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Chiefs Preseason: Breaking Down The O-Line Tape - Eagles


Preseason Week #3

CHIEFS vs Eagles

After a slow start the Chiefs settled down and started moving the ball a little better in the run game. Both Niswanger and Weigmann saw snaps with the first team in the battle for the starting center position. So how did they do?

During the season I will review every game tape in an attempt to bring you the execution of each offensive lineman on every offensive play. Each lineman will be graded on whether or not he got the job done. Did he get the guy blocked or not?


  • Cut blocks were not as affective for the Chiefs against the Eagles.
  • In the battle between Niswanger and Weigmann at center...this poster thinks Weigmann is starting to come out on top.
  • Asamoah saw a few snaps on the first team at right guard. He did a good job run blocking and is showing some ability to block at the second level. Chiefs may have picked up a future starter. Time will tell.
  • Alberts footwork looked better at the beginning of the game. By second half, he started to break down a little. But still a good days work.


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  • 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.



Kansas City Chiefs vs Eagles - Preseason Line Play




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Percent Scale Percent Scale
Albert Albert
Waters Waters
Wiegmann Wiegmann
Lilja Lilja
Richardson Richardson
Pope Pope
NIswanger Niswanger

Run & Pass Blocking Notes:

  • Albert has a good day run blocking. His greatest attribute as a tackle is that he can block at the second level.
  • Richardson struggles at run blocking in this game even though he has some help from Lilja from time to time. O'Callaghan can drive block better. But like O'Callaghan, Richardson has difficulty on the second level with LBs.
  • Moeaki shows some skills at blocking, however, he is not as adept as Pope at this point.
  • Albert would have had a higher pass blocking grade (in the low 90% range) if he did not miss two cut blocks. One, his defender batted down the ball. He did, however, have a little bit more trouble with the combination power and acceleration that his man possessed this game. Overall, not bad (87%).
  • Asamoah did a good job run blocking. Not great. But good
  • Asamoah was actually only graded on one pass play. On that play, he did his job.


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Percent Scale
Percent Scale
Albert Albert
Waters Waters
Wiegmann Wiegmann
Lilja Lilja
Richardson Richardson
Pope Asamoah
Asamoah Niswanger

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Second Level Blocking Notes:

  • Waters and Lilja attempted the most second level blocks. That is the main reason their scores are lower. Lilja has had better success on the second level however.
  • Wiegmann did not actually get to the second level as much in this weeks blocking schemes.
  • For a tackle, Albert is great at the second level. Where he really shines, unlike many tackles, is he can get a backside second level block. That is very difficult. Something O'Callgahn and Richardson simply cannot do.
  • Richardson was not called on to make many second level blocks. But when he was...he didn't get it done.
  • Asamoah was only graded on one second level block. He looked good.
  • Richardson only had to reach a defender a few times. Could not get it done.


Games Played
# Penalties # of Drivens
Albert 3 2 1
Waters 3 0 2
Wiegmann 3 0 5
Lilja 3 1 1
O'Callaghan 2 0 0
Pope 3 0 1



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*Chiefs Preseason: Breaking Down The O-Line Tape - Primer *What You Look For in an NFL Offensive Lineman - The Basics

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