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Champ Bailey isn’t moving to safety


Most cornerbacks who stick around the NFL long enough eventually get moved to safety.

That won’t be happening to Champ Bailey.  Yet.

Broncos V.P. of football operations John Elway said Thursday on 104.3 The Fan in Denver that the team has given no thought to sliding Bailey to the last line of defense, via

The Broncos also will be sticking with safety Rahim Moore, even though his gaffe at the end of regulation against the Ravens allowed Baltimore to force overtime in the divisional round of the playoffs.

Bailey also was burned on multiple occasions during that same game by Ravens receiver Torrey Smith.

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26 Responses to “Champ Bailey isn’t moving to safety”
  1. walker615 says: Feb 28, 2013 10:04 PM

    This is a no-brainer to anyone who watched more than one broncos game last season. Bailey had a legitimate Pro Bowl season, I’d say his best in the last 4-5 years- the Ravens game was a fluke, probably his worst in a broncos uniform.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 28, 2013 10:06 PM

    They move him straight to linebacker.

  3. soundsofsuccess7 says: Feb 28, 2013 10:09 PM

    Most people tend to think he’s not as good anymore, but they’re wrong. I watched ever game this year and in years past and he hasn’t regressed like people think he has. He’s still got it and Elway knows this.

  4. logicalvoicesays says: Feb 28, 2013 10:11 PM

    Thank you for gifting us Clinton Portis for this diva Chump. Fred Smooooot > Chump.

  5. nunezmc says: Feb 28, 2013 10:17 PM

    This is why I respect John Elway:

    He ignores the mindless opinions of fans who get so hung up on one player, game, etc., which is why he was so uncomfortable with Tebow.

    Bailey is a HOF corner who can still shutdown 9 times out of 10, and Moore is a promising young safety.

  6. blackngold4life says: Feb 28, 2013 10:20 PM

    Broncos gave the Ratbird WRs free reign off the line of scrimmage..ALL GAME LONG..we all know Flacco preferably wants to chuck it deep and hope for a flag..the D-line didn’t help to much either..their usually better causing Chaos..Just a bad day.

  7. themagicman1223 says: Feb 28, 2013 10:25 PM

    He sure did have alot of safety help against Torrey Smith during that game… He played well all season long and got burned by a guy who makes his living off big plays. He’s still a good cornerback in this league.

  8. revhein says: Feb 28, 2013 10:28 PM

    Elway should re-consider, Champ has lost a few steps

  9. donovanmcnab says: Feb 28, 2013 10:51 PM

    really thats the best picture you could find? Champs been one of the best corners in the league for over 10 years now.

  10. sagatti says: Feb 28, 2013 10:51 PM

    Mark my words… Champ will use all this SAFETY talk as motivation! He will have one of his better years in 2013 and move to safety on his own terms..

  11. randyschwimmer7 says: Feb 28, 2013 11:13 PM

    Champ was burnt twice and that was in one half. He shut Smith down the second half and in overtime. You also fail to point out that Champ only have up one touchdown the entire regular season.

  12. grandmachine says: Feb 28, 2013 11:14 PM

    He should make the switch to safety. I edit aging Cornerback’s to safety’s in Madden and they automatically get a 99 overall.

  13. atwatercrushesokoye says: Feb 28, 2013 11:18 PM

    Ever since Champ arrived in Denver he’d usually have 1 or 2 bad games a year, this year was no different he had a tough game against AJ Green and unfortunately his other bad game was in the playoffs against Torrey Smith, he was superb for 15 of the 17 games which leads me to believe it was just a bad game (which the entire defense and coaching staff suffered as well!) and not a complete breakdown of Champ’s skills. Give him another year, allow Carter, Harris and Bolden to grow a little more before giving consideration to moving him to free safety.

  14. mercurialcj says: Feb 28, 2013 11:44 PM

    He got burned by AJ Green during the season too. Held him all game, and still gave up 100 yards. Better think a little harder about this one, Champ.

  15. rockymountainraider says: Mar 1, 2013 12:11 AM

    And the Raiders couldn’t be any happier.

  16. tdubdizzle says: Mar 1, 2013 12:48 AM

    Champ is still able to play corner, all because he got burned in the championship a couple of times doesn’t mean hes still not a good corner. I would love to have him playing for my favorite team in Oakland!

  17. fleischpeitsche says: Mar 1, 2013 1:20 AM

    Man Florio plrease do me and yourself a flavour and take a look at the coaches tape. He gave up one TD and thats where torrey smith made a great play and leaped for the ball when he was actually covered very tightly by Bailey. The other 2 times denver was playing zone and the safety messed up. And one of those wasn’t even a completion so give him a break before you say something like that again. So now you got burn’t…

  18. randallflagg52 says: Mar 1, 2013 4:00 AM

    I’m Torrey Smith, and I approve of this coaching decision.

  19. enochmh2 says: Mar 1, 2013 4:39 AM

    I dont think rahim moore’s horrendous mistake should immediately warrant a change. Champ on the other hand got constantly abused

  20. gobucs5 says: Mar 1, 2013 6:46 AM

    It worked with Rhonde

  21. rubicon202 says: Mar 1, 2013 7:37 AM

    old skool < new skool which equals Champ getting burned on a regular basis against high level WR…consistently

  22. iamedreed says: Mar 1, 2013 10:07 AM

    honestly torrey should have had 2 more long TDs in that game but joe flacco missed him

    i think they should move champ to the slot and play him in a charles woodson type role

  23. raiderapologist says: Mar 1, 2013 11:49 AM

    I recall a Raider-Bronco game years ago when Bailey just got abused by none other than Jerry Porter, and Roland was in his twenties then. It happens. Let the old man stay back there until he proves he can’t do it any more.

  24. joetoronto says: Mar 1, 2013 12:14 PM

    The Chump is done like dinner.

  25. milehighmagician says: Mar 1, 2013 5:52 PM

    Everybody who says he’s done watched ONE game. You cant be perfect all the time like he was the whole season. Stop hating!!

  26. johninthewest says: Mar 1, 2013 7:27 PM

    Baltimore in Denver in 2013. Denver will blow them out.. No more Flacco Prayers in the Air!

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