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Hey everyone, I'm here to bring you the KPM for the Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs game last week. Several key rotational players got lots of snaps this week, and it was interesting to see how it affected their ratings.
- The Chiefs were in the 3-4 defense 22.1% of the time.
- The Chiefs were in the nickel defense 74.4% of the time.
- The Chiefs were in the dime the remaining 3.5% of the time.
- The Chiefs blitzed a safety or linebacker 12.8% of the time.
- The nickel formation this team opened with had Tamba as an outside linebacker, Vrabel and DJ as inside linebackers, and Dorsey-Edwards-Gilberry as down linemen.
DJ had that pick six dead to rights on the first defensive play of the game. He's going to want that one back.
Lots of Studebaker early on, subbing for both Vrabel and Tamba. I think he's performed well enough to grab the coaching staff's attention.
Great moves by both Tamba and Studebaker on the 1st quarter sack. It's nice to have that pressure coming from both sides. I'm not sure that Tamba would have brought him down all by himself, so Studebaker cleaning up was huge.
Gilberry is getting a few 3-4 snaps on top of all the nickel snaps in the early going. It looks like the coaching staff is really easing Tyson Jackson back into the game.
Gilberry is getting his hands up a lot early on. There's usually not enough of that for my liking, so it's nice to see him getting into it.
Bonehead play by Demorrio: roughing the kicker. I didn't take points away because it was on special teams, but that's a giant no-no. Afterwards, he was yelling at Haley when coach was telling him to take a seat.
What. A. Move. Gilberry dominates both linemen blocking him for a strip sack. Great bullrush. He's having a huge impact thus far.
I really don't like the amount of cushion Flowers and Carr are giving their respective receivers. The short pass is wide open, and it's just eating up yardage.
I've counted two plays that Tamba beat his man, only to be grabbed on his face mask and held from behind...and it's only the first quarter.
Tyson looked really slow on a pass rush near the beginning of the 2nd quarter. He is holding his own in the running game, but he had the opportunity to get to the quarterback, and just couldn't close the gap.
Studebaker has played a lot of nickel snaps in the first half. He's looked really good while doing it, as well. Whether it was because Vrabel struggled last week or Studebaker just finally earned the spot, it's good to see.
Arenas looks really solid in the first half. He's been in on a couple of plays that would've been big gains. Doing a really good job of sticking his hand in the way and breaking up a pass.
Stupid play by Gilberry, swinging his arm and whacking the quarterback in the helmet well after the ball was gone. Cost the defense a 3 and out.
I don't care if the refs missed it, Studebaker definitely sacked the quarterback at the end of the half. His elbow and knee were even more clearly down than the previous play, where Tamba received a sack after a review. I'm giving Andy the sack in the KPM.
Several times this game, Tyson Jackson has strung along a sweep play an dhas been a real nuisance in Buffalo's blocking scheme. Rather than relying on a single blocker, Tyson is blowing through his man and making one of the pulling offensive linemen readjust and block him, rather than a linebacker.
Tyson sniffs out another screen play late in the 3rd quarter. Occasionally he's been disruptive when single blocked, but he hasn't missed a blocker yet, whether he's double teamed or single blocked. He just won't be shoved off the line. Well done, TJack.
Studebaker has been very effective both in pass coverage and in pass rushing. Vrabel is still seeing the early-down snaps, but he's seeing pretty much all of the passing down snaps this game.
Man, that was an incredible hit and strip by Flowers late in the 4th quarter. It's really too bad Vrabel couldn't get his mitts on it a hair sooner.
Dorsey is imposing his will on the left side of Buffalo's line. He's being a handful over there against the run and the pass.
Great play by Tamba to cut back inside and bat down a screen pass in the 4th quarter. He could've taken the outside line to the quarterback, but saw the screen developing and stayed home.
DJ, DJ, DJ. That's two dropped interceptions that would've been game changers.
Tamba didn't seal the edge very well late in the 4th quarter and allowed Spiller to get to the outside to pick up a 3rd and 1. A tackle for loss there likely makes for a 4th and 5, and more importantly, makes Buffalo punt it away instead of driving further into KC territory to attempt the winning score. Luckily, Fitzpatrick gifted the interception to Berry on the next play.
DJ and Vrabel both missing tackles in overtime that would have stopped a long gain. After a game full of holding Buffalo to short gains, the end of the 4th quarter and overtime opened up a bit.
- Wow, Arenas' pass break up late in overtime was a huge play. Well done, rook.
|This Week's KPM||This Week's KPM/Snap|
|Ron Edwards||22||Ron Edwards||0.595|
|Glenn Dorsey||15||Tyson Jackson||0.522|
|Wallace Gilberry||15||Shaun Smith||0.500|
|Shaun Smith||13||Wallace Gilberry||0.268|
|Tyson Jackson||12||Glenn Dorsey||0.188|
|This Week's KPM||This Week's KPM/Snap|
|Tamba Hali||30||Jovan Belcher||0.632|
|Derrick Johnson||13||Tamba Hali||0.357|
|Jovan Belcher||12||Andy Studebaker||0.237|
|Andy Studebaker||9||Derrick Johnson||0.151|
|Mike Vrabel||4||Mike Vrabel||0.080|
|Glenn Dorsey||103||Shaun Smith||0.505|
|Shaun Smith||102||Ron Edwards||0.444|
|Wallace Gilberry||94||Wallace Gilberry||0.433|
|Ron Edwards||88||Tyson Jackson||0.395|
|Tyson Jackson||30||Glenn Dorsey||0.255|
|Anthony Toribio||-6||Anthony Toribio||-0.111|
|Tamba Hali||121||Tamba Hali||0.269|
|Derrick Johnson||79||Andy Studebaker||0.241|
|Mike Vrabel||38||Cory Greenwood||0.200|
|Jovan Belcher||32||Demorrio Williams||0.190|
|Andy Studebaker||20||Derrick Johnson||0.177|
|Demorrio Williams||8||Jovan Belcher||0.132|
|Corey Mays||1||Mike Vrabel||0.099|
|Cory Greenwood||1||Corey Mays||0.077|
And now, time for Kalo's MVP of the Week! This week, it's TAMBA HALI!
Not only did Tamba make an impact all throughout the game, he was absolutely clutch. He made a great play near the goal line to keep a sure touchdown on a running back screen with his pass break up. He had a big sack near the end of the 1st half to keep the Bills out of scoring range. Finally, he had a great play to force an intentional grounding penalty in overtime and stop a potential game-winning drive. There is no doubt in my mind that had Tamba not played so well in this game, the Chiefs would have another loss on the record. It's nothing short of outrageous that he's not a household name, but with over half the season left and him already at seven sacks, I can't see him not becoming one by the end of the year.
Have a great day everyone, and thanks for reading!