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Chiefs vs Bills Week #1: Breaking Down The O-Line Tape

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Week #1

The Kansas City Chiefs lost to the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead, by a score of 7-41 this past Sunday.  All the questions fans had after the last preseason game appeared to be answered.  The Chiefs were not ready for their first preseason game.

Despite the lopsided score, many offensive lineman had decent games.  One of note, is Barry Richardson and his performance in pass protection.

Let's look at those offensive line grades for the first half only...

 

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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
2/Level
Pull

 Grade         
Blocking
Blocking
Blocks
Albert 87%

0
+2
0
Lilja 68%

-2
-2
+1
Wiegmann 93%

0
+5
0
Asamoah 75%

-1
+2
0
Richardson 81%

+1
+3
0














 

Run Blocking Notes:

  • First run play, Asamoah fails to get to the 2nd level quick enough.  At the same time, Barry Richardson locks onto his defender and allows him to slide off his block.
  • At :55 in the 1st, Ryan Lilja falls down as he is going for a second level block.  His linebacker goes free and scrapes to tackle Jamaal Charles but is unable to get their quick enough.  Charles gets around the end.
  • Chiefs run a lot of draw plays, but the Bills aren't biting.  Most of the draws are ineffective in the game against Buffalo.
  • Barry Richardson gets 3 dominant blocks in the run game against the Bills.  But he also gets dominated twice.  Power blocking score for the day is +1.
  • Lilja has a bad day run blocking.  He ends up with a -2 power blocking score.
  • At 4:24 in the 4th quarter, Branden Albert gets a good draw block on the outside rusher and then moves on to pick up a second block on a linebacker on the second level.

 

 

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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         
Blocking
Allowed
Allowed
Help
Albert 98%

+5
1
0
3
Lilja 95%

0
0
0
10
Wiegmann 94%

0
1

12
Asamoah 91%

-2
1
1
5
Richardson 91%

-1
7
0
3
















 

Pass Blocking Notes:

  • Branden Albert has a great pass blocking.  He ends up with a +5 power score which tells us that Branden dictated or was in total control of the defender five more times than the defender dominated Albert.
  • Barry Richardson has a good day pass blocking for him.  He ends up doing his job on most every snap.  He does give up too much ground, at times, and as a result, gets marked down for a pressure on Cassel.  But his play was much better.
  • The Chiefs run a lot of slide pass protection and bootleg action.  Probably to help in pass protection from time to time.  But even without it, and in the shotgun, the protection was acceptable.  So, the question then becomes...if the protection was good enough to complete passes then why didn't the Chiefs have more success in the passing game?
  • Chiefs run a lot of screens.  Not sure if the Bill were that worried about the deep ball and getting pressure on the QB enough to run that many screens. 
  • At 12:16 in the 2nd quarter, Jon Asamoah gets bull rushed by the defender (#91) and gives up a sack.
  • 4:58 left in the 2nd quarter, Casey Wiegmann and Jon Asamoah pick up loop stunt.  At the same time, Richardson and Leonard Pope pick up a defensive line loop stunt.  Nice to see the tackles and Pope communicating on those stunts.  Last week, the Chiefs missed two of them.
  • On the scoring touchdown by the Chiefs, 1:51 in the 2nd, Brandon Albert and Ryan Lilja pick up a loop stunt to buy Matt Cassel a little more time for the throw.

 

 

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