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Greg Little have a day of redemption in Cleveland
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Greg Little have a day of redemption in Cleveland Browns' win over Baltimore Ravens
CLEVELAND, Ohio Davone Bess caught more flak than footballs in the season first half. Greg Little was becoming better known for his traffic violations than on field contributions.
Sunday was a day of atonement for each embattled Browns receiver in a 24 18 victory over the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium.
A week after dropping three passes and fumbling a punt in a 23 17 loss at Kansas City, Bess caught two touchdown passes and made a diving fourth down reception on the Browns final possession to extend a drive and bleed precious time off the clock.
Meanwhile, Little made a career high seven catches for 122 yards to offset a pair of unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. He also battled through a late game shoulder injury.
The production from Bess and Little was crucial on an afternoon the Ravens neutralized Josh Gordon (four catches, 44 yards) and Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jordan Cameron (one catch, four yards).
was so happy for them, cornerback Joe Haden said of Little and Bess. is one of my best friends on the team and Davone is a pro pro. People ask, do you say to him? You don have to say anything to people like Davone. He knows what he did wrong. He way madder (at himself) than you will ever be. He knew what he had to do and handled his business.
didn sulk or nothing. He just came back to practice like nothing happened. the locker room, Bess received a congratulatory handshake from owner Jimmy Haslam and a man hug from defensive captain D Jackson following his first career multi TD game. He admitted his performance against the Chiefs was his worst game at any level.
But Bess kept things in perspective during a week in which he took ample criticism from fans and media alike. He endured worse things. We talking about a man who served 15 months in a juvenile detention center after for allowing friends to hop into his car with stolen weapons and other goods. He saw Oregon State rescind his scholarship.
life, man, Bess said. been a journey. Me personally, I had a journey a long time ago. And I still on it. We all are. Just gotta keep swinging. caught just three passes for 24 yards, but each one was crucial. He had 1 yard TD grab on a fourth and goal to open the scoring. In the second quarter, Bess did his best Kyrie Irving ankle breaking impersonation as he caught a short Jason Campbell pass at the Baltimore 10 and juked Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb, who fell to the turf as the receiver scampered into the end zone for a 20 yard score.
was just excited and happy to be there for my teammates, Bess said. the plays was called, coaches did a great job putting me in a position to make the play and just execute it. final catch came with the Browns clinging to a three point lead and resembled the play he botched a week ago in Kansas City when he dropped a fourth down pass. On a fourth and 1 from the Baltimore 43, Campbell scrambled to his right and threw back across his body just before he got hit along the sideline. Bess made a diving 3 yard grab in front of Webb, who threw his arms toward the heavens in disgust. The catch extended a 15 play drive that milked 6:30 off the clock and concluded with a Billy Cundiff 22 yard field goal with 14 seconds remaining.
Bess was asked if the Chiefs play flashed in his mind as he saw Campbell scrambling.
necessarily, he said. thing I thinking cheap nfl jerseys about is fourth down and catch the ball. That the only thing going through my mind. By any means necessary. Rob Chudzinski had no trouble calling fourth down plays for Bess despite his recent struggles.
I trust him and because I know the type of person he is that he going to bounce back ., Chudzinski said. get to know people and you get to trust people and feel about them in this way, and Davone is one of those people. was virtually invisible in Kansas City one catch, eight yards but in the middle of all the action Sunday. He made big plays, including a leaping 32 yard reception between two defenders to set up the first touchdown. He took crazy penalties one for throwing the helmet of safety James Ihedigbo and another for taunting the same player, a pair of fouls totaling 30 yards.
just trying to be a tough guy, Ihedigbo cheap jerseys said. guys that aren tough try to prove that they are tough. defended his teammate actions.
Greg, that just the way he is, Haden said. not going to let anybody mess with him. . Everything he does, he going to do with passion. You can knock somebody for that. did not speak with reporters after the game. He did suffer a shoulder injury on a 46 yard, fourth quarter reception. He returned for at least one play before coming out of the game for good.