Yes, because the media could easily envision comparable numbers with the same type of QB throwing him the ball, all questions regarding whether if his numbers were a result of the qb would be moot.
Why anyone cares a rat's ass what the media says is beyond me. They get paid to sell space either ink or electronic. If analysts such as jimmy Johnson, Polian etc criticize or question a move,then it may give me pause as these guys have done it. What some former communications major opinion is does not bother me.
As much as I hate to admit it, if Brady were the QB I would expect Decker's numbers to be better than with Geno at this point in his career.
Kerley is not always open and he is very comparable to Endlemen, Endlemen may even be faster and he is a upper level Punt returner. Kerley is good but he benefits from being the best pro of a bad lot. By that logic of Brady making Endlemen what do you see with the Decker/Smith combo doing to Decker's last years performance?
Id be willing to bet any amount of money Kerley outruns Edelman on his worst day and since I'm expecting a big step forward from Geno this season I believe Decker will put up VERY respectable numbers.When we have a complete picture of our receiving core I'll give you an estimate on what I believe he's capable of in this offense.It isn't wise for anyone to speculate on what Decker is gonna do because the picture is too incomplete at this time.
I'll add, in the playoffs, when there was the most on the line....Decker was clearly the 4th option and 4th most productive..
NAME REC TAR YDS AVG TD
D.Thomas 28 38 306 10.9 3
J. Thomas 18 24 188 10.4 0
W.Welker 18 24 160 8.9 1
E. Decker 8 18 111 13.9 0
Not necessarily.....it could be that opposing teams saw Decker as more of a threat than Welker or one or more of the other receivers and gave him more defensive attention which would lower his numbers.Stats aren't the be all and end all when it comes to player performance.Sometimes you have to use your eyes and also know what you're seeing......