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A Dichotomy

Brian Daboll's 1st real game as the Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Coordinator is in the books. 393 net yards of Total Offense split evenly between 33 Runs and 33 Passes. A Dichotomy?

noun, plural di·chot·o·mies.

1. division into two parts, kinds, etc.; subdivision into halves or pairs.

2. division into two mutually exclusive, opposed, or contradictory groups: a dichotomy between thought and action.

The play calling seems balanced on the surface. 67 Offensive snaps. Why did the Chiefs score 17 points in the 1st half and 7 points in the 2nd half?

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via media.kansascity.com

The Tale of Two halves:

Shotgun Rush Attempts Yards Pass Attempts Yards
1st Half 3 16 (TD) 8/8 99 (TD)
2nd Half 4 (Fumble) 22 (TD) 9/16 99 (Int)
Total 7 38 17/24 198

The Chiefs with Matt Cassel at Quarterback operate very well from the Shotgun formation. Daboll nearly doubled the Shotgun snaps in the 2nd half of today's ball game. Matt was very efficient in the 1st half, Do you think that the Falcons keyed on the Shotgun?

The full play by play from the Shotgun for today's game:

1st Drive

3-9-ATL 47

(5:55) (Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel pass deep right to 82-D.Bowe to ATL 24 for 23 yards (22-A.Samuel).

3-8-ATL 22

(4:24) (Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel pass short right to 40-P.Hillis pushed ob at ATL 21 for 1 yard (22-A.Samuel) [56-S.Weatherspoon].

2nd Drive

3-4-KC 30

(:37) (No Huddle, Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel pass short middle to 81-T.Moeaki to KC 41 for 11 yards (25-W.Moore).

2-18-KC 44

(13:40) (Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel pass short right to 22-D.McCluster to ATL 47 for 9 yards (22-A.Samuel).

3-9-ATL 47

(13:08) (No Huddle, Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel pass deep middle to 82-D.Bowe to ATL 26 for 21 yards (20-B.Grimes).

2-6-ATL 22

(11:45) (Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel pass deep middle to 80-K.Boss for 22 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

3rd Drive

2-7-ATL 31

(6:44) (No Huddle, Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel pass short right to 40-P.Hillis to ATL 28 for 3 yards (56-S.Weatherspoon).

3-4-ATL 28

(5:53) (No Huddle, Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel pass short left to 22-D.McCluster pushed ob at ATL 19 for 9 yards (20-B.Grimes).

1-10-ATL 19

(5:24) (No Huddle, Shotgun) 25-J.Charles left end pushed ob at ATL 10 for 9 yards (20-B.Grimes).

2-1-ATL 10

(5:02) (No Huddle, Shotgun) 25-J.Charles left tackle to ATL 8 for 2 yards (54-S.Nicholas).

2-5-ATL 5

(3:44) (Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel up the middle for 5 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

2nd Half

2-8-ATL 26

(10:03) (Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel pass short left to 40-P.Hillis to ATL 22 for 4 yards (54-S.Nicholas).

3-4-ATL 22

(9:14) (No Huddle, Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel pass incomplete short middle to 22-D.McCluster (56-S.Weatherspoon).

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2-15-KC 15

(4:19) (No Huddle, Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel pass incomplete short middle to 81-T.Moeaki (95-J.Babineaux).

3-15-KC 15

(4:14) (No Huddle, Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel sacked at KC 6 for -9 yards (55-J.Abraham). FUMBLES (55-J.Abraham), RECOVERED by ATL-54-S.Nicholas at KC 7. 54-S.Nicholas to KC 7 for no gain (61-R.Hudson).

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3-14-KC 16

(2:35) (Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel pass short middle to 22-D.McCluster to KC 31 for 15 yards (23-D.Robinson).

2-9-KC 32

(1:29) (No Huddle, Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel pass short middle intended for 81-T.Moeaki INTERCEPTED by 25-W.Moore at KC 45. 25-W.Moore to KC 43 for 2 yards (22-D.McCluster).

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2-14-KC 13

(13:31) (Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel scrambles up the middle to KC 26 for 13 yards (25-W.Moore).

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3-6-KC 14

(9:20) (Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel pass short left to 82-D.Bowe to KC 23 for 9 yards (54-S.Nicholas).

1-10-KC 23

(8:48) (No Huddle, Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel pass incomplete deep right to 82-D.Bowe.

2-10-KC 23

(8:41) (No Huddle, Shotgun) 20-S.Draughn left end to KC 37 for 14 yards (93-R.Edwards).

1-10-KC 37

(8:09) (No Huddle, Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel pass incomplete deep right to 82-D.Bowe (22-A.Samuel).

3-22-KC 25

(7:40) (Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel pass short middle to 22-D.McCluster to KC 38 for 13 yards (28-T.DeCoud).

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3-2-KC 35

(2:31) (Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel pass deep right to 15-S.Breaston to ATL 41 for 24 yards (28-T.DeCoud).

Two-Minute Warning

1-10-ATL 41

(2:00) (Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel pass incomplete short right to 22-D.McCluster (54-S.Nicholas).

2-10-ATL 41

(1:55) (Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel pass short right to 20-S.Draughn pushed ob at ATL 32 for 9 yards (54-S.Nicholas).

1-10-ATL 29

(1:15) (Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel pass short right to 80-K.Boss pushed ob at ATL 15 for 14 yards (25-W.Moore).

1-10-ATL 15

(:46) (No Huddle, Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel pass short left to 20-S.Draughn to ATL 12 for 3 yards (23-D.Robinson).

2-7-ATL 12

(:21) (No Huddle, Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel pass incomplete short left to 22-D.McCluster.

3-7-ATL 12

(:16) (Shotgun) 7-M.Cassel pass short left to 81-T.Moeaki to ATL 4 for 8 yards (54-S.Nicholas).

Timeout #2 by KC at 00:09.

1-4-ATL 4

(:09) (Shotgun) 20-S.Draughn up the middle for 4 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

The Chiefs QB operates from the shotgun very well, but it seems to be a tell for the Defense to just pin their ears back and crash the pocket. I forgot that 2 of those 7 rushes from the shotgun was Matt.

Just something interesting to me

Go Chiefs

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