WR Dezmon Briscoe - Free Agent

6-2, 207Born: 8-4-1989College: KansasDrafted: Round 6, pick 191 (2010)

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Game Recaps

2011 Week 1 vs DET (2 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)

Briscoe was used mainly in obvious passing situations. His first catch was a short come-back route for a gain of seven near the end of the third quarter and his other catch was also a short dump-off during garbage time late in the game.

2011 Week 2 vs MIN (4 / 4 / 42 / 0 rec)

Briscoe finished this game with four receptions for a total of 42 yards. He was primarily used in the short passing game, coming over the middle and catching the short check down. However, his biggest play came in the fourth quarter. Freeman was under pressure and scrambled to the right side of the field. Seeing Briscoe deep he launched the ball and Dez came down with a nice 19 yard reception. Freeman drew a roughing the passer penalty on the play as well, resulting in a 34 yard gain and setting up the TD pass to Arrelious Benn on the next play.

2011 Week 5 vs SF (2 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)

He was in on the 2 minute offense in the 1st half where he made a quick catch in the middle of the field and got a 1st down for the Bucs. He was targeted again late in the game by Josh Johnson on an out pattern producing a catch.

2011 Week 6 vs NO (2 / 2 / 49 / 0 rec)

3rd quarter early, he lines up in a 4 wide Shotgun set wide right. Briscoe runs a deep crossing route to the middle of the field and is wide open to catch the pass from Freeman and makes a big gain for the offense. He has some potential and is one of the bigger WRs you will see. Briscoe lacks real speed though and is limited in patterns.

2011 Week 7 vs CHI (10 / 6 / 73 / 1 rec)

Briscoe had something of a breakout game with the Bucs forced to go pass happy in the second half. He had an early drop, but recovered for a very nice game, punctuated with a TD catch. He displayed great determination running after the catch to get first downs even though he is not a thickly-built or fast wide receiver. His hands were great on catches away from his body, and Briscoe also flashed good ball skills on a high throw. He got an additional end zone target in double coverage that was too high, but it showed great trust from Josh Freeman. Briscoe could be a nice WR3 or flex play in games that the Bucs have to air it out to stay in against some of the high-flying NFC South offenses.

2011 Week 9 vs NO (2 / 1 / 46 / 0 rec)

Dezmon Briscoe caught one pass in the game, but it went for 46 yards. Briscoe benefited from a broken coverage by the Saints, who failed to pick him up on a crossing route. Briscoe took it down the sideline for a chunk of yards after the catch.

2011 Week 10 vs HOU (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Briscoe drew a pair of red zone throws in the second quarter as he alternated with Parker in playing the three wide receiver sets. The first throw was a little high and Briscoe was tightly covered. The second was a fourth down lob into the end zone and Briscoe had a chance to catch it cleanly four a touchdown, but bobbled it, allowing the corner to knock it free.

2011 Week 11 vs GB (3 / 2 / 7 / 1 rec)

Lined up in some 3 and 4 WR sets. Not targeted a whole lot early and caught a ball on a check down route. Late in the game he was targeted in the end zone on a fake run to Blount and he was wide open for the TD.

2011 Week 13 vs CAR (2 / 1 / 23 / 1 rec)

Dezmon Briscoe's only reception of the game was a 23-yard touchdown catch down the sideline as he took advantage of lazy coverage in the end zone. Briscoe appears to be the forgotten man in the Buccaneers passing attack but can certainly contribute if called upon.

2011 Week 14 vs JAX (7 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)

Briscoe caught 3 short passes, one of them a good grab on another high throw from Freeman. It was the one he didn't catch, a back shoulder throw that he never got close to, that better illustrated the disconnect in the passing game.

2011 Week 15 vs DAL (3 / 3 / 36 / 1 rec)

Dezmon Briscoe got the start this week for the injured Arrelious Benn. However, his first catch didn't come until the third quarter. It was a nice 17 yard come-back route, and it led to his TD reception later in the drive. On that play, Briscoe caught a short crossing route and ran by the Dallas LB corps. He exploded into the end zone, took a hard shot but held on to the ball and scored the only offensive TD of the game for the Bucs. Those two receptions accounted for 30 of his 37 total yards.

2011 Week 17 vs ATL (11 / 8 / 53 / 2 rec)

Caught a short TD in the middle of the end zone late in the 1st half to cut the lead to 42-7 before the half for the Bucs. He repeated the same technique on his 2nd TD in the 4th quarter as he came down in motion and then faked the block to the LB en route to the end zone and a touchdown.

2010 Week 17 vs NO (5 / 4 / 65 / 1 rec)

Active for only his second game this year, and in the lineup because of the injury to fellow rookie Arrelious Benn, Briscoe had a very good game against the New Orleans Saints. The highlight of his day came on his touchdown reception. On the play, Briscoe ran a fade route to the far corner of the end zone. QB Josh Freeman threw a beautiful pass out of anybody's reach but Briscoe's and the rookie made a great fingertip catch. He also did an outstanding job keeping both feet in bounds.