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How to Improve Technique for Your Wide Receivers

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© August, 2013


by Doug Heslip
Assistant Coach, Team USA

 Vertical push is  critical in defeating  a secondary.

FIRST STEP

Vertical push is the single most important element to stress a defensive secondary. Vertical push makes the defensive back think a receiver is going deep every time. Knowing that when the WR gets to the line of scrimmage he is going to score a touchdown against your opponent in a matter of seconds is a great advantage.

Fleet-footed WRs can produce explosive game breaking plays, but they also help the entire offensive system. Offensive linemen do not have to sustain blocks as long. Your quarterback does not have to sit in the pocket and take bone jarring hits. A finely-tuned play-action passing game will freeze the feet of defenders, giving your lightning-fast receivers the ability to manipulate defensive backs with route running. Having multiple wide receivers that are fast will enhance your running game. When the defense recognizes four wide outs strategically placed along the line of scrimmage, one-on-one battles are on. This puts your running back in a favorable position to exploit huge running lanes.

Vertical push forces the defense into adjustments that can be exploited by any offense. If your WR can ge ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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