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

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Week #8

The Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Diego Chargers, 23-20.  It was a Monday night football game that demonstrated the determination and dogged spirit of the 2011 Chief's players.

This week, Casey Wiegmann recorded a 95% assignment grade in run blocking and a 93% assignment grade in pass blocking.  Not bad for a veteran that some say is on his last leg.  Actually, Casey has blocked with a renewed vigor the past couple of games...getting movement on his blocks, not getting driven as much.  The guy still has something left in the tank.

As always, the tight ends and running backs grades are, here.

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

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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 successes 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
      Grade Bar

Power
Pull
2/Level

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Blocking
Blocks
Blocks
Albert
88%
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+1
0
0
Lilja 88%
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-1
+3
+4
Wiegmann 95%
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0
0
+3
Asamoah 93%
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+1
+1
+4
Richardson 66%
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0
0
+2













Run Blocking Notes:

  • Ok.  As you can see, PFS is trying out some new grading bars for the assignment scores.  If the player is in the green that means it is a good day.  Yellow means the player had an off day in the run blocking department.  Anything in the red is bad.
  • Barry Richardson has a pretty bad day all around.  I'm not sure what is wrong...but he isn't even looking good at the things he normally does well (run block).  He ends the Chargers game with a 66% run blocking grade.  That is not very good, and is the makings of being replaced (or looking for a replacement) if he can't turn at least one phase of his game around.  His problems in this game were is ability to stay engaged on the defender. Continually, the defender would get off his block and many times make the play.
  • Richardson misses 3 of his first 4 run blocks.  Many of my notes include missed blocks about Richardson...so I'm just going to state that as fact, and not include any more negatives about Barry.
  • At 9:19 in the 1st quarter, Barry has a false start.
  • If you would like to see how the Chiefs linemen have done over the past games, then look here.

 

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
     Grade Bar

Power
Pressures
Sacks
Combo

 Grade http://profootballspotlight.com/wp-content/uploads/100-rating-run-bar.png         
Blocking
Allowed
Allowed
Help
Albert
81%
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-3
4
1
9
Lilja 80%
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-3
2
0
13
Wiegmann 93%
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-1
1
0
22
Asamoah 93%
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0
1
0
21
Richardson 82%
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-4
4
0
12















 

Pass Blocking Notes:

  • Branden Albert gets beat in pass protection at 14:18  for a sack.  It was the second time in a row that he had been beaten.
  • Lilja has a nice pass block at 8:04 in the 3rd quarter.  Lilja ended the day with a -3 power score in pass protection and gave up 2 pressures.
  • The Chiefs do a lot of combo blocking this week as they keep in their backs and tight ends on most plays.  Kansas City relied more on their wide outs against the Chargers to get open and make plays.
  • At :10 in the 4th quarter, Branden Albert and Ryan Lilja get beat in pass protection.
  • Jon Asamoah has a good game all the way around.  In pass protection, he ends the day with a 93% assignments grade and a +0 power score.

 

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