Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/12/14

DENVER - OCTOBER 09: Mark Clayton #89 of the Baltimore Ravens is forced out of bounds by Champ Bailey #24 of the Denver Broncos during the first quarter on October 9, 2006 at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
It’s the move when cornerbacks can’t keep up with the speedsters anymore, but for Champ Bailey, he won’t have to do it this year. Most of the great corners jump to safety to prolong their careers, however, it’s an admission they have slowed down. Bailey’s rough playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens made some think it was time, but John Elway thinks different. Maybe a lot of GM’s would dare, Elway is already a Hall of Fame inductee, and he won’t insult a future one, at least not yet. "I don't think that's gonna happen," Elway said, via Dan Hanzus of NFL.com. "I think that's a rumor out there. I think the plan right now is to leave Champ at corner. We haven't had any discussions. I know there's been some talk out there but in this building there's not been any talk as far as moving Champ to safety."   var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});
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  • I'm curious Mr. Elway - were you actually watching that last game? Moore has taken a lot of blame on his shoulders for the loss; however, Mr. Bailey created the problems by continuously getting beat, along with the missed field goal. I think Moore has shown character in accepting the blame. Keep Moore; ditch Bailey. He's been unproductive for about three years now. One good play in a game and everyone (media included) forgets all the plays he's gotten beat on.
  • I totally agree with Bronco87Fan in his analysis of Moore and Bailey. I've been a big fan of Bailey for years but you have to agree he was beaten twice in the Baltimore game for 14 points and was lucky the ball was slightly overthrown for another 7 points. It was embarrassing to watch Champ get beaten so often in the game. If he stays at corner this year I think many teams will take advantage of his slower speed. Switching him to safety would be the prudent thing to do. It would allow him to utilize his years of experience and make contributions in all areas rather than just one.

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