Cornerback Champ Bailey might never play against or with his team’s offense on Sundays, but there are few people who know what the Broncos offense is capable of doing better than the veteran defensive back.
Bailey, along with the rest of the defense, goes toe-to-toe with the Broncos attack in practice every day. He’s confident the team can succeed with new starting quarterback Tim Tebow and a promising group of young receivers.
“Regardless of who they put behind center, we’re going to be behind him,” Bailey said. “I know (Head) Coach (John) Fox is going to do what’s best for the team. It’s going to be good to see what he can do out there starting earlier in the season than he did last year.
“I know the guy is a capable player. He can go out there and sling it around if he wants to, but we know what he’s good at and that’s what I expect to see from him.”
Bailey believes that the changes surrounding the offense in the last week have as much to do with the team’s overall record as it does the personnel.
“I’m sure a lot of it has to be due to the reaction of being 1-4 — we’re not playing good football right now,” the captain said. “You see them making the change and I didn’t expect anything different.”