Eric Weddle has been a Raven for less than three months, but he’s already a team leader.
That’s the word from one of Weddle’s fellow defensive backs, Lardarius Webb, who says the first thing he told Weddle is that just because he’s new in Baltimore, that doesn’t mean he should be any less vocal than he was during his years in San Diego.
“I told him, ‘We want Eric Weddle. Don’t hold back. Don’t be quiet. We want you,’” Webb told the team’s website. “‘If you yelled when you were with the Chargers, I want you coming out here yelling. Just be yourself. Grow the beard back, because we want the beard, if that’s who you were.’”
Ravens coach John Harbaugh likes what Weddle is doing at Organized Team Activities.
“For whatever reason, he fits in with the Ravens,” Harbaugh said. “He fits in with how we do things around here just perfectly. . . . I give [General Manager] Ozzie [Newsome] all the credit in the world. That was a great signing.”
Weddle, who has acknowledged that he wasn’t happy with the way things ended in San Diego, feels great in Baltimore.
“In all honesty, it feels like I’ve been here my whole career,” Weddle said. “It’s been a natural, seamless transition. I’ve been able to fit in, but also imprint what I’m all about and what I bring to the team.”
It sounds like a good fit.