Denver Broncos' Eric Decker shows he's a touchdown maker
different receivers are yardage guys. randy moss was a yards guy in prime. detroits calvin johnson and tampa bays vincent jackson are high-yardage guys.
then there may be receivers who catch a relatively high share of touchdowns. the broncos eric decker could be a touchdown guy.
im a touchdown guy ? decker aforesaid, modestly.
no broncos receiver ever had additional touchdown receptions through his 1st 3 nfl seasons than deckers 18.
the nice lionel taylor played his rookie season just like a linebacker for our chicago bears in 1959, then had 16 touchdown catches in the broncos in 1960 and 1961.
still, decker doesnt really need to apologize, as a result of he essentially have to be compelled to play in no more than 3 games just like a receiver his rookie year of 2010. he didnt catch his 1st td pass till his final game that season, from tim tebow.
decker then had eight touchdowns last year — four on passes from kyle orton, four from tebow — before catching 9 additional from peyton manning this season with 2 games left out to play.
deckers 18th touchdown catch was a beauty — a 51-yard score off a double move sunday against the baltimore ravens that gave decker a step on his defender and enabled him to be given mannings perfectly thrown ball in stride.
decker is tied for 15th within the nfl with 72 catches, tied for 17th with 923 receiving yards — and tied for sixth with 9 td catches.
as to the 3 categories, touchdowns isn't a nasty spot for their stamp ones identity.
thats the hardest out to get, decker aforesaid. once you get towards the red space, defenses get lots tougher. the numbers ( of td catches vs. variety of catches and yards ) are smaller, therefore its perpetually fun out to notice yourself within the finish zone.
pro bowl votes currently up out to coaches, players. fan voting for our 2013 pro bowl groups closed monday. broncos coaches and players can forged their ballots thursday, in the results announced dec. 26. fan voting represents one-third as to the balloting, coaches have one-third as to the vote, and players constitute another one-third.
one of the recent voting results had 3 broncos leading at their respective positions : manning, cornerback champ bailey and outside linebacker von miller. ranked second ( and hence in position to begin ) were defensive finish elvis dumervil, guard zane beadles, tackle ryan clady and outside linebacker wesley woodyard.
ranked third were special-teamer david bruton, come back man trindon holliday and center dan koppen.
porter nearing come back. its simple out to keep track of how long cornerback tracy porter is sidelined. he is down since falling ill the day just before the broncos were out to play their monday night game, oct. 15 at san diego.
for the reason that game, porters replacements, chris harris and tony carter, each had defensive touchdown returns out to ignite what has currently grown towards a nine-game winning streak.
porter, though, started practicing 3 weeks ago and theres a decent probability he is going to play, if because we are part of a restricted role, soon against the cleveland browns.
way as far back as tracy goes, theyre all competitors, broncos coach john fox aforesaid. these need out to play. he got injured or had an illness ; a few guys stepped in and did well. he only desires out to specialize in obtaining higher each day. i saw smart improvement last week. he went a month while not taking part in. therefore hes operating his method back.