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ihatepotholes


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:27 am    Post subject: Move Decker to slot receiver Reply with quote

Brandon Stokley is no spring chicken, we might have one more year in him if at all. Do you guys think Decker is a viable option at the slot position? I don't think he is athletic enough as an #2 outside receiver. He doesn't turn or change direction fast enough nor is he fast enough to create separation on a consistent basis. However, he does absorb contacts really well, and he doesn't shy away from it which is a key for slot receivers.

Maybe we can 1, pick up an experienced outside receiver or 2, pick up a burner in one of the mid rounds. if you look at our roster we have no depth in WR. Willis is terrible, i have yet to see caldwell do anything spectacular. any thoughts?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our depth a WR is so frightening. If DT went down...........KNOCKS ON WOOD
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He would prob be fine there, he isn't good enough a WR for the drop in production (if any) to be a real problem.

I support any move that keeps Matt Willis off the field.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually think this might work best. The only problem is the exact same thing you argued for him to not be on the outside:

ihatepotholes wrote:
He doesn't turn or change direction fast enough nor is he fast enough to create separation on a consistent basis.


In the slot you have to have the fast-twitch muscles to change direction on a heartbeat and I dont think Decker has that. Hes best suited on the outside as a #2 or #3 receiver.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Decker is fine on the outside, and as Jersey said I don't think he has the short area quickness to create separation as a slot receiver. We can definitely do better with our #2 receiver but we can also do much worse, if we choose to address receiver early in the draft, I hope we go with Robert Woods. I think he would be perfect in the slot.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Move Decker to slot receiver Reply with quote

ihatepotholes wrote:
I don't think he is athletic enough as an #2 outside receiver. He doesn't turn or change direction fast enough nor is he fast enough to create separation on a consistent basis.

He can't do those things, in your evaluation at least, and you want to move him to do the slot?

We need like a remedial "Football Basics 101" class or something around here.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Decker is a #2 receiver
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hows Decker been for you guys? I don't get to watch any Bronco football in Wisconsin but I always keep up on my gophers since there aren't that many in the NFL.

Yes I'm a Gophers fan living in Wisconsin It's lame.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GoneWithTheWind wrote:
Hows Decker been for you guys? I don't get to watch any Bronco football in Wisconsin but I always keep up on my gophers since there aren't that many in the NFL.

Yes I'm a Gophers fan living in Wisconsin It's lame.
He has trouble catching this brown thing that Peyton Manning throws to him.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_18907644?source=rss

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"He's ideal as a slot receiver," Orton said. "He can play outside too, but as a slot receiver he can really be an impact receiver with his combination of quickness, his size, and his brain.


You guys might want to take a look at this article from last year.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When Stokley missed this week's game, Tamme played slot.

Putting a "receiving TE" into the slot WR position is interesting. While Tamme isn't the typical slot player, that matchup gives the team better run blocking and might be repeated even when Stokley is healthy.

Or ... just put Unrein in the slot.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thing people forget is that all sorts of players are often in the slot. Not every slot receiver is like Wes Welker or Danny Amondola. Big receivers like Calvin Johnson and Marques Colston very often play in the slot and attack the intermediate areas of the field from there more. It depends on your offense really.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I second this, but doubt it's gonna happen. The coaching staff likes him and views him as a No. 2 outside receiver.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He can't be a Welker-esque player, he doesn't have the short-area quickness. It's not gonna happen, he's an outside guy. I honestly view Decker as a #3 WR, and think he would work great in that role. I think we need another WR to pair with DT who is more dangerous, because that isn't Decker.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i remember in the draft Decker "catches everything thrown his way."

what i want to know is what happened to that Decker
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