Eric Weddle is not a Top 100 player

The NFL Network is wrapping up the Top 100 players for the coming season and it looks like the only Chargers player that will make it on the list is QB Philip Rivers. They have yet to reveal the top 10, but we won’t be seeing any Chargers ranked that high. So that means that there is NO Eric Weddle on this list!

When Weddle signed for a big money contract, players around the league jumped on their twitter and ridiculed the signing. He backed it up by leading the league in interceptions. He backed it up with an invite to the Pro Bowl and a selection to the All-Pro team.

Even after all those accolades, he can’t get his peers to put him anywhere on the Top 100 list? Let’s just call him number 101, because it sure seems that he was robbed on that Top 100 vote.

He will be entering his 6th season in the NFL and will have to prove that he can repeat his performance. There are still different areas that Weddle can improve on in his game. There were missed opportunities for interceptions and some tackles that he could have made, but Weddle has shown that he will put in the work to keep improving.

Expecting another Pro Bowl season and maybe he can pick up a little respect around the league along the way. Do you expect Weddle to keep rising OR do you feel that Weddle will “come back to earth”?

Topics: Eric Weddle

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  • BoogaP

    I “expect” that my Top 100 gains more and more credibility every time the NFL Network releases it top ten for that week each and every Wednesday.
     
    Absolutely pathetic.

  • dedubb4

    @BoogaP he’s one of the best just players don’t think about him cause he dosnt have a lot of street cred.

    • BoogaP

      @dedubb4 yeahhh, in my top 100 I comment on what I think abt the “players” being the ones who vote. Some do but last yr lots said they didnt

  • Bleu

    they ben getting on weddle for a while now. I think he is going to be that much better bcuz we now will have a more consistent pass rush which will mean he will be able to capitalize on more of the opposing qb mistakes…….. its hard to throw off your backfoot with olb’s in your grill…..

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

       @Bleu over/under 7 interceptions? 
       

      • BReisinger86

         @epadaon  @Bleu Over

      • BReisinger86

         @epadaon  @Bleu Over, If he had 7 with our pathetic pass rush last year i could only see it going up this year… Hes gonna be a beast 

      • BoogaP

         @epadaon  @Bleu
         Push. Seven again.

  • BReisinger86

    Its a F@#$ing outrage is what it is, i’v been saying this for weeks both on boltbeat and on twitter. I also stated that if he did not make the top 100 i was finished with NFL network and all there commentators that are full of nothing but hot gas! #Switching to ESPN lol!

    • BReisinger86

      and yes i realize that the players voted this list….. Or so they say, gotta keep ratings up after all

      • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

         @BReisinger86 its funny because i thought of you as i was putting this post together! just a shame!

        • BReisinger86

           @epadaon Lol! i got super excited and piss off all at the same time when i seen the post. 

  • tank58

    phhht who cares if he doesn’t make it, Weddle keep getting better and making plays when it counts, your fans know how good you are that’s all that matters. we got your back! 

  • charger17

    Complete bs that Weddle wasnt on the top 100. Troy polamalu makes the list with 91 tackles 1 sack and only 2 int’s. Weddle had 88 tackles 7 int’s im confused…….. follow on me on twitter chargertkc 

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

       @charger17  chargertkc i already follow you.. :) 

      • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

         @charger17  polamalu makes it because he has awesome hair. if weddle had hair like that… top 10!

        • charger17

           @epadaon i CANT STAND his hair!!!! lol

        • BoogaP

           @charger17  @epadaon
           I about peed myself when Larry Johnson (with Chiefs at the time) tackled Polamalu out of bounds by NOTHING but his hair! LMAO!

  • Chargersfan4life

    This list is bulls#!t! I thought this list was top 100 players of “2011″… smh.

  • RMainwaring

    I’m sure Weddle will use this as “fuel for the fire”. Other teams better watch out even more so now. I don’t put much credence into anything NFL Nutwork does or says. Voted by the players my ass. They probably got some input from the players but put their own spin on that whole list.  How is it he got voted to the Pro Bowl then?! Whatever. They can take their top 100 list and shove it!

    • BoogaP

       @RMainwaring
       Agreed. Ok so lets just throw the probowl thing out the window. Thats fine with me.
       
      What about being voted 1st Team all-pro? Hmmmm….

      • BReisinger86

         @BoogaP  @RMainwaring The math just dose not work out…. i guess the only arrangement that could be made is that the players don’t vote all pro, the press does and the fans vote pro bowl…. But you would figure that if the fans look at him that way and the press looks at him that way “at least outside of NFL Network”.. It would only make sense that his peers would as well. I’ll never be able to figure it out

  • davie726

    @BoogaP BS!! @nfl ur list is a joke!!

    • BoogaP

      @davie726 I just tweeted a link to my list. I did the article when NFL Network was on 70-61. Peep it bro! #BoltUp!! #Chargers

      • davie726

        @BoogaP bout to! #BOLTUP

  • RussellGrant

    I’m sure Eric is fine with it.  Hell, let the whole team run under the radar until September.  I want the AFC to forget who we are.  Then beat them all down.

    • 619chargers4life

       @RussellGrant i concur

  • pels04

    Weddle did get hosed but its the nfl network so i cant say im surprised. All i know is that list next year will have at least 4 Chargers…..Ingram, Weddle, Mathews and Rivers 

    • Chargersfan4life

       @pels04  and Gates! :)

  • biggsybolt

    Gates was a star,played injured and didn’t make the list either but, that douche bag that plays with donkey nuts did…. they need stricter drug testing in the NFL and at the Nutwork! They are all high as a kite!

    • biggsybolt

      I forgot to add that the douche bag that plays with donkey nuts didn’t even F*****G play last year. Get off the crack pipe @nflnetwork!

      • 619chargers4life

        @biggsybolt That was awesome lol

  • BoJackRusso

    Whatever NFLN. Yeah, I watch you all the time and love your site; but Eric Weddle is a top talent. Led the league in INT’s but doesn’t make this list. Just another tool for motivation for the Chargers and this special season while they take digs at us.
    #THISISOURYEAR

  • MikeTuck

    Weddle is a role player on defense and does it extremely well. Teams are built not by top 100 players but great role players put together to form a great team. The only thing a top 100 will get you is a better contract for those that will bite. But a Superbowl is what the penticle of the sport is all about. If not then we all should watch College ball. There’s alot of players out there with mad skills that have got on a crappy team to gain the big bucks. But you can be a great player at what you do best. Weddle wraps players up, he’s an opportunist with good hands ( and by that I mean he reads the QB well. If every player carrys out his job to a really good level the teams level goes up 11 fold. Manning was a huge talent but only won a Superbowl. Brady is the product of really good teamwork, thank you Bill. I want our team to be solid as a unit, I don’t want a highlight film and a loss. So to me Weddle was worth the money if only for his intelligence and leadership.

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