When rookie cornerback Kayvon Webster took the practice field at the University of South Florida, he proclaimed to everybody around that Champ Bailey had arrived.
That is a habit he has dropped in Denver because, well, Champ Bailey has been here since 2004 – longer than anyone else on the club.
Bailey understands where Webster is coming from because he was in a similar position when he began his NFL career with the Washington Redskins.
“I know how it is,” Bailey said. “Because when I got to Washington, I had Darrell Green. I imitated him and then in my second year, I had Deion Sanders and I imitated him. So, we all imitate guys we look up to. He’s just in a fortunate situation where he has a chance to work with me like I did with those guys. You don’t get those opportunities a lot as a young player.”