Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012


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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby lonewolf » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:24 pm

Yep, I would recommend anyone offered a NFL contract take it over an iffy track career...
unless you are Usain Bolt. :)
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby j-a-m » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:55 am

sprintdoc wrote: Its the choice I predicted months back and by handling this way he got chance to run Olympics and get a medal and then by making sure he didn't get drafted with his all-in announcement for track he comes into league as a free agent and negotiated with over a half dozen teams and thus got best deal.

That's an interesting aspect, that he probably got a better deal by skipping the draft this way.
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby vip » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:41 am

Demps may get a few more bucks in football, but that must be tempered a bit. Contracts aren't guaranteed in the NFL, which means he can get cut and never see the total dollars on his deal. And there's no coming back to track once you go football, because of the weight gain. But hey, he has a silver medal. That's probably as good as it gets for him.

Demps is probably one of those guys who isn't supremely talented for either sport, not in a superstar sense. My advice for him would be to save his money and be prepared to lean on that Florida degree, if he has it.
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby vip » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:46 am

Also, Demps should find Mike Rodgers, wherever he is, and thank him.
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby Dutra5 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:54 am

vip wrote:Demps may get a few more bucks in football, but that must be tempered a bit. Contracts aren't guaranteed in the NFL, which means he can get cut and never see the total dollars on his deal. And there's no coming back to track once you go football, because of the weight gain. But hey, he has a silver medal. That's probably as good as it gets for him.

Demps is probably one of those guys who isn't supremely talented for either sport, not in a superstar sense. My advice for him would be to save his money and be prepared to lean on that Florida degree, if he has it.


Case in point is Trindon Holliday who signed a 4 year deal upon being drafted, got injured, I think received an injury settlement and was released. He's been trying to get on a roster since. I don't think he saw very much of that contract.

Plus kickoff returners have become less of a commodity in the NFL because of the new rules. If he can't do anything from the LOS, it's even possible he doesn't make the team.
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby jazzcyclist » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:44 am

Dutra5 wrote:Case in point is Trindon Holliday who signed a 4 year deal upon being drafted, got injured, I think received an injury settlement and was released. He's been trying to get on a roster since. I don't think he saw very much of that contract.

Plus kickoff returners have become less of a commodity in the NFL because of the new rules. If he can't do anything from the LOS, it's even possible he doesn't make the team.

Things are looking up for Holliday. For the second week in a row, he had a long kick return for a touchdown.

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-high ... urn-for-TD
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby Half Miler » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:56 am

Also, despite what the front page article on Demps says, Holliday is now the fastest NFL player EVER, based on 100m times (10.00).

Of course, some dude ran 10.06 on a cinder track in back in 1964...
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby jazzcyclist » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:53 pm

Half Miler wrote:Also, despite what the front page article on Demps says, Holliday is now the fastest NFL player EVER, based on 100m times (10.00).

Of course, some dude ran 10.06 on a cinder track in back in 1964...

Actually, Justin Gatlin got as far as rookie camp in 2007 but didn't make the team. Hopefully, both Demps and Holliday have better luck and make the regular season roster. Based on people who have made NFL regular season rosters, Jacoby Ford (10.01) is the fastest NFL player ever. On a side note, when Justin Gatlin worked out at the Houston Texan's pro-day, his best 40 time was 4.42s, slower than both Holliday (4.34) and Ford (4.28) ran at the NFL combine.

By the way, four years ago when Demps set the high school record (10.01) at the Olympic Trials, I would have bet good money that he would run well under 10 flat before his collegiate career was over.
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby Half Miler » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:30 pm

jazzcyclist wrote:By the way, four years ago when Demps set the high school record (10.01) at the Olympic Trials, I would have bet good money that he would run well under 10 flat before his collegiate career was over.


I'm really not surprised he didn't improve. As I recall, those quarterfinals seemed ridiculously fast, with a bunch of guys PRing, but never reaching those times again.
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby BusterZanga » Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:10 pm

Half Miler wrote:Also, despite what the front page article on Demps says, Holliday is now the fastest NFL player EVER, based on 100m times (10.00).


Jim Hines (9.95) is the fastest ever NFL player.
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby ATK » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:03 pm

jazzcyclist wrote:By the way, four years ago when Demps set the high school record (10.01) at the Olympic Trials, I would have bet good money that he would run well under 10 flat before his collegiate career was over.

Maybe not well under, but definitely at least a legal 9.99.
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby 26mi235 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:08 pm

BusterZanga wrote:
Half Miler wrote:Also, despite what the front page article on Demps says, Holliday is now the fastest NFL player EVER, based on 100m times (10.00).


Jim Hines (9.95) is the fastest ever NFL player.


Make that 9.95A, and that's a big A
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby jazzcyclist » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:33 pm

BusterZanga wrote:
Half Miler wrote:Also, despite what the front page article on Demps says, Holliday is now the fastest NFL player EVER, based on 100m times (10.00).


Jim Hines (9.95A) is the fastest ever NFL player.

FIFY
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby GDAWG » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:38 pm

FWIW, the minimum salary for an NFL rookie this season is $390,000 and Demps is a rookie.

He's already making more than what he would have made in Europe and the Diamond League.
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby jazzcyclist » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:58 pm

GDAWG wrote:FWIW, the minimum salary for an NFL rookie this season is $390,000 and Demps is a rookie.

He's already making more than what he would have made in Europe and the Diamond League.

And remember, football players have a lot less overhead than sprinters do. They don't have to pay for coaches, trainers, travel and medical insurance and they also have pension plans paid for by the NFL.
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby Trackrunner » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:20 pm

1.4 million over 3 years. Not many elite track and field athletes make that. Can you blame him? But then he risks debilitating injuries.

http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/new-england- ... eff-demps/
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby guru » Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:56 am

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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby ATK » Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:03 am

guru wrote:Demps looks to be done for the year


http://espn.go.com/boston/nfl/story/_/i ... f-demps-ir

I guess this is the beginning/end.....
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby GDAWG » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:37 am

ATK wrote:
guru wrote:Demps looks to be done for the year


http://espn.go.com/boston/nfl/story/_/i ... f-demps-ir

I guess this is the beginning/end.....


Not necessarily. There is speculation that the injury isn't as serious as first thought and that the Patriots "stashed" him without releasing him and having him go through waivers and then re-signed to the practice squad:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... -24-hours/

If he had been released with the plan of putting him on the practice squad, he would not make it to New England's practice squad as someone else would have picked him up:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... onary-mri/
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby Pego » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:48 am

Another sprinter in the long list of those destroyed by football. I hope I am wrong, but Goodwin belongs in the same type. Not everybody can take a hit.
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby jazzcyclist » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:58 am

After getting hurt in training camp his first two years with Houston, Trindon Holliday finally comes through August unscathed and makes the team. This guarantees him his entire $540,000 salary for the year regardless of what happens now.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/re ... story.html
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby Marlow » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:48 pm

jazzcyclist wrote:After getting hurt in training camp his first two years with Houston, Trindon Holliday finally comes through August unscathed and makes the team. This guarantees him his entire $540,000 salary for the year regardless of what happens now.

Oops - they just put him on IR for THE YEAR! Doesn't even sound like he's that badly hurt, but they don't want him on the roster and they don't want to lose him.
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby jazzcyclist » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:57 pm

Marlow, I think you misread my post. Perhaps I should have put it under a Trindon Holliday thread to avoid confusion.
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby Marlow » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:03 pm

jazzcyclist wrote:Marlow, I think you misread my post. Perhaps I should have put it under a Trindon Holliday thread to avoid confusion.

Oh, that's my bad; I just searched for 'Demps' and responded to the last post. Sorry!
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby cullman » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:43 am

ATK wrote:Out of curiosity, how is Trindon Holiday doing?

Just ran a kickoff back 105 yards against Bengals. Longest in Denver Broncos history.
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby GDAWG » Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:43 pm

cullman wrote:
ATK wrote:Out of curiosity, how is Trindon Holiday doing?

Just ran a kickoff back 105 yards against Bengals. Longest in Denver Broncos history.


77 Yard punt return for TD today against Carolina.
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby user4 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:52 am

jazzcyclist wrote:
BusterZanga wrote:
Half Miler wrote:Also, despite what the front page article on Demps says, Holliday is now the fastest NFL player EVER, based on 100m times (10.00).


Jim Hines (9.95A) is the fastest ever NFL player.

FIFY


indeed and there was just a bit of a +w that day too.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=39544
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby Cooter Brown » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:20 am

Goodwin to skip track to prepare for NFL draft...

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/ ... ppin.html/
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby ATK » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:28 am

Cooter Brown wrote:Goodwin to skip track to prepare for NFL draft...

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/ ... ppin.html/

"...is not enrolled in school and will not compete with the track team this semester while he prepares for the NFL draft...""


He is dropping/taking a semester off from school as well... :?
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby jazzcyclist » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:36 am

How many long jumpers make the equivalent of the NFL minimum wage?
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby 18.99s » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:00 am

jazzcyclist wrote:How many long jumpers make the equivalent of the NFL minimum wage?


How many long jumpers make the US minimum wage (from jumping only, and net after travel/coaching/training expenses)?
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby GDAWG » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:31 am

Cooter Brown wrote:Goodwin to skip track to prepare for NFL draft...

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/ ... ppin.html/


That means that he'll make $405,000 in his rookie year.
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby ATK » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:49 pm

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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby Daisy » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:33 am

In that report they say he want to do two sports. But how could he fit in track and NFL, unless he means he want to door the indoor season?
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby vip » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:42 am

Demps is merely following the money smell. Nothing more or less. Whatever sport will give him the greatest chance to make $ is the one he's "in love with" at that moment. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

I pay no attention to athletes who say they're choosing one over the other for the love. It's more for the opportunity to make a living while their body is young and strong.
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby GDAWG » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:07 pm

Goodwin drafted by Buffalo Bills in round three.
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby GDAWG » Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:06 pm

Demps got traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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