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Preseason Chiefs vs Packers: Breaking Down Tight Ends and Fullback

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Preseason Week #4

The Kansas City Chiefs lost to the Green Bay Packers 20-19 at Lambeau Field.  However, the Chiefs defense looked good, the offense scored a few points, and the offensive line had the opportunity to knock of the last bits of rust from the off-season.  

This week, we will cover the tight ends and fullback for Arrowhead Pride.  We have broken down every play in the first 3 quarters and have the grades and notes for Pope, McClain, Moeaki, and others.

Let's take a look at those numbers...

 

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10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
Percent Scale
  • Please refer to the Chiefs Preseason: Breaking Down The O-Line Tape - Primer at the bottom of this article for any inquiries into the method used to grade the lineman.
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
Pope 75%

-2
0
0
McClain 83%

+1
0
0
Moeaki 75%

0
0
0
Slate 50%
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-1
0
0
Becht 75%

-1
0
0














 

Run Blocking Notes:

  • On a run play, Le'Ron McClain leads the play on a run and when he gets to the linebacker, who is waiting for a collision...McClain cuts him.
  • Le'Ron McClain is a good pick up for the Chiefs.  He makes their run game better.
  • Leonard Pope grades out...ok, in the run blocking.  He doesn't have a very good power blocking day, though.
  • Tony Moeaki has a better game this week.  He still needs to grade out better than 75%...he didn't get pushed around like he did last week.
  • Cody Slate had a difficult time in the run game in the first three quarters.  In the first two plays his defender made the tackle.
  • Anthony Becht did a decent job.  Better than expected.

 

 

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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
Pope
71%

-2
1
1
3
McClain
N/A


N/A N/A N/A N/A
Moeaki
95%

0
0
0
0
Slate
N/A


N/A N/A N/A N/A
Becht
N/A


N/A
N/A N/A N/A
















 

Pass Blocking Notes:

  • McClain, Slate, and Becht did not have any reps in pass protection when I was grading them.
  • Leonard Pope was off and on.  He and Barry Richardson miscommunicated and let a defender split them on the way to the quarterback.  Earlier in the game, Pope and Albert did the same thing.
  • The communication problems in pass protection have to be ironed out before the regular season gets under way.

 

 

 

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This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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