He has to be.
The University of Missouri product has been told by Arizona defensive coordinator James Bettcher he's the next man up at inside linebacker. However, until he's needed, Weatherspoon has to wait and that waiting has been done in a very public setting – the sideline of an NFL game.
"I'm cool now," Weatherspoon said via espn.com. "I'm a pro. I know this is a long season. The silver lining of it all is we got some ball on tape. So, I mean, I didn't think it was a drastic rush to just insert me in."
The 27-year-old former Atlanta Falcon did not play last Sunday against St. Louis after playing at least nine defensive snaps in Arizona's first three contests. Arizona's coaches have not discussed his playing time with him, Weatherspoon said. He didn't know he wasn't going to play, so he prepared for the game like he did the first three contests.Read more... Join the Conversation...