He’s a great player, a great running back. I like how fluid he is. We definitely want to do our best to shut down the running game.” The Saints run defense is one of the Black and Gold’s weakest areas – so beware. Forte is also a dual threat for the Bears: he’s stepping up his role in the passing game as well. “He looks as good as he’s ever been in his career,” Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins said. “He’s one of those guys – they can hand it off to him and he can make plays in the running game.
Bears say Tillman on the mend
Take the quiz The wife is due any day, so hopefully this baby can stay in until after the game on Sunday, Tillman said.. but if she comes Sunday, I think Im going to have to be at the hospital Sunday. Tillman said later the same day, in discussing his attendance at a previous birth, “[Football will] always Charles Tillman Youth Jersey be second or third in my life. That was a great lesson learned, to teach me that family when Im done playing football my family will always be there for me. Tillman was the Bears’ defensive player of the month in October, and the league leader in forced fumbles (seven). He also has two interceptions, and two touchdowns on the season. His presence would likely be missed in big game against the Houston Texans , who are 7-1. Both the Bears and Texans are 7-1 and leading their respective NFL divisions, the Bears the NFC North and the Texans atop the AFC South . “Every game is a big game, especially when you’re winning like we are,” Houston defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said.
Charles Tillman fined $15,750 for horse collar tackle
Tillman pushed Jennings out of bounds and then rode him down to the ground using the back of the jersey. Tillman was hit with a penalty during the game for the hit and said earlier this week that he knew a fine was a possibility because of the way he brought Jennings down. Tillman has been limited in practice all week by a knee injury. Coach Marc Trestman said Friday that he was optimistic about Tillmans chances of playing. He worked today, Trestman said, via the Chicago Sun-Times. He worked about half the reps. Well leave it up to Charles and our trainers to see where he is. Were optimistic.
Charles Tillman: Baby to come Monday, he’ll play Sunday
Trestman also said defensive tackle Stephen Paea is dealing with a bruised toe that will require attention this week. “I’m sure he’ll be OK,” Trestman said. “We’ll just have to see what the doctors say over the next 48 hours and see how he is. But I don’t have any expectation that he wouldn’t play on Sunday.” Shouldering perfection: Tight end Martellus Bennett said he did the best he could in Sunday’s loss despite playing with a sore right shoulder he initially hurt two weeks ago against the “purple team,” the Vikings. His shoulder was not at full strength the next week against the Steelers, so the Bears brought in lineman Eben Britton on occasion in Detroit to help with the blocking. “I am in the process of trying to go from good to become great,” Bennett said Monday on WSCR-AM 670. “So every little thing I can possibly do to be better to help my team a little bit more, whether it’s one extra block to get Matt (Forte) 1 extra yard or another second for (Jay Cutler) to throw the ball …