07 Dec 2010
Our look at why Josh McDaniels failed for ESPN Insider details the history of McDaniels's defensive tinkering, and how the free agent patches held up for one year before totally failing this time around. (You may recognize the concept from the FOA2010 essay.)
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?