Chiefs Ground Game Scouting Recap - Bye Week

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Net Yards Rushing vs 49ers:  207

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The Kansas City Chiefs run game kicked into high gear against the San Francisco 49ers last week.  With an effective passing attack the Chiefs were able to keep the 49ers on their heals enough to loosen up that run defense.

Through the first four weeks of the year the Chiefs are ranked 3rd in the NFL in total rushing yards per game with 160.  That is a big turnaround from the first three games of last year.  Look for the Chiefs to try and get that third ranked running attack going against the Indianapolis Colts.

I have again charted every running play the Kansas City Chiefs have run this year.

Lets take a look... 

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Please refer to the Bewsaf Past Posts button at the bottom of this article for any inquiries into past ground game scouting reports for the 2010 season.

 

Chiefs Ground Game Scouting Report vs 49ers:

  • Thomas Jones and Jamaal Charles appeared to have some kind of substitution system going during the 49er game.  There was only one series in which both players did not carry the ball.  Sometimes the pattern seemed to be every two, then it would be every other, then 3 and 1 and 3 and 1.
  • Weis appears to be tweaking his tendencies every week with a big change every couple of games.  This makes sense since patterns cannot really be recognized as a confident trend until you get two or three games worth of info. 
  • An interesting bit of data (probably trivial but...) is that in the 49ers game Thomas Jones finished every drive off but one, i.e., he got the last carry.
  • If the tendency to have a big tendency change holds true, then look for the Chiefs to come out with something new after the Colts game with only slight tweaks for Indianapolis. 
                                                             SEASON TOTALS
Run Plays Draw Plays Base/Zone Plays Pulling Lineman
Weak Strong Weak Strong Weak Strong Weak Strong
28 60 7
5
17
42
4
13
Yards Yards Yards Yards Yards Yards Yards Yards
168
282
80
27
60
175
23 83
6.0 avg
4.7 avg
11.4 avg
5.4 avg
3.5 avg
4.1 avg
5.7 avg
6.3 avg

Season Totals Observations:

  • When looking at the run plays chart above it is noticeable that the Chiefs run to the strong side of the formation than the weak side after 3 games.  However, it is a little more complicated than that when taking into consideration that Weis has used Moeaki in motions and shifts.  The Chiefs don't just come out in a run strong look...they might come out in some kind of weak formation and then motion/shift strong for the run.
  • The Chiefs really pounded the weak side in the 49ers game using shifts and motions by Moeaki.
  • After using and being successful with the pulling lineman in the preseason, the Chiefs haven't really used that facet of their game in the regular season as much.  Look for them to go back to that in some game hard and heavy as a nice change up to the running game.

 

DOWN ANALYSIS

Running Game

FIRST DOWN
SECOND DOWN
THIRD DOWN
FORTH DOWN
6.1 yards per rush
3.3 yards per rush
4.0 yards per rush
2.3 yards per rush

 

 

SEASON FORMATION TOTALS

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Formation Frequency
Pro Weak:  22 plays
Pro Strong:  11 plays
Run Weak: 7 Run Strong: 12
Run Weak: 2 Run Strong: 6
Avg Gain: 8.1
Avg Gain: 6.5
Avg Gain: 2.0
Avg. Gain: 5.8

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Draw Plays: 00
Pull Guard: 07
Draw Plays: 00
Pull Guard:00
Base/Zone: 12 Base/Zone: 08

Formation Notes:

  • The Chiefs have gotten some good mileage out of the Pro Strong and Weak formations.  Weis has started to line his players up in different formations and then motion to Pro Weak or Pro Strong with Moeaki.
  • The Chiefs did not run the Pro Strong formation in the 49ers game.  Either by lining up in it or motioning to it.
  • In the 49ers game, Thomas Jones ran the ball 8 times out of 9 from the Pro Weak formation for a total of 43 yards.  Jamaal got one carry from the Pro Weak formation for 20yds. 

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Formation Frequency
Pro I Twins: 9 plays
Pro I: 10 plays
Run Weak: 4
Run Strong: 4
Run Weak: 1
Run Strong: 6
Avg Gain: 3.5
Avg Gain: 3.5
Avg Gain: 10.0
Avg. Gain: 0.7

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Draw Plays: 00 Pull Guard: 00
Draw Plays: 00
Pull Guard: 00
Base/Zone: 08 Base/Zone: 07

Formation Notes:

  • In the Pro I formation it appears that the Chiefs run the ball more often than not.

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Formation Frequency
Ace Doubles: 7 plays
Ace Spread: 8 plays
Run Weak: 01
Run Strong: 03
Run Weak: 01
Run Strong: 2
Avg Gain: 8
Avg Gain: 7.3
Avg Gain: 8.0
Avg. Gain: 3.5

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Draw Plays: 00 Pull Guard: 02
Draw Plays: 01
Pull Guard: 00
Base/Zone: 02 Base/Zone: 02

Formation Notes:

  • Note really a lot of notes for these formations this week.

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Formation Frequency
Diamond: 7 plays
Ace :  2 plays
Run Weak:4
Run Strong: 1
Run Weak: 00
Run Strong: 00
Avg Gain: 4.0
Avg Gain: 0.0
Avg Gain: 00
Avg. Gain:00

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Draw Plays: 01 Pull Guard: 00
Draw Plays: 00
Pull Guard: 00
Base/Zone: 04 Base/Zone: 00

Formation Notes:

  • Note really a lot of notes for these formations this week.

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Formation Frequency
Ace Trips: 5 plays
Ace Trey :  14 plays
Run Weak: 0
Run Strong: 2
Run Weak: 04
Run Strong: 04
Avg Gain: 0.0
Avg Gain: 2.0
Avg Gain: 15.0
Avg. Gain: 3.0

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Draw Plays: 00 Pull Guard: 02
Draw Plays: 03
Pull Guard: 02
Base/Zone: 00 Base/Zone: 03

Formation Notes:

  • The Ace Trey formation utilizes one or two tight ends in the trips formation.  With two tight ends, one being a very good receiver, Weis can either run the ball or throw it with equal effectiveness.

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Formation Frequency
Gun Spread:  5 plays
Gun Doubles Open:  22 plays
Run Weak: 00 Run Strong: 01
Run Weak: 3 Run Strong: 4
Avg Gain: 00
Avg Gain: 12.0
Avg Gain: 1
Avg. Gain: 3

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Draw Plays: 00
Pull Guard: 01
Draw Plays: 01
Pull Guard: 05
Base/Zone: 00 Base/Zone: 01

Formation Notes:

  • The Chiefs have run the gun doubles open formation the most.  As you can see, the Chiefs are passing the ball more often in this formation than running it.

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Formation Frequency
Gun Trips Open: 14 plays
Formation: 00 plays
Run Weak: 1
Run Strong: 1
Run Weak:0
Run Strong: 0
Avg Gain: 6.0
Avg Gain: 0.0
Avg Gain: 0
Avg. Gain: 0

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Draw Plays: 02 Pull Guard: 00
Draw Plays: 00
Pull Guard: 00
Base/Zone: 00 Base/Zone: 00

Formation Notes:

  • Nothing to report at this time about the Gun Trips Open formation.

 


 

Other Formation Notes:

  • Not included in this weeks report:  Jumbo Goal-line,and WildCat formations.  These formations will be included in the next weeks addition.
  • A handful of other formations have been used during the season but there are not any meaningful running stats to report at this point.

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Click On "Bewsaf Past Posts" for more past articles

*The K.C. Cog That Is Helping the Chiefs Offensive Machine Run *KC Chiefs vs Colts: Analyzing Indianapolis' Football Tendencies

*Kansas City Chiefs Scoring By Field Position - Week 3

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