Reading the Bleeding Green Nation postgame report, Brandon Gowton wrote that Eagles left guard Isaac Seumalo probably needs to be benched. Seumalo allowed four of the Eagles six sacks allowed against the Chiefs which is not good!
NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger was in Kansas City for the game. He noticed the Eagles left guard position breaking down and he noticed the Chiefs taking advantage. This video is smart:
The left guard had a rough day at the office Sunday, and he clearly is struggling. AND the Chiefs knew he was struggling. #baldybreakdowns pic.twitter.com/LMTpH9KrMa— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) September 18, 2017
It shows that the Chiefs must have identified Seumalo as a weakness because they put Bennie Logan outside of Dee Ford, who went up against Seumalo. Ford in space against a left guard and it’s over. Ford got in there for his sacks (and credit him for not letting go).
I would love to how this adjustment came up (I would have asked after the game had I noticed it live). Did the Chiefs identify this before the game? Was this an in-game adjustment?
It’s fun to complain about your team not making second half adjustments but can I say something about the Chiefs? They’re actually pretty good at making second half adjustments, especially on defense. Even on offense where they’ve scored 35 fourth quarter points in two games this season.
The Chiefs have a ton of talent on the field and we need to make sure we give the coaches credit for putting them in those positions.