Eric Weddle in the NFL

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  1. pt.guard2

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    I agree. Madden was one of the first announcers to talk about how athletic Jason Sehorn was and named him to his All-Madden team before the rest of the media jumped on the band wagon.
     
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    He ain't the worst but you guys need to listen to him some more, he ain't good either.
     
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    Madden doesn't bash white players, but he likes marginal black players too much. He's not really that good in the booth, so it's extra annoying to hear his completely uninsightful commentary, coupled with his praise for routine plays.

    "BOOM! Did you see that tackle? Damarcus Jamarcus Washington Edwards Junior is a real athlete, I mean this guy really brings it on every play."

    Yes John, he wraps up and tackles instead of just trying to hit and missing half the time like most black defenders in the NFL today.
     
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    Wow, I could practically hear Madden's voice in my head when I read that! LOL[​IMG]

    Makes me want to go play some Madden on the XBox. [​IMG]
     
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    I like John Madden because he makes me feel smart! He never gives you any new information, he just tells you things you already know. Shame on Fox for breaking up the Bert and Ernie of football, that being Madden and Summerall.

    John-"Now if the referee, if the referee throws a flag, and he didn't make a mistake, then there is probably, there is probably gonna gonna gonna gonna be a penalty."

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    From 8/20/07 issue of Sporting News:

    "Rookie S Eric Weddle is playing in the Charger's dime defense and constantly making plays. He is always around the ball and does not repeat mistakes. ... He could be a starter soon." (p. 55)
     
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    "Hey, the offensive linemen are the biggest guys on the field, they're bigger than everybody else, and that's what makes them the biggest guys on the field."

    "When your arm gets hit, the ball is not going to go where you want it to."

    or his three rivers fiasco... [​IMG]
     
  8. whiteCB

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    Everything he just said. [​IMG]
     
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    Quote from August 27, 2007 Sporting News:

    "Weddle's athleticism, versatility and ability to make plays have stood out. He has also shown good ball skills. Weddle has been playing in dime situations, in which he covers the tight end, but don't be surprised if he winds up starting." (p. 47)
     
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    from sandiegoonline.com:

    Kevin Acee
    UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

    10:53 a.m. February 28, 2008

    The Chargers have released free safety Marlon McCree.
    The long-anticipated move comes as free agency is set to begin at 9:01 p.m. today.

    McCree, 30, started every game at free safety the past two seasons after signing as a free agent from Carolina in 2006. It became apparent midseason that rookie Eric Weddle would take over the starting job in 2008, and that is when McCree's departure became all but a formality.

    The team will announce the move at a noon press conference, in which general manager A.J. Smith discusses the Chargers' offseason plans.

    [​IMG] good for Eric, now an unquestionable starter for Chargers!
     
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    I personally think it would be better for the Chargers to start Weddle at CB and move Quentin Jammer back to Free Safety, but I guess gaining a starting White DB, even if it is at Safety is a victory.
     
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    I can see Weddle in the Pro Bowl within 2 years.
     
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    More info on Weddle:

    In an interview with Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio's The Herd with Colin Cowherd, former Titans GM Floyd Reese was asked about this pick and how much the Chargers had given up to get him and intimated to Colin that he believes Weddle to be the best athlete of the 2007 Draft.

    In an interview with Chargers.com after the draft, Buddy Nix and new head coach Norv Turner were asked about their opinion of Weddle. When asked what he liked about him most, Nix responded, "I think his versatility is one thing. Our defense, instead of having to substitute and guess when you start getting full of wide-outs and that kind of thing, this guy can walk up and play the slot man which is hard to do without having to substitute, like on third down when we would play nickel or dime. But if they throw it out there at you and don't have somebody that can go down and play on the slot, then it causes you problems."

    Turner also had this to say about Weddle: "First of all Eric is a guy makes a strong impression on you right away. He's a confident guy. He's an outgoing guy. I think the fact that this guy can line-up and play safety, play on the slot and he's played outside and corner at Utah. They showed one of the clips and we caught some of it but they showed one of him lined-up at quarterback on third down and taking a shotgun snap and running with the ball. He's a highly intelligent player and he has a knack. Some guys have it and some guys don't. There were a couple plays that we were looking at and Ted Cottrell (defensive coordinator) called me in one day and said 'look at this play' and he tackles the guy from behind, spins him and when they both bounce off the ground Eric has the ball in his hand and he never touches the ground, he picks it up and runs it in for a touchdown. As Buddy said, he had four returns for touchdowns. He's a guy that finds a way to make plays. He gives us versatility in the secondary, and obviously gives us a guy that will be a playmaker on special teams. Our defensive coaches were really excited when we walked down the hall and said we're going to get this player." He really is a soon to be Brian Dawkins or Ed Reed[4]
     
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    Weddle slightly injured in training camp...curses.[​IMG]

    http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/aug/06/7chnotes203756-notes-chargers/?chargers

    It's actually a pretty funny article. He ran into Quentin Jammer, and he was the lesser injured of the two, and is saying how sorry he was, being apologetic, etc. while Jammer wanted to "fight him".

    "I was (ticked),"Â￾ Jammer said. "I was ready to get up and fight him. I had to let it blow over."Â￾




    Jammer, who was similarly hit by Weddle in a coaching session this
    spring, was still angry after practice. But he also understood the hit
    was not intentional and was more mad at the situation.



    "He plays hard,"Â￾ Jammer said. "He's my teammate. He's one
    of my friends. I like Weddle. I'm not mad at Weddle; I'm mad it has
    happened twice."Â￾
    Whereas Weddle says:

    Weddle, who hurt his ankle on the play, said he thought Jammer was farther away as they both closed on the ball.




    "I thought I was going to catch the ball,"Â￾ Weddle said. "The last thing
    I saw was his face â€" I was worried. I see him sitting there, and I
    thought, 'Oh no, did I do something stupid? Is he going to be out for
    the season?' I would never forgive myself."Â￾
    It just goes to show the vast difference in the thought process of (many) black players versus (many) white players.

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    Blacks don't like to see whites at the skill positions. They feel every receiver, running back, and defensive back should be black. I can only imagine how these white skill players must feel on the field.
     
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    Eric Weddle will be out at least two weeks after injuring his knee on Sunday afternoon, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
     
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    Dang! I've got Eric on my CF Fantasy Football (Lambert) League team. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for the update...sorry to hear that..hopefully nothing too serious.

    Eric Weddle is one of my favorite DB's in the league...adds another dimension to the Chargers secondary. Watched him play CB in college; go figure they would convert him into a Safety in the NFL...the stereotyping has gotten too old after this...Steve Gregory was actually listed as a CB until this season...thought Dustin Fox should have been a CB...

    Versatile Rookie-Tom Nelson for the Bengals should be given a fair-shot at CB too..but somehow like to list him as a Safety....it's stinkin' frustrating!!!

    With the exception of Jason Sehorn....seems like the 1990 Draft seemed to make CB off-limits after John Mangum was converted to Safety..eventhough he'as listed by some as a S/CB. A white cornerback in the SEC even back then was rare...something they don't allow these days unless your a walk-on/Special teams ace like Daniel Graff of LSU that ran 4.32-4.36 and finally earned a scholarship this his Senior season.

    Always thought Weddle could pass for Moto-Cross looking dude too...
     
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    Good news from Rotoworld: Chargers FS Eric Weddle says he will "for sure" return from his knee sprain in Week 15 against Cincinnati. Weddle claims he would've played at Dallas had it been a playoff game or a must-win, though admitted it was "prudent" to take the week off. Weddle is the Bolts' best safety in terms of run stopping and playmaking ability.
     
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    This is good news. I was disappointed not to see Weddle against the Cowboys.
     
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    From Rotoworld:

    Chargers FS Eric Weddle revealed that he had "conflicts" with former Bolts CB Antonio Cromartie over the past few seasons. Weddle's problems with Cromartie were reportedly his "allergy to contact" and "aversion to correction made." Said Weddle, "Me and Cro had conflicts. That's just the way it is. (Cromartie's departure) is refreshing. I can't tell you how nice it is to come to work every day and not have that in the room and just knowing everyone is on the same page, everyone is behind each other."
     
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    Don,

    No matter how correct Weddle is, and I'm sure he is, there's no reason for that. It doesn't help anything. The bum is gone and it should have been left at that. I don't like to see our guys louse up and as far as I'm concerned, Weddle loused up.

    Tom Iron...
     
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    Tom Iron is an awesome poster and I hate to disagree with him, but I think Weddle having the brains to think this, and then the balls to say this, makes him pretty cool. Screw having problems with the affletes.
     

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