Jul 25, 2013; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Davone Bess (15) during training camp at the Cleveland Browns Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

Davone Bess has become Cleveland Browns ‘go to guy’ on third down


When the Cleveland Browns signed wide receiver Davone Bess, they were hopeful his slant running ability would help quarterback Brandon Weeden avoid trouble on third down and short.

So far so good.

According to Cleveland.com, Bess has become the ‘go to guy’ for Weeden as the two have formed quite the solid chemistry:

But the offense? The only key player standing on the sidelines was receiver Davone Bess, who’s become Weeden’s go-to guy on third down. Perhaps that explains the Browns’ woeful third-down performance, with only 1-of-6 converted in the first half and 3-of-10 overall. Running back Dion Lewis (broken leg) is likely lost for the season and right guards Jason Pinkston and Shawn Lauvao are out until mid- to late-September with their ankle injuries, but the Browns had most of the offense intact and struggled mightily against the Colts.

Bess certainly is a better option for shorter, more possession-needed type routes than Greg Little who has a major case of the yips running across the middle.

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