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Wilhelm Fighting For A Spot

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/Story.asp?story_id=18491

    August 27, 2009 | Last Updated: 8/27/09 1:39 PM ET | Comments (0)



    A starting inside linebacker in San Diego two years ago, Matt Wilhelm was released on July 24 by the same team that drafted him in the fourth round in 2003.

    The Eagles added Wilhelm on Aug. 4 following the injury to starting middle linebacker Stewart Bradley. Coming from a 3-4 scheme, he's been getting a crash course in a new defense.

    "With this defense as intricate as it is, you're constantly learning, you're constantly seeing new things, new blitzes," Wilhelm said. "San Diego's (system) was like addition and subtraction; this is like trigonometry and calculus. Where you fit changes, learning the defense as a whole changes as well."

    Wilhelm has played in 71 regular season games and has recorded 247 tackles (147 solo), 2 sacks and 6 interceptions.

    Though he has six years of experience under his belt, Wilhelm is not taking anything for granted in competing against reserves like Omar Gaither, Tracy White and Tank Daniels and rookies like Moise Fokou, among others. White recorded an interception last week in Indy and Fokou has been around the football in both games.

    "A lot of guys are fighting for their jobs," he said this week. "That's fine. Put my back up against the wall and force me to perform."

    Wilhelm said he's growing comfortable by the day, with each practice and believes he took steps in the right direction in the first two preseason games. Beginning tonight, he expects nothing short of perfection in his play.

    "I think, for me, to play the best game, the most perfect game I can play, execution-wise - being in the right places, making plays, leading this defense as a quarterback, which the middle linebacker has to be, getting guys lined up, calling out the stunts, the blitzes, any checks that we have to make," Wilhelm said. "I've been here long enough to be able to make those, to be decisive with my decisions and to play downhill, attack-style."

    "Even though this is a new environment, the coaches are slowly but surely gaining confidence in me, as I am in myself."

    Said defensive coordinator Sean McDermott: "He continues to grow in this defense, and as a middle linebacker it's important that you can run the defense. He's working towards that effort right now. It starts with the huddle and getting the defense lined up and then playing downhill physical football."

    -- Posted by Bob Kent, 1:26 p.m., August 27



    Addition and subtraction huh, well Willie ole boy, guess you cant add or subtract...
     
  2. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Then Wilhelm, here's your sign
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  3. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    Is whiffleham a little butt hurt?

    what an ***-hat

    :tdown:
     
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  5. ChargerJeff

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    Since he couldn't figure out addition and subtraction he is completely ****ed now with trig & calculus
     
  6. BoltsFanUK

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    agreed- can't wait for one of our O-line men to put this ***** in his place

    November 15th- I'll be there :tup::tup::flag::abq1::abq2:
     
  7. HEXEDBOLT

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

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    Poor Matt, nobody likes him and now he has reverted to burning bridges.
     
  8. SDKCFAN

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    Just glad he's out of SD. He just sucked:icon_tease:
     
  9. RM24

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    Exactly. Dude couldn't add or subtract so how the flock does he expect do that kind of high level math!

    Hey Matt, we sure DO know addition and subtraction:

    We Subtracted your azz and added BURNETT!

    :icon_rofl:
     
  10. AnteaterCharger

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    Here's a math problem Wilhelm

    if i'm in the middle of the eagles defensive formation shuffling from side to side at 2mph with Jacob Hester is coming from my right at 6mph at 235lbs and Brandon Manumaleuna coming from my left at 4mph at 285lbs and they arrive simultaneously.....


    what is the distance I will be thrown aside at?
    how much damage will be done to my pride?
    and my rib cage?
     
  11. BoltzRule

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    Pretty much what I expected out of a guy who went to Ohio State.
     
  12. RM24

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  13. Ride The Lightning

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    Lol, he can't even do simple math.

    Maybe he can get picked up by one that only requires some crayons and a coloring book.
     
  14. RM24

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    Here you go Matt....

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  15. Dublin Bolt

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    Addition by subtraction, that's what it was Matt.

    :icon_rofl:

    STFU!, u got away with murder in SD, getting paid what u did for sweet FA in return. U should be grateful for it, it is the last payday u will ever have, loser.

    :icon_evil:
     
  16. cranberry

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    Just what I was thinking :tup:
     
  17. gobolts_charger

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    We have a winner!! Bingo.

    Wilhelm just plain sucks IMO. Never liked the guy as a player.....he was & always will be a below average LB who couldn't tackle to save his life nor his job. Philly will see this & cut him by next season....maybe he can go to Detroit or Chokeland.
     
  18. Buck Melanoma

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    Vick saw more of the field than Matt, aside from ST. :icon_rofl:
     
  19. Lightning

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    Mrs.Lightning brought up the "high five" incident during the Chargers fan cruise last year during the Q & A session. It was funny when hank tried to be all PC about it and act like he didn't know what she was talking about then having other people yellin "yeah it happened! look it up on youtube!!!" it was classic!

    can't imagine he was too popular at Charger park for that incident aside from his lousy play.
     
  20. HollywoodLeo

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    So, Matt. If you failed "addition and subtraction" so horribly, what makes you think you can pass "trigonomotry and calculus"?
     
  21. HollywoodLeo

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    what's the "high five incident"?
     
  22. BoltzRule

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    He high-fived Santonio Holmes after he scored a TD in the playoff game against the Steelers.
     
  23. Lightning

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    and you call yourself a Chargers fan! :no:
     
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    I'm not a Chargers fan because I missed a high five incident in a playoff game? :rolleyes:
     
  25. Ride The Lightning

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    Why you gotta go an insult another fan like that? :no:

    Leo is as diehard as they get mang. Pay more attention before ripping people and their fanhood.
     
  26. HollywoodLeo

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    I fly out to San Diego from Arkansas every year to go to a game but I'm not a fan because I didn't see Wilhelm high five a Steelers player in a playoff game once. :lol:
     
  27. BoltzRule

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    Man you're such a fair-weather fan. :icon_tease:
     
  28. Retired Catholic

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    Do you do it on instruments like a real fan or on those sissy visual flight rules.
     
  29. turbo_turtle

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    You Leo are DEFINITELY a Diehard Fan of the San Diego Chargers and then some. :icon_toast: :tup:

    I can attest to him being at games because my eyes do not deceive me yet and he brings Heineken Beer as well. :icon_party:
     
  30. Ride The Lightning

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    I once met Leo. True story.
     

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