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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:45 am    Post subject: Pats trade RB Jeff Demps to Bucs for RB Blount; Takes paycut Reply with quote

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The Patriots have discussed the possibility of trading Jeff Demps, according to agent Daniel Rose.


http://twitter.com/jeffphowe/statuses/323476613943656448

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There should be some interest but it's unclear if a trade will happen. Obviously, Pats would like to get something done before the draft.


http://twitter.com/jeffphowe/statuses/323477038516297728



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"Jeff loves New England, and he wants to run track and play football," Rose said. "It's not a decision based on money. It's a decision based on his passion for both sports. He's 23 years old, and he has an opportunity to do what he loves and has our blessing. I would think with the (Patriots') lack of picks, a deal would be done over the draft, as I am certain if the Patriots aren't willing to let him do both, there are other teams who will.


http://bostonherald.com/sports/patriots_nfl/the_blitz/2013/04/could_this_be_jeff_demps_last_week_with_patriots

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Just got word on Jeff Demps: "Trade imminent."


http://twitter.com/jeffphowe/statuses/328221363217244160

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Patriots trade for LeGarrette Blount.



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Send Demps and the 278th pick to Tampa


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The value extends to Blountís contract, which was renegotiated to consummate the trade.

Blount was scheduled to earn $1.2 million in base salary with the Buccaneers in 2013, with additional bonus money, but the deal was slashed to $630,000 with the Patriots (and is reduced to $358,000, via a split, if he lands on injured reserve).

Blount can also earn a $50,000 workout bonus in New England.

With that type of contract, it furthers the line of thinking that acquiring Blount is a low-risk, high-reward transaction.


http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4743127/blount-takes-pay-cut-in-trade
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Vikes could use him, id give up a future 7th round pick. The Vikings have an opening for a return specialist and gadget player with the loss of Harvin. Id imagine that Demps could do a lot of the same things as Harvin (bubble screens, passes at or behind LOS).

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't he retiring and returning to track?
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Wasn't he retiring and returning to track?


I think he would be foolish to do that considering what he could make as an NFL player.

What is the earning potential of a track runner. I would assume you would have to be the best of the best to even make a decent living. Demps is guaranteed a six figure salary so long as he makes an NFL team.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of value does a guy, who went undrafted last year, and did not play a snap of regular season football...and who is not fully commited to football, really have?

I guess we will find out.
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vikingsrule wrote:
Shockey1979 wrote:
Wasn't he retiring and returning to track?


I think he would be foolish to do that considering what he could make as an NFL player.

What is the earning potential of a track runner. I would assume you would have to be the best of the best to even make a decent living. Demps is guaranteed a six figure salary so long as he makes an NFL team.


which he is
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IrishGreen wrote:
vikingsrule wrote:
Shockey1979 wrote:
Wasn't he retiring and returning to track?


I think he would be foolish to do that considering what he could make as an NFL player.

What is the earning potential of a track runner. I would assume you would have to be the best of the best to even make a decent living. Demps is guaranteed a six figure salary so long as he makes an NFL team.


which he is


Very true, but i would imagine that the competition may be a bit more difficult and the opportunities may be fewer.

Realistically, if Demps shows a commitment to football, his speed alone would likely allow him to hang around as an extra RB, gadget player or return specialist.

Seems like a big risk to try and bank your living on a track career, whereas, he can make a great living as a backup.

Say Demps truly is the best of the best in track, what is his earning potential? I am not familiar enough with the business and sport on a professional level to truly assess what he could possibly make, but I know he could do well in the NFL simply being a backup.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IrishGreen wrote:
vikingsrule wrote:
Shockey1979 wrote:
Wasn't he retiring and returning to track?


I think he would be foolish to do that considering what he could make as an NFL player.

What is the earning potential of a track runner. I would assume you would have to be the best of the best to even make a decent living. Demps is guaranteed a six figure salary so long as he makes an NFL team.


which he is


He didn't even compete in a semi-final or final in any Olympic track event. No, he is not the best of the best.
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IrishGreen wrote:
vikingsrule wrote:
Shockey1979 wrote:
Wasn't he retiring and returning to track?


I think he would be foolish to do that considering what he could make as an NFL player.

What is the earning potential of a track runner. I would assume you would have to be the best of the best to even make a decent living. Demps is guaranteed a six figure salary so long as he makes an NFL team.


which he is


I'm not sure he'll ever be the best, or even top 3 or 5. He's too short, which probablymatters more in track than football. He doesn't cover as much distance with each stride as the elite guys do, that's a huge problem.
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TomRalph wrote:
IrishGreen wrote:
vikingsrule wrote:
Shockey1979 wrote:
Wasn't he retiring and returning to track?


I think he would be foolish to do that considering what he could make as an NFL player.

What is the earning potential of a track runner. I would assume you would have to be the best of the best to even make a decent living. Demps is guaranteed a six figure salary so long as he makes an NFL team.


which he is


He didn't even compete in a semi-final or final in any Olympic track event. No, he is not the best of the best.


he ran for the US in the olympics, final or not.

no he's not the single best in the entire US or world, but i think it's pretty fair to say he's one of the best.
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IrishGreen wrote:
TomRalph wrote:
IrishGreen wrote:
vikingsrule wrote:
Shockey1979 wrote:
Wasn't he retiring and returning to track?


I think he would be foolish to do that considering what he could make as an NFL player.

What is the earning potential of a track runner. I would assume you would have to be the best of the best to even make a decent living. Demps is guaranteed a six figure salary so long as he makes an NFL team.


which he is


He didn't even compete in a semi-final or final in any Olympic track event. No, he is not the best of the best.


he ran for the US in the olympics, final or not.

no he's not the single best in the entire US or world, but i think it's pretty fair to say he's one of the best.


If you're not in the Top 5 in track then you are unlikely to make as much money as if you were on the minimum contract in the NFL for a year.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the earning potential for a top 5 sprinter in the US versus a top 10-15 sprinter?

Being unfamiliar with the business of track, it would seem somewhat logical that to make a decent living you need to be a shoe in for the Olympics and someone who is very marketable.

In the NFL, there are 32 53 man rosters in addition to practice squads that he would be eligible to make.

As long as Demps shows a commitment to football, I dont see why he wouldnt be a somewhat regular career backup for 3-4 years given his athletic ability alone. in 3-4 years, he could make around $1,500,000 in salary, would he reasonably be able to do that as a track runner?

Its an interesting dilemma for sure, and Demps would probably prefer track, but you have to ask if its worth it from a financial perspective.

And why cant Demps do both. I understand that being a track runner and football players require a different body type (i used to run varsity track and play varsity football and was always adjusting weight and bulk between seasons) but Demps is a reserve player and wouldnt need extra mass versus a starting RB. He could be an NFL specialist at 180 pounds.
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Meh. All the discussion is a moot point. Nobody is going to give up a broken sholeace for this guy if they have an ounce of sense. Al Davis, rest his soul, is no longer among us. Wink
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Roadrunner wrote:
Meh. All the discussion is a moot point. Nobody is going to give up a broken sholeace for this guy if they have an ounce of sense. Al Davis, rest his soul, is no longer among us. Wink


Demps was a pretty good player at Florida, very explosive. He wouldnt be a true RB in the NFL, but as a scat back, third down back, return specialist and gadget receiver, I think he certainly has the skill set to fill any one of those spots.
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vikingsrule wrote:
Roadrunner wrote:
Meh. All the discussion is a moot point. Nobody is going to give up a broken sholeace for this guy if they have an ounce of sense. Al Davis, rest his soul, is no longer among us. Wink


Demps was a pretty good player at Florida, very explosive. He wouldnt be a true RB in the NFL, but as a scat back, third down back, return specialist and gadget receiver, I think he certainly has the skill set to fill any one of those spots.


It will be interesting to see if someone pick him up, but I believe the safe money would be to bet against a trade.
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