The Denver Broncos got a pep talk from Champ Bailey before their loss in Super Bowl XLVIII as it was looking like this might have been the last ride for the legendary cornerback. But while it appeared that Bailey may have been ready to hang it up, it appears that the Super Bowl loss has lit a fire under him that will keep him going a little longer.
According to NFL writer D. Orlando Ledbetter, Bailey said after the Super Bowl that he plans on continuing his career and could even move over to safety to stay serviceable.
— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@AJCFalcons) February 3, 2014
We saw Ronde Barber make a similar move in his final year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and while it failed to make the defense he was on much better, it did extend his career and likely could have given him a few extra years.
That’s the idea with Bailey as his loss in Super Bowl XLVIII has apparently motivated him to keep going.