Broncos’ Chris Harris Giving Champ Bailey Tips for Covering the Slot

By Editorial Staff

Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey (24) warms up before the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. (Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports)

In most every career, at some point, the student becomes the teacher.

That’s true for Broncos cornerback Chris Harris, but the ironic thing is that Harris is teaching his mentor Champ Bailey a thing or two.

Since coming back from his foot injury, Bailey has moved into covering the slot receiver. It’s a position where the corner has to be more aware of what’s going on around him.

“You know, it’s funny because I find myself asking him little things about coverages, mostly,” Bailey said. “Just what is he looking at, this and that. He’s had so much time in there and he’s been so good at it, I’d be a fool not to look at him and ask him a few things.”

“I know the position so well and I consider myself the best at it, so I definitely can give him some of my little tips at it,” Harris said.

The move means Bailey will have more of an opportunity to get involved in blitzing, especially with Von Miller being lost for the season.

Bailey has only played in four games this season, and has 13 tackles and 3 passes defensed. With all the time to rest and recover this season, hopefully he will be ready to go for the rest of the playoffs. If not, a position change seems more likely than not.

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