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RagingBull
12-19-2007, 12:16 AM
Wow. I am speechless about this. He has really brought it the past couple of games, but seriously, I am very surprised by this. Any thoughts?

Leahmic223
12-19-2007, 12:24 AM
My thought...Bring this guy back next year and fast.

Also teach him how to catch every now and then.

TheRealJoker
12-19-2007, 12:28 AM
Must be a thin year for FS's because he literally didn't play early in the season.

Carr Bombed
12-19-2007, 12:29 AM
hmm, I remember some thought my thread was funny that I started after his very first game with us.

http://texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44042

The only bad thing about him getting a alternate nod......his agent is probably going to ask for a little more money now.

TheRealJoker
12-19-2007, 12:46 AM
Meh, i'd rather pay a little more for a sure thing than pay a little less for someone who may or may not pan out.

Usually we pay a little more for the latter and let go the former!!!

austintexanite
12-19-2007, 01:50 AM
I think the front office will re-sign him. Now we need another S, and LB.

PapaL
12-19-2007, 05:58 AM
*DISREGARD*

Good Job Will.

HOU-TEX
12-19-2007, 09:54 AM
I would assume he'll need to have his elbow cut on to repair the reoccurring dislocations. I'd take a chance on him just to see what he could do 100% healthy.

I have to admit, I was surprised he was chosen to be an alternate. Maybe his special little website helped out in that regard.:)

Kaiser Toro
12-19-2007, 10:05 AM
All I know is that Will Demps came into the secondary and things changed right away. What makes it even crazier is that he did not start with Dunta in the line up - Dunta goes out against Oak and Demps comes in the following game against NO.

He in my opinion is a difference maker in the secondary because he brought an attitude/identity to the unit. I have never thought much of him as a player, but he has wowed me in his limited starts as a Texan.

NitroGSXR
12-19-2007, 10:07 AM
I'm not really all that surprised. Our secondary just flat out changed once he came into the lineup. Mario is getting more sacks. 9 over 5 games! Why? Will Demps is a major reason why. It just shows how much of a force he is. He is a gamechanger with his hits and coverage skills.

I certainly hope we resign him.

gtexan02
12-19-2007, 10:52 AM
Unfortunately, Im really afraid we'll lose the guy. The coaching staff never relaly talks him up. And for probwol money, he's going to look elsewhere

Rex King
12-19-2007, 10:53 AM
Radio guys had a good point. Demps has a reputation as a hard hitter and the guys who experienced first-hand remember it. Probably the reason Roy Williams got voted to multiple pro bowls despite his coverage skills.

Rex King
12-19-2007, 11:00 AM
Unfortunately, Im really afraid we'll lose the guy. The coaching staff never relaly talks him up. And for probwol money, he's going to look elsewhere

I'm concerned about that, too. He may like his situation here, as well as all the fine Houston women, but this is likely to be his last big payday.

YoungTexanFan
12-19-2007, 11:16 AM
Must be a thin year for FS's because he literally didn't play early in the season.

Neither did Vince last year.

Silver Oak
12-19-2007, 11:28 AM
Neither did Vince last year.

who?

gtexan02
12-19-2007, 12:07 PM
who?

He meant superman

Goldensilence
12-19-2007, 12:14 PM
Sounds more like a thin year at FS cause it's not like he's started a lot BUT he's really made a huge impact on our secondary and I hope we do resign him.

I think he'll also keep in mind if he resigns he's assured a starting spot here. Can't say that for the rest of the league at this point.

Maddict5
12-19-2007, 12:32 PM
geez, whatever mod deleted adams joke about sean taylor needs to get a sense of humour.. talk about harmless

Kaiser Toro
12-19-2007, 01:01 PM
geez, whatever mod deleted adams joke about sean taylor needs to get a sense of humour.. talk about harmless

A sense of humor and a sense of couth can be inclusive. In light of the recent situation, humor about the deceased should not be the route in my opinion.

I did not delete, but concur with the action.

NitroGSXR
12-19-2007, 01:06 PM
A sense of humor and a sense of couth can be inclusive. In light of the recent situation, humor about the deceased should not be the route in my opinion.

I did not delete, but concur with the action.
And I concur with whoever deleted it as a regular board member myself. Let's leave the Taylor jokes alone for now. It's too early for them. The NFL is still grieving as indicated by the numbers on their helmets and his honorary pro bowl selection.

TheRealJoker
12-19-2007, 01:08 PM
Neither did Vince last year.

I think Romo is a better comparison.

Specnatz
12-19-2007, 01:42 PM
A sense of humor and a sense of couth can be inclusive. In light of the recent situation, humor about the deceased should not be the route in my opinion.

I did not delete, but concur with the action.

I did not see the joke so I am not sure if it crossed the line but some people deal with death by making light of it. Just a little food for thought.

Now back to football,

I am not sure how thin the safety position is, but I have heard a lot of analyst comment on there not being as many truly dominent Safeties in the league as in years past.

PapaL
12-19-2007, 02:21 PM
*DISREGARD*

Good Job Will.

My original comment was directed towards the Sean Taylor "joke" - I also believe that it was in very poor taste. Being as I'm not the moral's police - I rescinded my comment.

TexansFanatic
12-19-2007, 07:45 PM
Unfortunately, Im really afraid we'll lose the guy. The coaching staff never relaly talks him up. And for probwol money, he's going to look elsewhere

Loyalty is becoming rare but it's not completely dead. Beyond simple loyalty is the fact that someone like Demps (and Andre Davis and others) have found a home where they are wanted, where they fit in, where they are appreciated, and where they know their role and can continue to perform at a high level. All the front office needs to do is be fair.

Then there are the Jeff Poseys of the world who perhaps are aware that they overachieved for one season and might not be able to repeat their performance and will bite on the first big offer waved in front of them...

Maddict5
12-20-2007, 07:34 AM
it was really a joke about taylors death or anything... just a clever reference to saftey play imo.. idk maybe im going to hell :)

mexican_texan
12-20-2007, 12:07 PM
Demps made plays before he was a starter. That's all that matters to Pro Bowl voters.

badboy
12-21-2007, 11:47 AM
Texans free safety = everyone identifies position as a hole and some wanted 1st pick to be a FS. Only one FS going in first round and he may drop. Some question Phillips being even a mid first selection. This hole does not looked to be filled in draft or free agency.

Enter Demps. Alternate pro bowler that probably will go to Hawaii. Texans free safety spot no longer a hole. Wow. This should get Smith a pat from McNair. This is the type of move that encourages me that this draft and FA will be a successful one. Injuries have really upset the cart but also have focused attention on these type players such as Andre Davis and Salaam. The later may not be the LT we want and none thought he could start the 16 games. Over all, he has looked pretty good for the $. I am just totally impressed with the Smith/Kubes combo.

PapaL
12-21-2007, 08:45 PM
Enter Demps. Alternate pro bowler that probably will go to Hawaii. Texans free safety spot no longer a hole. Wow. This should get Smith a pat from McNair. This is the type of move that encourages me that this draft and FA will be a successful one.

Major kudos if we sign Demps long term.