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Eric Decker moves toward a breakout year

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With quarterback Peyton Manning throwing the passes and cornerback Champ Bailey providing the in-practice coverage, third-year receiver Eric Decker is poised to have a breakout season.

He joined PFT Live a day after catching two touchdown passes from Manning in the first quarter of Sunday’s preseason game against the 49ers.

For Decker’s views on the improvement of Peyton Manning, the performance of replacement officials, and whether he’d prefer a hit to the head or a hit to the knee (like the one he got against the Steelers in the playoffs), hit the triangle inside the square.

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15 Responses to “Eric Decker moves toward a breakout year”
  1. kirschmania says: Aug 27, 2012 5:43 PM

    For all you non-Gophers/Broncos fans who don’t know…Decker rules.

  2. conradantiestablishment says: Aug 27, 2012 5:46 PM

    I guess not leaving Manning’s side the whole offseason is helpful.

  3. imaskolman says: Aug 27, 2012 5:50 PM

    Eric Decker should be one of the top receivers in the NFL this year assuming both he and Manning stay healthy. He was a stud at the University of MN and has been very good as a pro. Now is his time with a little help from Manning. The paydirt will now be known as PayDeck, and a lot of it at that!

  4. medtxpack says: Aug 27, 2012 5:50 PM

    Its possible he could have as good of a year as Jordy Nelson did last year. That defined breakout for me.

  5. lew24 says: Aug 27, 2012 5:51 PM

    This guy was good before Manning got there…so I’m expecting him to have a great season.

  6. telergy says: Aug 27, 2012 5:59 PM

    First it was Tamme now Decker… At the end of the year the best pass catcher will be Demariyus Thomas.

  7. tonyugoh says: Aug 27, 2012 5:59 PM

    The last time Peyton threw to a #87 and a #88 it worked pretty well, just sayin …

  8. pftree says: Aug 27, 2012 6:05 PM

    He’s going to be lost after week 8, the inevitable time period where Manning’s throws/arm/neck/knee start to act up and bother him.

    Manning will have more INTs than TDs this year. Get ready CBs, jump them routes and you’ll have his number until it’s retired in the HoF.

  9. milkmansalamander says: Aug 27, 2012 7:37 PM

    for some reason, university of minnesota games were always televised in the philadelphia area. this guy dominated every game i watched. he played well last year with tebow and with peyton manning now throwing him the ball hes going to be a top tier wr. ill put money on it

  10. wiscofan says: Aug 27, 2012 9:38 PM

    Decker is gonna have a ton of catches as long as Manning stays healthy…in Indy Manning loved Collie over the middle and thats what Decker can do run the short to medium routes as well as anyone…i say D. Thomas will be the deep threat as long as Manning can throw it that deep

  11. hatecuzyouaint says: Aug 27, 2012 9:49 PM

    Its really surprising Peyton Manning is developing ED at the age of 36.

  12. mimitaroo says: Aug 27, 2012 9:56 PM

    Fact: Stokely and Thomas have both been targeted more by Peyton in the preseason than Decker.

  13. mainmandc says: Aug 27, 2012 10:30 PM

    Decker broke out last year. Dude is a serious deep threat and route runner, Secret is already out

  14. decon49 says: Aug 27, 2012 11:14 PM

    Picked him up late in my draft

  15. Spencer says: Aug 28, 2012 1:11 AM

    Demaryius Thomas gets all the hype so it’s good to see Decker finally getting some notice.

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