Quintin Demps Joins the Dark Side, Signs Rosenhaus

Bob CunninghamSenior Analyst INovember 27, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - 2009:  Quintin Demps of the Philadelphia Eagles poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by NFL Photos)
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Demps has lost his job at two different positions.

"We are pleased to announce that Eagles safety Quintin Demps has recently joined the RSR family," Drew Rosenhaus tweeted today.

Call it a hunch, mainly because it's nothing more than that, but I see the Eagles and Quintin Demps headed for an ugly breakup.

The wheels were set in motion this year during training camp and the preseason when it became evident that Demps should not, and was not going to be, a starter for this team. His lack of a desire to hit and his bonehead mistakes all made it quite clear that he was a role player on this team.

Now with signing Drew Rosenhaus to become his agent, Demps appears ready to give this franchise an ultimatum regarding his future. I'm assuming it will sound something like, "Start me, trade me, or let me go."

Again, I have no evidence that this is going to happen.

I don't know Demps personally and of course cannot speak as to why he signed Rosenhaus. Maybe he just feels like Rosenhaus is a good guy to have in his corner if anything were to go down. I mean, DeSean signed Rosenhaus and nobody made a fuss, so why would I feel this way about Demps?

Just a hunch. I don't have anything further on it than that, really.

Watching Demps at practice and during training camp, he just doesn't seem to have his head in the game. It feels like Demps likes the idea of being an NFL player more than he actually likes being one.

He also appears to believe he's better than what he is, and I also get the feeling that all of these injuries popping up are just a result of frustration with his role more than anything else.

For example, when the Eagles played the Giants a few weeks back, they went into the game knowing that Macho Harris, at the time the starting free safety, was not going to play. Magically, Demps found the strength to play in that game, knowing full well he'd get an opportunity to give Sean Jones a breather and see some time.

But since then, he's just been injured game after game after game. It would truly be just a lucky coincidence that he was okay to play that game, but can't find the strength to play special teams.

Perhaps this is all unfair, but it's just my hunch. I can't possibly be the only one, can I?