Champ Bailey Quotes
Roland "Champ" Bailey Jr. (born June 22, 1978) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Georgia, where he earned consensus All-American honors, and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He is the brother of former NFL linebacker Boss Bailey.
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When I look back, I'm glad I grew up in a small town. There, it's just you, your family and whatever you make of it.
I think as a veteran player, in general, you should feel that sense of responsibility to try to lead these guys to becoming good pros. You want the league to be in good hands, and you want these guys to become great NFL players and then pass it along to the next generation. You can only lead by example, and that's pretty much what I'm trying to do.
I've been blessed with some luck, great ability and athleticism. That's really what's made me a great player, but I think the reason I've been able to last this long is the little things like taking care of my body.
You got to be real with yourself and not just let yourself pass on things that tend to become a bad habit. Make sure you stay on top of practicing well and preparing the way you always do.
I don't worry about getting tired. I try not to let it guide me as far as how much I'm going to play. I play with my heart.
I'm not Deion Sanders. We're different people with different styles. People see similarities between me and him; that's fine. It's an honor to be mentioned in the same breath with him. But that's as far as I go with it.
“We're aware of how people look at the Patriots. When they're in the playoffs, they're invincible, unstoppable. We're going to have the attitude that they're good, but we can beat them.”
“I think all the emphasis has made it even more valuable, ... Everybody is looking for those players.”
“It was nonexistent, most of it. There were moments where I turned certain ways, or put my arm certain ways where I could feel it, but nothing real extreme.”
“I don't care how many yards you give up -- if they don't score, they don't win. Plain and simple. I don't care what they do.”