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steeledude
12-30-2012, 04:51 PM
Champ Bailey. I was just kind of thinking about when he resigned (two?) years ago. He could have signed with any team he wanted, he could have picked and chosen what seemed to be the quickest route to the Super Bowl and left us behind, and frankly given the way he was treated by McDaniels on the contract negotiations--no one would have blamed him for leaving. All he needs to complete his amazing career is a Super Bowl ring, and for him to sign back with the Broncos after being treated like absolute horse **** by McD, after seeing what kind of major mess our team was in (that was the year we picked 2nd in the draft), just shows he is amongst the most loyal of players today.

I doubt Champ foresaw a day like day coming to Denver. No way he figured on Manning. Of all the Broncos I am happy for, I am most happy for him. This run for the Super Bowl should be in his honor for the complete loyalty he has shown to this team even when some of the team's leaders threw it back in his face.

Conklin
12-30-2012, 04:59 PM
:Elway:

USMCBladerunner
12-30-2012, 05:00 PM
he had me long before that, but your point is completely valid...I'm not sure what won his heart here in Denver, but I'm really glad that he's here for this run...he's such a good football player, and he seems like good guy as well.

i4jelway7
12-30-2012, 05:08 PM
that was an elway move

extralife
12-30-2012, 05:10 PM
Amen

dsmoot
12-30-2012, 05:21 PM
Champ Bailey. I was just kind of thinking about when he resigned (two?) years ago. He could have signed with any team he wanted, he could have picked and chosen what seemed to be the quickest route to the Super Bowl and left us behind, and frankly given the way he was treated by McDaniels on the contract negotiations--no one would have blamed him for leaving. All he needs to complete his amazing career is a Super Bowl ring, and for him to sign back with the Broncos after being treated like absolute horse **** by McD, after seeing what kind of major mess our team was in (that was the year we picked 2nd in the draft), just shows he is amongst the most loyal of players today.

I doubt Champ foresaw a day like day coming to Denver. No way he figured on Manning. Of all the Broncos I am happy for, I am most happy for him. This run for the Super Bowl should be in his honor for the complete loyalty he has shown to this team even when some of the team's leaders threw it back in his face.

I commend you for remembering this and starting the thread. Not many players in Champs position would have made that decision (no SB and a team in disarray and UFA). It would be interesting to have Champ comment on why he did it and what made the difference.

steeledude
12-30-2012, 05:30 PM
Agreed dsmoot and everyone else too. I would love to hear what it was about Denver that got him to stay. About that time he came back I was feeling (as were many of us I am sure) that Denver was kind of viewed as a horrid stop. Then Champ resigns, then Manning comes a year later. Elway is doing some amazing things.

But man would I love to hear Champ speak candidly about everything. He won't do it though. He is the picture perfect example of always conveying a positive message. He wouldn't say a bad thing about anyone.

broncosteven
12-30-2012, 05:31 PM
Champ is still the best in the business, he still takes out the other teams best receivers. For Champ a bad day is giving up a handful of passes, that would be a good day for other CB's.

mwill07
12-30-2012, 05:36 PM
that's a good point - within two years, Elway signed two 12x pro-bowl free-agents. wow.

also: THIS ONE'S FOR CHAMP!

Lestat
12-30-2012, 05:44 PM
i really want a super bowl win as a fan, but i badly want to see us win a super bowl for Champ. the dude deserves at least one SB in his career.

Hulamau
12-30-2012, 06:49 PM
Amen to all that Champ deserves the spot right next to Elway on the ring of fame and is certainly a first ballot HFer as the single best all around and most consistent corner of all time ... particularly if he can go out with a SB win or three? But even if not, what he has accomplished and the class he has shown all along merits the top corner vote to ever play this game in my view.

errand
12-30-2012, 07:06 PM
this team is playing at a high level right now...and this defense is playing lights out. Champ is a huge part of that surrendering only 16.4 points per home game.....15 per home game during our current 11 game winning streak. Everyone loves home cooking.....

Swedish Extrovert
12-30-2012, 07:12 PM
that was an elway move

Yeah John came in and saved the relationship. Otherwise I thinks it's possible Champ would have bolted.

El Guapo
12-30-2012, 07:16 PM
This one's for Champ!

Tim
12-30-2012, 07:22 PM
This one's for champ.

Chris
12-30-2012, 07:51 PM
Agreed dsmoot and everyone else too. I would love to hear what it was about Denver that got him to stay. About that time he came back I was feeling (as were many of us I am sure) that Denver was kind of viewed as a horrid stop. Then Champ resigns, then Manning comes a year later. Elway is doing some amazing things.

But man would I love to hear Champ speak candidly about everything. He won't do it though. He is the picture perfect example of always conveying a positive message. He wouldn't say a bad thing about anyone.

At the time he said he liked living in Denver and he believed the franchise could get it done.

bowtown
12-30-2012, 07:55 PM
Where is the whole "Champ deserves to go to a winner. He should go play for another team" crowd? ****ing traitors.

steeledude
12-30-2012, 08:12 PM
Where is the whole "Champ deserves to go to a winner. He should go play for another team" crowd? ****ing traitors.

While I agree that was ridiculous, I'd rather this thread stay more positive please!

bowtown
12-30-2012, 08:15 PM
While I agree that was ridiculous, I'd rather this thread stay more positive please!

FINE! In all seriousness, if we hoist the Lombardi, someone better lift it up and say "This one's for Champ." No one deserves it more.

steeledude
12-30-2012, 08:19 PM
FINE! In all seriousness, if we hoist the Lombardi, someone better lift it up and say "This one's for Champ." No one deserves it more.

Man that'd be awesome. I can't believe how well this team has done and Champ is the that deserves it most, you're absolutely right.

i4jelway7
12-31-2012, 02:09 AM
Yeah John came in and saved the relationship. Otherwise I thinks it's possible Champ would have bolted.

NO doubt .. Champs bags were packed he was a goner he probably would be a Patriot right now had it not been for Elway

Where is the whole "Champ deserves to go to a winner. He should go play for another team" crowd? ****ing traitors.

LOL I remember those threads... ridiculous then, but even more so now.. so where are you all now?

Muddled
12-31-2012, 03:53 AM
FINE! In all seriousness, if we hoist the Lombardi, someone better lift it up and say "This one's for Champ." No one deserves it more.

Like a reverse different yet the same Sakic/Bourque moment where Manning hands it to Champ?