Julian Edelman is singing the praises of his former teammate Wes Welker who is now coaching with the Houston Texans. The Texans and Patriots are competing against each other this week in a few joint practices as head coach Bill O'Brien also returns to face his old Patriots squad.
“Wes is such a smart, intelligent football player,” Edelman said of Welker, whose 672 catches are the most in Patriots history. “He’s a grinder, meaning he earned everything he got. He didn’t start on third (base). He had to have a long journey to get to being, ultimately, a revolutionary player who basically created a position.
“Being in the locker room with him for so many years and being able to pick his brain and seeing just from how he practiced and how he played, it doesn’t surprise me at all (that he entered coaching) because he was such a student of the game. He knew just about everything, so it was one of those things where being a coach, you know it’s a grind. It’s a huge thing, but he’s a football guy. He loves the sport.”
Source: Boston Herald · Photo Credit: Keystone Press Agency