B/R: What’s it like being partnered with Champ Bailey?
KW: It’s been cool. We’re really close together on the field because we are in the same meeting rooms, so when the Gillette project happened, it (became) a cool experience to talk about.
B/R: What things do you take away from working with Champ Bailey? What makes him so good?
KW: The way he handles himself as a professional. He comes to practice, he’s smart and he’s just always in the right spot. That’s the kind of thing you admire about Champ, he’s going to give his very best effort on every play.
B/R: What’s your relationship with Champ like and does having a veteran like him make camp easier?
KW: He’s a 12-time Pro Bowler if I’m not mistaken. When he gives you tips, you just really tune in to listen to his tips about either to stand square or get lower in your backpedal. You try to listen to what he says; it’s 100 percent correct. At the same time, he’s a laid back guy. If you have a question, he will answer it for you. That’s the kind of thing I’m thankful for, that’s why I think I’ve improved, because I’ve learned from Champ, DRC (Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie) and different cornerbacks that we have and their techniques. That’s where Champ has been real big for me. When the (Gillette “Built for Training” program) happened it gave us another thing to touch base on.
B/R: Some people might say you are Bailey’s heir apparent at cornerback. Is that extra pressure or do you just go out there and do your thing?
KW: I don’t figure it as extra pressure. It’s very humbling because Champ is a 12-time Pro Bowler. You don’t put too much pressure on yourself trying to do what Champ did in 12 years (actually 14) in one day. You just go out and try to do your very best.