Eric Weddle not sharing past Ravens knowledge with Rams

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After spending three years with the Baltimore Ravens, safety Eric Weddle has a vault of information he could share with the Los Angeles Rams about their next opponent this weekend.

But then he just wouldn’t be Eric Weddle.

I could tell them a lot of stuff, but that’s just not who I am,” Weddle said, via Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com. “So, we’re going to play it on the field, and the best team is going to win.”

Weddle was released by Baltimore in March after making three straight Pro Bowl appearances with the Ravens. His new teammates with the Rams could potentially benefit from Weddle’s assistance if he was open to giving it. The Ravens and Lamar Jackson present a stiff test and the Rams face an uphill climb to make the postseason.

But despite no longer being with the Ravens, his experience there after a rocky departure from the San Diego Chargers left an enormous impression on Weddle.

“I have a lot of respect for that place, not only how it helped my career and rejuvenated my career, how they treated myself and my family,” Weddle said. “But it’s a very tight-knit group and what would I be — what kind of man would I be if I just turned my back on all of them?”

28 responses to “Eric Weddle not sharing past Ravens knowledge with Rams

  1. Yeah… okay. Turn your back? They got rid of you. You’re not cheating. You’re not revealing injuries people don’t know about for your teammates to exploit. You’re sharing knowledge of tendencies and maybe you know some of the audibles on either side of the ball?

    I don’t think it makes much difference. They have an almost brand new secondary. Linebackers. Receivers. Running backs. It’s fine that you tell your current team what you know. The Ravens are sure going to tell their young receivers that they know you can’t keep up with them and would prefer to give up game winning touchdowns because you can’t tackle.

  2. What Weddle it’s football bro. Here’s what you have to do stop the run make Lamar throw. Rams are about to be blown out

  3. Weddle has the name recognition but his game is no where near what it used to be. I’m so glad Baltimore moved on from him

  4. Tell all…not going to help. This defense is terrable along with the cordinator…Rams are going to be bad for years to come, Bust QB,broken running back and they gave away all the draft picks for high price useless players!

  5. A lot of respect for that guy. A LOT of respect. I’m sure it will help him in the game and he will be back there adjusting coverages or whatnot, but the fact that he didn’t just go in there with a whiteboard and lay out the other team’s scheme is a classy move imo.

  6. Baltimore moved on from Weddle. It’s a business, remember? His business is help the Rams win. Legally, not his version of morally. To each his own but I’d be upset if I was in his meeting room.

    Honestly, sounds like he wants a coaching job under Harbaugh about this time next year.

  7. Well that’s weird. He acts like they are acting him to cheat lol, this is standard practice, you help your team in the film room win games. What a bad excuse, to me it just seems like he’s expecting to be signed by the Ravens either playing or coaching or something, and is just kissing up.

  8. 1billsnation says:
    November 21, 2019 at 7:38 am
    A lot of respect for that guy. A LOT of respect. I’m sure it will help him in the game and he will be back there adjusting coverages or whatnot, but the fact that he didn’t just go in there with a whiteboard and lay out the other team’s scheme is a classy move imo.

    *****************************************************************************

    For starters, I’m assuming he’s a competitive guy, and the goal is to win the game to improve the Rams’ chance of making the playoffs. Rams are fighting for a wild card spot and odds aren’t exactly in the Rams favor in this game, so the stakes are high. Second, the Rams are writing his paychecks now, not the Ravens.

    I sort of get it on principal, but given how much players and coaches shift around, I’d assume that providing info about an ex-team in this situation’s almost a given, unless he’s in LA purely to cash out and wind down his career.

  9. “What kind of man would you be if you don’t do your best for the team paying your salary?”

    Weddle didn’t say he wouldn’t do his best for the Rams.

    But teams/people that pick you up during different times of your life earn a different level of respect. THat’s what the Ravens did in Weddle’s mind:

    “I have a lot of respect for that place, not only how it helped my career and rejuvenated my career, how they treated myself and my family,”

  10. I think Baltimore wins either way, I believe this is something he said but probably didn’t follow, but if you are on a team that’s on the playoff bubble and you have vast first hand experience about an opponent, you would be dumb to not share so your chances improve.

  11. This my friends is called the high road, some should get on it. He’s going to use his knowledge to make calls and help his team, but he’s smart enough to know not to burn bridges, publicly.

  12. There’s NO WAY that Weddle is trolling, & playing everyone with that statement.
    Of COURSE he’s going to remain loyal to his ex team while the team he’s on really needs to win this game to make the playoffs.
    It’s amazing how gullible some people can be.

  13. Thats BS.

    You OWE YOUR LOYALTY to your CURRENT team.

    I’d be pissed off if I was his team mate or coach, and I’d not give him the benefit of the doubt or treat him well.
    If the Rams are going to let him go after the season, do it September 1 so he has a hard time finding a new team.
    Just to send a message.

  14. What could he tell them that would help tackle Lamar Jackson? No ice cream for Weddle either way this week.

  15. Meanwhile Marcus Peters wrote a book, taped a podcast, wrote a blog post, and tweeted to the team how to beat the Rams.

  16. The Rams got Kenny Young this year in the Marcus Peters trade. He may not have been a star player, but he could tell them a lot more about the current schemes than Weddle, who mainly had Flacco at the helm.

  17. Cut him. You have to help your current employer. If he is that obsessed with the Ravens he should retire. If McVay respects his position, then he is a fool. You need to take advantage of all your assets. There’s nothing illegal or even unethical about this kind of intel gathering. He’s being paid millions by the Rams and they are in a must win situation at home against a formidable opponent.

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