Eric Is Back (In Southern California)

Eric Weddle has been in the league since 2007. He just completed his 11th season in the NFL. It’s safe to say he’s an elder statesman now in football terminology. He’s amongst some of the best playing the position right now. I was shocked when the Baltimore Ravens decided to release him because he’s been a solid player for them. Along with Terrell Suggs, he also provided that veteran leadership for a Ravens defense that ranked in the top five this season. It didn’t take long for Weddle to get signed. He’ll be making his return to Southern California to play for the defending NFC champions, the Los Angeles Rams.

Since coming into the league, he’s grown tremendously as a player. He gives everything he has and leaves it all on the field, he has all the attributes such as tackling, attacking the line of scrimmage, making big plays in clutch moments on defense. The one thing that’s always caught my eye about him is how he plays with serious aggression. I’ve lost count on how many times I’ve seen him force a fumble. He’s what I refer to as a “crafty veteran”. Weddle is also a sneaky good athlete. I know he isn’t the biggest guy on the field, but that doesn’t mean anything. He can come in on those safety blitzes and apply pressure on the quarterback.

With this addition, the Rams are adding an experienced to a secondary that was very up and down in 2018. The Rams defense will still have their playmakers from last season and they’ve now added another one.