The current and long-term value of Charles Tillman- lead league in "ballhawk"
The current and long-term value of Charles Tillman
By Sean Jensenon October 16, 2010 10:11 AM
Veteran cornerback Charles Tillman has certainly had his ups and downs this season, giving up some plays and committing some penalties.
Yet Tillman remains one of the most league's most active and resourceful players.
Fittingly, STATS LLC has a stat called Ballhawks. It combines sacks, interceptions, pass deflections and forced fumbles by a defensive back.
It should come as no surprise, then, that Tillman is tied for the league lead, with six other players, with eight.
With the safeties still searching for an interception, Tillman's got two, and he plays a huge role in the Bears being tied for the league lead with 14 takeaways.
Looking into the future, when he's not able to play cornerback anymore, I think Tillman could be a very good safety. He's obviously got a nose for the ball, he's a good tackler, and he has a presence. Tillman told me earlier in the season he was open to that, but I think -- if he wants to, at least -- it's a slam dunk.