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Eric Decker likes competitive nature Brandon Marshall brings to Jets

New York Jets wide receivers Eric Decker and

New York Jets wide receivers Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall practice during training camp at the team's practice facility in Florham Park, N.J. on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Credit: Andrew Theodorakis

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Eric Decker went from a perennial offensive powerhouse in Denver to a Jets team that ranked 28th in points per game in 2014.

With the Jets acquiring five-time pro bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall, expectations are higher for the offense in Decker's second year. But just how prolific could the offense be in comparison to Decker's Denver teams?

"I don't compare one offense to the other," Decker said after training camp Wednesday. "It's completely different. We've got a third-year quarterback compared to a 15-year quarterback."

In other words, Geno Smith is no Peyton Manning. But that's nothing new.

What is new is Decker's running mate at wide receiver. He said he and Marshall share a competitive nature, and that has fueled them.

"If he gets a good grab, I want to come back and get one,"Decker said. "Those things, we feed off one another."

George R.R. Martin, the writer of the fantasy series that became HBO's "Game of Thrones," watched practice with general manager Mike Maccagnan. Martin is a longtime Jets fan.Maccagnan said, "I am a big fan of Mr. Martin as a writer and I love the series, so it was a pleasure to spend the afternoon with him and his wife. It was great to talk Jets history with them and hear how closely they have always followed the team."END



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