Paul Noonan at Acme Packing Company has compiled a list of which teams call their timeouts early, and which do a good job of saving them for the end of the half. As you might expect, considering this was written for a Green Bay blog, the Packers lead the league in early timeouts, and Noonan shows specific examples this season how the early use of timeouts has cost the Packers points and, potentially, wins. The next step would be to include delay of game data to show which teams are taking penalties instead of wasting timeouts, and which are simply efficient enough that they leave themselves plenty of time to operate.
The Packers and Wasted Timeouts
18 Oct 2018, 04:45pm by Vincent Verhei