Chiefs vs Chargers - Breaking Down The O-Line Tape

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Week #1

Chiefs vs Chargers

On a wet and windy night the Kansas City Chiefs pick up their first win of the season.  Nothing tastes better or improves the player psyche more than winning the first game of the season on Monday night football.

The Chiefs game against the Chargers was a great victory for the team and a learning experience for the offense.  Weis and company now know what they must work on to get this offense moving...the passing game.

During the season I will review every game tape in an attempt to bring you the execution of each offensive lineman on every offensive play.  Each lineman will be graded on whether or not he got the job done.  Did he get the guy blocked or not?

OFFENSIVE GAME NOTES:

  • The Chiefs either kept a tight end in to pass block or assigned backs to help pass block on the offensive right side (Richardson) 8 times.
  • Waters missed a linebacker twist stunt in the 1st quarter that resulted in a tackle for loss but then picked the same stunt up the next two times it was run.
  • The Chiefs used Moeaki as a type of pulling tight end during the Chargers game.  He did a good job overall and a good job blocking in space.
  • Waters appeared to have the most "point of attack" blocks in the Charger game.

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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.

 

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Kansas City Chiefs vs Chargers - Line Play

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RUN BLOCKING

PASS BLOCKING
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Percent Scale Percent Scale
Albert Albert
Waters Waters
Wiegmann Wiegmann
Lilja Lilja
Richardson Richardson
Pope http://draftboardinsider.com/images/DBI_rating_6.gif Pope
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Moeaki
Moeaki

 

Run & Pass Blocking Notes:

  • Both Pope and Albert had great down blocks on the long TD run by Charles.  Lilja, on the same play, also had a great pulling kick-out block to spring him.
  • This was probably the worst game for Pope since I have been grading him.  He didn't seem to lock up on his second level defender like he usually does and he ran by some defenders that end up making the tackle.
  • Richardson has a nice block on the Cassel bootleg that gets to the Chargers 1 yard line.
  • At the end of the first half, in the hurry up, Albert has difficulty pass blocking his defender that knows it is going to be a pass and has his ears pinned back.
  • Pope was left one on one with the rusher on the right side.  After finding out he could not handle him  one on one the Chiefs went to more combo help blocking by the TE and RBs.

SECOND LEVEL BLOCKING

POINT OF ATTACK BLOCK
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Albert http://draftboardinsider.com/images/DBI_rating_3.gif Albert http://draftboardinsider.com/images/DBI_rating_5.gif
Waters http://draftboardinsider.com/images/DBI_rating_5.gif Waters
Wiegmann http://draftboardinsider.com/images/DBI_rating_6.gif Wiegmann
Lilja http://draftboardinsider.com/images/DBI_rating_6.gif Lilja
Richardson http://draftboardinsider.com/images/DBI_rating_5.gif Richardson
Pope http://draftboardinsider.com/images/DBI_rating_5.gif Pope
0 for 1
Moeaki
2 for 2
Moeoki
0 for 0

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Second Level Blocking Notes:

  • Weigmann attempts the most second level blocks, by far.
  • Albert, for the first time, didn't really have a great day on the second level.  Charger lineman are very aggressive and very active.  Especially when you don't have to worry about the pass a lot.
  • Waters was the best point of attack drive blocker against the Chargers.
  • By the end of the game the Chargers either thought the Chiefs would try and run the ball or knew they couldn't pass it.  Either way, they were stacking the box for the run.  It is hard to run in the NFL when the other team does not have to respect the pass.
  • The Chiefs point of attack when running the ball was more often to the middle left.  That means Waters had more point of attack blocks than any other lineman

OTHER PRESEASON STATS

Player
Games Played
# Penalties # of Drivens
Albert 1 0 1
Waters 1 0 0
Wiegmann 1 0 0
Lilja 1 0 2
O'Callaghan 0 0 0
Pope 1 0 1
Richardson
1
1
2

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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

*I Wish I Had A Dollar (Bewsaf Uncaged)

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