The Kansas City Chiefs lose to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 9-13. The Chiefs fall to 4-7 on the year, as the Steelers improve their record to 8-3.
In this weekly article, Pro Football Spotlight will bring you the blocking performances of the recent Broncos, as well as some additional data. For example: Did you know that the Chiefs used Anthony Becht in most of the run blocking situations that required a tight end, during the Steelers game.
Let’s take a look at the 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 33% 0 0 0 McClain 70% 0 0 0 Becht 77% +2 0 +1
Run Blocking Notes:
- Anthony Becht gets a lot of reps for the Chiefs this week. I have enjoyed the games where I get to grade Becht. He has a high motor and gets movement on his blocks. I’m sure the running backs appreciate his effort. Except when he pulls across the formation and gets in their way. If you didn’t see the play I’m talking about, Becht pulled across the formation and saw a defender zip into the backfield. He altered his course to try and pick up the defender, but ended up getting in the way of the running back…who probably would have had a first down if he hadn’t run into Becht and then fell down.
- At 10:42 in the 2nd quarter, Becht has a great motor on the backside. I like to see tight ends blocking until the whistle. On the other hand, on the same play, LeRon McClain needs to lead up into the hole with a little more force.
- At 9:25 in the 3rd quarter, Anthony Becht drives his defender down the field. Nice!
- Leonard Pope and Becht team up at 11:06 and put the defender on his back. (Pick Below) They are in the upper left part of the screen.
- LeRon McClain gets a key 2nd level block to spring the running back for more yards at 8:22 in the 4th quarter. (Pic Below) LeRon is at the very bottom of the screen, engaged with a defender.
|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 Battle 98% 0 0 0 4 Jones 98% 0 0 0 2 Becht 98% 0 0 0 3
Pass Blocking Notes:
- At 1:02 in the 3rd quarter, Becht and Jackie Battle give up a sack after the quarterback had 5 seconds to throw the ball. Since I grade to show how the tight ends and backs have performed during the season…I don’t assign blame to those 2 players for the sack.
- For the second week in a row, the Chiefs backs and tight ends end up having a good day in pass protection.
- Anthony Becht might be the Chiefs’ best pass blocking tight end.