Camp Quotes - Champ Bailey 8/5/10

Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey met with the media to discuss Elvis Dumervil's injury and what the defense can do work around the loss. Check out the full transcripts...

On LB Elvis Dumervil's injury
"It's tough. I almost cried. I feel bad for him because he had a new mindset. He got all of the contract stuff out of the way and he was on a mission. It's a major setback for him, but if I know Elvis, he's going to come back when he's 100 percent and ready to go. I'm praying that he heals up fast, that his surgery goes well and we can have him back as soon as possible."

On how the defense is going to need to step up
"Absolutely, that's the game. It gives other guys the opportunity to step in and play in this league."

On whether the loss of Dumervil is because he is such a force or the personal relationship between them
"It's more personal. I know him, spend a lot of time with him. I talked to him a lot during this whole process with his contract. It (stinks) because the guy is the perfect professional. That's what I always tell him. But he knows every time you step out on that field there is a chance you will get hurt. I know that once he gets over this initial pain, he'll bounce back and be ready to play."

On how tough the injuries at training camp have been
"It's tough but that's the name of the game. Every year there are teams that lose people, just like we have this year. You just have to find a way to get through it. Guys have to step up. It's an unfortunate part of the business, but it happens."

On if the team will have to try and generate the pass rush more
"We have to see how things go with what we are doing. If no one can do what Elvis is doing – or effectively, at least, because he is a hard guy to replace – then we might have to. But, right now, we'll keep doing what we're doing"

On if the team needs to bring in outside help
"I can't say that. I can't imagine that we need to. It's not my call but if it comes to that, it comes to that. Right now, we like what we have, we'll work with that."

On if he's been talking to LB Jarvis Moss about changes and the position he will be in now
"Well, not really. I mean I've been talking to Jarvis, anyway, and (LB) Robert Ayers and all the outside linebackers because we do so much stuff together on the field. So I don't think there is any reason for me to start talking to them any more than I do now. I know that they understand what is in front of them. They just need to take it like a professional and keep on pushing."

On how it feels to see DL Jamal Williams return to the field
"It's great. That's a guy I've been looking forward to playing with and to have him out here for the first time makes me look forward to many more practices with him."

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