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Weddle selected to the Pro Bowl

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Eric Weddle selected to Pro Bowl again
    By Michael Gehlken


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    Eric Weddle was overlooked early in his career when it came to personal accolades.

    He appears now to be getting his due.

    The Chargers safety was voted to the Pro Bowl for a second straight year and third time in four seasons, a source said. His selection is expected to be announced Tuesday as part of the league-wide announcements scheduled for 5 p.m. PT.

    The selection process consists of fans, players and coaches voting with one-third say.

    At times a popularity contest, it has its flaws. Each year, deserving candidates are snubbed. Chargers safety and special teams captain Darrell Stuckey wasn't even on the ballot this year despite being regarded as among the top gunners in the league.

    Weddle, though, is tough to dispute.

    The 29-year-old has made a team-high 109 tackles while missing no more than four this season. He handles his share of responsibility. Before the snap, he wears the headset, relays calls to teammates in the huddle, and also assists with alignment. After it, the Chargers have trusted him in man coverage in recent weeks against tight ends, including New England's Rob Gronkowski, with success.

    Weddle also contributes on special teams.

    His contract runs through the 2015 season. He is considered an offseason candidate for an extension. Quarterback Philip Rivers' deal is among the others that expire after 2015.
     
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  2. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    I'm happy for Weddle. Is he the best I've ever seen, no. He is one of the best playing today and that's all that matters today.
     
  3. Brundlefly

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    Stuckey wasn't even on the fan ballot and got an alternate. Also Rivers, Liuget and Gates all great snubbed
     
  4. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC Mufflers Are Overrated

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    Hopefully no Chargers go to the Pro Bowl...that would mean they are all headed to Arizona the following week for a game that is a tad more important...
     
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  5. Dublin Bolt

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    Cannot believe Gates is not one of the TEs but the Pro Bowl is a joke at this stage so I'll be moving on quickly thanks.
     
  6. Fossil

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    The old frozen beard ploy


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  7. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    They should have the Pro Bowl at the season's mid-point, so it could be like basketball, and modify the game so that it is a flag football game with no tackling.
     
  8. boltssbbound

    boltssbbound Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that sounds horrible.
     
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  9. Lance19

    Lance19 BoltTalker

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    This is exactly why we ask you to share the eggnog, Pointy...

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