Like I already told you, Champ Bailey is not sucking


He, like Nnamdi Asomugha, was living off of his reputation it seemed. He just hadn’t been exposed because of Peyton Manning, a weak schedule and the fact that the Broncos had one of the better pass rushes in the league. At least, that’s what the narrative said. The analysis on the other hand, now that’s a completely different story…

What a player does on the biggest stage is important, but one bad display in one big game doesn’t stop a player such as Champ Bailey from being an elite cornerback. The Broncos may need to adjust their gameplans slightly in future to take the pressure off of him against deep balls, but he’s still better than 90 percent of the players playing his position in the league and isn’t showing signs of rapid decline.

It was only last week that I explained how Champ Bailey is still an elite corner.  

As this analysis shows, one cannot take a few plays during which a corner is beat and expect to judge his entire season.  Rather, one must to evaluate it within the context of the entire year, and even then, within the context of the coverage in general. (via FO)

I’m glad we had this talk.  Now, vaya con Dios, Brah.

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