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Eric Decker catches a pass in Denver's 29-23 playoff win over Pittsburgh.
If you're just a casual football fan, you may not know Eric Decker or Demaryius Thomas. By the end of the year, you will.
Decker and Thomas are both good receivers, and they can both get open and catch deep passes. When Tim Tebow played quarterback, Decker and Thomas didn't get many chances to show how good they can be.
Denver ran the ball too often and didn't throw much at all. A lot of the throws intended for one of the two receivers were off-target, thanks to the pressure applied to Tebow. However, with Manning, that won't happen.
Manning knows how to pick apart a defense with short passes, and Decker and Thomas will likely be running a lot of short curls and slants. If pressure does come quickly, Manning will be able to fire an accurate pass to a receiver.
Denver signed Jacob Tamme, and they also have Matt Willis. While Willis doesn't have great hands, he should be a good third target for Manning. Tamme could be a good option on short routes, and since Manning knows him, Tamme could get a lot better.
I am a huge Tim Tebow fan, but even I have to admit that Manning is a better quarterback and a better fit in Denver. Bronco receivers will improve rapidly, and eventually, they will be stars.