Top 5 Reasons It’s Time to Move Charles Tillman to Safety

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Sep 22, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer (27) runs the ball against Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman (33) during the second half at Heinz Field. The Bears won the game, 40-23. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

You’ve got to think that Phil Emery and the Bears have a plan for their secondary after investing a first round pick in cornerback Kyle Fuller.  With starting cornerbacks Charles Peanut Tillman and Tim Jennings re-signed this offseason and nickelbacks Isaiah Frey and Kelvin Hayden returning,  I think an answer to the logjam at the Cornerback position.  It’s time to move Charles Tillman to safety.

Peanut is arguably the best cornerback in Chicago Bears history and I am thrilled the Bears re-signed him to continue his career with the Bears.  He deserves to leave on his terms, but I hope that he can be convinced that the next step in his journey is as a stud safety in this Chicago Bears defense.  Tillman has been pretty consistent in his position that he is a cornerback and not a safety.  That’s fair.  After all, he’s been a Pro Bowl performer at the position.  But as I’ve said before, no one can outrun Father Time and he’s gaining on Peanut.

Tillman missed 8 games last season due to a triceps injury, but he was on pretty shaky ground even before his season-ending injury.  You can’t blame the Bears for selecting a young corner; both their starting safeties are on the wrong side of 30.  I think there are a lot of good reasons to move Tillman to safety.  Here are my Top 5:

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  • David A Maupin

    Only if he is willing. I would not force him to move. But I do think it would be like fixing 2 positions with one pick. Our future corner and the current safety.

  • BigJonLilJon

    1st off….I was hoping Donald would be available. But I do like the Fuller pick. Kind of hoping there’s already been a “secret” agreement with Peanut to move to safety. That would be just how Emery likes to operate.

  • Dale Holmgren

    It depends, and I think Emery is thinking my way. Let’s start out with Peanut at corner and Fuller playing nickel. If Peanut is underperforming, OR if either of the safeties is, THEN we move Peanut to safety. However, if Peanut is fine and the safeties are fine, just leave things as is. Wait to see evidence of a problem before making any moves.