Eric Weddle


I have had the pleasure of talking with some of the Charger players this offseason via this website and my new radio show BoltBlitzLIVE.  There is a common theme among the words of each and every player that I’ve spoken with or interviewed.  A word that comes up in every conversation.


The new regime in San Diego has put an emphasis on the 2014 Chargers being like a family.  In fact, they truly view themselves as a family.  This type of approach allows the players to bond and become that much closer.  The fact that Mike McCoy has put such a mantra in place just goes to show you how much he cares about the players and the organization.

Charger rookies Craig Watts Jr and Alden Darby couldn’t say enough about how the Chargers are a family.  They both reiterated multiple times the Bolts organization is really focused on providing a family like atmosphere in an effort to succeed.  The same can be said from other current Chargers that have asked to stay off the record.  This is a family.  The camaraderie at Chargers Park is something that I believe will lead to a successful season in 2014 and beyond.

To think of this new mentality in San Diego versus the old regime and the way that things used to be handled is very exciting.  A breath of fresh air is exactly what this organization needed.  Tom Telesco, with the help of McCoy, has assembled a team of “we players.”  They have gotten rid of the “me players.”  This is no longer a team of individuals.  This is a family, a unit of one.

There’s a lot to be excited about in America’s finest city regarding your San Diego Chargers.  This is no longer the country club setting that former Charger Antonio Garay mentioned while in studio on BoltBlitzLIVE two Wednesdays ago.  The bar has been set much higher and the level of expectation has been increased ten-fold.

The excitement going forward is exponential and I look forward to this family working together to obtain that one common goal. That goal, you ask?  It’s what all fans, players, and members of the coaching staff and organization strive for each and every year.   It’s the ultimate achievement in the NFL.  That one trophy that has a gleam.  It may not happen this year, but I am starting to believe that a Vince Lombardi trophy will soon be placed in a glass case at Chargers Park.

Why do I have such lofty thoughts about the Chargers?  Because when you have the undying support of your family members, there is nothing that you can’t achieve.  I know this from personal experience.  Look out for the Charger “family” making strides toward greatness for years to come.

Family.  That has a nice ring to it.  Hopefully a Super bowl ring.


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