Playing the Wide Reciever Position: Intro and Releases

  1. PixelCounterFilms profile image55
    PixelCounterFilmsposted 7 years ago
    Playing wide reciever is much more difficult than a majority of football fans make it out to be. It's not only one of the most tiring. But also one of the most important positions on the field
    To play wide reciever you primarily need to be somewhat tall, lean, quick, and very coordinated. Speed is the most important attribute of playing wide reciever. Without ellusiveness you are almost useless in a spread offense.
    First, you have to understand the release. The release is the move that starts the play and allows you to begin your route. If a cornerback is playing man-to-man on you and he's 1-2 yards away for an outside release you want to knock his hands down as soon as the ball is snapped. This allows you to be able to get off the line without being pushed back and you can step outside and take off on your route. This release is useful for fade, 10-and-out, and the corner route.
    For an inside release a good release to use is the pull and rip. The pull and rip begins with a jab step to the outside and grabbing your opponents jersey on the numbers and pulling through with great force. This release is commonly used for inside routes such as the slant, post, and the 10-and-in.