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At 35, Champ Bailey still a leader on Denver defense

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — It’s not what Champ Bailey says, it’s how he says it.

The tone is different.

He doesn’t scream the calls.

He practically whispers sweet nothings.

“You know when he’s out there,” said linebacker Danny Trevathan, “because he talks to you real smooth and lets you know everything is all right.”

With all the signals howling around him, Bailey has a way of settling things down on the field, Trevathan said.

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