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Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver Davone Bess Praises Quarterback Ryan Tannehill

Newly-crowned Miami Dolphins starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill picked up a key endorsement Wednesday from receiver Davone Bess, who joined The Big O Show for an interview. On why he believs in his new quarterback, Bess praised Tannehill's composure. "He's pretty poised and he's very, very level-headed," Bess said. "He would throw a bad pass and he'll come back and want to talk to the receiver and there's always good dialogue there wondering what's going on...or even if we score through a perfect pass, he's just real humble about the way he handles the position. You need guys that's not satisfied and guys that are continuously wanting to get better and stay hungry."

Bess also spoke about the needed progress of the wide receiver group. "A big part of this league is being given the opportunity," he said. "You can't do much without the coaches putting you there. From what they can do on the practice field, they've been getting better. ... Guys have to step up. I appreciate having the bull's eye. I want the bull's eye, whether it's third down a critical fourth-down conversion we have to make, I want the bull's eye and I'll be ready."

Tannehill, a first-year quarterback out of Texas A&M, beat out Matt Moore for the starting job after veteran quarterback David Garrard went down with a knee injury. Bess will likely be his top target .

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