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Kickin' back with Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Dezmon Briscoe

Dezmon Briscoe, called “Google” because he likes to look up facts on the website, takes pride in his skills in the Madden NFL video game. “I feel like I’m one of the best players around,” the receiver says.

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Dezmon Briscoe, called “Google” because he likes to look up facts on the website, takes pride in his skills in the Madden NFL video game. “I feel like I’m one of the best players around,” the receiver says.

Mike Williams says you are one of the best Madden video game players in the world. Is that really true?

Of course, I agree. I'm a very competitive person, and I take Madden very seriously. I think right now, my record online is 26-3. They've all been close games. Those three losses really hurt my heart. I feel like I'm one of the best players around. I just like to be around the game whether I'm home playing video games or watching it on TV.

Who are you playing against? Are these really good players, too?

The thing about Xbox Live is that you can actually interact with players. I play against a couple of my college teammates. We play and talk while we're playing. Then there are some guys I don't know. You get randomly selected to play a quick game against somebody who has the same ranking as you.

Do you ever use yourself or the Bucs on the game?

Honestly, no. And I don't play with the Bucs. They have us pretty underrated on the game.

You or the team?

Me and the team in general. I don't know what that's about. I guess we don't have no respect yet. I think (Josh) Freeman got some pretty good (ratings). But as far as (Aqib) Talib and Mike (Williams) and (LeGarrette) Blount, I don't think they have them rated where they should be.

Here are my weekly questions. First, what's playing most on your iPod right now?

Right now, it's (rapper) J. Cole.

If I picked up your iPod, what would I find that would surprise me?

There's this song by (reggae artist) King Alliance called Use Somebody.

What website do you visit the most?

Probably Google. I just like to look up random stuff. I'm a guy who just likes to know a whole lot of stuff. In the wide receivers room, they call me "Google." They get mad because I always know everything.

Are you a Facebook or Twitter guy?

I have both. I'm probably on Twitter more.

Who do you follow that is just over the top or the most fun to follow?

Probably (Chad) Ochocinco. You know what type of guy he is. He's always got something to say.

What reality show do you never miss?

I'm not really a reality show type of guy. I wouldn't say I never miss it, but I'll watch stuff like Basketball Wives and The T.O. Show. That's about it.

How much of that stuff do you think is real and how much is contrived?

Because I know some of the people on those shows, I know some of it's real, some of it's acting.

Would it be weird if your significant other was on Basketball Wives? Do you think it would be awkward?

Well, if you're asking this question, you must know something.

What are you talking about? Seriously. Now I'm curious.

It's no big deal to me because, well, I'm actually in a relationship with one of the people on the show. It's Royce Reed from Basketball Wives. Everybody knows. It's all over the Internet. It's crazy.

I guess I need to Google more. So is it nice seeing the real side of people on the show rather than the version you get on TV?

Outside of the show, people tend to be a lot different than they are. People tend to think that what they see on TV is who they are. That's not usually the case.

Changing gears, I read that one of your goals is to become a high school football coach. Is that still the case?

I always want to be around the game. I'm from Texas, and Texas high school football is real big. It's just something I've always wanted to do. I just want to be around the game, and coaching players and seeing it from a different perspective is something I would really want to do.

.Biography

Dezmon Briscoe

Position: ReceiverAge: 22

Height/weight: 6-2; 210Hometown: Dallas

College: Kansas; started 33 of 37 games; holds the school record for receiving yards and touchdowns

Pro: 2010 sixth-round pick of the Bengals; joined Bucs practice squad in September and promoted to the active roster Nov. 30; in four regular-season games, has 12 receptions for 149 yards.

Kickin' back with Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Dezmon Briscoe 09/23/11 [Last modified: Saturday, September 24, 2011 3:37pm]
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