Originally posted by swampfather@May 24th '05 @ 3:06 pm
Bro I hate to disagree with you, but you are buying in to a bunch of Champ Bailey BS hype.* Is he a good corner?* Yes.* Is he great?* Not yet.* Is he a shutdown corner?* Hell to the no.* Champ got burned twice......in one game!* By Chad Johnson, on Monday Night Football for the whole world to see.* He also got smoked by Michael Clayton in week 4 and jumped on his face to act like the reason he got smoked was he lost his footing.* I believed it the first time, until he turned around and did it again when Chad beat him deep.* And lets not forget how he got anihilated by Jerry Porter for 135 yards and 3 TD's.* And it wasn't cuz of the D line.* They were running blitz packages early in the season and leaving Champ on the best recievers one on one because he was supposed to be this Deion Sanders type CB that would shut people down.* After that didn't work out, we had to go to a whole new defensive scheme to account for that.* Champ may be the most athletic DB in the AFC, but he's far from the best.* He's all hype and is a big disappointment thus far.* Why do you think we took 3 Corners in the draft this year?
You can have your own opinion but I strongly disagree. I think champ is the best corner in the AFC no doubt. Ill give a few reasons why.
1. Champ was selected to the pro-bowl by his peers not to mention being called the best corner in the NFL by Steelers head coach Bill Cowher.
2. During the MNF game when Champ was beat his assignment was to cover short rouetes with safety Kennoy Kennedy backing him up unfortunetly Kennedy fell asleep and allowed Chad to run right by him. This made Champ print down the field and try to break it up. He also slipped during ne play which is unexpectable but slipping is not really his fault.
3. With are horrible D-Line Champ was forced to cover people for twice as long as Chris McAllister. No corner not even Deon Sanders could cover someone for 10 seconds let alone a quality WR like Jerry Porter. This atrocious D-Line pressure was shown in the Oakland Snow game when Kerry Collins had 10+ seconds to find Porter.
4. He also is the best tackling corner in the NFL. He made 68 solo tackles. That is seven more than Raider linebacker Napoleon Harris made.
Call it "homerisim" if you want but this is my