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    Eric Weddle on retirement & post-career

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    ĎIím a Ravení: Eric Weddle on retirement, a post-career in Baltimore and Lamar Jacksonís future
    By Jeff Zrebiec - 3h ago
    https://theathletic.com/1603330/2020...-lamar-jackson
    Interview format:
    Thereís some things that I can do on the side like scouting. (Ravens GM Eric) DeCosta and I always talked about that, whenever I was done, to do some stuff on the West Coast and fly out every few months and meet with them or whatever. Thatís always a possibility right now that I could do that on the side if that offer comes about. Coaching, whether itís NFL or college, itís hard for me to look at those things because Iím just now enjoying retirement. How long is it going to be? I couldnít really tell you. I know that it will be at least a year or two, where I really donít even want to listen to those opportunities because itís not really plausible right now. But I know eventually, Iím going to want to do something and Iím going to want to be the best at it. When the timing is right, where that avenue will take me, weíll see. But all those things that you mentioned, coaching, management, they are all options. It just depends on where I want to see myself.

    Q: Letís go with a hypothetical. DeCosta and/or John Harbaugh ask you to work for the Ravens in some capacity. When the time comes, is that something that could interest you?

    Of course. Thereís no doubt. Everybody knows how much I loved that place and how much joy and happiness it brought, and how much I tried to give to them. I think they admire that and how I helped that organization and team to build what it is now. I had a strong hand in a lot of those guys. Thatís obviously something that is there, and of course, Iíd be open and honored to have those conversations if they ever happen.

    I don't want to steal ALL of Zerb's thunder. Some of the other questions are: toughest QB he ever faced, how do you reply to people who say that Lamar's play isn't sustainable, best teammate, what do the Ravens have to do to get to the SB, etc. Weddle is forthright and engaging. Fun read.


    Drops, turnovers, spec teams penalties, and 4th-&-1s.

    "Kid played his ass off," 13-year guard Marshal Yanda said of Jackson's performance. "That's where I stand on it."





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    Re: Eric Weddle on retirement & post-career

    Coincidentally...

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    Re: Eric Weddle on retirement & post-career

    bring him in as an assistant coach
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    Re: Eric Weddle on retirement & post-career

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    bring him in as an assistant coach
    Absolutely! The guy is cerebral.

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    Re: Eric Weddle on retirement & post-career

    Quote Originally Posted by Bawlamer View Post
    Absolutely! The guy is cerebral.

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    In the article he said he would be interested in scouting part time for the Ravens out west. That's great news.





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    Re: Eric Weddle on retirement & post-career

    Oh yeah, I thought there was a very good chance he would return here as a coach or a scout after retirement. Hope it works out for him after he enjoys some time away from the game with his family, however long that may be.
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    Re: Eric Weddle on retirement & post-career

    It's a good piece. I remarked in another thread that Eric called Judon a top priority to retain and that his value is under-appreciated because he plays the run and drops into coverage for 30% of passing situations.

    I don't envision Weddle as a coach or even full fledged scout. I would see him as a West Coast cross-checker, where the team would give him a select list of players their scouts have identified for him to watch film on and visit, just to add another level of verification.





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