Demps highlight video

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  1. Fencer

    Fencer Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Schiano learns the power of Belichick has a video of Demps vs. Kentucky. A big game, as he ran past people for about 3 TDs.

    But nothing in that there that looked like wiggle or shiftiness. He just ran to a spot on the field slightly before the tackler got there.
  2. Sicilian

    Sicilian Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    He put a move on for the first TD. It was subtle, but with speed like that you don't need much to open yourself a hole. Definitely isn't going to break any tackles though...

    Also, the second TD was ridiculous. Both safeties were about ten yards ahead of him and he split them in the blink of an eye.
  3. Haley

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  4. PrairiePat

    PrairiePat Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Amazing to see him blow by the entire defensive backfield on that one long run.
  5. PatsFan2

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    He had clear lane to begin with though...he didn't have to do much.
  6. PatsFan2

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    Demps need more Barry Sanders type wiggle to make use of that great speed. HE won't last long in the NFL if he runs like that, Demps didn't seem too elusive to me when there was a crowd. The Great backs in this league has escapeability...The Patriots OL doesn't Run Block like Florida.
  7. KontradictioN

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    Florida had a great O-Line in his time there (BOTH Pouncey brothers) but the Patriots O-Line run blocks just fine.
  8. Sicilian

    Sicilian Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Right now, I'm not even worried about his long term effectiveness as a running back. With speed like that, if he has decent vision and even mediocre wiggle, he has the tools to be a tremendous kick returner at any level. May not translate in the end, but the potential is there.
  9. I've seen Demps make people look silly in the open field, and Bill usually finds a way to use people to their strengths, not their weaknesses.

    I see no reason to project this guy as a full time RB. The OC has other tricks up his sleeve. Besides, we've already got a stable of backs. Expand your vision. It's about to get expanded ready or not.
  10. PatsFan37

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    Exactly. It's not like this guy was a first round pick. And there's value, too, for the safeties and corners to practice against someone with elite speed.
  11. Ghost of Ben Dreith

    Ghost of Ben Dreith Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Great videos.....I'm not expecting Adrian Petersen here.....Demps does look like he has the speed and enough moves to be very effective on STs or in Josh's offense with TFB getting him the God.... Woody looked good in an O'Brien offense......I can't wait to see Demps take a screen on 3rd and 7 .....i do think his biggest contribution is STs.....but it won't be his only ones....
  12. TyronePoole

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    It's funny that because the Bucs interest in Demps presumably leaked out first that it's framed that way; as ruthless Belichick taking a player away from his good buddy who is just about to sign him. I get that it wasn't a criticism per se but it's amazing how the media shapes narratives like that.
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