Chiefs vs Chargers II: Breaking Down The O-Line Tape

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Week #14

The Kansas City Chiefs were soundly defeated this past Sunday by the San Diego Chargers.  And if you thought watching the game the first time was agonizing...just try and grade them.

The Chiefs offensive line might have just recorded their worst performance since 2009.  The San Diego Chargers were quicker, more physical, and what appeared to be more determined this passed Sunday.

Vaughn Martin #92 for the Chargers caused a lot of havoc for the offensive line.  He alone was responsible for many of the "drivens" received by the KC lineman.

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

 

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
O'Callaghan N/A

O'Callaghan
1 for 2
Asamoah N/A

Asamoah
N/A
Pope
Pope
Moeaki
Moeaki N/A

Run & Pass Blocking Notes:

  • Remember, if a bar gets into any kind of red then the lineman a least did a decent job.  Further into the red, in the 90%s, is a good day in that particular area.
  • Not many Chiefs had a red day.  In fact, many offensive lineman had a downright horrible day.
  • On one of the sacks I credited Tony Moeaki as the culprit and not Branden Albert:  It was Albert's man that ended up making the sack but Moeaki's defender was the culprit.
  • Albert is credited with one sack and Moeaki is credited with one.
  • With 4:28 left in the second quarter Barry gives up quick pressure from an inside rush after a club move.  Only Brodie Croyle saved the day with a quick release.
  • Lilja has a lot of trouble with Vaughn Martin #92.  And when Martin goes to the other side...Waters has trouble with him.

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SECOND LEVEL BLOCKING


POINT OF ATTACK BLOCK

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Albert
Waters
Waters
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Lilja
Lilja
Richardson http://draftboardinsider.com/images/DBI_rating_5.gif
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O'Callaghan N/A

O'Callaghan
N/A
Asamoah
N/A
Asamoah
N/A
Pope N/A

Pope
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Moeaki
N/A

Moeoki
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Second Level Blocking Notes:

  • The offensive line really didn't get to the second level very much.  The reason was that the Chargers were flowing hard and up field on most every play.  They very rarely scraped across the top but made, what appeared to be, a team effort to fill holes quickly and get up field.
  • The points of attack grades weren't really that bad.  Not good, but not bad either.  The problem often came from penetrating defenders and linebackers getting into open holes and getting up field.  Safeties were often a problem as well.
  • Weigmann gets driven 6 times against the Chargers, Lilja has 3, and Waters has 2.
  • O'Callaghan comes in the game in the second half and plays on the end of the line of scrimmage next to Albert on one play and Richardson on another. 
  • The Chargers frequently played an eight man front and blitzed second level defenders on running and passing downs.

 

OTHER SEASON STATS

Player
Games Played
# Penalties # of Drivens
# Sacks
Albert 12 3 7 3
Waters 13 3 21 0
Wiegmann 13 2 36 2
Lilja 12 4 20
1
O'Callaghan 4 0 3 1
Pope 13 5 7 1
Richardson
13
7
14
2
Asamoah
2
0
5
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

*Kansas City Chiefs: Passing Attack Threat Alert Formula

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