Before Chiefs’ safety Quintin Demps returns a kick, he goes into a phone booth and comes out with a cape.
Well, perhaps that’s only going on in his head.
Whatever works though, right? Because so far, Demps has been a pretty good kick returner for the Chiefs.
He’s returned nine kickoffs for for 299 yards, including a long return of 57 yards.
When asked by the media how he decides whether or not to take a kick out of the end zone, Demps channeled his inner super hero.
“It’s kind of a momentum thing,” he said. “I broke the other one, so I just felt like Superman.”
“I knew I was bringing the next one out no matter what. It just depends on how the flow of the game is going – if we need a spark – it just depends.”
Demps went on to say that it’s all about feeling the game and knowing the situation.
“It’s just instinct with the flow of the game, I trust my blockers” he said.” I would bring it out 10-yards deep if I could. It’s just about if I feel like we need a spark or I need to be smart, it’s just the flow of the game.”
Perhaps special teams coach Dave Toub wouldn’t recommend taking the ball out ten yards deep into the end zone, but then again, special teams has been great this season, so you never know.