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Douche Baggins
09-20-2011, 09:50 AM
http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2011/09/19/re-focused-chiefs-lions-week-2/

Kansas City – Three Performances of Note
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1) Replacing Berry

We’ve seen John McGraw in action in the past, and it won’t surprise anybody to see that his -1.1 PFF grade is a step down from the play of Berry. What was more interesting however is how that grade was split. McGraw played well against the run (+1.3), but was a disaster in coverage (-2.5), where he fumbled away a key interception early in the game, then dropped another pick later in the game. Other than that he was thrown at four times and allowed three completions for 21 yards. If McGraw is to have any hope of holding up his end of the deal, he has to make the plays that come to him.
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2) OG issues, but not in dealing with Suh

You might have been expecting an OG to struggle in this game, going up against Ndamukong Suh, but Jon Asamoah actually acquitted himself pretty well. On the other side, however, Ryan Lilja had real problems with multiple Detroit players. Lilja gave up a pair of pressures but was also handled in the run game at the point of attack consistently and was the cause of more than one run play for the Chiefs going awry. The only good news is that he wasn’t flagged for a penalty.
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3) ILBs performing

Derrick Johnson has been a standout for the Chiefs as an ILB in their 3-4 scheme. He was a solid performer in this game despite struggling to shed blocks at the second level at times. He was also able to make a nuisance of himself in the pass game, applying a pressure and batting down a pass, on just five pass rushes. His partner in the middle, Jovan Belcher, was also able to play well against the run, and chipped in with his own pressure as a pass rusher. Both players accounted for a missed tackle, but they had solid contributions in an otherwise dismal game for the Chiefs.
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Detroit – Three Performances of Note
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1) Linebacker makeover

The Lions struggled in a major way last season with their linebackers. They set about changing that in the off-season with some new acquisitions and two of them were in fine form in this game. Justin Durant (+2.5) and Stephen Tulloch (+3.3) were both strong forces in the run game and Tulloch was able to account for himself well in the pass game, allowing just six yards on his pair of targets. The Lions were able to keep both players on the field more than they will some weeks too, with Durant playing 76.8% of their defensive snaps for the game and Tulloch 89.3%.
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2) A good way to use 15 snaps

Defensive end Willie Young saw just 15 snaps on the day, with only four of them rushing the passer, but he was able to notch a pair of pressures and made two tackles, both of which were stops. That’s a pretty good way to make an impact in limited playing time and the kind of performance that’ll demand coaches take a longer look at him and give him some more snaps next week. Look for him to see more than 15 snaps in Week 3.
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3) Suh back to rookie form?

I don’t mean this in a good way. Early in his rookie year the book on Suh was pretty simple – he would rag-doll O-lineman for a couple of plays in each game, enough to get on the highlight reel, and keep the hype machine rolling, but otherwise would be quiet. What’s more, he would be very susceptible to trap blocks in the backfield, opening up holes in the run game. To his credit he worked that out of his game as the year went on, but this game was like a journey back in time. He notched a sack, and another hit, but on 23 pass-rushes that isn’t stellar (though certainly not poor), but the Chiefs used trap blocks on him all afternoon and he was taken out of a few plays, ending the day with a below average -1.2 PFF grade. Let’s hope this was just a blip.
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Game Notes
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● Brandon McDonald played just a single snap at CB for the Lions in this game

● Titus Young was extremely lucky to escape without a flag thrown on him in a brief scuffle with Chiefs players that saw two flags thrown, both on the Chiefs.

● Despite being down in a major way for much of the game, the Chiefs still ran the ball four more times than they passed it.
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PFF Game Ball:

Nate Burleson, WR, Detroit Lions

This game didn’t have any obvious standout player, but Burleson beat six different defenders in coverage and was a constant danger after the catch.

1. Barry Richardson had a terrible day. 4 QB pressures allowed, -2.5 pass block grade.

2. Matt Cassel was credited with a sack. He had a negative grade.

3. We missed 11 tackles. Two each for McGraw, Lewis, Arenas. Lewis has already missed 5 tackles this year.

4. Justin Houston rushed 5 times.

5. Cameron Sheffield rushed 23 times and had a couple pressures.

6. Brandon Flowers gave up 7 catches for 88 yards and 3 TD on 10 targets. He's given up 5 TD already this year.

7. Asamoah did a pretty decent job against Suh. His run blocking wasn't very good, though.

8. Albert had a phenomenal game run blocking but gave up his first sack of the year. Not too bad though.

suzzer99
09-20-2011, 09:54 AM
How did Tjax and Dorsey grade out?

Chiefnj2
09-20-2011, 09:54 AM
Gaither should be playing.
I don't understand why Houston isn't rushing the QB more often.

Pestilence
09-20-2011, 09:57 AM
Gaither should be playing.
I don't understand why Houston isn't rushing the QB more often.

This.

Gaither should be starting at RT. Barry Richardson is a backup and nothing more.

And honestly at this point....Hudson should be in at center instead of Weigmann.

Douche Baggins
09-20-2011, 09:58 AM
Wiegmann is playing well. TJax and Dorsey are middle of the pack right now.

lcarus
09-20-2011, 09:59 AM
I can forgive Flowers. Megatron is just a beast and obviously he has McGraw the Crime Dog and Gym-Tan-Laundry Sabby Piscitelli backing him up in the secondary.

Chiefnj2
09-20-2011, 10:01 AM
This.

Gaither should be starting at RT. Barry Richardson is a backup and nothing more.

And honestly at this point....Hudson should be in at center instead of Weigmann.

Hudson should have played the 4th quarter. I guess the problem is that if he gets banged up, then KC has no backup RG, LG or C thanks to the great planning of Pioli/Haley.

Pestilence
09-20-2011, 10:01 AM
I can forgive Flowers. Megatron is just a beast and obviously he has McGraw the Crime Dog and Gym-Tan-Laundry Sabby Piscitelli backing him up in the secondary.

Stevie Johnson isn't a slouch either.

Chiefnj2
09-20-2011, 10:04 AM
For the money he's making, he needs to get Revis-like on their ass. Bartee could give up 5 TDs in two games and do it for a lot less.

Pestilence
09-20-2011, 10:04 AM
For the money he's making, he needs to get Revis-like on their ass. Bartee could give up 5 TDs in two games and do it for a lot less.

Revis wouldn't be looking that good on this team.

L.A. Chieffan
09-20-2011, 10:05 AM
probably about a B+

lcarus
09-20-2011, 10:07 AM
Stevie Johnson isn't a slouch either.

True. He just made a great catch.

cdcox
09-20-2011, 10:22 AM
5. Cameron Sheffield rushed 23 times and had a couple pressures.


That's not very good production, for that many pass rush attempts.

Douche Baggins
09-20-2011, 10:45 AM
That's not very good production, for that many pass rush attempts.

Hali had 64 pressures a year ago rushing 583 times.

Urc Burry
09-20-2011, 11:21 AM
We run too much zone for Flowers to look like a Revis or Asomugha... Like the 30 yard or so bomb to Calvin Johnson is on jon McGraw

Chiefnj2
09-20-2011, 12:41 PM
Clayton, how is Waters grading out for the Pats?

Chiefs Pantalones
09-20-2011, 12:48 PM
ESPN was talking about how Waters is playing great for the Pats.

Douche Baggins
09-20-2011, 03:38 PM
Clayton, how is Waters grading out for the Pats?

His grade hasn't been updated yet.

whoman69
09-20-2011, 05:30 PM
For the money he's making, he needs to get Revis-like on their ass. Bartee could give up 5 TDs in two games and do it for a lot less.

No back can cover without pressure on the QB.

whoman69
09-20-2011, 05:31 PM
ESPN was talking about how Waters is playing great for the Pats.

I thought we should have made him right tackle if you want to Asomoah in there. Will Shields was able to do it on the other side when needed.

Douche Baggins
09-21-2011, 11:54 AM
Clayton, how is Waters grading out for the Pats?

#7 G in the league.

+2.4 RB
+1.6 PB
1 penalty
1 QB Pr

LMAO

NJChiefsFan
09-21-2011, 01:28 PM
#7 G in the league.

+2.4 RB
+1.6 PB
1 penalty
1 QB Pr

LMAO

Its the perfect situation for him. Considering how this season is going, I would much rather have Asamoah get the playing time.

Sofa King
09-21-2011, 01:29 PM
Its the perfect situation for him. Considering how this season is going, I would much rather have Asamoah get the playing time.

This.


Good for waters too, he clearly wasn't in our future plans.

Zeke
09-21-2011, 01:33 PM
True. He just made a great catch.

God made him catch it.

Douche Baggins
09-22-2011, 04:51 PM
Cassel hit #30 in QB ranking this week on PFF.

He's hovering at a perfect 0.0 on pass rating.

BossChief
09-22-2011, 05:01 PM
Waters HATED Cassel. I talked to him twice and asked him about Cassel both times and he wouldn't answer...but his body language said it all. It was basically a :rolleyes:

Not saying that had anything to do with these rankings, but getting to protect Brady instead of Cassel has to be a huge relief.

Douche Baggins
09-22-2011, 05:02 PM
Branden Albert the #6 LT through 2 weeks.

Jovan Belcher moving up the rankings to join DJ at ILB. #16

Kendrick Lewis is basically the worst safety in all of civilization.

the Talking Can
09-22-2011, 05:04 PM
good QBs make their OL look better

bad QBs make them look worse


Brady good

Cassel bad

the Talking Can
09-22-2011, 05:04 PM
Branden Albert the #6 LT through 2 weeks.



love this


he's been rock solid

Douche Baggins
09-22-2011, 05:05 PM
Ugh, Dustin Colquitt is awful. #31

Douche Baggins
09-22-2011, 05:06 PM
Dexter McBuster is the 77th best kickoff returner.

He also has a negative receiving rating.

Great pick Peeholey.

Blick
09-22-2011, 05:08 PM
McGraw giving up 3 catches for 21 yards isn't that bad at all.

the Talking Can
09-22-2011, 05:08 PM
Dexter McBuster is the 77th best kickoff returner.

He also has a negative receiving rating.

Great pick Peeholey.

at least he's a playmaker

Thig Lyfe
09-22-2011, 05:12 PM
Which way is Cassel's arrow pointing?

BossChief
09-22-2011, 05:26 PM
Branden Albert the #6 LT through 2 weeks.

Jovan Belcher moving up the rankings to join DJ at ILB. #16

Kendrick Lewis is basically the worst safety in all of civilization.Brandon Albert hasnt faced any decent pass rushers so far, KVB is a brokedick at this point and Merriman went out early in the Bills game.

If he is still ranked that high toward the end of the year, it will be impressive.

At this point, its a good talking point.

Belcher will continue to ascend IMO.
Dexter McBuster is the 77th best kickoff returner.

He also has a negative receiving rating.

Great pick Peeholey.

What was his ranking as a rusher?

I bet he is top 5 with that average of 7.8 ypc.