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

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Week #10

The Kansas City Chiefs lose to the Denver Broncos, 10-17.  The Chiefs drop to 4-5 on the season and are currently on a 2 game losing streak in which they have only scored a total of 13 points.

The Chiefs ended up averaging 5.6 yards per carry in the Broncos game...but that is no indication on how the offense did or how the line blocked.  This week the Chiefs offensive line come away with pedestrian grades in the running game.  My biggest disappointment during the Broncos game was the performance of Casey Wiegmann in the pass blocking game and the effort of Johnathan Baldwin when blocking (TE grades and Baldwin's comments, here).

Jon Asamoah has the best game of all the Chiefs' lineman, by far.  He ends the day with a 95% run blocking assignments grade and a 93% pass blocking assignment grade.  A nice bounce back from his performance last week against the Dolphins.

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
89%
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+2
0
0
Lilja 80%
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0
0
+1
Wiegmann 85%
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-1
0
0
Asamoah 95%
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0
+1
+1
Richardson 80%
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-1
0
0












Run Blocking Notes:

  • At 6:48 in the 1st quarter, Jon Asamoah has a nice motor after he engages and drives the defender 5 yards down field.
  • Ryan Lilja picks up a nice 2nd level block at 11:38 in the 3rd quarter.  That block spring Jackie Battle for a nice run.  Lilja ends the day with a 80% run blocking grade.
  • There is one thing I see on other AFC West teams when I grade them that I don't see when I look at the Chiefs...double team drive blocks.  I have not seen the Chiefs do many of these, and when they have done them they haven't driven the defender off the ball like the other teams.
  • I love Ryan Lilja's motor on the back side of a sweep at 6:20 in the 3rd quarter.
  • Like I said in the intro, the Chiefs averaged 5.6 yards per carry against the Broncos.  Those numbers in isolation would indicate the Chiefs had a good run blocking day.  But after grading the lineman, it appears that some of them scored in the low 80s.
  • 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

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Blocking
Allowed
Allowed
Help
Albert
82%
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-4
7
1
2
Lilja 79%
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-4
6
0
10
Wiegmann 80%
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-5
7
0
15
Asamoah 93%
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0
1
0
14
Richardson 80%
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-5
6
1
10















 

Pass Blocking Notes:

  • For the second week in a row, the Chiefs pass blocking was not good...and the TEs and Backs pass blocking was worse.  Only Jon Asamoah can say he did a good job pass blocking this week.
  • At 12:55 in the 1st quarter Leonard Pope and Johnathan Baldwin team up and allow the defender to beat them both for a sack.  Not very good blocking by Pope and poor effort by Baldwin.  See TEs and Backs Film Breakdown, here.
  • At 4:09 in he 1st quarter, the offensive line lets a defender go free.  There were 3 rushers and 2 lineman to block.  The back in the backfield never looks in the direction of the blitz.
  • At 13:44 in the 2nd quarter, Barry Richardson gets beat on the rush.  LeRon McClain is there to pick the defender up, but he fails to stop the rusher and gives up a sack.
  • At 11:16 in the 3rd quarter, Jon Asamoah pulls for a dummy run and play action pass.  Richardson must step inside to fill the vacated spot that Asamoah just left and a defender rushes past his right shoulder (Rich stepped left).  In that situation, Pope has to pick up the defender that shoots the gap...but he doesn't.  On the same play, Branden Albert misses a linebacker loop stunt to his outside.
  •  13:26 in the 1st quarter, Branden Albert gets beat and then gets a holding call.
  • The Chiefs need to work on their cut blocks.  Both their tackles, especially Albert, are the worst cut blockers in the AFC West.  They frequently miss or don't get enough of the defender.  3:38 in the 4th quarter is a good example where Albert misses a quick pass cut block and the defender drills Cassel after the throw.
  • As always, the tight ends and backs grades are, here.

 

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