. . . I guess. Hey, there’s not much going on, but I did get this tweet from the 49ers yesterday regarding the Niners new WR coach, Wes Welker.
Got to say, for an undrafted short white guy, he did himself well in the NFL. Paving the way for guys like Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, and Trent Taylor. Welker of course played for Brady and the Pats for 6 years, with Manning in Denver for 2 years, and even the Rams for 2 years, yet somehow missed out on winning a Super Bowl.
Irregardless, the guy had 5 100+ catch seasons to go along with 5 1000+ yard seasons, including a 122 catch, 1569 yard all-pro season in 2011. Even his first 3 years in Miami, he amassed more all-purpose yards than Walter Payton in his first 3 years.
What he brought to the NFL of course, is his ability to get open among bigger faster corners, safeties, and linebackers. He did this through his precise route running. Now that we have a fairly decent set of WRs to work with, getting Jimmy G and Deebo, Hurd, Jordan Matthews, Goodwin, and co, along with McKinnon, Coleman and Brieda out of the backfield, we can finally kick some ass with the passing game if we can keep Jimmy clean for a few seconds.
Welker seems to be a good fit as a young coach who can get these guys into empty spaces in the defense. Something that has been sorely lacking lo these past few (15) seasons.