Originally Posted by Corrosion
Take Martin's fumble - the defender put his hat on the ball ... Gotta tip your hat to the guy for making a play.
There are some guys in the league who never fumble. There is a way to put the ball high and tight when you see a defender coming. There's no excuse for fumbling. Yes its going to happen because its acceptable guys won't be focused and aware of all the dangers around them but there are ways to prevent fumbles. He left the ball open to the defender. Thats why he put his hat on the ball.