Posted Wed Nov 10th by Ian Henson
Thought I forgot, didn’t you? Nobody noticed? Oh…
Day four of our weekly column is here and I am getting it in just in time for a pacific time zone dead line.
Hope that you’ve been enjoying and we’ve got a good one for you today!
Today’s question focuses on a big decision coming this off-season for the Denver Broncos and here it is:
Champ Bailey, re-sign him this off-season, if so why not now?
We got J. Kenneth K up first and boy is he made he didn’t just become a Cleveland Browns fan (especially this season) and the guy loved Peyton Hillis… We may lose him, the jury is still out.
This is hard. Although, I think a lot of Broncos fans believe it’s a no brainer (something I learned when pushing a quick post I put together a month or so back about the possibility of trading Champ). Yes he’s the best player we have, a fan favorite and a “future Hall of Famer” (a phrase that get’s thrown around way too much, but in this case true). And I think the latter two are the main reasons most fans want him to stay. The image he gives our team. The real question is, do we stop at Champ? Or do we just blow the whole thang up! But please, make no mistake, I love the future Hall of Famer.
I went next, I am running out of ways to talk about myself or introduce myself and we’ve still got three more days of these bad boys to pump out… So let me just tell you that when I was little I liked wearing my socks inside out because it made me feel like a werewolf… Yep. Ian Henson.
I think the most important part of the question is why not now? Is Bailey being smart in not re-signing with the Broncos? I think fans automatically fault the Broncos on this one. What if Bailey’s asking for a ridiculous amount of money in order to get out of Denver? Something to ponder… Either way, give him whatever he wants, he’s still the best doing it and Darrelle Revis and Nnamdi Asomugha are proving that this season. The Broncos are much better with him than they are without him, which couldn’t be said for most of the players that exited during McDaniels Gate.
MY OPINION & THE TRUTH: He’s done. I understand his value, but I also understand his age, the nature of the position, and the nature of this team. The only thing I might amend my opinion with… I don’t know if the plan of progression from Champ is in place. It would be nice if the Broncos had some youngster feeding off Champ as a mentor… I suppose that may be Perrish Cox or Syd’Quan Thompson, but I’m not ready to say it is (after all, it was going to be Alphonso Smith… that didn’t work out so well).
That’s it and that’s all folks, what does everyone on BroncoTalk have to say?