When a team gets a big win you can bet that the guys down in the trenches where doing a lot of work and winning a lot of the battles.
The game against the San Francisco 49ers was no exception.
The offensive line of the Kansas City Chiefs can no longer be blamed for the woes that might befall this team. This 2010 KC Chiefs line is slowly earning the respect they deserve with each team they play, respect that is well earned.
OFFENSIVE GAME NOTES:
- Barry Richardson bounces back from last weeks performance and has a respectable day blocking. He is still trying to hold his own but his performance against the 49ers is much better.
- Even though the line did much better, no one scored a 90% or above in run blocking. However, only one lineman scored below an 80%.
- Pope bounces back from his 60% performance last week to make 78% of his blocks against the 49ers.
- Albert, Waters, Weigmann, and Lilja all pass blocked with 90% or above efficiency. The pass blocking has improved by leaps and bounds from last year.
- 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.
- Click on Bewsaf Past Posts at the bottom of this post for any past o-line articles you might have missed.
Kansas City Chiefs vs 49ers - Line Play
|60% or below
||70%||80%||90% or above
|60% is an indication the lineman was some defenders boy toy.
||70% is a rough day in both the run or passing game. The lineman probably got notice a lot and won't hold a job scoring 70% every week.
|| 80% is a solid day for run blocking but only an average day for pass blocking. Players strive to be above 80% every game.
||Player had great game run or pass blocking if they score a 90%. All pro players are consistently in the 90%.
|Percent Scale||Percent Scale|
||2 for 3
Run & Pass Blocking Notes:
- Most all the lineman record 80% scores on run blocking. A much better week than week #2 against the Cleveland Browns.
- Richardson did much better this week. He not only did his job more consistently, which is what I grade, but he looked a little better doing it. He might not beat out O'Callaghan when he is ready to return but the improvement has been noticed Barry.
- I have stated before that I think Waters has the best punch on the team. Well, he used that punch on one play with his hands straight to the defenders face mask. The dude had to have whiplash.
- Great pass blocking from all the lineman. Only Richardson scored below 90%.
- Pope improved this game but he is still struggling on every play to keep command of the block.
- Weigmann did a great job at down blocks and second level blocks. However, when he had to block the nose directly over him he struggled from time to time. Not really a surprise to most people I don't think.
- When Moeaki lined up in the traditional TE position and pass blocked...he had some trouble pass blocking. But when he plays that H-back roll...he is pretty good.
SECOND LEVEL BLOCKING
||POINT OF ATTACK BLOCK
|Richardson||2 for 2
|Pope||1 for 1
||2 for 2
Graphic bars from draftboardinsiders.com
Second Level Blocking Notes:
- Weigmann, Lilja, and Waters attempted the most second level block by far. All of them actually did pretty good. Remember, the second level block is one of the most difficult blocks to make. 60% or above is acceptable.
- Jon Asamoah was on the field for three plays against the 49ers. All in a jumbo package in which he lined up outside of Albert. No real spectacular blocks to report but he did go 3 for 3 on his blocks. Look for this kid in the future.
- Both Waters and Weigmann make great second level blocks on one of McCluster's screens.
OTHER PRESEASON STATS
||# Penalties||# of Drivens
Click On " Bewsaf Past Posts " for more past articles
|*Chiefs Preseason: Breaking Down The O-Line Tape - Primer||*What You Look For in an NFL Offensive Lineman - The Basics|