Complete Wide Receiver
Strong, fast, powerful, intelligent, and focused. Today’s wide receiver must have the total package of physical and mental skills in order to excel at the position. Complete Wide Receiver covers it all, from the fundamental skills to in-game reads and adjustments.
In Complete Wide Receiver, legendary coach Jay Norvell provides players and coaches with the instruction, insight, and advice that have produced 8 All-Conference Players and dozens of NFL players, including Reggie Wayne, Marvin Harrison, Troy Vincent, Sage Rosenfelds, Tony Simmons, Jerome Pathon, John Hall, Sam Bradford, Zac Taylor, Chad Cascadden, Donald Hayes, and Lee DeRamus.
From catching and securing the ball to fighting through contact and adjusting to defensive schemes and developing the quickness and superior agility necessary for precise route running, Complete Wide Receiver provides in-depth coverage of the skills and strategies for mastering the position. In addition, you’ll find 48 drills, off-season conditioning programs, and physical and mental strategies for game-day preparation.
The most comprehensive resource on the position, from the game’s most accomplished position coach, Complete Wide Receiver is your guide to unlocking potential and maximizing performance at one of the offense’s most important positions.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Receiver as a Weapon
Chapter 2 Practice
Chapter 3 Ball Security
Chapter 4 Stance
Chapter 5 Catching
Chapter 6 Releases
Chapter 7 Route Running
Chapter 8 Blocking
Chapter 9 Playing Smart
Chapter 10 Game Preparation
Chapter 11 Pass Schemes
Chapter 12 Championship Mindset
Chapter 13 Out-of-Season Training
“Complete Wide Receiver is an excellent book on receiving. Anyone coaching or playing the wide receiver position should definitely read this book.”
Fred Biletnikoff-- Six-Time Pro Bowl Selection, Six-Time All-Pro Selection, Super Bowl Champion, Super Bowl XI MVP
“Coach Norvell is dynamic as a coach and even more dynamic as an author. Complete Wide Receiver is a perfect blend of skill instruction, insights, and compelling personal stories.”
Roland Williams-- NFL Veteran, Super Bowl Champion, and Sports Analyst
“Complete Wide Receiver is great. After you read this book, your knowledge of the game and the position of wide receiver will have increased exponentially. Jay Norvell is one of the bright and creative minds in the game today.”
Bill Callahan-- Offensive Coordinator Dallas Cowboys
“In Complete Wide Receiver, Coach Norvell covers it all. From the smallest of details to the essential skills, he simplifies the game and shares the secrets to becoming a complete wide receiver.”
Ryan Broyles-- Detroit Lions Wide Receiver, AP All-American (2010, 2011), First-Team All-Big 12 (2010, 2011)
ExcerptsHow to Successfully Execute Blocking
Making the Catch with the Pat-and-Go Drill
Qualities of Wide Receivers