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Kansas City Chiefs vs Raiders: Breaking Down The O-Line Film

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Week #7

The Kansas City Chiefs come home with a 28-0 victory this Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.  The Chiefs improve their overall record to 3-3 and the Raiders fall to 4-3.

It is hard to pick out an offensive lineman of the game, this week.  Even though the Chiefs won by a big score, they didn't dominate the line of scrimmage.  In fact, every Chiefs lineman ended the day with a negative power score.  Which means that the Chiefs line was getting dominated more than they were dominating the Raiders.

Branden Albert ends the day with a 85% assignment grade and a +2 power score in pass protection.  He gave up 2 pressures, 0 sacks, and received pass protection help 7 times.  Tight end and running back grades can be found, here.

Let's take a look at the rest of those grades...

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Percent Scale

 

Team Run Blocking
Power Blocking
Power Blocking Score
2nd Level Blocks
Did the lineman get the job done or not?  These grades are good for understanding value for a team and not necessarily for comparing across teams.  A game in the mid 80s to 90% is a decent score.
How often did the offensive lineman dominate the block or how often did he get dominated?  These scores are good for comparing across teams and finding  the most dominant lineman in the league.   
Anything over zero is a good score.  The more over zero the more the lineman dominated the defender.  Each lineman is scored a minus for being dominated, a zero for a draw, or a plus for dominating the defender.
The number of success over failures for the lineman when blocking linebackers and safeties on the second level.  The lineman must be athletic to accomplish a high second level score.

 


 Run Blocking Grades


Percent
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Power
Pull
2/Level

 Grade DBI_rating_10         
Blocking
Blocks
Blocks
Albert 77%

-3
0
-1
Lilja 74%

-5
0
+3
Wiegmann 80%

-5
0
+6
Asamoah 74%

-3
0
-3
Richardson 79%

-2
+1
0














 

 

Run Blocking Notes:

  • Only one offensive lineman earned a grade of 80% or higher, Casey Wiegmann.  But Casey had a -5 power score which indicates he was getting beat or driven more than he was dictating the action during the game.
  • The line starts out a little slow and Branden Albert gets a false start penalty at 14:48 in the 1st quarter.  Richardson gets put on his back at 9:26 in the 1st when he is blocking on the backside of a play.
  • You had to respect the way Casey Wiegmann is able to get the job done despite being out matched in size and strength at times.  He is the master at the second level...and at 6:19 in the 1st quarter he locks onto a defender, pulls him forward (using the defenders momentum) and as the defenders starts to stumble and fall, Wiegmann falls on him and rides him all the way to the ground.  Nice!
  • Barry Richardson has a nice run block on the right edge as McCluster gets the ball and attempts to sweep around the right end.  Barry had a couple of nice blocks in the game but he appeared to be low on fire this week.  In fact, it appeared to me that both Branden Albert and Barry Richardson were a little sluggish.  It could have been the physical nature and the high intensity of the Raiders...or it could have been a low motor day for the two.
  • You could really tell that the Raiders defensive line was trying to beat up the Chiefs smaller lineman, Casey Wiegmann and Ryan Lilja.  Both the lineman did a good job at doing their job through the physical play...but their power scores show how much they had to battle.
  • Asamoah gets nice movement of the ball at 7:22 in the 4th quarter.  And, dispite all the comments made about Lilja by PFS about his stoutness...Lilja locks onto a defender at 2:30 in the 4th and moves his defender out of the hole.
  • If you would like to see how the Chiefs linemen have done over the past games, then look here.

 

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Team Pass Blocking
Passing Power Blocking
Pressures Combo Help
Did the lineman get the job done or not?  These grades are good for understanding value for a team and not necessarily for comparing across teams.  A game in the 90% is a good score for pass blocking.
How often did the offensive lineman dominate the block or how often did he get dominated?  Each lineman is scored a minus for being dominated, a zero for a draw, or a plus for dominating the block. How often did the offensive lineman give up pressure on the quarterback?  Every once and a while a lineman can do his job but give up pressure on the QB.  This stat will help glean more info from the line grades.
How often did the offensive coordinator provide help for a tough defender or a struggling lineman.  Yea, two lineman ended up with the same grade...but how much help did either of them get?

 


Pass Blocking Grades


Percent
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Power
Pressures
Sacks
Combo

 Grade Rating Bar Passing         
Blocking
Allowed
Allowed
Help
Albert 85%

+2
2
0
7
Lilja 71%

-7
5
0
11
Wiegmann 80%

-4
3
0
12
Asamoah 89%

-1
2
0
7
Richardson 89%

-2
2
0
6
















Pass Blocking Notes:

  • AT 8:46 in the 1st quarter, the Raiders bring 7 defenders on the pass rush and the Chiefs pick it up well.  The Chiefs change their pass blocking assignments this week and have the backs and tight ends combo with each other a little more and have the offensive lineman match up together to take on a Raider defenders.
  • Ryan Lilja has a rough day trying to hold back his defender during passing downs.  He ends the day with a -7 power score in pass protection.
  • At 4:54 in the 1st quarter, both Branden Albert and Ryan Lilja get beat on a pass rush...and Wiegmann gets driven back into the pocket.  Luckily, Cassel was throwing a quick pass, so the ball was gone before any damage could be done.
  • Barry Richardson does a nice job of trying to block two defender on the pass rush at 7:15 in the 2nd quarter.
  • One discouraging play was at 1:45 in the 3rd quarter when the line holds out the pass rush for over 4 seconds.  Then, still not under pressure, Cassel floats the ball to the left side of the field for an interception.



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