Thursday, November 8, 2012
Sunday Countdown: Martin, Tillman, more
By ESPN.com staff
"Sunday NFL Countdown" airs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET on ESPN. Below are some of the features you can see this week.
Also, check out our experts’ picks.
My Favorite Doug Martin: Suzy Kolber visits Tampa Bay rookie running back Doug Martin, who enjoyed a sizzling, record-setting performance in Oakland last Sunday. The No. 31 pick in the 2012 draft has burst onto the scene in the last two weeks, and is coming off a 251-yard, four-touchdown game against the Raiders. On his journey to the NFL, Martin was inspired by YouTube videos of NFL legends, Jackie Chan movies, and a passion for playing tag.
Art of creating the fumble: The Bears defense has been about as good as some offenses this season, a major reason Chicago is 7-1 at the midway point of the season. Although interceptions have been a key to the Bears’ success, no one has been better at creating fumbles than Charles Tillman, who has forced seven this season and 36 since 2003. We examine the art of the strip as Tillman shows us why he is able to cause so many problems for ball carriers.
Randy Moss and Lil Wayne: Randy Moss hasn’t talked much to the media this season, but he did talk to superstar rapper Lil Wayne, who serves as our correspondent for this interview. Moss discusses his season so far and his comeback in San Francisco. Could this be the end of the road for one of the best deep threats in NFL history? Music and sports collide in this unique conversation.
Mayne Event (election in New England): Tuesday’s vote centered on selecting the President of the United States, but election day wasn’t only about the highest office in the land. There were congressional races, ballot issues and, at Gillette Stadium, an important choice for the Patriots. Kenny Mayne did his civic duty and monitored the vote.