Martin had the ball high and tight.
Originally Posted by Texn4life
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.
They showed the replay and the defender put his hat right on the ball , it popped out.
If anything , Martin should have covered it with both hands .... but I give credit to the defender on that play.
Go watch the replay.