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

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Week 15

The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Green Bay Packers at Arrowhead Stadium this Sunday, 19-14. The Chiefs move to 6-8 on the season as the Packers drop to 13-1.

It was a nice time for the offensive line to come around in pass protection. The past couple of games the line had not graded out very well...and it looked as though there might not be a light at the end of the tunnel. But there was a light...he's called Kyle Orton.

First, the line played better this week. Second, Kyle Orton got the ball out on time, didn't panic after 3 seconds had gone by, and appeared to be able to check down through his progression. All of that helped the stagnant Chiefs offense.

Barry Richardson...yes, Barry Richardson...had a 91% run assignment grade and a 95% pass assignment grade. He did a fine job all night long. So, hats off to Barry for pulling out a good game against a 13-0 team.

Let's take a look at the grades for the Chiefs...

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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

Grade http://profootballspotlight.com/wp-content/uploads/100-rating-run-bar.png
Blocking
Blocks
Blocks
Albert
75%
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+1
0
+2
Lilja 70%
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0
+2
-3
Wiegmann 70%
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-3
0
0
Asamoah 83%
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0
+5
0
Richardson 91%
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+1
0
0














Run Blocking Notes:

  • At 3:30 in the 1st quarter, Ryan Lilja has a nice block to the left of the formation and takes his defender down the field. We like the motor, Ryan. You can see him in the pic, below. He is continuing to drive his defender (#96) down the field.

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***From Chiefs game on FOX

  • At :59 in the 1st quarter, Ryan Lilja and Branden Albert get some movement on a run double. It is refreshing to see that out of the Chiefs. Getting movement is something Kansas City needs more of, in games. You can see them in the pic, below. They are part of the line surge around the 25 yard line.

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***From Chiefs game on FOX

  • If you would like to see just where the Chiefs ran the ball and which receivers they targeted in each zone...then go here.
  • At 11:02 in the 3rd quarter, you can see how aggressive the Packers are on the run. They actually are very similar to the Bears, who are in their same division. They attack the run with aggressive play and sometimes run blitzes. You can see the Packer's middle backers charging hard in the pic, below.

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***From Chiefs game on FOX

  • If you would like to see how the Chiefs linemen have done over the past games, then look here.
  • Nice pull block by Jon Asamoah on the touchdown run at 4:57 in the 4th quarter.
    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
    87%
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    +1
    2
    0
    5
    Lilja 93%
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    0
    0
    0
    8
    Wiegmann 93%
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    -1 0
    0
    10
    Asamoah 95%
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    0
    0
    0
    10
    Richardson 95%
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    +1
    0
    0
    3















    Pass Blocking Notes:

    • A big change in the Kansas City Chiefs offensive performance....At 13:44 in the 1st, the quarterback sees an early blitz and makes the proper throw. That is something Chief fans have not seen for a while. Even Matt Cassel was having problems picking up the blitzes at times and getting the throw out quickly. You can see Orton, below.

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    ***From Chiefs game on CBS

    • All the offensive lineman did a good job against the Packers. Branden Albert had a couple of plays in which he got beat, but overall, nice job.
    • Kyle Orton should take the offensive line out to eat for that performance.
    • As always, the tight ends and backs grades are at Pro Football Spotlight. Click the button, below.

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