DAVIE, Fla. The more Davone Bess talks, the more the number increases.
I want to get back to 70, to 80, 90, possibly 100 catches, the Dolphins wide receiver says of his expectations for this season.
Wait a minute. Catch 100 balls?
Thats something that never has been done in Miamis 46-year history, and nobody has come all that close. The team record is 90 by O.J. McDuffie in 1998, when he became the only Dolphin ever to lead the league in receptions.
I believe I can, Bess said of reaching the century mark. Im a student of the game. I work hard at practice and at understanding coverages.
The Dolphins might have the weakest receiving corps in the NFL, but Bess is their saving grace. Yes, he had an off year in 2011, catching 51 passes for 537 yards. But he had grabbed 79 balls in 2010 and 76 the year before that.
Somebody has to catch passes this season from rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill. It might as well be Bess.
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