Eric Weddle not snitching on Ravens by sharing their secrets to Rams
When players change teams, they sometimes will share whatever knowledge they had about their previous team to help a new team. That doesn’t always happen, but it can happen and make a difference (not always a good one). But if the Los Angeles Rams thought they were going to get some inside tips on the Baltimore Ravens from Eric Weddle, they were wrong.
Weddle, who spent the last three seasons in Baltimore, is not sharing Ravens secrets with the Rams ahead of the Monday night game between the teams.
“I could tell them a lot of stuff, but that’s just not who I am,” Weddle said Wednesday, via ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry. “So we’re going to play it on the field, and the best team is going to win.”
Rams coach Sean McVay thinks Weddle’s loyalty to the team he spent the past three seasons with factors into his decision not to share. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh thinks the decision speaks to Weddle’s character, but the safety’s ability to divulge secrets may be overstated.
John Harbaugh says the reaction to Eric Weddle’s unwillingness to share #Ravens secrets with the #Rams is “much ado about nothing.” Says everything is on tape anyway. He’s been in communication with Weddle and texted on Monday but the “partnership is over for a week.”
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 21, 2019
NFL Media’s Steve Wyche also says that Marcus Peters, who was traded this season from the Rams to the Ravens, is similarly not sharing much information on the Rams.
Monday night may not come down to who has better information on the other, but who outplays the other.