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August/September 2012

August/September 2012


Wide Receiver Play Base Fundamentals vs. Press Coverage

by: Kevin Cahill
Wide Receivers Coach • University of Maine
© August/September 2012

The proper technique for hand releases and quick feet are critical for the wide receiver in defeating press coverage.

We spend a good amount of time in practice working on individual skills. One of our focuses in practice is releases vs. a hard corner. We work on many different releases, with a goal for our players to develop a repertoire. We spend a great deal of time breaking down each individual skill so it will become a habit for them.

We break the skill of releases down into two different parts – the hand release (hand fight) and the release by the feet (quick feet). We further break down each release (hand and feet) and create a menu of skills for our players to choose from and master. This will ultimately build their overall skills. Each player has a different repertoire and no two players’ skills are exactly the....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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