25 Aug 2004
Apparently Troy Aikman reads Football Outsiders because he's asking the Competition Committee to make some changes in how they keep offensive and defensive statistics. He basically calls the current "total defense" stat a joke and suggests a defensive measure similar to the QB rating as one solution. And while the QB rating has its shortcomings, anything would be better than what the NFL is currently passing off as statistics.
After three NFL seasons of kicking off from the 35-yard line, what has been the impact on touchbacks, returns, field position, scoring and injuries? Also, is this rule responsible for a record number of big comebacks?