1. This is an offensive strategy in football where the offensive team has a large number of players sitting back in pass protection in order to prevent the quarterback from getting sacked and to give him enough time to make a completion. In addition to the offensive lineman, a team with max protection will also use the tight end, full back and sometimes the running back to help block defenders. A team who uses max protect will have to sacrifice the number of receivers to throw, since they are now used in pass protection.
1. With the Giants constantly pressuring the quarterback, the Eagles use max protect to help give McNabb more time in the pocket.
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