Champ Bailey on the difference between 2011 and 2012: “It feels real”

Ouch, Tim Tebow just gets torn apart from every angle and this scud is coming from future Hall of Famer Champ Bailey. In 2011, the Denver Broncos made the playoffs and even beat the Pittsburg Steelers in the first round.

However, that didn’t convince anyone that then quarterback Tim Tebow was the answer as the signal caller.

John Elway went through great pains in the off-season to land free agent prize Peyton Manning and the results speak for themselves.

Although the Broncos made the playoffs, it wasn’t a realistic thought that they could actually win the Super Bowl with Tebow.

Bailey expresses how he feels about this year’s team under the leadership of Manning, indicating how this time it feels ‘real.’ Bailey spoke to Les & Tom on 102.3 The Ticket in Denver about the difference between 2011 and 2012.

“It’s one thing that, looking back, I wish I could have done this, I wish I could have done that, if we would have done this — all those excuses and reasons for why we didn’t make it.

But we have a shot now. It’s right in front of me. We know we’re gonna get in the tournament. Now we just need to concentrate on making sure … we’re on fire, we’re hot. … We need to keep getting better every week.”

“I think because the expectations are there. If you have expectations to do things that are great, and then you do it, it feels real.

Last year, nobody expected us to do anything. And then we started 1-4; we had a quarterback who had limited throwing ability, unconventional offense, whatever it may be. That surprised a lot of people. … But now you’ve got a great quarterback that’s done a lot of things in this league. It just feels good.”

 

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