The Kansas City Chiefs lose to the New York Jets on Sunday, 10-37. The Chiefs drop to 5-8 on the season, last in the AFC West, while the New York Jets improve to 8-5.
In this weekly article, Pro Football Spotlight will bring you the blocking performances of the recent Chiefs, as well as some additional data. For example: Did you know that the Chiefs were 2-12 on third down conversions in the Jets game?
Let’s take a look at those blocking grades…
|Team Run Blocking||Power Blocking||Power Score||2nd Level Blocks|
|Did the lineman get the job done or not? These grades are good for understanding value for a team and not necessarily for comparing across teams. A game in the mid 80s to 90% is a decent score.||How often did the offensive lineman dominate the block or how often did he get dominated? These scores are good for comparing across teams and finding the most dominant lineman in the league.||Anything over zero is a good score. The more over zero the more the lineman dominated the defender. Each lineman is scored a minus for being dominated, a zero for a draw, or a plus for dominating the defender.||The number of success over failures for the lineman when blocking linebackers and safeties on the second level. The lineman must be athletic to accomplish a high second level score.|
- Run Blocking
Run Grade Bar Power Pull 2nd Grade Score Block Level Pope 98% 0 0 0 O'Connell 98% 0 0 0 McClain 98% 0 0 0 Becht 85% 0 +2 +
Run Blocking Notes:
- The Chiefs end up only running the ball 21 times in the Jets game. Lots of the formations they used, by the end, did not have a tight end.
- Pope, O’Connell, and McClain really didn’t have many run blocking reps. Anthony Becht had most on the reps in the run game.
- A few times, the Chiefs had Anthony Becht in the backfield to block from the fullback position.
- At :30 in the 1st quarter, Anthony Becht has a nice block where he turns out the defender on the play to let the running back run for some good yards.
***Pic Taken from Chiefs game on CBS
- Anthony Becht gets the most reps in the run game. He ends the day with an 85% run assignments grade with a +0 dominance score.
- At 1:06 in the 2nd quarter, LeRon McClain has a nice cut block when the Chiefs are running the ball.
|Team Pass Blocking||Passing Power||Pressures||Combo Help|
|Did the lineman get the job done or not? These grades are good for understanding value for a team and not necessarily for comparing across teams. A game in the 90% is a good score for pass blocking.||How often did the offensive lineman dominate the block or how often did he get dominated? Each lineman is scored a minus for being dominated, a zero for a draw, or a plus for dominating the block.||How often did the offensive lineman give up pressure on the quarterback? Every once and a while a lineman can do his job but give up pressure on the QB. This stat will help glean more info from the line grades.||How often did the offensive coordinator provide help for a tough defender or a struggling lineman. Yea, two lineman ended up with the same grade…but how much help did either of them get?|
- Pass Blocking
Pass Grade Bar Power Pressures Sacks Combo Grade Score Allowed Allowed Help O'Connell 50% 0 1 0 0 McClain 98% 0 0 0 1 McCluster 98% 0 0 0 1 Battle 98% 0 0 0 2 Becht 98% 0 0 0 2
Pass Blocking Notes:
- For the most part, all the backs and tight ends do a good job in pass protection against the Jets.
- At 7:55 in the 1st quarter, LeRon McClain gives up a pressure, when asked to single block a defender.