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Colts almost drafted Champ Bailey in 1999

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33 minutes ago, RockThatBlue said:

Interesting.

 

Man, I love Edge (and Mike Peterson and Brad Scioli that we drafted with the Faulk picks), but wow, just thinking about Manning + Faulk on offense, AND Champ Bailey on defense...

 

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25 minutes ago, MTC said:

Hindsight is always 20/20.

 

True.  I just have a thing for cornerbacks, and CB was one of my favorites.

 

In Madden one year I traded Manning away and was able to trade for Champ Bailey and then for Charles Woodson.  Two best CBs in the game that year on the same team.  :rock:

 

My reasoning was that I can control the QB on offense, so he doesn't have to be that great, but I can't cover all the WRs when I'm on defense, so I want the best DBs to do that for me.  #MaddenLogic  haha

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I don’t know how to react to this.  I mean it would have changed Colts history but I don’t know if that would have been bad.  Both Bailey and Edge are Hall of Fame players in my book.

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Well many years later Manning and Champ did end up teammates so funny how that worked out. 

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If Edge would have stayed healthy, I think he would have shattered most records in a quick amount of time.

 

3200 yds running / 1200 yds receiving and 26 TD's his first 2 years. Those are crazy numbers.

 

Edge was definitely the better pick I think, he was on another level. He really was a physical beast who always came ready to play.

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I feel like we knew this already, no? Maybe it wasn't confirmed by someone on the team, but I thought this story had been told before...

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20 hours ago, SteelCityColt said:

I'd have rather had Champ Bailey... 

 

 

 

I'll run away from the mob now. 

 

Do keep in mind that Bailey went to the Redskins and then held them hostage to trade him once his rookie contract expired.  So trade him they did — to the Broncos for Clinton Portis.  The Broncos also got a 2nd rounder along with Bailey.

 

Who’s to say he wouldn’t have done us the same way?  Of course, the Skins were already under Snyder’s ownership by then, so maybe Bailey’s refusals were understandable.

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32 minutes ago, luv_pony_express said:

 

Do keep in mind that Bailey went to the Redskins and then held them hostage to trade him once his rookie contract expired.  So trade him they did — to the Broncos for Clinton Portis.  The Broncos also got a 2nd rounder along with Bailey.

 

Who’s to say he wouldn’t have done us the same way?  Of course, the Skins were already under Snyder’s ownership by then, so maybe Bailey’s refusals were understandable.

 

I think it says more about the Redskins then it does about Champ Bailey.

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If Edgerrin didn't tear his ACL in 2001 there's no telling how many rings the Colts might have ended up with. I would take Edgerrin over Bailey every day of the week.

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On 10/13/2019 at 5:33 PM, Superman said:

I feel like we knew this already, no? Maybe it wasn't confirmed by someone on the team, but I thought this story had been told before...

Fangio mentioned it recently in an interview I'm not sure of the context for why he was talking about it.

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