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#15 : July 16, 2013, 03:16:34 PM

Are you suggesting the Bucs wont practice ST unless Demps shows up?

All we are doing is holding his rights in case he has a change of heart. Why is that a bad thing?

Holding rights like Jake Plummer?  How did that work out for Bruce Allen?

Nothing in that case , but It didn't hurt ...

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#16 : July 16, 2013, 08:27:12 PM

Gay getting nabbed is actually bad news. Now Demps may think he has the chance to do something again with the fasteset American knocked out.


Bolt still leads the pack.  And even if track and field folded in the USA, there would still be worldwide events that would interest Demps. I read somewhere he is in Europe now, getting ready for the Worlds next month.

So if he is done after that, it would be September at the earliest he could come in.  With the opener being Sept 8th, it all comes down to whether or not Schiano will allow him to suit up with no training camp. A lot of coaches are hard azzes and say no camp, no play.



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#17 : July 16, 2013, 10:06:00 PM

He'd be all but useless to us early on, but since the guy has some dynamic playmaking ability, he'd have to offer more reward than risk IMO.
What's the major risk if you are talking about another pedestrian special teamer?
Regardless, too tough for anyone to say, he's gotta show up for a workout first.

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#18 : July 16, 2013, 10:13:18 PM

Holding rights like Jake Plummer?  How did that work out for Bruce Allen?

Didn't it net the Bucs a lotta cash? Having said that, what that have to do with the current regime??

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 I thought Lovie said he wanted quickness & speed, even at the QB position?

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#19 : July 17, 2013, 02:07:47 AM

He'd be all but useless to us early on, but since the guy has some dynamic playmaking ability, he'd have to offer more reward than risk IMO.
What's the major risk if you are talking about another pedestrian special teamer?
Regardless, too tough for anyone to say, he's gotta show up for a workout first.




He could jump right into the return slot.  Not a lot of preparation or film study required for that.



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#20 : July 17, 2013, 07:55:55 AM

He'd be all but useless to us early on, but since the guy has some dynamic playmaking ability, he'd have to offer more reward than risk IMO.
What's the major risk if you are talking about another pedestrian special teamer?
Regardless, too tough for anyone to say, he's gotta show up for a workout first.




He could jump right into the return slot.  Not a lot of preparation or film study required for that.

Exactly , and he's already going to be in awesome shape from running track . He can hit the ground running - pun intended.

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#21 : July 17, 2013, 12:22:51 PM

He'd be all but useless to us early on, but since the guy has some dynamic playmaking ability, he'd have to offer more reward than risk IMO.
What's the major risk if you are talking about another pedestrian special teamer?
Regardless, too tough for anyone to say, he's gotta show up for a workout first.




He could jump right into the return slot.  Not a lot of preparation or film study required for that.

Exactly , and he's already going to be in awesome shape from running track . He can hit the ground running - pun intended.
I'd rather give the roster spot to someone that's willing to work for it.  If he wants to be a Buc I'd love to have him if not who cares.  And DJ would you have the same opinion if he were a former Nole instead of a former Gator? :P

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#22 : July 17, 2013, 01:06:55 PM

WOW! You guys amaze me! It's not like the guy is sitting at home on the couch or holding out to avoid camp. The guy is busting his ass training.  He's not a QB. He's more than likely a return man / situational runner. He doesn't need much camp.

Yeah it would be nice for him to be in camp, but to totally write him off is ridiculous. His football speed can't be coached. The rewards far outweigh the risk. Just be patient.

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#23 : July 17, 2013, 01:16:44 PM

Once you're a buc you're a buc. I rooted for warrick dunn as hard as anyone.

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#24 : July 17, 2013, 01:23:25 PM

"I'd rather give the roster spot to someone that's willing to work for it."

At this point, you're basically talking about the ninetieth roster spot. Is that really a big sacrifice?

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#25 : July 17, 2013, 01:54:45 PM

53rd  isn't that big of a sacrifice either but it'd be nice if the guy would make a commitment to the team. He's not the fastest guy in the world and he never will be.  I think he's skeerd.

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#26 : July 17, 2013, 05:39:10 PM

53rd  isn't that big of a sacrifice either but it'd be nice if the guy would make a commitment to the team. He's not the fastest guy in the world and he never will be.  I think he's skeerd.




He makes pretty good cash running track. Its all in endorsements. He doesn't have to be the fastest man in the world to be successful.

I would love to see him return kicks every game, we need a little spark in that area. But I respect him for doing what he loves, even if the money and fame are not what they would be in the NFL.



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#27 : July 17, 2013, 05:42:28 PM

nothing wrong with holding the rights to the guy, but that is many miles away from planning on him to play

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#28 : July 17, 2013, 05:45:29 PM

WOW! You guys amaze me! It's not like the guy is sitting at home on the couch or holding out to avoid camp. The guy is busting his ass training.  He's not a QB. He's more than likely a return man / situational runner. He doesn't need much camp.

Yeah it would be nice for him to be in camp, but to totally write him off is ridiculous. His football speed can't be coached. The rewards far outweigh the risk. Just be patient.


Good post.


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