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

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Week #13

A win is a win...is a win.  That is what the Chiefs fans are saying after a 10-6 victory over the Denver Broncos.

The Chiefs offense had a hard time stringing any series of plays together that would end in a score on Sunday despite rushing for 185 yards.  But at the end of the day KC scored just enough to get the win.

The play of Brian Waters is one bright spot that can encourage some fans.  His solid performance is the second in as many weeks as he pulls himself out of the his former 3 game slump.

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.

CHIEFS NEW BLOCKING WRINKLES:

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Last week I presented a new wrinkle in the blocking scheme that the Chiefs used on the Seattle Seahawks.  This week the Chiefs attempted to use this same wrinkle against the Denver Broncos and had mixed success.

During the 3rd quarter the Chiefs ran this play, to the right, 4 times in a row as they marched down the field:  Jones 8 yards, Charles 13 yards, Jones, 12 yards, & later... Jones 3 yards, Charles 6 yards.

Unfortunatly this is when the Chiefs got down to the goal line and commited the first of a series of blunders that started at the 9:28 mark with a Moeaki illegal formation penalty that negated a TD.

 

 

 

 

 

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
N/A
Asamoah N/A

Asamoah
N/A
Pope
Pope
Moeaki
Moeaki 2 for 2

Run & Pass Blocking Notes:

  • All of the lineman had a decent day pass blocking.
  • Denver only sent more than 4 pass rushers 7 times during the game.  Most of the the time the Broncos sent four and dropped everyone else into coverage. Eight times Denver only sent 3 defenders on the pass.
  • Albert and Richardson both missed a couple of pass blocks but did a good job for the most part.
  • In the run game 3 lineman had off days according to the grades:  Albert, Weigmann, and Richardson.
  • I will say that even though Richardson graded out at 79% he showed a motor and nastiness from the start of the game that was nice to see.  He moved defenders(as opposed to a stalemate) than normal.
  • Waters gets driven 5 times during the game.  Weigmann 4, Lilja 1, and Richardson 1. 
  • Brian Waters play was good for the second week in a row.  The number of times he is driven says something about where he is in his career...but a solid job for the second week.

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SECOND LEVEL BLOCKING


POINT OF ATTACK BLOCK

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Albert
Waters
Waters
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Lilja
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O'Callaghan N/A

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

Moeoki
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Second Level Blocking Notes:

  • Brian Waters does a decent job at the second level for the first time in a while.
  • Both tackles struggle when at the point of attack against the Broncos.
  • Both Moeaki and Richardson get good blocks on the screen pass to Thomas Jones.
  • Bronco defenders where able to get off of Moeaki's blocks a little easier than the past.

 

OTHER SEASON STATS

Player
Games Played
# Penalties # of Drivens
# Sacks
Albert 11 3 6 2
Waters 12 3 19 0
Wiegmann 12 2 30 2
Lilja 11 4 17
1
O'Callaghan 3 0 2 1
Pope 12 5 7 1
Richardson
12
6
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

*The Next Hurdle For A Young KC Chiefs Team:  Fortitude

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