Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

13 Dec 2003, 01:37pm by Michael David Smith

In Defense of Ken Walter

With his fourth column for us, we hereby shift Michael David Smith from "guest columnist" to "Football Outsider," which means he eventually gets a cartoon of himself drawn by Jason Beattie. Never one to shy from controversy, Mike devotes his first article as "a regular" to defending Patriots punter-turned-ex-punter-turned-punter-again Ken Walter. The secret lies not in the length of punts, but in the length of returns.

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08 Dec 2003, 01:42pm by Michael David Smith

Second Half Success

Is second half success a good omen for next year? Given the 2003 Patriots and Seahawks, we might say yes. Given 32 different teams since 1990, Michael David Smith says, well, maybe not.

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24 Nov 2003, 09:17am by Michael David Smith

Splitting the Overtime Pizza

With three more games going to overtime this weekend, more discussion of changing the NFL overtime rule is inevitable. Michael David Smith reaches back to high school math for an idea that improves overtime by letting both teams have a say in how the extra period starts. Plus, we needed another discussion thread for everyone that wanted to debate the overtime rules.

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29 Sep 2003, 01:20pm by Michael David Smith

Six Stats the NFL Needs

Michael David Smith has some ideas on new stats that would provide insight on the NFL -- and wouldn't be too hard for the league to provide.

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