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.