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

By Evan Hilbert | CBSSports.com

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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.

 
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