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Defensive Evolution

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1st Quarter of the 2013 Season

Opponent Defensive Snaps DeVito Jackson Bailey Jordan Swap Relation Demps Abdullah Cooper Sacks, Hits, Hurries
Jacksonville 74 34 28 - 35 100 % 44 43 10 7/4/14
Dallas 67 32 44 17 37 100 % 30 30 2 3/0/16
Philadelphia 70 34 36 2 65 100 % 5 43 2 5/4/20
New York Giants 64 32 22 27 21 99 % 35 9 57 3/4/20
Total 275 132 130 46 158 114 125 71 19/12/70

The Chiefs played their Base 3-4 Defense 57% of the time it appears, but only 33% in the Giants game. We can also see Abdullah phase out as Cooper's playing time increases.

2nd Quarter of the 2013 Season

Opponent Defensive Snaps DeVito Jackson Bailey Jordan Swap Relation Demps Abdullah Cooper Sacks, Hits, Hurries
Tennessee 70 38 29 26 13 91 % 51 4 57 3/4/23
Oakland 80 41 46 24 35 92 % 39 11 80 10/4/23
Houston 57 39 33 13 24 82 % 23 5 33 6/3/14
Cleveland 56 25 24 18 25 96 % 29 9 38 1/5/14
Total 263 143 132 81 97 142 29 208 20/12/74

The Chiefs QB pressure remains steady in relation to Quarter one of the season. Cooper has supplanted Abdullah in the Dime package, while Demps has increased his snaps over Jordan as the Nickel Safety. The Chiefs Base 3-4 defense has fallen to 47% of the total snaps.

3rd Quarter of the 2013 Season

Opponent Defensive Snaps DeVito Jackson Bailey Jordan Swap Relation Demps Abdullah Cooper Sacks, Hits, Hurries
Buffalo 82 44 48 12 59 100 % 23 9 52 0/1/10
Denver 82 6 22 47 10 99 % 73 7 69 0/0/10
San Diego 72 - 32 51 13 96 % 56 8 59 1/3/19
Denver 71 2 27 50 7 100 % 64 12 64 0/3/7
Total 307 52 129 160 89 216 36 244 1/7/46

Injuries make a mess of the Chiefs defense in the 3rd quarter of the season. If Jordan/Demps is a true indication of sub-package schemes, the Chiefs are in Nickel and Dime 70% of time. DeVito is lost for most of 3 games, Houston for most two games, and Hali is playing hurt. The Chiefs QB pressure falls off the cliff.

4th Quarter of the 2013 Season - San Diego

Opponent Defensive Snaps DeVito Jackson Bailey Jordan Swap Relation Demps Abdullah Cooper Sacks, Hits, Hurries
Washington 67 29 29 33 29 100 % 38 15 28 6/0/15
Oakland 80 48 48 31 51 95 % 33 12 32 0/1/6
Indianapolis 75 42 41 29 34 97 % 39 2 6 1/4/9
Indianapolis (P) 67 10 9 53 3 25 % 14 57 60 1/5/18
Total 289 129 127 148 117 124 86 126 8/10/48

The Chiefs defense rallies with the return of injured players in the 4th Quarter. The Chiefs resume their Base 3-4 defense at a 63% of snaps pace for the 1st 3 games. The 2nd San Diego game was not indicative of Starting roles so I excluded it and went for the Indianapolis Playoff game.

Which is a total mystery on what we were doing to this day.

Geaux Chiefs

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