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The Jets anemic receiving corps got a big boost when the Jets signed Eric Decker on Thursday. The Jets receiving corps which was supposed to be led to former Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes was instead led by Jeremy Kerley. Kerley led the Jets with 43 catches in 12 games. Holmes by comparison had 23 catches in 11 games. Decker on the other hand had 87 receptions in 16 games. Now admittedly Decker is going from the best offense in the league to one of the worst. It simply isn’t comparable catching passes from Peyton Manning arguably the greatest quarterback to play, to catching passes from second year man Geno Smith. Decker will step in as the number one receiver that is a given. The question that needs to be answered is this. Is Jeremy Kerley a legitimate threat at the number two slot. I imagine that David Nelson and Stephen Hill are serviceable in the three and four slots. Although I think Nelson is more serviceable then Hill is. I don’t think Kerley is a legitimate threat in the two slot. This is bad news for Decker this means his receptions as well his targets will drop. The tandem of Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell just isn’t good enough to allow for the things to open up in the passing game. Don’t get me wrong barring a serious sophomore regression on the part of Geno Smith the passing game will be more effective this year. Decker’s problem is he will be to use a ’90’s reference be playing Herman Moore to Jeremy Kerely’s Johnnie Morton. It is a shame that Santonio Holmes to turned out not only to be toxic in the locker room and ineffective on the field. If Holmes had managed to turn his career around with the fresh start the Jets gave him a Decker, Holmes tandem would have been a respectable threat in the passing game. Instead the Jets are the Lions of the ’90’s minus Barry Sanders. The good news for Jets fans is there is still the draft to completely try and revamp their offense.

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