• My Scores
  • NFL
  • MLB
  • NBA
  • NHL
  • Golf

Eric Weddle: Chargers are NFL's 'best team'

By Evan Hilbert | CBSSports.com

Chargers safety Eric Weddle believes San Diego can make some noise in 2013. (USATSI)

The San Diego Chargers floundered last season, losing five of their last eight games en route to a 7-9 record. The team fired head coach Norv Turner and brought in Mike McCoy, and the latter appears to have at least lit a fire under safety Eric Weddle.

Weddle told the San Diego Union-Tribune Tuesday that he believes the Chargers have the league's best roster.

"Now, shoot, I feel like we're the best team in the league," Weddle told the paper. "And a lot of that is because of Coach McCoy and the way he presents himself -- the way he portrays what he wants. A lot of what you are as a team is attitude, and you can control that."

Weddle may have some trouble backing up his assessment, given how short-handed San Diego is offensively. The Chargers missed the playoffs the last three seasons, but Weddle claims McCoy's optimistic personality is infectious.

"He comes off very headstrong, very confident, knows what he wants -- and we're here to win a championship," Weddle said. "We're not here just to be .500. We're not here to maybe win the AFC West here and there. We want to win a Super Bowl. Just his belief, it rubs off on us."

An attitude adjustment was needed in San Diego, so it's a good sign that there is at least some confidence -- however delusional -- in the Chargers' locker room.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Sign up to our newsletter and find out who your team could be picking

nfl Video

October 6, 2015
We Need To Talk: Dan Quinn talks Falcons football (6:49)
October 6, 2015
We Need To Talk: Charles Woodson on his foundation and legacy
October 6, 2015
We Need To Talk: Most surprising undefeated team
October 6, 2015
We Need To Talk: Joe Philbin out; Dan Campbell in


Most Popular

CBSSports Shop

Men's Nike Scarlet Ohio State Buckeyes No. 15 Limited Football Jersey

College Sideline Gear
Get your favorite school
Shop Now

2016 Super Bowl
Super Bowl