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Published on 07/06/2011 at Wed Jul 06 11:08.
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ChampA recent article on NFL.com by Elliot Harrison and Jason La Canfora discusses who was the best cornerback of the 2000′s.  Among those mentioned include Denver’s Champ Bailey, Oakland’s Nnamdi Asomugha, Green Bay’s Charles Woodson and New York’s Darrelle Revis.

To me, the choice seems clear.  None of the above mentioned cornerbacks have played as consistent throughout the past ten years as Bailey — Asomugha and Revis didn’t even enter the league until 2003 and 2007 respectively.  Today, Bailey may not make as many big plays as Revis or shut down receivers as well as Asomugha, but there’s no question that he was the best of the 2K era.

La Canfora makes a similar argument.

Bailey is a true shutdown corner with exceptional ball skills and a great mind for the game. He’s made huge plays in huge games. He took away a side of the field for pretty much the life of this study. He has always had that air of greatness. …

Sure, other youngsters like Nnamdi Asomugha came along, but the span of time in which he has dominated the game pales to Bailey’s at this point. For Bailey to be getting contract extensions in the $16-million-per-season range at this stage of his career tells you all you need to know.

From 2000-2010 Bailey deflected 120 passes, recorded 43 interceptions and was voted to 10 Pro Bowls.  Denver is expecting another good year from Champ this season, if there is one.

  • Casey Anthony

    I agree, but entering the league in 2003 or 2007 shouldn't really make a difference.  If it did, players entering the league anywhere between year 1 and year 9 would have some advantage over some completely meaningless era question.  This is so silly I'm going to explode with frustration.  This is news?  When is football going to come back?

  • Caylee Anthony

    Please just be quiet.  I was just speaking to Darrent Williams and he let me know Champ was the greatest CB ever to play the game.  He is actually a starter up here in Heaven.

  • Casey Anthony

    Whatever…I'm going go drinking with my new boyfriend.

  • BroncoMan24

    I need a babysitter..  Interested?

  • Casey Anthony

    Sure.  Do you have any duck tape around your house just in case?

    That middle comment was supposed to be Caylee but I f**ked it up I guess.

  • BlahMan

    Do you mean “duct” tape?

  • Wikipedia

    The origin of the name of the product, “duck tape” or “duct tape”, is the subject of some disagreement.

    One view[who?] is that it was called “duck tape” by WWII soldiers either because it resembled strips of cotton duck or because the waterproof quality of the tape contributed to the name, by analogy to the water-shedding quality of a duck's plumage. Under this view, soldiers returning home from the war found uses for duck tape around the house where ductwork
    needed sealing. Other proponents of this view point to older references
    to non-adhesive cotton duck tape used in Venetian blinds, suggesting
    that the name was carried over to the adhesive product. The Oxford English Dictionary says that perhaps “duct tape” was originally “duck tape”. This view is summarized most notably in a New York Times article by etymologist William Safire in March 2003. Safire cites use of the term “cotton duck tape” in a 1945 advertisement for surplus government property.[19]
    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle uses the term “duck” in 1902 quotation for
    “100,000 yards of cotton duck tape” being used to protect the cables of
    the Brooklyn Bridge.[20] Thus a fabric duck tape was available to which an adhesive could have been added.

    In any case, whether it is an error or a preservation of the original usage, the term “duck tape” is used for the product today.[21] Duck Tape is also a brand name for this product in some countries.

  • areferee

    This is a sleaze-free blog site.  Keep moving…

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  • Dan

    We should get more perimeter pressure (Elvis and Von) on QBs which should help Champ raise his number of picks this year.  Glad we could make the deal to keep him.

  • td30ismvp

    This just in….
    Manning, Brady, and Brees feel the players' offer was fair and the lockout should end…in similar news the Owners feel their offer was fair and agree the lockout should end as well…in other news Doctors' say thirsty people should drink more water.

  • td30ismvp

    All by mysel-elf
    don't wanna be all by my
    self anymore-ore

  • Cousvinny33

    Hate to say it areferee, but this site has gone hell in a hand basket.

  • areferee

    Kinda like a graveyard around here anymore…

  • areferee

    MHR has published 36 articles since this one on BT, so there are stories out there even during the lockout.  It's disappointing, but I guess the support behind the site has diminished under current conditions.  We hope they will become reinvested in BroncoTalk when the season gets underway.  We'll see.

  • cj

    seriously… go  Broncos haha

  • crazykid

    so…. this is awkward

  • areferee

    Oh where, oh where have our BTBoys gone…
    Oh where, oh where can they beeeeee……..?

  • MrEast

    The NFL has killed my spirit.

  • td30ismvp

    Not killed East, just locked out… but we are still a community which transcends any single season (or lack of) or a few months of a lockout.  Besides that week we spent in English learning Haiku writing has finally paid off…so get out there and watch some film of the rookies and re-energize

  • td30ismvp

    I know, horrible really.  Looks like it will pick up soon.

  • td30ismvp

    Topic of the Day-  Which Tight End that we drafted most piques your interest and why?

  • areferee

    Candace…  Our finest tight end…The reasons are self-explanatory:

    http://www.denverbroncos.com/c

  • crazykid

    I cant wait till Thursday. Then we can start talking some football and the site will have the traditional minicamp updates :D

  • Irony

    This is a sleaze-free blog site.  Keep moving…

  • areferee

    Touche', my friend…but that ain't sleaze!  Did you follow that link?  That's CLASS!  Hoo Ahh!

  • Irony

    This is a sleaze-free blog site.  Keep moving…

  • areferee

    Touche', my friend…but that ain't sleaze!  Did you follow that link?  That's CLASS!  Hoo Ahh!