More Evidence that Nagy Was a Bad Playcaller


After looking at every play in the NFL this season for timeouts taken outside of the final 4 minutes of a half, 538 concluded that no team took less advantage of each of those individual timeouts than the Chicago Bears. There are some admitted caveats here. This analysis compares the WPA and EPA of the new play to the WPA/EPA of an average play in the given scenario, rather than what would have happened with the broken play. Also, it sets the value of a timeout fairly high and is based on analysis performed several years ago. With that being said, I'm less interested in the absolute values produced here, and more interested in how Nagy compared to his peers in both the number of wasted timeouts, and how well the team performed coming out of those timeouts.