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Best, worst at preserving timeouts

The Elias Sports Bureau has a formula for measuring how coaches have fared

Originally Published: January 7, 2010
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

There are no formal statistics regarding a head coach's clock management. But the Elias Sports Bureau came up with a creative way to measure a coach's ability to save timeouts for the end of close games.

"Timeouts are so valuable," said Dan Reeves, who coached three NFL teams for a total of 23 seasons. "Over time, you learn to preserve them at almost any cost."

The list below indicates the percentage of times in their career that 2009 NFL coaches retained at least ...

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