Chiefs vs Jags: Breaking Down The O-Line Tape

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Week #7

This past Sunday the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars to improve their record to 4-2.  The Kansas City Chiefs rushed for 236 yards...and you don't get that done without some good line play.

Both Brandon Albert and Barry Richardson bounced back from last week and had a better game in the trenches.

Let's take a look at those O-Line grades.

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  • Please refer to the Chiefs Preseason: Breaking Down The O-Line Tape - Primer at the bottom of this article for any inquiries into the method used to grade the lineman.
  • Click on Bewsaf Past Posts at the bottom of this post for any past o-line articles you might have missed.

Performance Perspective

60% or below
70% 80% 90% or above
60% is an indication the lineman was some defenders boy toy.
70% is a rough day in both the run or passing game.  The lineman probably got notice a lot and won't hold a job scoring 70% every week.   
 80% is a solid day for run blocking but only an average day for pass blocking.  Players strive to be above 80% every game.
Player had great game run or pass blocking if they score a 90%. All pro players are consistently in the 90%.

RUN BLOCKING


PASS BLOCKING

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Albert
Albert
Waters
Waters
Wiegmann
Wiegmann
Lilja
Lilja
Richardson
Richardson
Pope
Pope
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Moeaki

Moeaki
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Run & Pass Blocking Notes:

  • Brandon Albert had a good day blocking with a 85% run blocking score and a 85% pass blocking score.
  • Moeaki only stays in to pass block twice, but he does his job both times.
  • Moeaki was called on to do a lot more end-line blocking this week.  He usually does very well blocking from an H-back position and average at the traditional end position.  But, for the first time he does a good job with the end-line blocks.
  • The Chiefs are pulling Lilja when they are close to the goal line.
  • There is one holding call assigned to Albert during the game that is probably Weigmann's penalty.  During the play Albert cuts his defender and then doesn't get up until the play is over.  Weigmann, on the other hand, locks on to his defender and as Casey is going to the ground the defender seems to fall with him.  Hmmm.
  • Brian Waters and the Chiefs had a hard time blocking #93 Tyson Alualu.  The Jags defender appeared to be quick at recognizing the play and physical at the point of attack.  Aluala was moved up and down Jacksonville's defensive line during the game.
  • Waters appears very comfortable when pass blocking.  Very rarely has he been fooled this year by defenders attempting various rushing techniques.  He is particularly good at stopping defenders that like to bull rush him. 
  • On Thomas Jones' long run, Moeaki gets a good kick out block and Richardson races to the second level and get a great block on the linebacker.  Now that's what I'm talking about Barry.  Use that quickness to get to the second level every time and you might by the man of the future at right tackle.

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SECOND LEVEL BLOCKING


POINT OF ATTACK BLOCK

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Albert
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Waters
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Wiegmann
Lilja
Lilja
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Pope
Pope
Moeaki

Moeoki
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Second Level Blocking Notes:

  • Lilja pulled a lot in the Jaguars game:  The Chiefs had him pull play-side and back-side.  As the season gets longer it will be interesting to see if this trend continues.  Brian Waters is not getting any younger.  The longer the season the more the game will wear on Brian's body.
  • Waters does not get to the second level like he did at the beginning of the season.
  • On the first touchdown run, Albert got a good drive block on his defender to great the hole.
  • On on play, every lineman but Waters missed their block.  That doesn't happen very often.   
  • 4th quarter 1st and 15 with 5:20 left on the clock.  Brian Waters gets a burst of energy and picks up a critical second level block to spring a 17 yard running play.

OTHER SEASON STATS

Player
Games Played
# Penalties # of Drivens
Albert 6 2 4
Waters 6 2 6
Wiegmann 6 2 11
Lilja 6 2 5
O'Callaghan 0 0 0
Pope 6 0 4
Richardson
6
2
9
Moeaki
6
1
2

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Click On " Bewsaf Past Posts " for more past articles

*Chiefs Preseason: Breaking Down The O-Line Tape - Primer *What You Look For in an NFL Offensive Lineman - The Basics

*The Kansas City Chiefs And The Other Qualities

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