Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/6/12
The first several weeks of the season all everyone could talk about was the incredible play of the Texan's JJ Watt. In terms of getting pressure from the 3-4 DE spot, and tipping passes, Watt is in a league of his own. His incredibly displays week in and week out had many pegging him as a shoe-in for defensive player of the year, and possibly even MVP. However, the Bear's Charles Tillman has inserted himself into the debate recently with an equally impressive performances from the cornerback position. In his last 5 games he has racked up 5 pass deflections, 2 interceptions (both returned for touchdowns), and an incredible 6 forced fumbles, including 4 last week against the Titans. All told, Tillman has 7 forced fumbles halfway through the season, which is 3 more than any other player.What's impressive about both of these players is that they are doing things that players at their position are not supposed to do. A defensive lineman like Watt is not supposed to have more passes tippe...
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