December 2, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers safety Eric Weddle (32) prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

“We’re The Best Team In The League” – Eric Weddle

It is all about a belief. The belief that you are awesome. The belief that you can move mountains. It is the belief that coaches need to put into their players. That is the coaches job to get his team believing and all moving in the right direction.

Right now, Eric Weddle is all in and believes.

“Now, shoot, I feel like we’re the best team in the league,” Weddle told the U-T San Diego. “And a lot of that is because of coach (Mike) McCoy and the way he presents himself — the way he portrays what he wants. A lot of what you are as a team is attitude, and you can control that.”

Will the rest of the team buy into that attitude? We will see once the season starts. Under Norv, there was complacency that took place (still believe Ryan Mathewsshouldn’t have called his teammates out). Players were comfortable in their roles and knew that there wouldn’t be any consequences for their poor play, unless you were Ryan Mathews.Time for the new guys to believe in the new era of Chargers football. We already know Dean Spanos believes. Eric Weddle is on board. Let’s see if the rest of the guys buy what Mike McCoy is selling.

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  • Pels04

    I wish everyone on the team would model their game after Weddles. The way he practices and plays. He plays till the whistle, doesnt take plays off and always has fight in him. We need more players like him

    • Ernie Padaon

      yea… i wish the rest of the guys can get that type of attitude rolling.

      • arnie

        isn’t that part of the reason we wanted norv fired, Ernie an JoseSD? The team seemed to lack some passion, when they played under turner. Maybe even a little….complacent?

        • Ernie Padaon

          never… never complacent. haha

    • JoseSD

      Love everything about Weddle I just wish he would lay the hammer on RBs every once in a while, usually he drives them out of bounds. He can hit but on some runs you see him running sideways to the RB forcing the play outside which is probably the smart thing to do but sometimes you just want him lay out the guy

  • Cgoodness13

    We’re the best, around, nothing is ever gonna take us down!!!!

  • tiiiiiiiiiiit11

    We are not far from a solid roster. 1) Hit the reset button on the O-Line 2) Rivers will be restored 3) A few defensive players away (CB,SS,ILB,NT,Pass Rusher)

  • Stefanie Smith

    This is a good sign that McCoy is doing all right. They are buying in. If they like McCoy, then so do I.

  • Rob Base

    Bolts are showing interest in Reddick. What you guys think bout that one?

  • Peter Thompson

    Funny how the S.D. media loved to portray Norv as a “players coach”, and focussed on how they all stood up for him… marched into Dean’s office to defend him.. you would even see players giving the obligatory post-game interviews, using the usual generic cliches like “it’s not Norv’s fault… we need to execute better”. Then you see statements like this immediately after Norv is gone. They have a totally different tone. Statements about how they are buying in.. inspired.. rejuvenated… ready to give it their all. I know a lot of that comes with the territory when a new GM / Coach comes in. However, you will never convince me that ALL of the players really liked Norv THAT much. He may have been a nice guy.. and whatever else you can say about him as a person. But, the body language of this team over last few years in interviews, on the field, and on the sideline.. spoke much louder to me. I’m rambling a bit here.. but, if all it took was changing the game plan a little, rearranging the gym, painting some new quotes on the wall, bringing in some new faces, and resodding the practice field… then those things could have been done a long time ago. I know a lot of that is on Dean, but Norv seemed so comfortable to keep things the way they had always been for years. I saw a snippet on NFL Network last night where they were interviewing Rivers. He spoke about McCoy, the new plays they will be running, and even about how he was practicing calling out the new plays at home. He had this gleam in his eye, that I have not seen in a long time. I know it’s early, and a lot of players are excited about the new season. He just looked a lot different than he did last offseason. Even with all of the new Free Agents we had last year.
    End transmission.

    • arnie

      You hit it right on the head sir. norv was not a terrible person, just not very good at being a Head Coach. For what’s it’s worth, the old HC is gone, and the team looks genuinely excited about their new one.

  • ECAVILLE/Ace of Spades

    I have been believing this since Drew Breesie and Ladanian Tomlinson took the field years ago. I was exited about Philip Rivers when he came aboard. This team might not have LT anymore or an aperant Left Tackle, but it does have a Superbowl type attitude to it so far. Its a Marathon race with a sprint at the end. Stop, BOLT, and run!

  • arnie

    i wonder though? with all this coming out of Weddle’s mouth, was mathews off-base about the teams “complacency”? See i was one of those people who ran to ryans defense, while a lot of people seemed to jump on the band wagon and bash the young man. I’m no guru of fortune teller, but like i’ve said on this site before, i’m always lookin for the truth of things. And to me the truth starts where the facts an numbers end.
    The truth is, the Chargers were a thirty minute football team. The truth is, they missed the playoffs the last three years, an finished 7-9, in 2012. And now, the truth is starting to rise to the surface, about it’s complacency.