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  • Decker's Replacement

    The general sentiment that I have encountered on most boards seems to be that Decker is going to want more money for being the number 2 receiver than the Broncos are going to want to pay. Fair enough, but even acknowledging that he will not be worth his demands, he still represents a solid number two option that can create mismatch opportunities when the Defense doubles one of the Thomas's. He is also big body that excels at down field blocking. Once again, not claiming that he will be worth his demands, just pointing out that replacing his production will not be trivial.

    So, in that vein, where do we go to replace Decker next year? Is there a particular pending free agent we can target? Is there a good player on a bad team that would be willing to listen to offers? Or is there a promising stud in the first few rounds of the draft that we should be looking at. I'm curious as to what names we could realistically look at plugging into this line-up in 2014 and see a minimum drop-off from the number 2 WR position.

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    I think we've got three pretty good candidates on the PS/IR right now:

    1) Greg Orton
    2) Gerell Robinson
    3) Tavarres King

    Or we could use a 2nd or 3rd rounder to pick up a promising candidate in the 2014 draft. I like Decker, but no need to overpay when viable replacements are so cheap.
    Last edited by BowlenBall; 10-08-2013, 04:19 AM.

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    • #3
      I wouldn't count on him leaving just yet.

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      • #4
        Jaelen Strong...assuming he declares for the draft

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        • #5
          little known fact: Decker has been our number 1 guy this year

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          • #6
            I'm sorry , but 5 weeks into what could end up being a unreal run to be worried about this now is lame ... And I still haven't seen anything newsworthy say it might happen besides people here.
            Last edited by JCMElway; 10-09-2013, 07:15 AM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TDmvp View Post
              I'm sorry , but 5 weeks into what could end up being a unreal run to be worried about this now is lame ... And I still haven't seen anything newsworthy say it might happen besides people here.
              This!
              Last edited by JCMElway; 10-09-2013, 07:19 AM.

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              • #8
                "Anybody who makes anything above league minimum is overpaid. We can find a suitable replacement from the draft or free agent pool."

                -The OMane

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TheReverend View Post
                  Resign Decker. There's enough to make it work.
                  Exactly.

                  In 2 years our cap (someone else can elaborate) should look entirely different (No Manning, Bailey, Welker) not sure why there cannot be cash for Decker and Thomas in the future.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ratboy View Post
                    Exactly.

                    In 2 years our cap (someone else can elaborate) should look entirely different (No Manning, Bailey, Welker) not sure why there cannot be cash for Decker and Thomas in the future.
                    umm, I hope we'd resign welker. He doesn't even make that much.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sly_Eli View Post
                      umm, I hope we'd resign welker. He doesn't even make that much.
                      Given the way he's playing this year, I think that having P. Manning in 2015 and 2016 is a possibility as well.

                      Which is why we shouldn't sell the farm for Eric Decker (again, I like him, but only at the right price). I'd say somewhere between $2 million and $3 million per year is just about right. Don't forget that we've gotta pay Demaryius soon as well, and that's gonna cost major $$$$$$.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BowlenBall View Post
                        Given the way he's playing this year, I think that having P. Manning in 2016 is a possibility as well.

                        Which is why we shouldn't sell the farm for Eric Decker (again, I like him, but only at the right price). I'd say somewhere between $2 million and $3 million per year is just about right. Don't forget that we've gotta pay Demaryius soon as well, and that's gonna cost major $$$$$$.
                        We are also going to have to pay Von soon as well. And even if we load the contract with protections for the team if he slips up again, signing a consensus top 3 pass rusher in the league is not going to be cheap.

                        This is a problem that good teams face. Their young talented players develop into Veteran Stars who command higher salaries. The really good teams figure out which ones to keep and which ones they have to let go.

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                        • #13
                          ggrief...never invite finance guys to the party.

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                          • #14
                            I love Decker. I think he's a good player most of the time. But his brain farts from time to time absolutely KILL me. Hold on to the ****ing ball, dude, and don't trip over the 30 yard line when you have a touchdown in your sights.

                            As for re-signing him, IMO he's the lowest priority of the major UFAs.

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                            • #15
                              What are we going to do without Manning!!!!! Who do we draft? Who can we pick up in FA?!!!!

                              Oh wait Decker. Decker, Mr. B and Mr. E will decide if he should be a Bronco.

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