from what I have heard Ryan leaving was more of a soft firing. They knew he wanted the OC job, but they weren't going to give it to him and OB wanted an older, experienced QB coach who he could turn Deshaun over to and not have to worry as much about it. Since Smith's son is a coach on the team they probably knew they were going to be able to hire him, so they told Sean to go see if he could land another job so they didn't have to fire him.Thanks DocB
So he didn't get a WR coaching position.. Just changed teams. Guess he just wasn't happy here.
I had read this article after my inquiry to cnnd "Former Houston Texans offensive assistant Wes Welker will be leaving to the San Francisco 49ers to become their wide receiver coach according to reports." - John McClain.
That's why I thought he left for a promotion.
Chances are he will learn a lot more about the passing game in SF as opposed to here. Should help his resume'.
I wasn't too concerned with the QB coach change. Actually just the opposite.
Welker leaving isn't really a big concern, assistant coaches switch teams often. Maybe he got more money from SF, maybe he likes the weather there better, and it certainly would help his resume learning a new system. He played in the EP for pretty much his whole career, so now he can go learn the WC