Bess did great in his first start!

MH = Miami Herald
PBP = Palm Beach Post
SFSS = South Florida Sun-Sentinel

About not getting drafted, Bess said:
“It was pretty depressing not getting drafted, but I put that whole experience behind me.” (SFSS)

SFSS Note: “Sunday, he put some Rams behind him, leading the Dolphins with six catches and showing the same stamina, sharp route-running and run-after-catch quickness that made him a staple of the free-flowing Hawaii offense. He gained 19 yards on a cross on third-and-9 to set up the first touchdown. He caught a 21-yard floater down the right sideline to set up the first field goal. And he got the Dolphins across midfield for the first time in the second half with a 37-yard reception.”

After getting a team-high 6 catches for a team-high 84 yards (more than any other Dolphin had receiving or rushing, plus he had their only punt return and gained 17 yards on it), Bess said:
“They did just what we saw (on film) all week and it was just a matter of going out and executing.” (PBP)

About missing his chance at a 17-yard TD at the end of the half, Bess said:
“I jumped a little too early. You get a little overanxious. My eyes lit up, I wanted it and it was there. I just got a little too excited.” (PBP)

“I mistimed my jump.” (SFSS)

About his 37-yard reception, Bess said:
“They lined up exactly how we thought they would. So Chad [Pennington] knew exactly where I was going to be.” (SFSS)

About starting in place of the injured Camarillo, Bess said:
”It felt like a normal game. I didn’t see a big difference. Similar routes. I think I was just really in a few more plays. I just needed to continue to grow, and I had more opportunities to do that.” (MH)

About how they wanted to use this game to evaluate Bess as a starting WR, Miami head coach Tony Sparano said:
”We wanted to get Davone involved. It was a chance to evaluate him and see exactly where he is in this full-time role.” (MH)

About how he used his increased practice reps to help him to prepare for this game, Bess said:
”I take a lot of reps in practice, so I took that over to the game knowing I had to be physically ready.” (MH)

MH Note: “Sparano thought he handled man-to-man coverage very well, adding impressive runs after the catches. Bess, an undrafted rookie free agent, said he never really felt winded.”


One Response to “Bess did great in his first start!”

  1. LizKauai Says:

    (about time, eh?) 😉

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