Champ Bailey says : “I’d like to see more of Justin Fields in the game plan. I’m not sure why it took so long to get Justin Fields in in the LSU game. I’m not sure Justin Fields is ready to be the Starting Quarterback yet but he has to be more in the game plan and I’m ready to see more of Justin Fields in our game plan.” Champ Bailey has EARNED this right to make these statements and here’s why.

Champ Bailey has spoken-up before and he certainly has earned THAT RIGHT.


Kirby will NOT be hiring Champ Bailey ANY TOO SOON following this outburst by Champ Bailey – something that Kirby just hates frankly.


Kirby wants to be in charge.  Anytime ANYONE speaks-up contradicting or challenging Kirby’s decisions on personnel Kirby has gone totally ballistic. And then Kirby does the complete opposite to SPITE the guy.  Kirby is stubborn that way.


It is Kirby who called his own recruit “baby Champ.”


Pick # 7 overall in the 1st Round 1999 NFL Draft

1st contract NFL $ 12 million dollars coming out of The Georgia Bulldogs with Kirby.

Later signed a 7-year $ 63 million dollar NFL Contract

Worth over $ 30 million dollars 2016


Champ Bailey  — who by the way Called for Mark Richt “time to move on, 15 years too long for Mark Richt”


12-Time Pro-Bowl

Led entire NFL in Interceptions 2006

4 Career Pro-Bowl Interceptions

1012 combined NFL Tackles

52 Interceptions NFL


2005-2006 season did not give up a TD pass against him as cornerback all season long


Final UGA season 52 tackles 3 interceptions 47 catches for 744 yards 84 yds rushing on 16 carries 12 kick-off returns for 261 yards 4 punt returns for 49 yards for 103.5 all-purpose yards per game on 957 plays from scrimmage 547 defense 301 offense and 109 special teams’ plays 1998 alone.  Led UGA in Special Teams’ Tackles.  Led UGA in pass break-ups.  Started at CB on Defense AND Started at WR on Offense Started on all Special Teams.  Team Captain. School record in Track and Field he lettered in as well.  SEC Record Track.


Tackled Auburn Quarterback who went on until 2011 playing MLB baseball for Tampa Bay Devil Rays and knocked the ball out of Gabriel Jordan “Gabe” Gross’s hands recovered by Emarlos Leroy.


Psychology degree UGA  Champ Bailey is one very smart man.


1996 1997 and 1998 Kirby and Champ Bailey played together in our defensive backfield both 1st Team All-SEC.  Kirby also played the year before Champ in 1995.  Kirby as I explained his play for us is the 1 who called the defense for us on the field.  You watched him every down every game call our defense on the field.  He also CALLED THE PLAYS at Alabama for 8 years as their Defensive Coordinator, not Nick Saban – half of the time National Champion during which said time Mark Richt was here the same 8 years not even ranked half the time in the Final AP Poll Top 25.


In 16 Seasons NFL Champ Bailey returned punts, returned kick-offs, rushed running the football, played wide receiver catching passes, scored touchdowns, sacked quarterbacks, broke-up passes, defended passes, intercepted passes, made 1012 combined tackles, forced 9 fumbles, recovered 5 fumbles, 464 yards in interception return yards including one for 100 yards against Tom Brady tackled at the 1 inch line by Ben Watson one of many Bulldogs TE New England in the Play-Offs, had 37 goal-line stand stuffs, and played for Denver Broncos, and Washington Redskins who drafted him.


Roland Champ Bailey


Bronko Nagurski Trophy for Top Defensive Player in the Nation 1998

All-America American Football Coaches’ Association

All-America AP Poll

All-America Football Writer’s Association of America

All-America Walter Camp 1 of 16 for Georgia Bulldogs Walter Camp All-America

All-America Walter Camp Football Foundation

All-America The Sporting News and The Football News

All-America AFCA, AP, FWAA, Walter Camp, FN – all recognized by NCAA Official All-America

Consensus 1st Team All-America – required to be in College Football Hall of Fame

shoe-in College and Pro Football Hall of Fames

4.28 seconds 40-yard dash

45 ” vertical leap



Champ Bailey

Boss Bailey younger brother of Champ

Ronald Bailey eldest brother

Kenny Bailey cousin

-all 4 played for The Georgia Bulldogs


“Kirby was the guy that got us all lined up.  He was the smart guy in the room: he knew as much or more than the coaches. Him being a head coach right now is no surprise to me. I know how hard he works.  Kirby is a strong willed guy.  I’m sure he knows how he wants to win –  sure he’s got a plan. I’m anxious to see how it goes. Guys are going to respect him. They know what he’s done. He has the top defense in the country. That goes without saying that this guy’s ready to be a head coach.”  Champ Bailey on his defensive backfield teammate here at Georgia together.


If Champ Bailey wants to say that Justin Fields should be playing more then Champ Bailey has EARNED that right to say that to Kirby.





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