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Jeff Demps helped and hurt the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Jeff Demps made his debut for the Buccaneers on Sunday, and he got multiple opportunities to touch the football and show his electric speed.
For instance, Demps touched the ball twice on offense, with a carry for a first down on an end-around and a catch for nice yardage on a swing pass.
He's got incredible acceleration and speed, and he showed it in open space on offense. He's going to be a valuable member of the offense with his quickness, but it was his decision-making on kickoff returns where he let his team down.
Anxious to show his new team what he could do, Demps brought the ball out of the end zone on two deep kickoffs, and one of them turned out to contribute to a disastrous sequence for his team. The offense started off deep in its own territory, and it turned into a punt in good field position for the Cardinals.
That field position turned into a game-winning field goal. A pivotal moment in what could have been a big win for the Buccaneers.