Tag:Davone Bess
Posted on: December 24, 2011 4:40 pm

Patriots come back on Dolphins, clinch bye

D. Branch scores a TD to help New England to its comeback win against Miami (AP).By Josh Katzowitz

All is right in the world. Well, in the AFC, at least. Especially if you’re a New England fan.

Despite falling behind by 17 points at halftime, the Patriots battled back in a hot third quarter and escaped with a 27-24 win in order to clinch a first-round bye in the playoffs and secure at least one home game. 

It was a surprising turnaround for New England, simply because the Patriots looked so bad in the first half. But Tom Brady, who completed only 3 of his first 14 passes, went on a streak in which he connected on 19 of 25 to help score 17 unanswered in the first 13 minutes of the second half. Somehow the Patriots defense, the worst in the league, mostly shut down Miami in the final two quarters.

While the running game never got much going -- probably because the Patriots were without three starting linemen (Logan Mankins, Matt Light, Sebastian Vollmer) -- Brady and his receivers heated up in the final 30 minutes.

After taking a 27-17 lead, Matt Moore -- who finished 17 of 33 for 294 yards, three scores and an interception -- tossed a touchdown pass to Davone Bess with 1:48 to play to cut the lead to three. But all the Patriots needed was one first down, and they got it with a Brady-to-Welker pass.

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Posted on: May 27, 2011 10:41 am
Edited on: May 27, 2011 10:45 am

Bess spending lockout doing manual labor

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

When somebody asks you how your job is treating you, I’ve always loved the clichéd response of: Well, it beats digging ditches.

Because 1) well, who in the heck actually is employed in that profession (???) and 2) it reminds me that sitting in my air-conditioned house writing this blog post is not a bad way to earn a living (as opposed to, you know, shoveling dirt by the side of the road in the summer heat).

BessThe answer to my first point is: Dolphins WR Davone Bess, who actually IS digging ditches in Costa Rica while working for Global Volunteers.

"I had an epiphany one night. With all I've been through on and off the field God has put me in a position to be a difference maker and to change lives," Bess told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. "If I can help someone make a difference and impact someone's life I want to do that to the best of my ability."

Bess is trying to impact those lives by digging 200 yards of drainage ditches and laying tile for the residents of Canitas, a small town in the north, as they prepare for the rainy season.

Just like Reggie Bush, who’s kept busy on Twitter during the offseason, it’s nice to see Bess enjoying his lockout vacation. Except Bess is actually doing something worthwhile with his time and not just, um, relaxing by the pool.

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Posted on: March 28, 2011 2:08 pm
Edited on: March 28, 2011 3:10 pm

Dolphins still trying to get ready for next year

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

While the NFL owners and the NFLPA continue to go round and round – in letters that both sides write and send out – a handful of Dolphins players are trying to prepare themselves for next season.

While they can’t work out at the team facility (the lockout and all), they’ve been lifting weights at a regular gym where mere mortals work out in their mere mortal ways.

The Miami Herald’s Jeff Darlington was there one day to capture it all on video (which you can see below). Included among the Dolphins are WRs Davone Bess and Roberto Wallace.

It’s a behind-the-scenes look at how NFL players build size, strength and speed.

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Posted on: November 2, 2010 10:25 pm

Fins giving 'serious consideration' to Moss?

Posted by Will Brinson

Quickly: name one team who isn't interested in Randy Moss (or at least claiming him). Fine, you got me -- but the Vikings shouldn't count.

The Dolphins sure do, though, and according to Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald, they're giving the possibility of putting in claim for Moss "serious consideration."

Darlington cites a source who says that, as well as the fact that any team would be "foolish" not at least think about it.

The Dolphins traded for Brandon Marshall in the offseason, and they have Davone Bess and Brian Hartline, so they're not exactly desperate for wideout help, but Moss' presence at the very least would turn Marshall into an even bigger monster for Chad Henne targets.

Plus, the combustible combination of Moss and Marshall would be fun to watch from a media perspective. But the bigger problem is that Miami sits at 18th in the waiver order, and would need everyone in front of them to pass on Moss.

That list includes the Seahawks (Mike Williams is their best option, and Pete Carroll likes doing crazy things), the Rams (the Vikings may pay St. Louis to claim him just because anyone who assumes the No. 1 wideout under the arches gets injured), and the Chargers (sure, Norv Turner and Randy Moss don't have a "great history" from Oakland, but Patrick Crayton is their best option until Vincent Jackson returns).

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Posted on: October 19, 2010 9:15 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 9:16 pm

Hot Routes 10.19.10 vi

Posted by Will Brinson

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  • Vince Young thought his season was over when he left the field on Monday night. That's understandable, especially considering how close Young appeared to being seriously injured when he fumbled a snap, recovered the snap and then tried to get up and run with the ball even after his knee hit the ground. Instincts and athleticism and whatever aside, there's only one option at that point in time for any NFL quarterback: fall on the freaking ball and lay there, praying you don't get smushed.
  • Sean Payton was apparently running his mouth against the Buccaneers on Sunday. That seems karmically foolish for the same reasons as pointing and laughing at your seven-year-old cousin when you block his basketball shots is mean. Or something. 
  • This may come as a surprise, but Jacksonville Jaguars fans are about as happy with Jack Del Rio as anyone who played against Chris Johnson in fantasy this week.
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