Oct 12, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers safety Eric Weddle (32) and Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) during the game at O.co Coliseum. The Chargers defeated the Raiders 31-28. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Eric Weddle made a terrible decision on the 4th down and forever fake punt that he tried to pull off. I understand that the Raiders gave him a certain look that he thought he could beat and I understand that he has the ability to change the play at the line of scrimmage at any time, but in that crappy situation, we need to punt the ball down the field and pin them inside their 20 yard line.
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Here are his thoughts on the situation:
“I could probably say that was not the smartest decision I’ve made in eight years,” Weddle said, via Matt Calkins of U-T San Diego. “You work all week on certain looks in protection. I lost my train of thought on the situation. Coaches trust me with that stuff. It’s unfortunate. I made a decision. We overcame it. I’ll learn from it.”
Weddle did make the ballsy play call at the end of the regular season against the Chiefs last season to get us into the playoffs. That was a close conversion, but it worked out in our favor in the end.
Weddle is not afraid to put all the blame on himself. We could tell that Coach McCoy wasn’t too pleased about that decision to throw the ball in that spot either.
If only Weddle could have made a better throw their could have been a chance. Stand in the pocket a little bit more! Stop playing Madden also. You don’t even try to go for it on 4th and forever in that part of the field in the video game!