Thursday, October 2, 2014

Decker knows his uncertainty 'can be difficult on a QB'


New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith's shortcomings have been well-documented through this young season, though he actually hasn't been terrible when you consider what he's working with.

Smith has gone into every game this season unsure if his No. 1 receiver--Eric Decker--will be full-go, let alone whether Decker will even finish the game.

Decker has just 14 receptions and two touchdowns through four games this season, in large part due to an ailing hamstring he's been battling throughout.

Smith hasn't been able to get a reasonable workload in practice with Decker, and now, opposite starter David Nelson may be a no-go Sunday against the San Diego Chargers with a sprained ankle.

" can be difficult on a quarterback," Decker said Thursday, via ESPN New York, adding that he "can't answer" whether he'll be able to play Sunday despite coach Rex Ryan saying he's hopeful about the situation.

Decker's uncertainty is just another downer in a season that is, as crazy as it sounds, essentially on the brink the next three weeks.

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