‘Cause that’s sort of what happened.
After some bumps this season, the Denver Broncos wide receiver, who I nicknamed ‘Stumbles’ a few weeks back, is finally hitting his stride:
Decker, 6-foot-3, 218 pounds, finished with 44 receptions last season and felt better as the season progressed. However, his production went down after a strong start. Thirty of his receptions came before the Broncos went to a read-option offense with Tim Tebow at quarterback. Decker had only 14 receptions over the final nine games. This season, good health, a future Hall of Famer at quarterback in Peyton Manning and the new offensive playbook that came with him have converged for a possible 1,000-yard season.
And it seems Decker is one half of two duos – a duo of duo of sorts – he and Peyton Manning and he and Demaryius Thomas, which begs the question: Does the best receiving tandem in the league reside in Denver?
On the injury front, cornerback Tracy Porter missed yet another practice, putting his status for Sunday’s game severely in jeopardy. I’ll just put this out there now: He isn’t playing Sunday. In fact, I doubt he even makes the trip to Charlotte. (This is by no means confirmed, however.)
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