Gibson and bess are so similar, its a wash there
One guy grew to become one of the most trusted slot receivers in the game. The other guy has barely played that position in his entire NFL career. They're entirely different players and right now the Dolphins are rolling the dice on a cheaper so-caleld "alternative".
Bess's 130 third down catches trails that of only Roddy White since 2008. His quickness and great hips in and out of his breaks make him a difficult draw for most DB's in a short area. Trust me, we will miss this guy's contributions from that position. I can only imagine how much easier life would've been for the guy to operate with a burner like Wallace on the outside drawing coverage.
Bess is gone because of Philbin's seemingly iron fisted grip on the kind of soldiers he wants. There clearly was some kind of issue because of the situation with Bess not playing with back injuries late in the year last year.
I was just reading over this detailed breakdown of his performance and I seriously am scratching my head why we let him go: http://sportssnip.com/the-davone-bess-f ... n-machine/