Eric Weddle Playing at a Pro Bowl Level for Chargers

Who is this Eric Weddle guy that has been playing for us this season? He just keeps on making plays!

Our defense struggles to put pressure on the quarterback and Weddle still finding a way to pick the ball off. He is tied for the lead league league in interceptions with seven. He became the highest paid safety in the league this off-season and he has been criticized for it by people around the league AND by Bolts fans. People used to say that he never made the big hit and he had hands of stone. Is this the same guy that we used to talk trash about? OK, he STILL doesn’t make the big hit, but he sure has worked on those hands!

When he got that fat contract, I mentioned that he was not at the level of players like Troy Polamalu and Ed Reed. Checking in on the stats of these 3 players, I obviously should go eat SOME crow:

Troy Polamalu: 76 tackles, 1 sacks, 1 interceptions
Eric Weddle: 73 tackles, 0 sacks, 7 interceptions
Ed Reed: 43 tackles, 1 sacks, 3 interceptions

Did you think that he could compare to those guys at the start of the season?

He has really worked on his game and we are seeing the results. Hopefully he continues his development and maybe he can start making those big hits and make even more impact plays. I like what I have seen from Weddle Money this year and hopefully Quentin Jammer will be lining up along side of him at safety next year and they can make a nice combination.

Weddle could be one of the players to represent the Bolts in the Pro Bowl at the end of the season. Actually, he might be our only representative based on the way everyone else on the roster has been playing.


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