According to a report, Eric Decker and the Indianapolis Colts have mutual interest.
This would be a smart move for Decker but not for the Colts.
Decker would be making a great career choice by coming to Indianapolis, seeing as he would have the opportunity to play with another elite quarterback in Andrew Luck. All the while, making a butt load of money.
But this would be a huge mistake for the horseshoe. Decker’s a good number 2 receiver at best and he will be getting paid like a high end number 1 this off-season.
Why blow all that money on him when the Colts have a nice developing core of receivers as is.
Decker will just stunt the growth of those guys and provide Luck with a good receiver that doesn’t have the best hands.
And seeing as the Colts have had some trouble with receivers that don’t have the most reliable hands, I don’t think it’s a good idea to pay big money to another player with that trait (though on a much smaller scale).
I know Da’Rick Rogers had trouble with his route running last season and didn’t always have the most consistent hands, but I really liked what I saw, potential-wise. He’s a big body that made some incredible catches from time to time.
Example of one of those catches:
A lot of people forget that Rogers was a rookie last season, and not all players are elite straight out of college. Development is a varying component from player to player and, in this day and age where everything needs to be done now, people seem to forget that.
Rogers has the potential to be a good starting receiver in this league and I’m not ready to give up on him after one season, for an overpriced veteran.
Same goes for the likes LaVon Brazill and Griff Whalen. These guys all deserve a chance to get better and prove themselves, especially with another year under their belt.
Besides, the tight end position should be more prominent in the 2014 version of the Colts offense. Reason being, Dwayne Allen is coming back and offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton came to Indianapolis in hopes of featuring a two tight end offense.
So, stocking up on more receivers may not be the best use of resources.
I would like to hear your thoughts on this recent development: would signing Decker be good or bad for the Colts?