Jaylen Waddle: Wes Welker has been great as a position coach

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When Mike McDaniel became the Dolphins head coach, he brought Wes Welker with him to be Miami’s receivers coach.

Welker had served in the same position on the 49ers staff with McDaniel, who was San Francisco’s offensive coordinator.

A prolific receiver in the recent past, Welker brings a unique perspective to coaching the position, according to one of the men in his room, Jaylen Waddle.

“I think his approach is different,” Waddle said in a Wednesday press conference. “Just him being a receiver, he really set the standard of being a modern slot receiver. So he really gives insight and he can really go into detail and really get into your head and know what it’s actually like to be out there. So, Wes has been great, working not just for me but how he’s coached up the whole receivers room.”

Welker played for the Dolphins from 2004-2006 before becoming one of Tom Brady’s favorite targets in New England. In 12 pro seasons, Welker caught 903 passes for 9,924 yards with 50 touchdowns.

Waddle had a strong rookie year himself, catching 104 passes for 1,015 yards with six TDs after the Dolphins selected him with the sixth overall pick. Playing alongside Tyreek Hill with McDaniel calling plays and Welker as his position coach, Waddle could be even better in 2022.

10 responses to “Jaylen Waddle: Wes Welker has been great as a position coach

  1. Wes is a tough player, he has a lot of grit. This is not something you can coach but hopefully, the players adopt his toughness by example.

  2. Glad to see Wes back in Miami. I’m sure Waddle is going to tremendously benefit learning from one of the better receivers to ever play the game.

  3. Welker was so great using his hands and body positioning and so so many young guys don’t possess those unnoticed but vital skills.

  4. Its not like the ceiling for Waddle isn’t high enough. Yes Welker will be beneficial, more so for those 2nd tier WRs struggling to stay healthy and on time with their routes.

    Waddle was a plug and play high end WR, just like Chase and Smith. None of them need “mentorship”, just some seasoning.

  5. Miami will kill it this year. It’s now been revealed that Flo was toxic and didn’t give Tua a chance.

    New coaching staff is upbeat and no toxicity.

    Everyone keeps talking about Miami like they’re some doormat team. They were 9-8 and 10-6 the previous year. And Tua missed 3 games last year.

    Improved coaching
    Improved O line
    Improved rbs
    Vastly improved receivers

  6. I am going to laugh my ass off when miami is fight with the jets for last place….again

  7. Waddle has been buttering up his QB and now his position coach. He is lobbying for more targets.

  8. Didn’t Wes Welker play for the Denver Broncos, becoming an enjoyable player to root for?

  9. Miami finally has coaches that actually know the position. Not like the last 3 years where Flores walked into a room and pointed at people and said your coaching this position and you are coaching that position even though they had no experience in those positions.

  10. rickyfin says:
    April 28, 2022 at 3:04 pm
    Miami finally has coaches that actually know the position. Not like the last 3 years where Flores walked into a room and pointed at people and said your coaching this position and you are coaching that position even though they had no experience in those positions

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    Belichick does not make that mistake. He does not name an offensive or defensive coordinators.

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