Champ Bailey: No one from Washington called until three days ago

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Champ Bailey will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame tomorrow night, and one of the teams he played for has done a lot to honor him. The other team he played for has not.

Bailey played his first five seasons in Washington and then played 10 seasons in Denver, but he said today that only the Broncos congratulated him when he was voted in.

“Nobody from Washington had called me until three days ago. Nobody,” Bailey said.

Bailey loved spending a decade in Denver and is thrilled to be enshrined in Canton alongside longtime Broncos owner Pat Bowlen.

“I’m traded and I get to Denver, great organization,” Bailey said. “I think my Hall of Fame career really started with the Bowlens. To have Pat go in with me is unbelievable.”

Bailey appears to have much warmer memories of his time in Denver than of his time in Washington.

62 responses to “Champ Bailey: No one from Washington called until three days ago

  1. Well duh, to the bozos who run the Skins, players are nothing more than commodities. This is apparent in their treatment of many. Jerry Jones, the idiot (so you all say) has presented 4 he helped get into Canton (Gil Brandt will be his 5th). Snyder–never will. Not one. Mark it.

  2. So he demanded a trade and then wants the organization to show him love now?

    If only people knew the REAL reason he demanded a trade out of DC.

  3. I have no unearthly idea how this guy gets in on a 1st ballot and Ty Law did not. Law played in 3 SBs and has 3 rings and clearly had a better resume across the board.

    There just is no real explanation for all of this other than Pats jealousy runs so deep, it trickles into HOF voting.

  4. Denver > Washington
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    Who are you arguing with? Redskins fans aren’t blind, we know how bad things are here. What I don’t understand is why other fans need to rub salt in our wounds.

  5. Eh. not with Elway calling the shots, you were until he came in town

    milehighmike7 says:
    August 2, 2019 at 3:22 pm
    Denver > Washington. We are a first rate franchise. #1!

  6. Washington is still embarrassed by the Bailey Portis trade. A HOF DB for a running back?
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    I would agree that Denver won the deal.

    But Portis’ per 16 game averages 2004-2008 were 1375 yards and 10 tds.

    For his career, Portis was just short of 10,000 yards.

    The deal wasn’t a horrible one.

  7. Obviously because Champ was better…

    tylawspick6 says:
    August 2, 2019 at 3:31 pm
    I have no unearthly idea how this guy gets in on a 1st ballot and Ty Law did not. Law played in 3 SBs and has 3 rings and clearly had a better resume across the board.

    There just is no real explanation for all of this other than Pats jealousy runs so deep, it trickles into HOF voting.

  8. its been a min of 15-16 years since Washington.. I doubt that they have a VP of checking on which ex-redskin may be inducted into the HOF

  9. milehighmike7 says:
    August 2, 2019 at 3:22 pm
    Denver > Washington. We are a first rate franchise. #1!
    *********************************************************

    That’s a stretch…

  10. aarons444 says:
    August 2, 2019 at 3:43 pm
    Washington is still embarrassed by the Bailey Portis trade. A HOF DB for a running back?
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    I would agree that Denver won the deal.

    But Portis’ per 16 game averages 2004-2008 were 1375 yards and 10 tds.

    For his career, Portis was just short of 10,000 yards.

    The deal wasn’t a horrible one.
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    HOF CB. Good RB with some a few great years.

    That’s a horrible deal. It was when it was executed and it is still now.

  11. Yeah, but watching Ben Watson run him down from the other side of the field was truly amazing.

  12. I have no unearthly idea how this guy gets in on a 1st ballot and Ty Law did not. Law played in 3 SBs and has 3 rings and clearly had a better resume across the board.
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    Well, we can start with the obvious.

    1) Super Bowls are not an individual accomplishment

    2) Bailey 7x All-Pro, 3x 1st team, Law was only a 2x All-Pro

  13. ylawspick6 says:
    August 2, 2019 at 3:31 pm
    I have no unearthly idea how this guy gets in on a 1st ballot and Ty Law did not. Law played in 3 SBs and has 3 rings and clearly had a better resume across the board.

    There just is no real explanation for all of this other than Pats jealousy runs so deep, it trickles into HOF voting.

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    Their numbers are nearly identical. Except Champ was voted all pro 3x’s to Ty’s 2x’s. Ill even thrown in Pro Bowls Champ 12 Ty 5 You don’t actually understand numbers do you?

  14. Vince…i know many WASHINGTON fans….and they are VERY Blind….thats a big reason why salt must be rubbed

    vincemantooth says:
    August 2, 2019 at 3:33 pm
    Denver > Washington
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    Who are you arguing with? Redskins fans aren’t blind, we know how bad things are here. What I don’t understand is why other fans need to rub salt in our wounds.

  15. Redskins have the worst owner and Team President in the history of the NFL no player or front office people want to go there look at what they did to their last GM who actually did a good job

  16. why would the Redskins call him? He was a complete POS when he told them trade me or i retire . . . why do anything for someone that does that to you?

  17. HOF CB. Good RB with some a few great years.

    That’s a horrible deal. It was when it was executed and it is still now.
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    2 years in Denver, 2 with the Skins; 7059 scrimmage yards, 49 tds

    I doubt anybody was complaining at that point.

    .. other than Barry Sanders, Eric Dickerson, or Walter Payton, I can’t think of another back who may have been close to that total that early in their career.

  18. richdnc
    Jerry Jones fired Gil Brandt shortly after taking over the Cowboys right after Brandt led them thru the draft.
    fact

  19. Don’t forget, in order for the right to trade a first-ballot HOF CB entering his prime, the Redskins sweetened the pot with a second-round pick.
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    Tatum Bell……………

  20. *Well do have the worse owner in sports and 2nd only to The Knicks in all of sports.*

    At least you win at something. Sorry I could not resist; I do commiserate with you.

  21. I think the Bailey – Portis trade worked well for both teams. Yeah, Bailey played longer after the trade, but that is to be expected given the expected career span of a running back is less than that of a defensive back. Both players played well after the trade.

    While I’m not familiar with the reason why Bailey wanted out of Washington, it appears the Redskins dropped the ball on this. When a player who is entering the HOF who played a significant portion of his career (not a year at the end of his career) with your team, it is classy to put out a statement of congratulations, regardless of how trade came about.

  22. 1 guy works there now that worked there then, Dan Snyder. Anybody on the planet think that guy cares about anybody in the universe? NO! That said, a little to sensitive Champ

  23. Someone who wasn’t a narcissist might have phrased it differently, perhaps: “The team I demanded to be traded from 15 years ago actually called me out of the blue to congratulate me!”

  24. No one ever claimed that Dan Snyder ran what is considered a “classy” organization.

  25. I’m laughing at the comments about the Portis/Bailey trade!

    Redskins fans are not disappointed at all in the results of that trade. They got an elite running back who would have made a run at the HOF had it not been for injuries. His numbers are almost there. Bailey was going to leave Washington. They scrapped together what they could in the moment.

    Now who is to blame for pushing Bailey away is another question…

  26. Well do have the worse owner in sports and 2nd only to The Knicks in all of sports.
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    Not even the worst owner in his League (Dean Spanos)

    Not even the worst owner in his CONFERNCE (York/DeBartolo)

  27. @tylawspick6

    Lmao wait until you see Revis get in before Law. SB’s and W-L records are team stats. Not every Patriot needs a statue and a job on ESPN.

  28. tylawspick6 says:
    August 2, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    I have no unearthly idea how this guy gets in on a 1st ballot and Ty Law did not. Law played in 3 SBs and has 3 rings and clearly had a better resume across the board.

    There just is no real explanation for all of this other than Pats jealousy runs so deep, it trickles into HOF voting.
    ____________________________________

    This post you know very little about football or the players who play the sport.

  29. Bailey was the one demanding a trade and has bashed the organization since the day he left. Why should the skins care?

  30. As a Redskin fan I congratulate Champ on being a HOF, but I am confused you wanted out of DC, you told management that you wouldn’t resign with them so they facilitated a trade because you didn’t want to resign with them. So to expect to hear from them is confusing.

  31. xlivsaints says:
    August 2, 2019 at 3:46 pm
    Roland will always be best remembered for his failed stint with the Saints!

    Bruh, I was at those 2014 Saints practices and it was terrible. We had just added Jairus Byrd and drafted Stanley Jean Baptiste, and every single one of our corners was either critically injured or terrible. Even with that terrible competition coach Ryan couldnt justify a spot for him. Everyone could see he was done, he was getting burned by guys like Andy Tanner smh.

  32. I dunno because he worked for one guy for 5 years and another for 10. The gap in time probably caused most folks not to remember that you were even there.

  33. As a life-long Redskins fan, there are two things about this:

    #1 – He dropped us in D.C…. all of us like a bad habit! He refused to negotiate with the team and forced his way out of town without saying a word of thanks!

    Real Redskins fans will NEVER forget how rude he was in his exit and how he acted like everything D.C. was vile! I can understand him being unhappy with the organization, but seriously?!

    #2 We know what a first ballot hall of fame DB looks like. That started with Darrell Green who was heads and shoulder a better CB than him. It baffles the mind that Bailey made it to 12 pro bowls. Both Washington and Denver had better hall of fame playears. Remember Steve Atwater, Denver fans?

    I’m not saying a guy who went to that many pro bowls in an era where there was a derth of great CBs doesn’t deserve to get to the hall; but first ballot? Please!

    Lastly; he reap what you sow! If he hadn’t been such an ass getting his way out of Washington, perhaps someone here.. the organization, fans or someone would care about him.

    Treat us like garbage, guess what you get back!

    It incenses me that he has the nerve to complain now!

  34. Washington is a second class team due to ownership. When the ownership changes, then they have a chance again.

  35. Washington is a second class team due to ownership. When the ownership changes, then they have a chance again.
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    Been a Redskins fan since birth and we are not a second class team, we are a 4th class team. To be fair, the Skins are on an upswing right now, but that’s only so the organization can build false hope and then find a new way to crush our souls in a season or two.

  36. He forced his way out and they let him go, they traded him at his request. He should lighten up, he didn’t want Washington throwing him his HOF party 15 years ago why does he now?

  37. If he had stayed a Redskin he would be going in a Private Jet to address scores of fans.

  38. You left dude, at least you got some calls. How many peeps communicate with exes? They ex for a reason!

  39. He was never Darrell Green. Not even close. BTW, many Skins fans talk about Portis still, not Bailey.

  40. As an Eagles fan, I was ecstatic about Brian Dawkins election to the HOF! There was no doubt that he’d be inducted as an Eagle, but I’d be completely baffled if the Denver Broncos didn’t immediately offer him the highest praise for his contributions both on and off the field as a member of their franchise. The Redskins are an embarrassment.

  41. This was another typical Washington deal. They have been doing it for years, reminds me of the Paul Krausse trade to Minnesota. Its like when you need something go skin the redskins they don’t know any better. Except for Jack Kent Cooke the Redskins have been taken advantage of at will. Smart owners don’t let this happen and smart owners treat their people better and smart owners don’t break the bank for washed up players.

  42. Ty and Champ’s regular season careers were eerily similar. Bailey had a lot more tackles, but Law had the edge in INT’s and house calls. Law had the better post season stats, especially in tackles. And lets not forget Law’s 47 house call in Super Bowl XXXVI! Game changer! Point is, there is no reason Law and Bailey weren’t both first ballot.

  43. HMMMM….Denver greater than the Redskins—

    Last Season
    Denver 6-10
    Redskins 7-9—and that’s with half the team on IR

    Super Bowl XXII Jan 31, 1988 Washington 42-10 L

  44. Emmitt Smith comes to mind; Jim Brown was probably close, with less games played back then. Good company, though.

    “2 years in Denver, 2 with the Skins; 7059 scrimmage yards, 49 tds

    I doubt anybody was complaining at that point.

    .. other than Barry Sanders, Eric Dickerson, or Walter Payton, I can’t think of another back who may have been close to that total that early in their career.”

  45. HMMMM….Denver greater than the Redskins—

    Last Season
    Denver 6-10
    Redskins 7-9—and that’s with half the team on IR

    Super Bowl XXII Jan 31, 1988 Washington 42-10 L

    ——————————————————————–
    When was the last Super Bowl that the Redskins won was it 2015?! No, no no that was Denver. Redskins last won the Super Bowl 24 years ago! Nice, try bud. Denver >Redskins

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