Coaching the analytically correct way

NFL coaches are smart guys but they desperately need some strategy tips

Updated: August 31, 2010, 12:12 PM ET
By Peter Keating | ESPN the Magazine
Getty ImagesBy the numbers, the Saints' onside kick to start the second half of Super Bowl XLIV was a no-brainer.

Peter Keating is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, where he covers investigative and statistical subjects. He started writing "The Biz," a column looking at sports business from the fan's point of view, in 1999. He also coordinates the Magazine's annual "Ultimate Standings" project, which ranks all pro franchises according to how much they give back to fans. His work on concussions in football has earned awards from the Deadline Club, the New York Press Club and the Center for the Study of Sport in Society.