Dolphins' receiving game minus Chad

Updated: August 15, 2012, 1:57 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
While watching the latest installment of "Hard Knocks," an HBO series that chronicles training camp with the Miami Dolphins in an entertaining and informative way, I couldn't help but wonder what veteran wide receiver Davone Bess was thinking. After all, with so much (unwarranted) attention surrounding media magnet Chad Johnson, in the news for all the wrong reasons and now, after a disturbing weekend off the field, unemployed, Bess could easily stand in front of the camera and ask, "What about me?"

Put simply and bluntly, I had little confidence that the formerly named Chad Ochocinco retained the proper skills, physically or otherwise, to help the Dolphins' receiving corps in the first place, and now that this square peg in a circle puzzle has been jettisoned -- I don't think I gave away the big news if you've DVRed the show for later! -- perhaps Bess and others slated to catch passes for first-year head coach Joe Philbin can receive the notice they deserve.