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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; When Champ Bailey was looking for a new team after the Broncos released him, he said he’d be willing to play safety if a team wanted him to transition away from cornerback at this point in his career. Bailey has ...

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Old 04-09-2014, 09:00 PM   #1
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Champ Bailey will only play corner for the Saints

When Champ Bailey was looking for a new team after the Broncos released him, he said he’d be willing to play safety if a team wanted him to transition away from cornerback at this point in his career.

Bailey has found a home in New Orleans, but he won’t have to learn how to play a different position. General Manager Mickey Loomis said Wednesday that the Saints intend to use Bailey at cornerback only.

“You always have a need for good players and that’s a valuable position,” Loomis said, via Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

If the Saints were a little less deep at corner, there might be more of a concern. Signing Jairus Byrd and matching Atlanta’s offer sheet for Rafael Bush give them two safeties to go with Kenny Vaccaro, though, and, as Holder pointed out earlier this week, it seems quite likely that we’ll see three-safety looks as a result of their strength at that position.


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Re: Champ Bailey will only play corner for the Saints

How about a 3-2-6 look?

Robinson - Bailey - Byrd - Vaccaro - Bush - Lewis

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Hicks - Jenkins - Jordan
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:17 PM   #4
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Re: Champ Bailey will only play corner for the Saints

How does "intend to" become a "will only"?
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Re: Champ Bailey will only play corner for the Saints

Oh yeah, he's only gonna play corner. Teams can plan on that. Same way we're gonna kick the ball off deep to the other team, to start the second half, in the Super Bowl, when we're down by 4!
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Meh, this defense blurs the line between corner and safety so often, you might as well just slap a "DB" in the position column on the roster and not worry about it. To that end, we've got a whole bunch of good DB's, and who could care where they line up on the field.
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I'm fine with that.
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Re: Champ Bailey will only play corner for the Saints

Rob Ryan said the 3 safety look was only a wrinkle he would implement if he had to last season

It became our best and most used formation on defense, don't read too much into the article

Rob will put champ bailey anywhere he can make an impact
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Re: Champ Bailey will only play corner for the Saints

Ryanese Translation:
He'll play CB...and FS...and SS...and NB...and DB
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He'll play CB...and FS...and SS...and NB...and DB
Then next season he fights for a WR tag?
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