"You have one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time," Gase told the Denver Post shortly after being promoted last January. "I'm excited. I'm thrilled to be able to have that opportunity. We're looking to go pedal to the metal, and play as fast as possible and be aggressive."
Now that's the spirit. It's about time this guy had his turn at being something other than a position coach.Number 9: Champ Bailey is replaceable I love Champ. You probably love him, too. Still, that doesn't mean he should be an automatic for starting cornerback once he's healthy enough to play.
After fourteen seasons as one of the best in the league, Champ finally showed signs of slowing down late last year. The degeneration of Bailey's ability was most apparent in his playoff match-up against Raven's wide receiver Torrey Smith, whose 98 yards and two touchdown receptions helped put an end to the Broncos' Super Bowl hopes.
Bailey's replacement, Chris Harris, has had as many interceptions (two) through three games as Champ did over fifteen games in 2012. Harris has also defended one-third as many passes, and it's barely October. It's unpleasant to admit, but the Broncos may be better off with Champ on the sidelines even after he's ready to play again.Continue to keep counting down the top ten things we've learned so far about the 2013 Denver Broncos.