“We Have To Find Ways To Use That Speed”April 24th, 2014
Jiminy Christmas! Lovie Smith was talking today like Jeff Demps has a roster spot locked up Jeff Tedford will be scolded if he can’t find ways to unleash Demps’ Olympic speed on the NFC South.
Joe’s exaggerating, but when Joe asked Lovie today what he thought about the guy he dubbed “the fastest man in the NFL,” Lovie didn’t hold back his excitement.
“He’s definitely the fastest guy in the NFL and you see that quickness. We have to find ways to use that speed. You know, he’s got good hands, even though he dropped a long one yesterday. I’ve been talking to him about that ever since. But there are some things you can do with a guy like that, whether it be with returns. It’s on us now to find some ways to use him. He’s committed.”
Lovie went to say he got a full commitment to football from Demps a couple of months ago and that he liked what he saw in minicamp.
Joe’s not that high on Demps. Joe saw the drop in the end zone yesterday, too. But clearly Demps does stand out, even around shifty, explosive guys like Doug Martin and Bobby Rainey.
Count on Demps getting every opportunity in preseason to prove he’s worth a roster spot.