LOL @ the "sprinter" argument.
More importantly, how many NFL players are as fast as Demps? At least any who would be trying to catch him with the ball. Any?
It may take him a little while to get into "football shape" and get used to contact again, but I think he would at least be an asset in the return game.
He could lessen McKnight's exposure to injury on the KR and if he can field punts, even better.
Everyone againts Demps signing knows nothing about this team. Last time I checked basically nobody scares you on our offense. No home run hitters (which is what we lacked last year too). Why would anyone be againts signing one of the fastest people in the world who put up good numbers in the SEC? Makes no sense.
In before thread meltdown.
Fox 13 Sports (WTVT-Tampa) has learned that Jeff Demps will be a New England Patriot. Decision came down to NE and Bucs. Off. ann. soon.
Heh. This board is going to explode today.
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Oh boy, the same clowns that touted bellicheat for signing ochostinko and haynesworth last year are going to have a circle jerk on this signing as well.
Hate to say it but it's a perfect place for him.
He will be their kickoff and punt returner. And he will see the field im sure on offense at RB and in the slot.
Now everyone on this board will talk about him being short and light. Fact is, this is the last place we wanted him to go.
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Breaking: Olympic sprinter Jeff Demps will sign a contract to play for the #Patriots, per 1 of his agents, Nohemy Baltodano. Wow!
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Jeff Demps has not signed with an nfl team as of yet. Those reports are untrue!
Sprinter Demps picks Patriots over Jets: report
LOL. Dangers of using Twitter sources I suppose.Tim Tebow will be on the same field as Jeff Demps this year, but it won’t be as teammates.
The backup quarterback said his former Florida teammate and Olympic sprinter would be a good fit with the Jets, but according to FOX 13 in Tampa, Demps instead chose to sign with the rival Patriots.
Demps, who played with Tebow from 2008-09, won silver in the 4x100 relay in London for running one of the preliminaries before announcing he’d like to sign with an NFL team.
“Jeff is a great guy and a great player and he is someone that I was proud to play with in college,” Tebow said after the Jets expressed interest in the running back.
“He did a great job for us, in college. I feel like wherever he goes, he’ll work hard and do a good job for that team.”
And that will be with the Patriots with the report indicating that an official announcement will come later on Friday.
He probably thought "hey they made the SB and still have one of the easier schedules in the league. They must be doing something right". They already have playmakers on offense, this screams of, sign him for KR and keep him off the Jets.