Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker was a guest on ”The Herd with Colin Cowherd” on Monday and he indicated that there’s nothing that he’s seen to lead him to believe that Peyton Manning’s arm strength has been affected at all by the four neck procedures he’s undergone.
“The guy’s still throwing the ball a long time, throwing it great, hitting you in the right spot,” Decker told Cowherd. “He’s such a perfectionist. If he hits you in the belly button, he gets mad at himself for not hitting you in the chest. It’s unbelievable to be around a guy who has those standards for himself.”
Decker said that he met Manning when he came in for his visit.
“I’d been up there working out with some of my teammates and just kind of introduced myself to him,” Decker said. ” … When I got to meet him face to face, the guy is just a class act. A different person. [It's] special to be around a guy of that stature and his ability to play football.”
Decker is really impressed with Manning’s work ethic and committment to being great.
“He’s so precise with everything he does and there’s a reason for everything he does do,” Decker told Cowherd. “In workouts, in the weight room — I mean the guy’s jogging from station to station. He’s working like he’s a 23-year-old free agent coming out of college. The way he talks about football, the way he runs drill work, routes, everything’s gotta be perfect and there’s no gray area. I think that, as a receiver, [is] the best thing about it. You got a leader that demands the best out of you because he gives the best he’s got.”Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone