“You Really Like What You See”October 2nd, 2013
Yes, Joe’s blood pressure exploded when track star/returner/running back/receiver Jeff Demps, with the Bucs-Cardinals game tied at 10 at 3:10 left in the fourth quarter, fielded a kickoff nine yards deep in the end zone and opted to bring it out.
It was a dumb decision (terrible coaching and/or player awareness) and, not surprisingly, Demps was dumped at the Bucs’ 10 yard line. Already-rattled rookie QB Mike Glennon took a third-down sack to the Bucs’ 1, and the ensuing, high-pressure/short-on-room punt left the Cardinals on the Bucs’ 38 yard line to win the game.
Joe’s going to have a hard time getting past that kickoff return, but Joe did like what Demps showed in the Bucs’ offense.
Greg Schiano also was giddy about Demps’ future while speaking on Buccaneers Radio Network show Monday on WDAE-AM 620.
“He didn’t do a ton, but he did a little bit, but you really like what you see,” Schiano said. “On that little sweep he gained 14 yards, on that little diagonal right he gains nine yards. And, you know, it’s not where people didn’t have angles on him. He just ran away from them. He’s a gifted, gifted guy. So you find more ways to get him involved, , you know, and you build on his package so he can get the football.”
Demps showed he’s a weapon. Now the challenge sits with the New Schiano Order to figure out a way to use him.