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Shareece Wright told Ricky Henne that last season was a humbling experience of sorts:
I learned a lot about myself last year, and there was a lot I liked and a lot I need to improve on. I had a lot of opportunities to capitalize on plays and I didn’t.
I need to make sure I make those plays count. Anytime I can get my hands on a ball I need to make sure I come up with the interception. There were some humbling situations for me, and I’m motivated to capitalize on more plays that I may have missed out on.
Probably the most humbling moment came during the postseason when he dropped what would have been a game-changing interception against Denver in the postseason after making a game-changing interception the week before against Cincinnati. But it wasn't all bad for Wright, who was playing his first season in a starting role.
In 13 starts, Wright made 56 tackles, deflected nine passes and recorded an interception against the Giants. He added another nine tackles, four deflections and an interception in the playoffs. After it was all said and done, Wright was arguably San Diego's best corner in 2013.
Now that first-round draft choice Jason Verrett will be entering the mix, Wright tells Henne he's ready to step into a leadership role:
I feel like I’m in the right position to be a leader. I’m ready to step up and take on that position.
I’ve been here long enough that I’m ready to be a leader on this team and on this defense. Last year was my first year really playing, but this will be my fourth year with the Chargers. So I am feeling more like a leader. I feel more comfortable taking on that role.