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If you watch Charles Tillman play, you may notice the first thing he does when he makes a play is immediatley go for the ball and try to punch it out. While it doesn't work every time, he has come up with 7 forced fumbles this year which leads the league. When asked if he was worried about not making tackles because he's trying to strip the ball, he didn't seem to concerned.
"I guess I have gotten good over the years at punching, and if I don't get the punch or the forced fumble, the majority of the time I get the tackle. It can misfire at times, but I would probably say 90, 95 percent of the time if I miss or I don't get the forced fumble, I am pretty confident that I can get the tackle."