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The “Plax Effect” Is Back, but Not in a Good Way

Published by on April 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

The "Plax Effect" can be described as the ability of a wide receiver to constantly draw double coverage from opposing defenses.

While playing for the Giants, Plaxico Burress created such a presence in the field with his great size (6'5") and incredibly deceptive speed that teams began to scheme separate gameplans just in an attempt to stop him.

Drawing consistent double-teams gives your offense a great advantage not only because other receivers will always be going against single coverage but also because it prevents defenses from stuffing the run with eight men in the box.

Of course, a team could always choose to not double a receiver like Burress, in which case the man will just use size and speed to pr...

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