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Decker: 'No question' Manning is ready

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08:04 AM ET 04.10 | Broncos receiver Eric Decker stands to benefit from the addition of a certain offseason acquisition, both during games and in practice. [Decker] says he's been working out with new quarterback Peyton Manning for roughly three weeks and there's "no question" that Manning's arm strength is good enough to start in the NFL. ... [Decker told ESPN Radio] that he hasn't seen anything in the workouts that would lead him to believe Manning's arm strength has decreased due to four procedures on his neck. "The guy's still throwing the ball a long time, throwing it great, hitting you in the right spot."

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April 10, 2012  08:23 AM ET
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Manning will be ready...Case closed...............Can he stay healthy after a hard hit??? We shall see.....I hope so..

Exactly, and I don't think he could if he gets blindsided and suffers from whiplash.

April 10, 2012  08:27 AM ET

Watch for Manning to have the quickest release in the league this year.

April 10, 2012  08:28 AM ET

Well, Decker has been catching passes from Orton and Tebow for the last two years.

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April 10, 2012  08:34 AM ET
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Exactly, and I don't think he could if he gets blindsided and suffers from whiplash.

They should test that neck out with the crash test dummies. That should answer the questions. Maybe go for a motorcycle ride with Big Ben.

April 10, 2012  08:35 AM ET
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Well, Decker has been catching passes from Orton and Tebow for the last two years.

And both were highly sought after by Broncos fans.

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April 10, 2012  08:58 AM ET

I'm still pissed! Manning stole Frank Tripucka retired number. How dare he!

April 10, 2012  09:28 AM ET

We shall see..

April 10, 2012  09:29 AM ET

Tripucka said it was okay. BTW, what is Decker supposed to say? "His arm is deader than garbage dump fish"?

April 10, 2012  09:34 AM ET

Couldn't go anywhere but up.

April 10, 2012  09:54 AM ET

OK,OK.....We get it. Manning is fit to play without shoulder pads and helmet. Tell about how fit he is after Denvers Bye Week.

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April 10, 2012  09:56 AM ET
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Tripucka said it was okay. BTW, what is Decker supposed to say? "His arm is deader than garbage dump fish"?

What else would you expect Tripucka to say? C'mon man, that's the great Tripucka! Career: 75 G, 69 TD, 52.2 Rate %, 137.1 Y/G!

April 10, 2012  09:59 AM ET

Of course he is fine, only the Colts would give him mega bucks on a new contract without knowing his health status. Jeesh. Must hurt them a little bit to know he counts big money against their cap this year and next.

April 10, 2012  10:00 AM ET

I can't tell if the picture up above is saying: Hi, I'm Peyton your new coat rack. Or if SI released the picture of the person putting all the spam on this site, "I have this #8 jersey and some Nike Jordan for only 5 payments of $29.95".

April 10, 2012  10:06 AM ET
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What else would you expect Tripucka to say? C'mon man, that's the great Tripucka! Career: 75 G, 69 TD, 52.2 Rate %, 137.1 Y/G!

Manning apparently asked Tripucka and he okayed the jersey number. Manning's a pretty good player.

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