Jump to content
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts Fan Forum

Eric Decker or Torrey Smith?


John Waylon

Recommended Posts

For the W/R spot.

I picked up Smith expecting him to have a breakout year and be a top 20-15 WR. So far he started out slow, but had a breakout game Sunday night, and I'm wondering if maybe that will propel him to more targets and catches.

On the other hand, Decker has been getting targets and yards, but he's being shut out of the end zone.

Myself personally am leaning towards Smith. He has the better matchup, playing the Browns, and coming off a big, emotional week for him I think some of that could spill over into this week as well. Decker is matched up against the Raiders, and Peyton has ALWAYS struggled against the Raiders, so Smith seems a better choice, but I'd like to hear some other takes on this one...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

For the W/R spot.

I picked up Smith expecting him to have a breakout year and be a top 20-15 WR. So far he started out slow, but had a breakout game Sunday night, and I'm wondering if maybe that will propel him to more targets and catches.

On the other hand, Decker has been getting targets and yards, but he's being shut out of the end zone.

Myself personally am leaning towards Smith. He has the better matchup, playing the Browns, and coming off a big, emotional week for him I think some of that could spill over into this week as well. Decker is matched up against the Raiders, and Peyton has ALWAYS struggled against the Raiders, so Smith seems a better choice, but I'd like to hear some other takes on this one...

Not sure if the last game we played in 2010 31-26 would be characterized as a struggle for Peyton. He threw TD passes, a laser back shoulder throw to Garcon defended by Chris Johnson who was tight in coverage but as soon as Garcon turned, the ball was by his chin, TD. Then a TD throw by the sidelines (the famous Colts pick play that he threw the TD at this year's beginning vs the Steelers to Tamme) to Blair White by the front pylon, and then a seam route pass TD to Jacob Tamme who got behind Tyvon Branch. That is 3 TD passes while avoiding Nnamdi vs Wayne. Impressive, if you ask me!!! :) Not to mention, the final surprise run to fool everyone and sliding before the end zone for a game ending first down, remember that???

If you go based on the above, Peyton is going to do well vs the Raiders whose secondary has gotten worse since the departure of Nnamdi.

Torrey Smith is a good play, just not sure a better play than Eric Decker.

Decker is coming off a high yardage game vs the Texans where he dropped, what, something like 5 to 6 balls and ended up with 7 catches of 100 plus yards. So, expect the targets to be the same while the Broncos WRs to be ticked about their dropsies from their previous game. I'd go with Eric Decker, I expect him to catch his first TD this game.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Thread of the Week

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • That put us on the map. We won the Division in 1987 after getting him and he won the Rushing Title in 1988. That Halloween Monday Night game was the most unreal thing I have seen. It was like watching someone play Tecmo Bowl and they just kept running Dickerson  .
    • I'm kinda surprised they didn't mention the Dickerson trade. While it didn't end well, that was the first superstar the colts had when they came to Indianapolis 
    • Once again thanks for sharing this.
    • For the fact so many people were sad/mad over this move and complained about the way we did it, I would prefer to have our own separate ROH, greatest players, and team accomplishments just for the Indianapolis Colts. What happened in Baltimore can stay in Baltimore, Baltimore isn't Indianapolis. I am content with what we have accomplished here in Indianapolis which begin in 1984.   Since 1984-2023: 40 seasons here as Indianapolis. Division Championships - 11 = 1987 (AFC East), 1999 (AFC East), 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014.   AFC Final 4 Appearances - 5 = 1995, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2014.   AFC SB Appearances - 2 = 2006, 2009.   SB Championships - 1 = 2006.   Great players that have played in Indianapolis: QB's 1. Peyton Manning  2. Andrew Luck  3. Jim Harbaugh (had 1 great season but it was important) RB's 1. Edge James 2. Eric Dickerson 3. Marshall Faulk 4. Jonathan Taylor WR's 1. Marvin Harrison 2. Reggie Wayne 3. T.Y. Hilton TE's 1. Dallas Clark 2. Ken Dilger O.Lineman we have had 1. Chris Hinton - OT/OG (could play either side) 2. Jeff Saturday - C 3. Quenton Nelson - LOG 4. Tarik Glenn - LOT 5. Tony Castonzo - LOT D.Line we have had 1. Dwight Freeney - DE 2. Robert Mathis - DE 3. DeForest Buckner - DT 4. Tony Siragusa - DT LB's 1. Darius (Shaq) Leonard - OLB 2. Gary Brackett - MLB 3. Duane Bickett - OLB 3. Cato June - OLB (underrated, he had some key INT's in his day) CB's 1. Vontae Davis - RCB 2. Ray Buchanan - LCB 3. Kelvin Hayden - LCB Safeties 1. Bob Sanders - SS 2. Antoine Bethea - Mainly FS/some SS Punters 1. Pat McAfee 2. Rohn Stark  Kickers 1. Adam Vinatieri Head Coaches 1. Tony Dungy 2. Ted Marchibroda GM's 1. Bill Polian - Still should have never given up on the undefeated season in 2009 but he built a hell of a team here! Owners 1. Jim Irsay As far as returning Punts and Kicks 1. Clarence Verdin was the best ever here.   I will put this 40-year resume against any other franchise and come out OK.   
  • Members

×
×
  • Create New...