Complete Offensive Line

Complete Offensive Line

by Rick Trickett, Garin Justice


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Developing dominating offensive linemen is Rick Trickett’s specialty. His accomplishments speak for themselves: 4 first-round draft selections, 20 NFL players, 13 All-Americans, and more than 30 all-conference selections. Now with Complete Offensive Line, he’s created the most in-depth guide ever on offensive line play.

Today’s linemen must have skill, strength, power, quickness, agility, and intelligence to excel at the position. That is why Complete Offensive Line presents it all—from footwork and hand positioning to pulling and cutbacks.

In this one-of-a-kind guide, Trickett takes you onto the practice field and into the trenches to learn these skills, among others:

• Pass protection

• Run blocking

• Man and zone blocking

• Combination blocks

• Blitz pickup

• Recognition of defensive sets such as 4-3, 3-4, and stack

• Strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities against any defensive set

• Techniques and schemes for formations such as spread, option, and the run and shoot

With the most effective drills, skill evaluation, line play assessments, scheme suggestions, and unparalleled coaching advice from one of the best in the game, Complete Offensive Line is simply the definitive book on football’s most demanding position.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736086516
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.
Publication date: 08/21/2012
Pages: 183
Sales rank: 535,835
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Rick Trickett was hired as the offensive line and assistant head coach at Florida State University in 2008. He is regarded by most as the guru of developing offensive linemen. No other current or past offensive line coach has trained more players who have gone on to win all-conference and All-American honors.

Coaching Stops:

1973 Glenville (linebackers coach)

1974-75 Indiana, PA (linebackers coach)

1976-77 West Virginia (defensive line coach)

1978-79 West Virginia (offensive line coach)

1980-81 Southern Illinois (offensive line coach)

1982-85 Southern Mississippi (offensive line coach)

1985 New Mexico (offensive line coach)

1986-88 Memphis (offensive line coach)

1989-92 Mississippi State (offensive line coach)

1993-98 Auburn (offensive line coach)

1999 Glenville State (head coach)

2000 LSU (assistant head coach and offensive line coach)

2001-06 West Virginia (assistant head coach and offensive line coach)


• Four players drafted in the first round in a six-year span at Auburn

Victor Riley (Chiefs No. 1 Draft Choice in 1998)

Willie Anderson (Bengals No. 1 Draft Choice in 1996)

Wayne Gandy (Rams No. 1 Draft Choice in 1994)

Kendall Simmons (Steelers No. 1 Draft Choice in 2001)

• More than 20 former players in the NFL

• Six All-American offensive linemen in his career

• 30 players with all-conference honors

• 13 players named either first or second team freshmen All-Americans

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Characteristics of Offensive Linemen

Chapter 2 Stances

Chapter 3 Drive Blocks

Chapter 4 Reach Blocks

Chapter 5 Cutoff Blocks

Chapter 6 Down Blocks

Chapter 7 Combination Blocks

Chapter 8 Stretch Plays

Chapter 9 Inside Zone

Chapter 10 Option

Chapter 11 Pass Protection

Chapter 12 Pass Progression and Drills

Chapter 13 Conditioning and Core Work

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Coach Trickett helped me hone my skills as a player and is one of the greatest collegiate offensive line coaches in the history of the game. The skills and techniques he taught me in my collegiate career I carried through to my NFL career to become an all-pro offensive lineman.”

Willie Anderson-- Four-Time Pro Bowl Selection (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006), Five-Time All-Pro Selection (2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)

"Complete Offensive Line is proof that Coach Trickett is one of football's best offensive line coaches. After playing eight years in the NFL—and winning two Super Bowl rings—I can honestly say that Rick Trickett made me a stronger player."

Kendall Simmons-- Super Bowl Champion (XL, XLIII), Two-Time First-Team All-SEC (2000-2001), Third-Team AP All-American (2000)

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