wide receiver routes. Drills, fundamentals and skills for wide receivers

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Head Football Coach University of South Alabama
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Coach Joey Jones, former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver and head coach of one of the strongest football programs in the state of Alabama, goes through all the things a wide receiver needs to know. From football stances and starts to releases to getting a good grip on the football, Coach Jones covers it all.

Coach Joey Jones: Wide Receiver Drills

Coach Jones discusses receiver play and shows some of his favorite football drills to help insure great wide receiver routes are run.

Hard Ball Drill

This drill works on catching the pass thrown close and hard, then progresses to catch a ball thrown anywhere so that after perfect wide receiver routes are run the football is caught.

Getting Free

Keeping from getting tangled up by a "bump and run" defender, helps get your receivers open (WIDE RECEIVER DRILLS AND ROUTES).

Quick Out Route

Here we see the fundamentals of running "quick out" wide receiver routes (WIDE RECEIVER DRILLS AND ROUTES).

12 Yard Curl

Not really a true curl route, here we see the first of Coach Jones favorite 5 step wide receiver routes (WIDE RECEIVER DRILLS AND ROUTES).

Comeback Route

The comeback route is another of the 5 step routes Coach Jones uses to make his offense click (WIDE RECEIVER DRILLS AND ROUTES).

12 Yard True Curl

Here we see demonstrated a true 12 yard curl route (WIDE RECEIVER DRILLS AND ROUTES).

Low and Away

The bad pass is a fact. This football drill works on catching the ball that is thrown "low and away" (WIDE RECEIVER DRILLS AND ROUTES).

Vertical Release

Starting with the proper stance, this clip shows the Vertical Release (WIDE RECEIVER DRILLS AND ROUTES).

Blast Release

Getting off the line and getting to the outside, the Blast Release is shown here (WIDE RECEIVER DRILLS AND ROUTES).

Burst Release

Not used as often as the Blast Release, this shows getting to the inside using a Burst Release (WIDE RECEIVER DRILLS AND ROUTES).

The Rip Move

Get his hand off your man and use your opponents momentum to help your receiver beat him down the field (WIDE RECEIVER DRILLS AND ROUTES).

Swim Technique

Another weapon your receiver can use to get downfield and away from the defender (WIDE RECEIVER DRILLS AND ROUTES).

Splits

Coach Jones covers the receivers splits, and shows the proper way to determine a split (WIDE RECEIVER DRILLS AND ROUTES).

Route Running

The basics of route running so your receiver can learn what to look for (WIDE RECEIVER DRILLS AND ROUTES).

Slant Route

Coach Jones demonstrates the slant route and some things to watch for when using this route (WIDE RECEIVER DRILLS AND ROUTES).

Fade Route

It is all about getting open; here Coach Jones covers the "fade route" (WIDE RECEIVER DRILLS AND ROUTES).