Thursday, November 8, 2012
One guy to watch
By Bill Williamson
One player to watch for each AFC West team in Week 10:
Denver, Eric Decker, receiver: The third-year receiver is thriving and has caught a touchdown in five straight games. He can tie the team record of six straight games Sunday at Carolina. Decker has 15 touchdowns in his career. The Denver receiving touchdown record for a player in his first three season is 16, set by Lionel Taylor.
Kansas City, Jon Baldwin, receiver: Earlier this week, Kansas City coach Romeo Crennel said he expected Baldwin, a first-round pick in 2011, to produce more in his second season. Baldwin has 15 catches halfway through the season. Crennel said the team must work to get Baldwin more involved. It starts Monday night at Pittsburgh. Let’s see if it works.
Oakland, Rod Streater, receiver: The undrafted rookie is getting more involved in Oakland’s offense. Let’s see if it continues in Baltimore. Streater was on the field for 45 plays last week against Tampa Bay. He looks like he is a favorite of Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer, who went to Streater in key situations. This is a promising player. It’s fun to see him get playing time.
San Diego, Larry English, linebacker: There may not be much to watch. English was a healthy scratch last week as he fell out of the outside-linebacker rotation. That is clearly a bad sign for 2009 first-round pick. His days in San Diego may be numbered.