Don’t talk to Champ Bailey about experience – even though he’s never happened to play in a Super Bowl. If there’s one thing the cornerback has that’s it.
Of all the active players in the National Football League only eleven others have appeared in more games – 215 Sundays, Mondays and a few Thursdays in fact – than the Broncos veteran.
“I feel that my experience could be very helpful to a lot of guys on the team,” Bailey said. The 12-time Pro Bowler battle a foot injury for most of this season but his wisdom will be a huge benefactor for the Broncos youthful secondary.
“A lot of the guys that work with me every day are a lot younger than I am. They haven’t seen a lot but they want to learn everything,” he continued.
Bailey admitted that he’s going to enjoy this overall special visit. In fact, he was unimpressed with the first true event of Super Bowl week – media day – and he expected the questions to be crazier. The cornerback will be nervous when he takes the field Sunday at MetLife Stadium because he admitted a win in this game would be the biggest accomplishment of his career
“Absolutely. There’s no doubt about that,” Bailey responded.
Football is nothing new to Bailey – even if he’s a Super Bowl rookie.