This is NY, the entertainment capital of the world. The pencil jockeys that cover the NY teams have chosen the Jets as the tabloid journalism darlings going back to Herman "you play 2 win the game" Edwards.
As for signing Decker the team needed to fill Holmes empty locker with another vet WR. This is bad news? This is a bad idea? IMO this is coming from people who don't suit up & get their bodies bashed around on NFL Sundays so I don't really care what their spin is. Please, the teams haven't even started OTA's yet so how does anyone know what is & isn't "a good fit."
Odd how no one else seems to be able to grasp this. I think the consensus view, which includes this writer, is that it was smart for the Jets to sign Decker and really bad for Decker's numbers to sign with the Jets. I don't think there's anything controversial about either of those statements.
Not everyone can play with Brady. Brees, Payton & Rogers I guess. There are 32 teams in the league.
Thank god he thought enough of our organization to join us, tells me he might see a bright future here.
I saw Decker play and I like what I saw. But I guess we will find out for sure if he is in fact MBM made by Manning or not. I think the guy has good hands and he can work with Geno, it is just going to take longer than it would with a guy like Peyton. More or less goes without saying.
Poor*Eric Decker. Yes,*he got paid. He's on this list not because of the contract, which is actually somewhat reasonable, but rather because of the fit for the receiver. Decker is closer to a*No. 2 receiver*than a No. 1. In New York, he's currently 1A, 1B and 7F. He goes from being the third option, to having the likes of*Darrelle Revis*andBrent Grimes*shadowing him on Sundays. Decker traded in his Bentley,*Peyton Manning, for an Oldsmobile Toronado,*Geno Smith. As we discussed on Friday's "Around The League Podcast" wide receiver went from a pass-happy offense to one that wants to grind the ball. Surely, his reality show will get better ratings in New York now, but his football life just got a whole lot tougher.