DENVER — Champ Bailey is confident about his team’s chances for Saturday’s AFC Championship game.
“I’m ready to do whatever they ask me to do,” he said during a press availability Wednesday. He’s quick to point out though what kind of effort it will take to knock off the Patriots.
“We have to bring the A-game. It’s going to be a war out there,” Bailey said.
Quarterback, Peyton Manning echoed that statement saying the “Only way to beat a good football team like is if all three phases (offense, defense and special teams) contribute.”
“Coach Belichick is the best coach that I have ever competed against, and I think it’s safe to say that he will go down as the greatest NFL coach of all time,” said Manning who also gave high praise to the Pats’ quarterback.
“One thing about Tom is his consistency, he is a better player each year than he was the year before. He just continues to raise his game,” Manning said.
This year, Brady is doing it without some of the big named weapons. Now Broncos star wide receiver Wes Welker was asked once again to describe the difference between his old quarterback (Brady), and his current quarterback (Manning).
“I’ll try to answer this differently than every other time I’ve been asked it but I really can’t, they’re both great quarterbacks, it’s a toss-up between the two,” Welker said.
Sunday’s game will mark the 15th all-time meeting between Manning and Brady (Brady leads series 10-4), and the fourth time for the two stars to collide in the playoffs (Brady leads series 2-1).