It’s easy to forget just how amazingly talented Sterling Sharpe was back when he played for the Green Bay Packers. His subsequent television career, with all the attendant blovation it has unleashed on NFL Network viewers, may have clouded the memories of fans, but the guy could play. Also, he was one of the best I’ve ever seen at setting up defenders and catching the ball away from his body, then muscling through tackles during the run after the catch.
I was reminded of this by this great video that I saw via Matt Waldman over at the Rookie Scouting Report and his recent post on wide receiver technique. The whole thing is simply required reading for any football junkie.
Here’s Sharpe talking to a young Dez Bryant and others about various techniques used at the wide receiver position.