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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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


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.


My guess is that any trade that is made, will be conditional on Demps making the roster to hedge against this fear of him not being committed.

Say a future pick is traded and the Pats receive that future pick if Demps plays 6 games, or something of that nature.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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


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.


My guess is that any trade that is made, will be conditional on Demps making the roster to hedge against this fear of him not being committed.

Say a future pick is traded and the Pats receive that future pick if Demps plays 6 games, or something of that nature.


I agree. If it does get done, it will DEFINITELY be a conditional pick of some form.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it would be unrealistic for a team to invest in a player whose first love isnt football. ( I was going to say his heart isnt in football, but i dont think thats the case. I just feel he would choose football over track)

I remember reading he wanted to concentrait on track and have football on the back burner.

He could amount to something obviously, but for a team to invest anything more than a conditional pick would be foolish.
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His fate in NE was pretty much sealed once he decided to multi-sport. BB likes commitment, and, more than that, the offense here is too complex to be able to miss huge amounts of the off-season.

It's a shame, because I was interested in seeing some gadget screens and stuff using him.
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His fate in NE was pretty much sealed once he decided to multi-sport. BB likes commitment, and, more than that, the offense here is too complex to be able to miss huge amounts of the off-season.

It's a shame, because I was interested in seeing some gadget screens and stuff using him.


Given that Demps would be a role player and likely special teams player, i dont see why he couldnt have dual commitments. The gadget plays Demps would be involved in would likely be maybe 10% of the entire playbook, of course he would have to understand blocking assignments as a potential third down RB.

I think if a team does give Demps a shot in a reserve role, it could really work out.

I am sure there are a lot of players currently in the NFL that have other loves than football that they may prefer, but lacked the skills in those sports to succeed. Hopefully Demps sees the reality that he will likely have more financial success in the NFL versus track.
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His fate in NE was pretty much sealed once he decided to multi-sport. BB likes commitment, and, more than that, the offense here is too complex to be able to miss huge amounts of the off-season.

It's a shame, because I was interested in seeing some gadget screens and stuff using him.


Given that Demps would be a role player and likely special teams player, i dont see why he couldnt have dual commitments. The gadget plays Demps would be involved in would likely be maybe 10% of the entire playbook, of course he would have to understand blocking assignments as a potential third down RB.

I think if a team does give Demps a shot in a reserve role, it could really work out.

I am sure there are a lot of players currently in the NFL that have other loves than football that they may prefer, but lacked the skills in those sports to succeed. Hopefully Demps sees the reality that he will likely have more financial success in the NFL versus track.


I agree completely....just saying that's how it works in NE.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guy just needs to choose a career and stick to the one he chooses. I don't think most NFL teams want a player who isn't 100% committed to playing football.
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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.


Maybe it's not all about earning potential?

Track could be his passion.
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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.


Maybe it's not all about earning potential?

Track could be his passion.


Well, then...I guess he needs to run his azz right on out of New England. Laughing
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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.


Maybe it's not all about earning potential?

Track could be his passion.


Very true, but $405,000 would be a lot of money for a 23 year old to turn down in pursuit of passion. Seems foolish to do so given the insignificance of track in our society as professional sport.
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Who would trade for him? Clearly he'd rather run track
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vikingsrule wrote:
GBPackers79 wrote:
vikingsrule wrote:
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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.


Maybe it's not all about earning potential?

Track could be his passion.


Very true, but $405,000 would be a lot of money for a 23 year old to turn down in pursuit of passion. Seems foolish to do so given the insignificance of track in our society as professional sport.


He can earn half of that as a track runner with a potentially longer career and less risk of serious injury. And he's just a guy in football.
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Highly doubtful they get anything for him.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They won't get much out of him. I don't see a 100% full committed player to the NFL and he hasn't done anything in the NFL yet.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

... A UDFA, who didn't play last year at all; suddenly has more value? Eh?
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