4 NFL BITS: Tebow, Cunningham, Demps, Draft

By Adam Silverstein
May 4, 2015

1 » Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly over the weekend dismissed comments from quarterback Mark Sanchez, who called former Florida Gators signal caller Tim Tebow just a “camp arm” for the franchise this summer. “I think everybody here that we bring to our organization is here to compete for a job. That’s what Timmy’s going to do,” Kelly said live on the NFL Network. “He’s an unbelievable competitor. If we were just going to have guys throw drills, we’d take [network analyst Mike] Mayock in the offseason and bring him down here and let him throw to them.”

2 » Former Florida linebacker Jermaine Cunningham was arrested in December after allegedly sending naked or sexual pictures of a woman he was seeing to her friends and family following a domestic dispute between the two parties. (Other charges at the time of his arrest included transporting a gun in his car and tampering with clothing.) As such, he will appear court on Wednesday to face “revenge porn” charges under New Jersey law, according to the Associated Press. Cunningham was picked up by the New York Jets after being released during the 2013 season and spent the 2014 campaign with the team, most of it on injured reserve. He is currently a free agent.

3 » The Indianapolis Colts on Monday released former Gators running back Jeff Demps, who was on and off the team’s practice squad throughout the 2014 season. Demps, a speedster who went undrafted after delaying the start to his football career in order to train for the 2012 London Olympics, has only touched the ball eight times in his three-year NFL career, gaining 14 rushing yards, 21 receiving yards and 93 return yards. At this point, Demps may want to turn his focus back to the track with two years to go until the 2016 Rio Olympics.

4 » Florida once again had an impressive haul with eight players selected during the 2015 NFL Draft over the weekend, and with Tennessee going the entire three days without seeing a single player drafted, moved into a unique top five list when it comes to the event. According to ESPN‘s statistical information department, the Gators are one of five schools that have seen a player picked during every year of the NFL Draft since the NFL-AFL merger (1967 to present). The other four? Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska and USC.


  1. Ken (CA) says:

    “Tampering with clothing”? Lol..what are they going to do, round up every tailor and dressmaker on that one now? ”

    Sorry, you made this cufflink too long, please shorten it for me”

    “I can’t! I don’t want to be arrested for tampering with clothing!”

    • Michael Jones says:

      Dude, it’s a criminal mischief charge that arises from purposely, knowingly, or recklessly tampering with someone else’s property so that such tampering endangers a person or property. In this case the property was someone else’s clothes. I’m pretty sure that you’re free to do whatever you want to your own clothes. . even in N.J.


  2. Dave Massey says:

    So Florida has eight players drafted, six of which were from the offense, including a first and two third round picks. When you consider the other players Florida had on offense this year that will probably be drafted in the future such as Kelvin Taylor, Demarcus Robinson, Brandon Powell, and Trip Thurman they had an NFL offense. Roderick Johnson probably would have been an NFL player too if his career hadn’t gotten cut short. And with some development Fulwood, Bailey, and Goolsby have decent shots to get drafted too.

    With all that talent what was the problem Chump? He whined that he had trouble recruiting at Florida because of the facilities. Maybe if Dumpchump had been looking at his players and coaching them instead of looking at the facilities he would still have his job. Looks to me like Florida had plenty of talent on offense so to me the problem was obviously in the coaching. Of course this doesn’t look good for Driskel that the offense was that bad with him as quarterback and he was surrounded with pro level talent. This was the horse that Chump hitched his wagon to and tried to ride to victory. He was a fourth year quarterback and still continuously made poor decisions and bad throws.

    • 305Gator says:

      It was a combination of bad coaching and bad quaterbacking. Our current quaterbacks have said that muschump didn’t know squat about offense now that they have been working under BigMac. Not surprising that muschump not only picked Driskel to begin with but also stayed with him even when he performed dismally to the bitter end.
      It all makes sense now, muschump had no clue about offense.

      • Michael Jones says:

        He did stay with Driskel? Because I thought that Driskel was replaced by Harris who similarly failed to set the world on fire. am I wrong about that?

        Bad coaching will always = bad quarterbacking. As I’ve said before, we’ll find out this year just how bad Driskel is. McElwain wanted him to stay. Don’t you find that interesting?

        Of course, the hard core Driskel-haters will discount any success he has based on the program, even though programs like La Tech have turned out many NFL Hall of Famers.

  3. Timmy T says:

    That statistic about the draft is impressive.

  4. MAR says:

    I am liking Chip Kelly more by the day.