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When Dolphins owner Stephen Ross released a statement telling the world what kind of person he wants as the team's next general manager he included this sentence: "This individual also must be a person with integrity who is open-minded and creative."

"Integrity" is a word that should not be ignored here. Ross, I'm told, wanted that in there because right now the Dolphins don't have a very good reputation within the NFL personnel community for, among other things, the manner they traded Davone Bess. ...

That is not how most NFL teams conduct business.

Most would have simply cut Bess rather than run the risk of seemingly serving up a potential lemon without some sort of disclosure to another team. ...

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The Miami Herald reports Davone Bess was Baker Acted back in March of 2013.
The term Baker Acted means to be hospitalized against one's own will, typically in a mental health institute. The Baker Act in Florida allows police to do this to an individual. Back in March, authorities were called to Bess' Florida home where they found the receiver incoherent and screaming about random things such as guns, drugs, and football while trying to be detained by a half-dozen men. On Friday, Bess was arrested at the Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Airport on assault charges. He reportedly broke a coffee mug on a police officer and got into a "fighting stance." The officer said it appeared Bess was under the influence of drugs and seemed to be "staring through" him in the altercation. Bess clearly needs help, and we hope he finds it. He's missed some time the past two seasons due to "personal reasons." Bess' stay in Cleveland is likely over.
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Post Re: In shadow of Bess trade, Dolphins looking for integrity
This is the same Davone Bess who just the other day tweeted out naked pictures of himself and has consistently posted comments about marijuana. I feel bad for him, but between his poor choices (they are his choices) he obviously has personal issues going on with himself.

You could see some of Bess play fall off in his last season with Miami and now with Cleveland.

Hopefully, the guy gets his life together.


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More bizarre behavior from Davone Bess

"According to Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald, police in Coral Springs responded on Saturday morning to an incident involving Bess at the Marriott in Heron Bay. Police described it as a “medical call,” with no arrest made."

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The Dolphins lost their "class" when they allowed JJ to run Shula out of the facility after he "retired". Shula was told by Huizenga to make widespread changes to his personnel and his assistants. Shula retired as "would not make others scapegoats for a season during which their collection of stars finished 9-7, leading to a first-round playoff humiliation in Buffalo." It was about control and it was a different day back then.

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Post Re: In shadow of Bess trade, Dolphins looking for integrity
Dave, remember I believe it was 1995 when the Dolphins had 19 former first round draft picks on the roster, we started out 4-0 that season and sports writers had us going to the Superbowl.

I went to opening day that year and we trounced the Jets 52-14. Won the first four then lost our next three. I'll never forget Miami going to the playoffs that year at Buffalo and going down 27-0, only to lose 37-22. Miami could not stop the run, which was a problem back at the end of the Shula days.


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Dave, remember I believe it was 1995 when the Dolphins had 19 former first round draft picks on the roster, we started out 4-0 that season and sports writers had us going to the Superbowl.

I went to opening day that year and we trounced the Jets 52-14. Won the first four then lost our next three. I'll never forget Miami going to the playoffs that year at Buffalo and going down 27-0, only to lose 37-22. Miami could not stop the run, which was a problem back at the end of the Shula days.


Yep, that team was a real disappointment as there was so much internal turmoil on the team ... especially when the wheels fell off during the season. I remember us being lucky to even make the playoffs that year. It sounds to me that he didn't have a plan or had been given enough time to come up with a plan on how to fix the team for the next season. He definitely wasn't the same coach that he was 10 years earlier.

Shula was end of our integrity. Since then we've had JJ, Nick Saban, Bill Parcells, and Jeff Ireland.

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Post Re: In shadow of Bess trade, Dolphins looking for integrity
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You could see some of Bess play fall off in his last season with Miami and now with Cleveland.

Hopefully, the guy gets his life together.


Davone had his second best season as a Dolphin in 2012. Had he not missed three games at the end of the year with his back issues he likely would've had career numbers.

Something we all don't know about seems to have occurred sometime after that season ended.

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In 2012 Davone Bess ranked #46 in receiving yards and #44 in receptions for all of the NFL. This translates to Bess being a middle of the pack receiver with dwindling potential.

Bottom line for Davone Bess is that he caught 59% of the passes thrown to him in 2012, but could not get the big break he needed to extend a play for some serious yards. He could not get enough room and attention in the end zone to make him a scoring threat and stayed on par as reliable but not threatening.

IMO, either way, whether Bess was having a decent season or not in 2012, it was wise Miami moved on from him. Different circumstances in Cleveland, but he did squat this year along with all these potential personal issues.

It is a shame as I once viewed him as being able to catch 100 NFL catches in a season and actually thought he would get there. Now he may be out of the NFL altogether.


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Post Re: In shadow of Bess trade, Dolphins looking for integrity
So do you guys think the Dolphins should have disclosed their knowledge about Bess' mental stability before the trade?


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Post Re: In shadow of Bess trade, Dolphins looking for integrity
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So do you guys think the Dolphins should have disclosed their knowledge about Bess' mental stability before the trade?


Going by their comments on Incognito and Martin, they probably didn't notice anything wrong with him at all.

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Post Re: In shadow of Bess trade, Dolphins looking for integrity
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In 2012 Davone Bess ranked #46 in receiving yards and #44 in receptions for all of the NFL. This translates to Bess being a middle of the pack receiver with dwindling potential.

Bottom line for Davone Bess is that he caught 59% of the passes thrown to him in 2012, but could not get the big break he needed to extend a play for some serious yards. He could not get enough room and attention in the end zone to make him a scoring threat and stayed on par as reliable but not threatening.

IMO, either way, whether Bess was having a decent season or not in 2012, it was wise Miami moved on from him. Different circumstances in Cleveland, but he did squat this year along with all these potential personal issues.

It is a shame as I once viewed him as being able to catch 100 NFL catches in a season and actually thought he would get there. Now he may be out of the NFL altogether.


Well you said his play declined in 2012 as if that was a reason to jettison him. It wasn't true. We got rid of him for other reasons.

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Post Re: In shadow of Bess trade, Dolphins looking for integrity
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So do you guys think the Dolphins should have disclosed their knowledge about Bess' mental stability before the trade?


They probably just should have cut him. imo.


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