Has Eric Decker Disappeared in the Denver Broncos’ Offense?
It’s never a bad thing to have talented receivers, tight ends and running backs behind a future Hall of Fame quarterback. However, it could be possible that having too many weapons could limit the touches a player gets during a game.
Eric Decker seems to be the player that has yet to have a huge game. Yes, he did have a great game statistically against the Oakland Raiders in Week 3, but other than that he hasn’t really seen passes thrown his way, especially touchdowns. Remember that Decker had over 1,000 yards receiving last year in an offense that really only had himself and Demariyus Thomas who were the go-to guys in the passing game for Peyton Manning.
But I have also noticed that a different receiver has had their game. While Wes Welker is perhaps the best slot receiver in the game, Thomas is the No. 1 receiver on the team. Julius Thomas has emerged as one of the surprise tight ends of the season, and it is clear that it’s challenging to have all of these weapons have a huge game.
Decker has proven to be a solid No. 2 option for the Denver Broncos, but I do not believe that he has disappeared in the offense. He still plays a good role in the team. It can be challenging to evenly distribute the ball to every pass catcher on the team, but Decker is due for his next big game. Who knows, maybe he will get that next week against the Indianapolis Colts. But rest assured, he has not disappeared in the offense. For all we know, he is going to make that one play, the one catch that will help out the team.