Although it is not listed on the depth chart as of yet, it appears that Macho Harris will be starting at the free safety position this Sunday rather than Quintin Demps. This came as a surprise to me but it is true that Demps hasn’t really done anything to prove that he deserves to start.
Harris has been taking reps with the first team defense and has made Demps feel like he has officially been demoted.
The young Harris will be tested right out of the gate on Sunday as Carolina has one of the most game changing receivers in the league in Steve Smith. It is obvious that Carolina will try to get Smith matched up on Harris if at all possible so we will instantly see if he can hang with the big boys.
I think Demps may see the field on some run situations as he is a bigger body and better hitter than Harris. It will also be interesting to see if the rookie is pulled if he makes some mistakes early. Although Demps isn’t starting, he needs to be fully prepared to enter the game.
Do you think starting Macho Harris over Demps is the right decision?