Press Pass: Taye Biddle

"Press Pass" takes you inside the Buccaneers' locker room every week. Today, we talk to new wide receiver Taye Biddle. What did he learn from Steve Smith in Carolina? Find out in this edition of "Press Pass."

So when did you find out you were coming down (to Tampa Bay)?

About 2 p.m. yesterday. I was excited about it.

Does it feel strange that you're here — new locker, new teammates?

It was weird at first. But after getting in here and meeting everybody, it feels pretty good. I'm already used to it. I like what I see.

Has (Jon) Gruden actually talked to you yet?

No, not yet. I talked to him briefly earlier, but they haven't told me what they want me to do yet.

For Buc fans that don't know you, what's you deal? What do you bring?

I bring another receiver with a little extra speed on the side. I can catch the ball well. I just try to make plays.

And return possibilities?

I can return, too.

Will it be punt (returns)?

I'm not sure yet. I don't which one they want me at. Either one is fine with me.

Have you had a chance to dive into the playbook at all?

Not yet. I'm actually going to get my first look at the playbook in a minute.

Do you know that in the history of the Buccaneers no one has ever returned a kickoff for a touchdown?

No, I didn't know that. Hopefully this year we can change that.

You'd be the first?

Me or somebody else on the team, hopefully.

You're not going to make any predictions are you?

Not yet.

You're a deep threat and you've been playing with Steve (Smith) for the last year and know you're here with Joey (Galloway). You must feel like you're getting a master's class on how to run the deep route?

Yeah, you know I learned a lot from Steve last year. I'm looking to do the same this year. I'm still young so I'm jumping at everything that I can learn from Joey this year.

What did you learn from working with Steve last year?

I learned a lot of the fine, little techniques that he does, the stuff that he sees through his eyes. He would sit down with me and break things down during meetings. He taught me how to watch film. There are little things that he does to actually master (the deep route). I'm sure there are some techniques that Joey does, too, so I'm going to try and pick that up and make my game better.

What did you do more on special teams — kickoffs or punts?

Punts are more my specialty, but I did both.

Is that something that came up in the conversation at all?

It never came up, but I guess I came in with the idea that I would be doing some of that. I have fun doing it so it's no problem.


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