Chiefs vs Bills: Breaking Down The O-Line Tape

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Week #8

This past Sunday the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Buffalo Bills in overtime to improve their record to 5-2.  One of the many differences between the 2009 Chiefs and this 2010 Chief team is the determination and discipline to pull out close wins.

A couple of young lineman did a good job blocking against the Bills:  Barry Richardson and Jon Asamoah.

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
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Waters
Wiegmann
Wiegmann
Asamoah
Asamoah
Richardson
Richardson
Pope
Pope
Moeaki

Moeaki
O'Connell



 

Run & Pass Blocking Notes:

  • For the first time this year it can be said that Barry Richardson did his job in both the run game and the passing game and didn't look like he struggled the whole time.  Barry looked like he was in command most of the time while pass blocking and showed smart cutoff angles when picking up defenders at the second level.
  • All the lineman graded out in the 90% range in pass blocking.  Albert struggled early but then found his groove, Waters was solid in the passing game all day, and Asamoah looked solid.
  • Asamoah only made two mistakes in the passing game.  One being a defensive line stunt in which he failed to pick up the looping lineman.
  • For his first NFL start, Jon Asamoah looked pretty good.  He is not as quick at Lilja.  Can't seemingly scoop defenders from the backside with ease like Lilja.  But Jon does possess a combination of quickness and power that will help this team in the future.  After a review of the tape, Asamoah could probably be a solid starter right now (with some minor rookie mistakes).
  • Brian Waters did not have a good day run blocking.  In general he looked sluggish.  He was slower getting to the second level, he showed a limited range, he did not hold his blocks as long, and defenders where able to get off his block quicker than I have seen in the past.  There appeared, at least from this evaluators viewpoint, a missing "nastiness" in the run game that Brian has displayed over his 11 year career.
  • At the end of the game the Chiefs had to pass the ball to win.  Defenders could get up field and attack the quarterback without much worry about the run.  The Chiefs line played very well when faced with an end-of-the-game pass rush.
  • All the tight ends blocked very well this week. 

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SECOND LEVEL BLOCKING


POINT OF ATTACK BLOCK

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Albert
Albert
Waters
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Wiegmann
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Asamoah
Richardson
Richardson
Pope
Pope
Moeaki

Moeoki

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Second Level Blocking Notes:

  • Both Albert and Weigmann attempted more than 15 second level blocks.
  • For the first time, Richardson attempts more second level blocks and looks pretty good doing it.  Is he improving...or was it his competition?
  • The Chiefs did not pull as much as they did when Lilja was in the lineup.  However, Asamoah made some good block on the move when he was called on. 
  • Weigmann, Waters, and Asamoah where all driven twice.
  • At the end of the game the Bills attempt a D-line loop stunt and Asamoah ends up picking it up.  The interesting part was that Cassel did not get happy feet when the defender looped around.  Cassel stood tale, appeared to focus down field, and let his lineman pick the defender up and divert him away from Matt.  A little maturity in the pocket from Cassel on that play.

OTHER SEASON STATS

Player
Games Played
# Penalties # of Drivens
# Sacks
Albert 7 2 5 2
Waters 7 2 8 0
Wiegmann 7 2 13 1
Lilja 6 2 5
0
O'Callaghan 0 0 0 0
Pope 7 0 4 1
Richardson
7
2
9
1
Asamoah
1
0
2
0

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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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