See ya later Demps?

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    See ya later Demps?

    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Patriots RB/KR Jeff Demps has "informed the Pats he's returning to track, but wants to play two sports."

    It's bizarre timing, as the Rio Olympics are over three years away. We doubt Bill Belichick will be sympathetic to a player wanting to divide his time between two sports, meaning Demps could be told to take a hike. The former Florida Gator's three-year deal included $211,000 guaranteed, all of which has already been paid. It's possible Demps finagled a clause in last summer's negotiations that would allow him to keep running, but unlikel

    Can't see BB being down with this. Not like this guy is Bo Jackson, he still needs to do a lot of work to improve as a football player. Any time spent on track might detract time from the Patriots.

     
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    Re: See ya later Demps?

    Quick way to make 200K i guess.  what a turd

     
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    Re: See ya later Demps?

    Well makes resigning Woodhed a bigger priority

     
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    Re: See ya later Demps?

    Ian Rapoport         I an Rapoport @RapSheet

    Jeff Demps' agent Daniel Rose of @gridironsports: "Jeff has no intention of leaving football. He just loves track and wants to do both"

     
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    In response to Rocky's comment:

    Ian Rapoport         I an Rapoport â€@RapSheet

    Jeff Demps' agent Daniel Rose of @gridironsports: "Jeff has no intention of leaving football. He just loves track and wants to do both"



    doesnt mean bb oks it.

     
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    In response to Rocky's comment:

    Ian Rapoport         I an Rapoport â€@RapSheet

    Jeff Demps' agent Daniel Rose of @gridironsports: "Jeff has no intention of leaving football. He just loves track and wants to do both"



    Probably won't be with us. These are championship contending years coming up. I would imagine BB wants the players on the roster to be "All In"

     

    Plus, track shape and football shape are a bit different. Not sure how long the track season goes through, but this guy would need to bulk up a bit for football...something that's probably the opposite of what he's trying to do for track

     
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    Re: See ya later Demps?

    you could always look at it as if his "role" was going to be as returner specialist. Having him work to maximize his speed with coaches who specialize in geting that out of athletes is not necessarily a bad thing.

     
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    In response to Low-FB-IQ's comment:

     

    you could always look at it as if his "role" was going to be as returner specialist. Having him work to maximize his speed with coaches who specialize in geting that out of athletes is not necessarily a bad thing.

     



    but if we were going to maximize him as a rb/wr/kr/pr then he may not get as much of th offense as wed like (esp in reps)

    we'll see what bb thinks

     
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    I don't see him being able to do both.  So long Demps, would have been fun to see him run.

     
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    In response to bredbru's comment:

    In response to Low-FB-IQ's comment:

     

    you could always look at it as if his "role" was going to be as returner specialist. Having him work to maximize his speed with coaches who specialize in geting that out of athletes is not necessarily a bad thing.

     



    but if we were going to maximize him as a rb/wr/kr/pr then he may not get as much of th offense as wed like (esp in reps)

    we'll see what bb thinks



    True, I have no idea if they had plans for him in such a role.

    The problem with fans getting grand illusions of all the ways the Pats can use a guy is that there are only so many balls to go around and any touch or look you try and fit in to Demps you are taking away from Gronk, Hern, Welker, Ridley, Vereen, etc etc.

    People are salivating because he ran a fast 40. He hasn't done squat "yet" in the pros or with Pats. Envisioning him as a contributing RB, or WR already seems a bit much. imo.

     
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    It's sad really for the guy because I don't think he has elite speed in a world sense and therefore can't see him doing much on a world 100 metre stage he goes under 10 secs for 100 metres but every athlete that lined up for the olympic final did that as well. In fact I think the chances are he'll never get to run individual races at major championship and will be stuck on the relay team.

    In terms of his schedule the world championships are on between 10-16 August i'm sure that will interfere with something, the summer is filled with athletics events and athletes looking to run fast times will run almost weekly. I can't see him having enough time for both

     
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    If Gronkowski can get falling down drunk and wrestle with his arm in a cast - I'm pretty sure the Patriots would be okay with Demps running sprints in the off season.

     
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    Plenty of depth at RB (Ridley, Vereen and Bolden) and WR. Only really saw Demps as KR/PR, if he can perform that role (in case Woody bolts and the Pats want to keep Welker upright). To reiterate I might let Woody go and try to sign a bruising FB (Hillis?).

     
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    Demps ain't runnin' track because he likes track. He's running for the money. I'll wager his "pay" and endorsements well exceeds his football pay.

    Just sayin'

     
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    In response to JohnHannahrulz's comment:

    Plenty of depth at RB (Ridley, Vereen and Bolden) and WR. Only really saw Demps as KR/PR, if he can perform that role (in case Woody bolts and the Pats want to keep Welker upright). To reiterate I might let Woody go and try to sign a bruising FB (Hillis?).



    You lost me at depth at WR

    Lloyd and Slater are basically the only two guys on the roster right now.

     
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    Re: See ya later Demps?

    I see that the Globe article has sucked many folks into the "doom & gloom" world just to get their headline.

    Demps will be back, just because he wants to run track doesn't mean squat.

    I will trust Reiss over anyone from the Globe all day....any day. Shalise is a hack.

     
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    In response to NoMorePensionLooting's comment:

    Demps ain't runnin' track because he likes track. He's running for the money. I'll wager his "pay" and endorsements well exceeds his football pay.

    Just sayin'



    I was thinking the exact same thing

     
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    Sorry DaPats, you're right, however, I still see Gronk and Hernandez as better #2 OR #3 options in the passing game than most teams (Giants, Packers, and Falcons excepted). Do the Pats have the best receiving corps (includes TEs) in their division? How do they rank in the conference? Top 5. Did they have a good passing offense last year? Even when Gronk and Hernandez and Edelman were injured?

    Will a bruising FB be cheaper than a #1 or 2# WR?

    If the Pats spend money in FA I'd rather it be D, but it all depends on the market (see Mario Williams).

     
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    Re: See ya later Demps?

    In response to Low-FB-IQ's comment:

    In response to NoMorePensionLooting's comment:

     

    Demps ain't runnin' track because he likes track. He's running for the money. I'll wager his "pay" and endorsements well exceeds his football pay.

    Just sayin'

     



    I was thinking the exact same thing

     


    Guys I can't see this being the case, he's simply not fast enough. In individual sports the money is astronomical if you're a top 10 athlete. Demps won't be a top 10 athlete in the world in 100 metre running. He wasn't even in the top 3 in America last year. His fastest time last year left him 47th in the world over 100 metres, impressive indeed but I watch alot of athletics and as I read that list the names after 20 I knew few of

     
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    Demps's NFL contract says that he can't play football with anyone else, but track isn't mentioned.

     

    Demps gets a little bit of leverage with track.  If the Pats play tough, he can run away.  Maybe the Pats will need to sign an additional "no track" waiver for $100k cash, or maybe Demps gets gentlemens agreement favors and promises out of the coaching staff.

     
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    Re: See ya later Demps?

    I don't necessarily think this is the end of him, but for a guy that needs an off season in our program...this bothers me. He touched the ball three times before getting hurt last preseason - he needs to be practicing like a football player. I think this kid can be a football player in the NFL, he obviously feels differently if he's doing this - I imagine he knows better than me.

     
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