“Charles Tillman is a big, physical corner; a strong guy. One thing he does do real well is: you’ve seen him over the years stripping the ball from the ball carrier. He’s actually got it down to a science. It’s actually kind of fun to watch when you see him doing it to other people.
“If I could describe his game in one word, it would be ‘detail.’ That’s one of the marks of being a good pro, man. You’ve got to be on the details, whether it be watching film to being in the right spot. To play in a system 10 years, you’ve got to be on the details.
“One thing I learned when I first got here is that a true pro is able to take the play whether it’s good or bad and be able to move onto the next one. A lot of young guys will get stuck in the moment, whether it be a good play or a bad play, and not be able to move right on to the next play – leave that one in the past. One thing about a true professional: they’re able to take a play, evaluate it for good or bad and move on to the next one and that’s the mark of a good pro.
“Let’s see – Tim Jennings has four interceptions, Tillman has two. From watching film it’s been situations where teams have to throw the ball, so their percentages go way up when teams are just throwing the ball on them because they get behind. Once you get behind Chicago it’s hard to catch up with their running game and the defense that they play.
“They’ve got a good front four. I’m not sure how many sacks they have in all, but they’ve got some guys that can do some damage up there. Rushing only four guys makes it harder for the quarterback to fit balls in windows and sometimes they try to fit them in windows that aren’t there.
“Heading into Chicago for Monday Night – we expect to win. We are a good road team. It’s been awhile since we’ve won there, so it would be a good feeling to win. I’m looking forward to the challenge.”
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