Emmanuel Sanders talks up Wes Welker’s importance to the 49ers

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When Emmanuel Sanders was in his first year with the Broncos, one of the veterans in the wide receivers room was Wes Welker. Now they’re sharing a wide receivers room again, with Sanders as a veteran for the 49ers and Welker as the wide receivers’ coach.

Sanders said on Monday that although it felt a little strange having a former teammate as his coach, he’s been impressed with the work Welker has done, especially with some of the younger receivers on the 49ers.

“I love having Wes around,” Sanders said. It was weird at first, but he’s helping these young guys. You take Deebo Samuel, he’s playing like a Pro Bowl caliber player, not a rookie, and a lot of that’s attributable to Wes. I’m happy he’s my coach, for sure.”

Although Welker played for some very good teams and appeared in a total of 13 postseason games, he went 0-3 in Super Bowls. He’s aiming to win his first ring on Sunday.

22 responses to “Emmanuel Sanders talks up Wes Welker’s importance to the 49ers

  1. I really hope that Wes finally gets that ring. He was a great Patriot and his pal Tom already has six. It must be painful for Wes to go to the Derby with Brady and the guys., without the hardware.

  2. I may be in the minority here as a diehard patriots fan..but i am all set with Wes NOT winning a ring. Yes what he did for our offense/the team/making the league recognize the slot receiver position was great. time and time again he would drop costly footballs. 2007 divisional round against jacksonville..WIDE OPEN..drops the pass Yeah the 2011 ball was a little high by tommy, but ive seen Amendola in 2015 TWICE (buffalo in the sun/jets in foxborough) make unbelievable plays. Edelman as well. Nobody is perfect, but Welker’s attitude was not funny after awhile. the Foot/Rex Ryan press conference was idiotic. I love Welker..but ill take my edelman and Amendola.

  3. navyvandal says:
    January 28, 2020 at 8:21 am

    I may be in the minority here as a diehard patriots fan..but i am all set with Wes NOT winning a ring.

    as another Diehard Pats fan I agree 100%

  4. If he had never dropped the pass in the superbowl things would have ended differently…..….. oh well

    I am rooting this year for the Chiefs. 50 year drought since the last superbowl win.

  5. Typical Patriot fan reaction.

    If you can’t have success with the Pats, we hope you lose.

    How very small… (But not surprising.)

  6. Yeah, I wish Welker had caught that pass, but he had plenty of other clutch plays in his time and was dazzling to watch. I have a preference for the 49ers in the Super Bowl because I used to live in SF in the 49ers glory days, and to have Jimmy Garoppolo and Wes there adds to my rooting interest. But I think it will be a good game and if it comes out the other way, that’s OK. These are two great teams and this may not be the last we see of them in the Super Bowl.

  7. Hating on Welker for missing a pass in 2011? The year he had 122 receptions.

    Bet you wish you had him back in his prime this last season.

  8. I’m always grateful to Wes for his time in New England. Sure there were some bad moments, but a hell of a lot of good ones.

  9. u4iadman says:
    January 28, 2020 at 10:38 am
    Sorry to delusional fan above but Brady clearly overthrew welker. As he often does.

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    It hit him in the hands. In the hands.

  10. all those thumbs down… all I said was things would have been different if he caught the pass….
    Nothing about hating on the man……he was a tough SOB… no doubt or denying that fact.

    Just saying a fact…..catch the ball and it is a first down and the clock becomes ours…

    Now if you all are thumbing me down because I want KC to win well that is cool..

  11. Another Pats fan here. I’m perfectly fine with Welker never winning a ring.

    The man is not a winner when it comes to crunch time in the playoffs.

    Edelman? Winner.

    Amendola? Winner.

    Gronk? winner.

  12. mlvcfan says:
    January 28, 2020 at 9:04 am
    navyvandal says:
    January 28, 2020 at 8:21 am

    I may be in the minority here as a diehard patriots fan..but i am all set with Wes NOT winning a ring.

    as another Diehard Pats fan I agree 100%

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    You two are morons. Diehard Pats fan here and hope Wes finally gets the ring. Dude was a true Pat and a great Pat. Sure, he dropped some important passes. Oh well, get over it.

  13. Embarrassed by some of the lame remarks by “diehard” Pats fans. If you were diehard, you’d wish Welker the best and hope he finally gets his ring. Dude was a baller for us and laid his body on the line.

  14. Always liked Welker. He could get open in a phone booth. Such a great runner after the catch. Ran all the routes a TE ran, pre Gronk. Yeah, the pass in the SB? He did get two hands on it but it still would have been a good grab. In the first dynasty Pats fans were used to seeing Troy Brown/David Givens/Deion Branch make every catch in the most clutch situations. In the second dynasty Edelmen, Amendola and Gronk made every catch in clutch situations. He gets compared to both groups because nobody cares about the stats. Just the
    W’s. 3 of the toughest receivers I have seen in my lifetime – Art Monk, Michael Irvin and Wes Welker.

  15. With Welker on the 9ers it almost is lock the 9ers lose, this guy was on like 7 super bowl teams and never won a ring. Of all the SB’s the Pats made he did not get at least one of them.

  16. Just having Wes Welker on the 49ers’ roster is bad luck. He could become 0-4 in super bowls. No one is really talking about that.

  17. “I may be in the minority here as a diehard patriots fan..but i am all set with Wes NOT winning a ring. Yes what he did for our offense/the team/making the league recognize the slot receiver position was great. time and time again he would drop costly footballs. 2007 divisional round against jacksonville..WIDE OPEN..drops the pass Yeah the 2011 ball was a little high by tommy, but ive seen Amendola in 2015 TWICE (buffalo in the sun/jets in foxborough) make unbelievable plays. Edelman as well. Nobody is perfect, but Welker’s attitude was not funny after awhile. the Foot/Rex Ryan press conference was idiotic. I love Welker..but ill take my edelman and Amendola.I may be in the minority here as a diehard patriots fan..but i am all set with Wes NOT winning a ring. Yes what he did for our offense/the team/making the league recognize the slot receiver position was great. time and time again he would drop costly footballs. 2007 divisional round against jacksonville..WIDE OPEN..drops the pass Yeah the 2011 ball was a little high by tommy, but ive seen Amendola in 2015 TWICE (buffalo in the sun/jets in foxborough) make unbelievable plays. Edelman as well. Nobody is perfect, but Welker’s attitude was not funny after awhile. the Foot/Rex Ryan press conference was idiotic. I love Welker..but ill take my edelman and Amendola.”

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    Really dude? You don’t care if Welker made a 100 plays, set team records (and NFL records) for catches, converted crucial third downs…just because he dropped a few? It’s not enough to eat the cake, you’ve got to wolf down the utensils too?

    If Brady had thrown a few passes better, maybe Welker would have caught them. Does that mean you hate Brady? Obviously not. If Harrison hadn’t given up the helmet catch, there’d be another ring on the wall. Do you hate Harrison? Welker played an ENORMOUS role in even getting the Patriots to that point, to compete for another Superbowl. But you’d rather the team sit at home because Welker ultimately had a misstep, as if the game revolved entirely around a single catch. There’s a reason you’re in the minority.

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