Tillman's TDs came on returns of 25 yards in Dallas and 36 yards in Jacksonville in back-to-back games, enabling him to set an all-time Bears record with eight defensive touchdowns. The 10-year veteran was named NFC defensive player of the week after both contests.
|Charles Tillman's eight career defensive touchdowns are the most in Bears history.|
With Tillman's two interceptions in October, he tied Donnell Woolford for the most career picks by a Bears cornerback with 32, third most overall in franchise history behind safeties Gary Fencik (38) and Richie Petitbon (37).
"[Tillman] gets better every single year," said middle linebacker
Tillman is also extremely proficient at stripping the ball from opponents; his 32 forced fumbles are the most by an NFL defensive back since he entered the league in 2003.
Asked if he's ever coached a player who was as adept at stripping the ball, Marinelli said: "No, never ever. I don't know if there's ever been anybody in the league like that, that good at it. I mean he does it every day, and they're holding the ball tight. It's awesome what he can do."
Tillman joins Brian Dawkins as the only NFL players since 1991 to have at least 30 interceptions and 30 forced fumbles.
“He is such a talented player,” said linebacker
The Bears have won two straight and three of the last four NFC defensive player of the month awards. Cornerback