Catching the ball on the back hip is my favorite catching skill to drill because it happens so often. Every pass is not perfect; on a crossing route, when the receiver is running across the field on a dead run, the ball is often thrown behind him on his back hip.
University of Oklahoma coach Jay Norvell is one of the most influential coaches of wide receivers in the sport. In Complete Wide Receiver, he presents advice for players and coaches. The book presents 48 drills covering catching, blocking, route running, ball security, and game preparation, along with off-season training for physical conditioning and mental training.
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.
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
About the Author
Jay Norvell is one of the most influential coaches in college football, having coached NFL and NCAA stars Reggie Wayne, Ryan Broyles, Sage Rosenfels, Roland Williams, Doug Jolley, Juaquin Iglesias, and Manuel Johnson. The current co-offensive coordinator and coach of wide receivers at the University of Oklahoma, he has helped lead the team to bowl appearances in each of his five years on the OU staff, including the 2013 Cotton Bowl. Before coming to OU, he coached at UCLA, Nebraska, Iowa State, Wisconsin, Northern Iowa, and Iowa. He has coached in ten college bowl games and three BCS games, including the national championship in 2008 with the Oklahoma Sooners, and coached eight all-conference players prior to the 2012 season. He also spent six years in the NFL coaching the Oakland Raiders and Indianapolis Colts, where as coach of wide receivers he drafted Reggie Wayne in the first round. As an NFL coach, Norvell coached in six playoff games and coached in Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002 with the Oakland Raiders. He also played one season for the Chicago Bears. He has overseen countless record-breaking moments, including the OU 2010 season, which saw two-time All-American Ryan Broyles, the all-time career receptions leader in college football history, set eight major receiving records and Kenny Stills break the school’s receiving records for freshmen.
“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)