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Bears could be without Tillman against Texans

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Bears cornerback Charles Tillman specializes in takeaways.

But a delivery might keep him off the field this week.

Tillman told 670 The Score he might miss Sunday’s game against the Texans if his wife goes into labor.

“The wife is due any day, so hopefully this baby can stay in until after the game on Sunday,” Tillman said. “I hope she stays in – I’m having another girl. Monday, for sure, but if she comes Sunday, I think I’m going to have to be at the hospital Sunday. So, I hope she stays in until after Sunday.”

While that may not sound as considerate as I’m sure it was intended, Tillman deserves credit for having his priorities in order.

He also deserves consideration for defensive player of the year honors through the first half.

He has seven forced fumbles and two interceptions returned for touchdowns, leading the Bears to a 7-1 record.

But that pales in comparison to what he’s scheduled to receive soon.

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46 Responses to “Bears could be without Tillman against Texans”
  1. sean21taylorrip says: Nov 7, 2012 11:17 AM

    congrats tillman for putting family first, in this day in age where the morals of this country keep going down one election at a time

  2. beardinals says: Nov 7, 2012 11:20 AM

    It would suck to lose him, but it’s the right move. Congrats.

  3. chifan17 says: Nov 7, 2012 11:20 AM

    Mrs. Tillman needs to punch the baby out before Sunday!

  4. tucostacos says: Nov 7, 2012 11:22 AM

    Damnit, when will these guys learn to knock the old lady up in summer so she’s not giving birth during football season?

  5. blackandbluedivision says: Nov 7, 2012 11:28 AM

    Family first. Peanut has done so much for his daughter (who has Cardiomyopathy) as it is.

    He’s going to be an amazing father and this little girl is coming into an Amazing family.

    Do what you have to Peanut and so will the Bears.

  6. chi01town says: Nov 7, 2012 11:31 AM

    I understand his position BUT sunday Tilman needs to be on that
    field with his head in the game.
    Bear down

  7. gnarlswoodson says: Nov 7, 2012 11:35 AM

    Good luck without your BEST player Sunday. Maybe Jay Cutler can win them the ga…Na, nevermind.

  8. edsbay says: Nov 7, 2012 11:36 AM

    Just remember the Packers destroyed both the Bears and Texans for their only losses of the year….and I mean the Packers destroyed them!

  9. themightyhoustontexans says: Nov 7, 2012 11:38 AM

    He should just err on the side of safety and be by his expecting wife’s side the whole weekend. Starting now. Yep.

  10. htowntexan says: Nov 7, 2012 11:39 AM

    She’s giving birth at this time of year, because the Bears weren’t in the Super Bowl last year. He can look forward to having another child at this time again next year.

  11. ironcity6pak says: Nov 7, 2012 11:45 AM

    Hope he finds out soon, this impacts my pick for that game lol. congrats

  12. joetoronto says: Nov 7, 2012 11:51 AM

    It’ll be interesting to see if the Texans can hang with the Bears at Soldier Field in the cold and wind.

    This is a measuring stick game for the Texans, no doubt about it.

    We’ll see if they’re for real or not.

  13. dabears212 says: Nov 7, 2012 11:53 AM

    He’s our best defensive player so losing him would definitely hurt but family is first. His children last a lifetime while his career is 10-15 years max. Good for Tillman having his priorities in order.

  14. gochargersgo says: Nov 7, 2012 11:57 AM

    Is it me or is this coming up alot more this year than usual? I dont remember ever reading a story about players potentially missing games due to childbirth until this year, and this is the 5th or 6th time its happened.

  15. schmitty2 says: Nov 7, 2012 12:00 PM

    Little Peanut

  16. gosuhgo says: Nov 7, 2012 12:14 PM

    gochargersgo says:
    Nov 7, 2012 11:57 AM
    Is it me or is this coming up alot more this year than usual? I dont remember ever reading a story about players potentially missing games due to childbirth until this year, and this is the 5th or 6th time its happened.
    ____________________
    I’m gonna guess it’s because they’re not skipping out on them this year maybe?

  17. protagoras111 says: Nov 7, 2012 12:20 PM

    With all the money these guys get and the season being only 16 games, I don’t believe that they should be allowed to miss a game without getting their salary docked for the value of the game they miss. This isn’t like a death in the family or something of that nature.

  18. opietaylor says: Nov 7, 2012 12:24 PM

    You Texan fans and idiot packer fans (what’s a packer anyway? A housewife that packs her husbands suitcase hahahahaha!) are so gullible. You think he’s going to miss this game? He’s setting you up you morons.

  19. ihaterogergoodell says: Nov 7, 2012 12:34 PM

    edsbay says: Nov 7, 2012 11:36 AM

    Just remember the Packers destroyed both the Bears and Texans for their only losses of the year….and I mean the Packers destroyed them!

    ————————

    Yes, because the Pack beating the Bears by 13 at home is really “destroying them.” Forte left the game with an injury and Jay started throwing picks again. If I were a Packer fan, I’d hope the same thing happens again at Soldier Field later this year (and it just might with Jay behind center).

  20. purplengold says: Nov 7, 2012 12:38 PM

    sean21taylorrip says:
    Nov 7, 2012 11:17 AM
    congrats tillman for putting family first, in this day in age where the morals of this country keep going down one election at a time
    ___________________________________
    What morals? Our biggest export to the rest of the world is death and misery. We spend over half of our tax dollars on the wars that we create. Our government restricts our freedoms while sending our young to “fight for our freedom”, and then abandons them upon their return. Pocketable money is the only thing that gets the attention of our “leaders”.

  21. FinFan68 says: Nov 7, 2012 12:41 PM

    if its that close just induce Saturday. problem solved

  22. lrt79 says: Nov 7, 2012 12:50 PM

    Good for him. I don’t think the Bears can slow down the Texans offense without him, but good for him on having his priorities straight.

  23. tokyomanblastersmom says: Nov 7, 2012 1:21 PM

    protagoras111 says:
    Nov 7, 2012 12:20 PM
    With all the money these guys get and the season being only 16 games, I don’t believe that they should be allowed to miss a game without getting their salary docked for the value of the game they miss. This isn’t like a death in the family or something of that nature.
    _____________________________

    I’m guessing you’re not a father (or husband), are you?

  24. thetokyosandblaster says: Nov 7, 2012 1:29 PM

    Lol. Bears fans have no room to trash talk to packers fans.

    Scoreboard.

  25. tgriffin2012 says: Nov 7, 2012 1:37 PM

    God and family are in that order, First and foremost.
    God Bless You Peanut on the new addition in the family and if you do miss the game,please teach Kelvin Hayden the punch technique, lol.

  26. larryboodry says: Nov 7, 2012 1:47 PM

    chi01town says: Nov 7, 2012 11:31 AM

    “I understand his position BUT sunday Tilman needs to be on that field with his head in the game.”

    Seriously? You’d have the man miss the birth of his daughter to play in a game for your entertainment?

    That is so sad.

  27. larryboodry says: Nov 7, 2012 1:57 PM

    thetokyosandblaster says: Nov 7, 2012 1:29 PM

    “Lol. Bears fans have no room to trash talk to packers fans.

    Scoreboard.”

    No matter how you’d like to spin it otherwise, that Week 2 loss was just that – one loss in a long season, and our only loss through 8 games…You should make yourself useful and invite chi01town to a trash-talking duel.

  28. larryboodry says: Nov 7, 2012 2:02 PM

    And most importantly, congrats to Charles Tillman and his wife on the impending birth of Little Miss Peanut!

  29. thetokyosandblaster says: Nov 7, 2012 2:23 PM

    There is no spin. Jay cutler can’t beat the packers.

    The end.

  30. ihaterogergoodell says: Nov 7, 2012 2:43 PM

    thetokyosandblaster says: Nov 7, 2012 1:29 PM

    Lol. Bears fans have no room to trash talk to packers fans.

    Scoreboard.

    ————————————-

    Not Scoreboard. Standings.

    Bears 1 loss.

    Packers 3 losses.

    I don’t care if the Bears lose twice in the regular season to the Packers. I’ll take top of the division every time.

  31. bla bla bla says: Nov 7, 2012 2:43 PM

    Dear Lord,

    Please let Peanut play against the Texans, so that the rest of us don’t have to listen to the chuds’ incessant whining and crying if the Bears should lose.

    Amen

  32. nickswearsky says: Nov 7, 2012 2:48 PM

    Mrs. Tillman is a gamer! She will squeeze that adorable daughter out by Saturday!

  33. axespray says: Nov 7, 2012 3:07 PM

    Congrats on the Kid…

    The game is a big game, but it comes nowhere near as close as the birth of your kid….

  34. bearsoxass says: Nov 7, 2012 3:28 PM

    I just can’t believe this lucky team with an easy schedule. They make me sick.
    A big fraud like the Falcons.

  35. beedubyatoo says: Nov 7, 2012 3:40 PM

    joetoronto says:Nov 7, 2012 11:51 AM

    It’ll be interesting to see if the Texans can hang with the Bears at Soldier Field in the cold and wind.
    —————————–
    It’s forecast to be in the 70’s in Chicago on Sunday.

    Also, it was no more than 2–3 seasons ago that the Bears’ fans were calling for Tillman to go because he wasn’t playing well.

    J.J. Watt could clinch Defensive POY with that offensive line.

  36. larryboodry says: Nov 7, 2012 3:45 PM

    bla bla bla says: Nov 7, 2012 2:43 PM

    “Dear Lord,

    Please let Peanut play against the Texans, so that the rest of us don’t have to listen to the chuds’ incessant whining and crying if the Bears should lose.

    Amen.”
    —————————–
    My prayer would be that the Bears win the NFC North by two games or more, so the rest of us don’t have to listen to the cheeseheads’ incessant whining and crying about the game they lost in Seattle.

  37. thetokyosandblaster says: Nov 7, 2012 3:53 PM

    ihaterogergoodell says:
    Nov 7, 2012 2:43 PM
    thetokyosandblaster says: Nov 7, 2012 1:29 PM

    Lol. Bears fans have no room to trash talk to packers fans.

    Scoreboard.

    ————————————-

    Not Scoreboard. Standings.

    Bears 1 loss.

    Packers 3 losses.

    I don’t care if the Bears lose twice in the regular season to the Packers. I’ll take top of the division every time.

    Oh. I didn’t realize standings mattered until the end of the season.

    I guess every team with a better record right now must be better than teams with records that aren’t as great, because nothing ever changes week to week, or year to year.

    Thanks for showing the smarts!

    (PS, how did winning the division work out last time for the Bears?)

  38. bigtimetexanfan says: Nov 7, 2012 4:02 PM

    The Bears Defense is not that good, much less better than the texans !!! They better hope tillman is on the field so we dont have to hear the excuse of how that D is gonna look againts this high powered texans offense!! Texans in a route 38-17

  39. larryboodry says: Nov 7, 2012 5:16 PM

    thetokyosandblaster says:

    “(PS, how did winning the division work out last time for the Bears?)”

    ‘Bout as good as it did for the Packers last year, I guess.

    And I can concede your point, since a 9-7 team WON the SB last year, while the 15-1 team WATCHED from home.

    That said, standings matter all season, since every game won or lost affects whether a team wins their division, and where they will be seeded.

  40. larryboodry says: Nov 7, 2012 5:19 PM

    bigtimetexanfan says: Nov 7, 2012 4:02 PM

    The Bears Defense is not that good, much less better than the texans !!! They better hope tillman is on the field so we dont have to hear the excuse of how that D is gonna look againts this high powered texans offense!! Texans in a route 38-17
    —————————————–
    Snicker…

  41. punkyqb says: Nov 7, 2012 5:19 PM

    @edsbay says: Nov 7, 2012 11:36 AM

    Just remember the Packers destroyed both the Bears and Texans for their only losses of the year….and I mean the Packers destroyed them!
    ————————————————————
    Is that the same packer team that got beat a couple of weeks back by a team that went 2-14 last year? Or the packer team that barely beat the Jags at home this year. What packer team will you be this week?

  42. baddegg says: Nov 7, 2012 5:42 PM

    Mrs. Tillman just needs to eat some super spicy food and then she’ll punch that lil thing out prior to game time.

    I’m not sure how she could “keep it in”…it’s not like holding it in when you gotta go to the bathroom. LOL

  43. beefbus says: Nov 7, 2012 6:50 PM

    “Lol. Bears fans have no room to trash talk to packers fans.

    Scoreboard.”

    _____________________

    Actually, if you’re keeping score the Bears have the better recored and lead the division by two games. Scoreboard!

  44. thetokyosandblaster says: Nov 7, 2012 7:34 PM

    beefbus says:
    Nov 7, 2012 6:50 PM
    “Lol. Bears fans have no room to trash talk to packers fans.

    Scoreboard.”

    _____________________

    Actually, if you’re keeping score the Bears have the better recored and lead the division by two games. Scoreboard!

    That’s actually not called a scoreboard. The scoreboard is what’s used when two teams play.

    Perhaps you should learn a little about football. Standings in the middle of the season mean nothing. What DOES mean something is that the Packers own Jay Cutler. He rolls up into the fetal position if you mention clay matthews.

    Besides, all I was doing was saying that Bears fans shouldn’t be talking smack to Packers fans. Middle of the season standings don’t mean much. End of the season standings only mean seedings in the playoffs, and as we’ve seen quite frequently, seedings mean nothing.

    Enjoy your night.

  45. larryboodry says: Nov 7, 2012 8:19 PM

    thetokyosandblaster says:

    “Besides, all I was doing was saying that Bears fans shouldn’t be talking smack to Packers fans. Middle of the season standings don’t mean much…”

    Right, and come Dec. 16, recent history won’t mean much, either, but all you harp about is the Bears’ recent losses to GB…Come Dec. 17, Finley will again whine that ‘We beat ourselves!’

  46. beefbus says: Nov 8, 2012 1:17 PM

    thetokyosandblaster says:
    Nov 7, 2012 7:34 PM
    beefbus says:
    Nov 7, 2012 6:50 PM
    “Lol. Bears fans have no room to trash talk to packers fans.

    Scoreboard.”

    _____________________

    Actually, if you’re keeping score the Bears have the better recored and lead the division by two games. Scoreboard!

    That’s actually not called a scoreboard. The scoreboard is what’s used when two teams play.

    Perhaps you should learn a little about football. Standings in the middle of the season mean nothing. What DOES mean something is that the Packers own Jay Cutler. He rolls up into the fetal position if you mention clay matthews.

    Besides, all I was doing was saying that Bears fans shouldn’t be talking smack to Packers fans. Middle of the season standings don’t mean much. End of the season standings only mean seedings in the playoffs, and as we’ve seen quite frequently, seedings mean nothing.

    Enjoy your night.

    ___

    It wasn’t supposed to be literal dude. The Bears will figure it out against your pathetic defense. Our offense always makes it look like the second coming of the Steel Curtain.

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