"The famous Peyton Manning," Decker said. "It's been great. He's such an intelligent person, it's unbelievable. He's almost too smart for himself. He's very communicative, so he digests and tells us what is rolling through his mind."
Thomas also worked out this offseason at his alma mater, Georgia Tech, catching passes from Cam Newton and collecting tips from Calvin Johnson. Manning said it's the Broncos' collection of experienced cover cornerbacks — Champ Bailey and newcomers Drayton Florence and Tracy Porter — who will really help Denver's young receiving corps blossom.
Decker said it's a dream to catch passes from Manning and nightmare to face Bailey. The two have 22 Pro Bowls between them.
It's a mix he's sure will pay dividends this season — providing he and Thomas can stay healthy.
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