Demps Agrees With “Fastest Man” Label

April 22nd, 2014

jeff demps 2Olympic speedster, former Gator and Lovie Smith focus Jeff Demps is healthy and will be on the practice field this afternoon for the start of Bucs minicamp.

Is he the fastest man in the NFL? Demps sure thinks so.

Even after recovering from groin surgery last last year, Demps says he’s ready to fly immediately.

Joe chatted with Demps today at One Buc Palace when guard Jamon Meredith started in with some friendly ribbing of his “locker buddy” calling him the “fastest man in the NFL.”

Joe told Demps that Lovie Smith called him that this offseason, and Demps said he was familiar with the comment and agreed. “I agree with Lovie. We’ll what I can do with that to help the team on the field,” Demps said.

Demps is a wild card of this Bucs offseason. How might “speed-in-space” Jeff Tedford want to use him? Can he stretch a defense? Can he play running back?

Demps says he just wants to make the roster. As of today, he wasn’t sure whether he would be involved in returning kicks, but Demps was confident he’ll get a shot to show what he can do in the offense.

Stick with Joe for much more through this historic day in Bucs history. The start of the Lovie Smith regime — on the field.

11 Responses to “Demps Agrees With “Fastest Man” Label”

  1. Lue0615 Says:

    hopefully this guy bounces back and takes the NFL by storm but that’s just me dreaming again…

  2. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    Did he say he would be available for all camps, workouts, etc? or is he splitting time?

  3. SAMCRO Says:

    Well if anything, it sounds like Demps is ready to concentrate on a full season.

  4. buchead407 Says:

    I’m with ya LUE. I really believe lovie will be a better coach in Tampa than in chicago. I’m hoping we at least take the nfc south by storm haha.

  5. buchead407 Says:

    Joe- do you have access to all practices? if so won’t you be able to see tedfords offense And what it looks like?
    Answer would be appreciated, thanks

  6. Architek Says:

    Let’s just start with the basics – the desire to play football.

  7. Pookie Says:

    Speed demons Demps, Owasu, Murphy! Would love to see a double reverse involving any of these cats.

  8. buchead407 Says:

    You’d have to hand off the ball to owasu. Cuz he sank sure couldnt catch the ball last year

  9. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    I think they are just going thru normal reps at this point. Usually they hide the good stuff from fans and press until the start of the season.

    We’ll hopefully get a clearer picture during the draft and shortly after, just by who they sign.

  10. Eric Says:

    This guy is approaching Kareem Huggins status.

  11. Joe Says:

    This guy is approaching Kareem Huggins status.

    Well played.