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Coach Steve Spurrier Every second Friday I have to do payroll for my department.  It takes 20-30 minutes and for some reason I was thinking about the fact that most NFL coaches work 100 hours a week during the season.

I work a 40 hour work week.  If someone is sick, I may have to work extra shifts.  I occasionally work from home but that is generally on a proposal or often an idea that needs to get fleshed out that is bugging me but no where near the 100 hours a week NFL coaches are working.

I wonder how many bad decisions are made at the end of games because of fatigue and the inability to process information when you are that tired.

I know one of the reasons that Steve Spurrier didn’t work out as the coach of the Washington Redskins was that he didn’t work hard or long enough and therefore wasn’t prepared for the complexity of the NFL game (having Danny Wuerffel and Shane Matthews as his QBs didn’t help either) but how many times have you seen the clock winding down in a close game and the coach miscalculate his options.  We saw it with New England Patriots coach Bill Bellichick during the Super Bowl loss against the Giants.  How much of this is cracking under pressure and how much of that is straight fatigue?