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Eric Decker wants to be a leader on — and off — the field

Eric Decker said that, even though he may be the team’s No. 1 receiver right now, he just wants to help the team win. No matter what name, tag or title he gets associated with, he’s going to be a leader on the team.

“I don’t think there’s roles for certain people,” Decker said on a conference call with the media on Friday. “Everyone is a big piece of success for the football team. I just hope to be a positive asset for the team, to be a good teammate, to be a leader in the locker room and on the field and do what I can to win football games.”

Decker said he liked the Jets’ potential and their “winning culture.”

“I have a lot of respect for the organization,” he said. “The coaching staff and players are first class. I want to be part of a culture where they want to win.”

Decker defended his talent being tied to Peyton Manning’s ability as a pass-thrower.

“As a player and as a competitor, I enjoyed playing with Peyton Manning,” he said. “Did he help? Of course he helped. But I also think I’m a good football player.”

He said that he had interest from other teams, but there was no official offer from other organizations or the Denver Broncos.

“When I came here, I felt at home,” Decker said. “The most important thing to me is I’m a New York Jet now.”




204 comments
Nick Ortiz Sr
Nick Ortiz Sr

This guy caught 8 touchdowns passes from Tebow and 44 catches when they didn't throw that much this guy will be much better than people think.

John Kaniuk
John Kaniuk

Yes. Now, the JETS need to go out get a young WR with SPEED and HANDS, TE who can block and catch and a RB who will not drop the ball. If you get that, we are in business. The JETS will be the first team to reach it the promise land in our area. WATCH. One thing, do not sign that CANCER, DIRT BAG, MICHAEL VICK. He is not a role model on and off the field and he only throws his team mates under the bus.

Michael Hennessy
Michael Hennessy

I'm a big Giants fan that thinks this is a great move.......if they follow it up by getting a better offensive line, a better RB, a better QB and a new coach. If they do all that than this is a great signing!!!

Artie Sterling
Artie Sterling

Peyton makes everyone better. Let's c what Geno does with him.

Ralph Anthony Rags Morales
Ralph Anthony Rags Morales

He had 44 receptions 612 yards, and 8 td's with Tebow. Answer your question? And don't scoff at the yards. Last year he had 87 receptions and 1200+ yards, so it's consistent.

Ralph Anthony Rags Morales
Ralph Anthony Rags Morales

Funny how good that QB got when Kerley came back. Face it, the biggest problem with Smith was the receivers.

Ralph Anthony Rags Morales
Ralph Anthony Rags Morales

He's a +2 receiver. If we can match him with someone with speed, route running, and hands, we're set.

Bert Kinnicutt
Bert Kinnicutt

the jets are idiots they sign a wr and don't even have a qb

John M Nilsen
John M Nilsen

I don't think he's a good fit.....but I've been know to be wrong. I like Decker, but not on the jets. The best thing the J-E-T-S did is not break the bank. If he's good we'll keep him if not he's gone in 2016. I'll be routing for him every Sunday....

Chris Booger Barbara
Chris Booger Barbara

For the fool who said he's a #3 rec. Yea when ya playing with Walker and Thomas of course but he's a #1reciver on almost half of the teams in the league .. he's a good fit now to just get Vick and well be making noise this season garunteed

John Balint
John Balint

Better then what they had but a 3 on good teams. Not a Jets fan but what r they thinking?

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

dolphins signed cortland finnegan to a 2 year deal 

Craig Metzler
Craig Metzler

The signing means the jets will have the fourth pick next year instead of the third

greggreen
greggreen

DRC will be a big test for idzik. dude said no to 9 million a year from the broncos. will idziik pay top dollar for an inconsistent player coming off a career year ?

acpatronny
acpatronny

Jets Need BIG CB's to handle the TE's, the LB's are too slow.
I'm pretty sure that Browner wont be asking too much since he is going to miss four games and the way Idzik is going he can make a great deal with him.

Matt Ryan Hill
Matt Ryan Hill

No one has mentioned Kenny Britt. Any thoughts on a 1yr flyer? He's coming off an injury so I think we could get him pretty cheap.


Yes, people say he's a headache, but those types of players in a strong locker room (Coming from Tenn I'm guessing he didn't have that) could really be beneficial for him.


Thoughts?

ww85
ww85

Schefter:   DRC flying to NY tonight to meet with NYJ

acpatronny
acpatronny

That's a pretty good deal!

FOR  CB's we should go after Browner 6-4/221 and bring back Cro 6-2/210.  That would be a pretty good set of backs with all the other ones on the team.


Similar to the SeaHawks

acpatronny
acpatronny

If Ebron gets to 18 we need to take him, we do not want New England to take him. We do not have CB' or LB's to handle their TE's.


MPTG_Frank
MPTG_Frank

Browner is telling everyone he knows that he's going to NE. regardless of what his agent tweets in between line changes.

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@acpatronny  browner looks like he had talks with new england and oakland already and is scheduled to visit washington and new orleans... i see nothing about the jets but who knows 

bradysucks
bradysucks

No to Britt who is a certified fool who doesn't learn from his mistakes.

Check out his arrest record....

Anybody lucky enough to play in the NFL who craps on every blessing he has been given should not be a Jet!

100% chance Idzik won't sign him.

greggreen
greggreen

@Matt Ryan Hill  maybe after the draft if everything else doesnt fall infor place and hes willing to play for around 4 million

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@Matt Ryan Hill  i was a big britt fan coming out of college but everytime hes gotten in trouble off the field seems to be when he comes back home to jersey but this will also be one of the last chances to prove he can still play and matured off the field... i wouldnt be mad if he was signed to a 1 year deal but i wouldnt be excited either 

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

Hope we can get him to sign. Him and bring back his cousin on the cheap. That would be awesome

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@ww85  niice...just as long its not manish or jetnation reporting it 

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

Half price of Howard. Nice job idzik!

Pat d
Pat d

You must be kidding. This is a disgrace. That is all they spent. The Jets should have burned through $40 mil by now.

Zartan
Zartan

Didn't want a TE in the 1st but with the Decker signing, Ebron seems most logical(or BPA).

How do we fit Lee in? What would the depth look like.

Pat d
Pat d

Ebron at 18 is fine with me but Lee at 18 or move up and get Evans would be a better pick in my opinion.

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@greggreen @Matt Ryan Hill  if he aint signed before the draft we can get for less than 4 mill...i was also thinking mario manningham cheap one year deal to prove he bounced back from his injury kinda like what we did with nelson but before the season starts

ww85
ww85

@j3tsfan29  I'd be shocked if we sign more than one FA CB.  I was under the impression DRC will be expensive & Idzik not in big ticket mode. But you don't visit unless both sides are already in the same zone

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@j3tsfan29  bent mentioned that drc turned down a 9 mil a year contract from denver he should of took it cause i doubt we are or anyone else going to offer 9 mil a year 

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@ww85 @j3tsfan29  hopefully we are deseparate for a veteran corner and hes deseparate for a decent deal and we can grab him...it would be a good start to the weekend 

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@ww85 i guess he thought the cornerback market was going to be higher and took bad advice i wonder if that verner deal hurt him too 

ww85
ww85

@rstysanchz Yeah. What's the story there? I heard he turned them down. I also heard he accepted & then SF pulled when Talib showed up. IDK what the truth is!