For whatever reason, Chargers safety Eric Weddle’s never gotten the recognition which his play indicates it deserves.
Though he’s been voted to the All-Pro team three times, he’s only been to one Pro Bowl, so yesterday’s changes to the all-star game didn’t exactly move him.
“I’m not going to make it, so I don’t really care,” Weddle said, via Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego. “I care about being the best. For the fans who vote me, I appreciate them. But it’s not really high on my priority list. Hopefully, it’s good for all the fans and stuff, but highly likely I’m not going to be there.
“I know where I stand in the league. I don’t need that to validate where I am. I just want to win.”
Some people appreciate him, as he was voted No. 48 in PFT’s ranking of the top 100 players in the league, and the top safety in our poll.
Weddle’s struggled to get his ticket to Hawaii more often for several reasons, including his geographic location, playing for a middling team and the presence of “name” safeties such as Ed Reed and Troy Polamalu in his conference.