations when we have both Clady and Harris healthy.

I'd like to see Tebow running it even more. .
There's an idea. You know...McDaniels said from now on when he wants to use Tebow, he will keep Orton on the field at the same time, so perhaps Tebow can BE the pistol back behind Orton.


Opposing LB at the sight of Tebow with 7 yards worth of acceleration (prior to initial contact) after getting a handoff from Orton deep in the backfield:

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I saw him fall down three times on special teams....
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:00 PM   #23
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I am guessing he is home right now.

Right now he is sitting behind this guy called Eddie Royal who has been all kinds of clutch, no real reason to mess with success.
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I like Eric. He'll be a good receiver for some team some day. It's just disappointing so far...he's falling into that trend of failed mid-round receivers with his extreme lack of production.
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I like Eric. He'll be a good receiver for some team some day. It's just disappointing so far...he's falling into that trend of failed mid-round receivers with his extreme lack of production.


as we get into game 3 of the 2010 season.
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