THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – If the Rams offense is looking to gain an edge on the Ravens' defense from safety Eric Weddle don't expect him to provide any details.
"I said it whenever I did that last interview, I have a lot of respect for that place," Weddle said. "Not only how it helped my career and rejuvenated my career, and how they treated myself and my family, but it's a very tight-knit group. What kind of man would I be if I just turned my back on all of them?"
Weddle, a 13-year veteran, played for the Ravens from 2016-18. He was named to the Pro Bowl in each of those three seasons, amassing 220 tackles, 10 interceptions and 24 pass breakups while starting in every regular season game across that stretch.
He was surprised the question was asked, but understood why reporters were curious. He did state his intentions before in an Aug. 10 interview with Andy Benoit and Sports Illustrated's SI TV when asked how the Ravens' cornerbacks switched coverage assignments during a specific play.
"There's nothing that needs to be said, outside of, I could tell them a lot of stuff, but that's just not who I am," Weddle said. "We're going to play it on the field and the best team's going to win, but they all know what I'm about."
Three months later, he is still keeping his word – just ask Rams head coach Sean McVay.
"What you respect about Eric is, he's one of those guys that, you pick his brain because you just want to talk some football," McVay said. "But in terms of the intricacies, I think he's got a lot of loyalty to those guys, even if he's not there anymore. Those are things that I think he would probably say, 'Hey, I like talking ball with you,' but I don't want to do something that takes away from his ability to try to unfairly give information with the Ravens.' I know that's something that he's communicated. I haven't talked to him about it."