Originally Posted by rmsanger
He's still great and probably just barely a top 5 CB in the league although you can see his age starting to show (relative to his recent level of play). We better start grooming for a shut-down role for his replacement and count on him as a #2 guy or FS in the next 2 years.
I have always thought/expected this would be the case. However, playing TB this last week, he was asked about Ronde Barber who just moved from corner to safety and Bailey fairly adamantly said he didnt want to move to safety later in his career. Once he wasnt good enough for corner, he would hand up the cleats. This is very sad news indeed.