Bailey not only best this year, maybe best ever

Champ Bailey had a season that left even grizzled veterans grasping for superlatives. Greg Garber suggests this one: defensive player of the year.

Updated: January 4, 2007, 11:33 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The football spins through the air, a light-chocolate blur, but Champ Bailey sees it rotating like one of those classic NFL Films slow-motion shots, big as a beach ball.

The natural order of things suggests that ball, delivered by the quarterback, is intended expressly for his receiver, but the Denver Broncos' ethereal cornerback has a contrary point of view.

"I think the ball is always intended for me," Bailey says, with conviction. "They might not throw ...

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