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Count Alex's Wins
12-15-2011, 04:07 PM
Not much to report this week.

1. Branden Albert had another good game, with a 2.5 and 0 pressures or hits allowed. PFF released their updated pass-blocking efficiency numbers (which is just a per-snap division of season numbers) and Albert was tied for 10th at 96.1. There were only 4 left tackles on the list ahead of Albert.

2. Other OL news: I don't need to tell you Richardson sucked. But, Ryan Lilja played 60 snaps and Rodney Hudson played 0. Screw you, Haley. Casey Wiegmann also had a terrible game (-2.1) and, per BossChief's prediction, has had been a different player since Week 10 started. Wiegmann was one of the best-rated centers in the league the first half of the year, now he's 18th.

3. Palko had another terrible game, but here's a fun fact: Palko has a better rating than MATT CASSEL in terms of throws over 20 yards this season. He was 6/16 for 160 yards with 2 TD and 2 INT. Cassel was 11 for 35, also with 2 TDs and 2 INT. I know, the hail mary skews it. Who cares, it's funny.

4. Statistically speaking, Tyson Jackson just played the BEST GAME OF HIS CAREER in run defense. He had a 3.3 with 5 stops. Jackson has had a very good year in terms of playing the run at his position. He's the 6th ranked 3-4 DE against the run, and only Calais Campbell has more stops (32 for TJ).

5. Back to the OL, I just noticed B-Rich is widening the gap between himself and the rest of the league. He has a -40.0 for the year. His closest competitor, Jeromey Clary has a -32.5. That's a gap of 4 or 5 games, say, if Richardson got hurt and Clary kept sucking. Yikes.

6. Brandon Carr had a really nice game a 4.0 in coverage. Targeted 3 times, 0 catches.

7. Reshard Langford played most of the game at SS again and had a positive grade. He's been slightly impressive in that he hasn't sucked complete horse cock like Piss and Washington.

8. Jared Gaither had a 3.5 this week. 0 pressures. LMAO

Here's PFF's official recap:

https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2011/12/13/re-focused-chiefs-jets-week-14/


Kansas City – Three Performances of Note

Piling On Tyler

Once the Jets took a seven-point lead early on in this one, it never seemed likely that Tyler Palko (-3.4) would be able to bring them back since the Chiefs entered the game averaging just seven points per game over their last five. While he has some admirable spirit, Palko appears to lack the physical tools required to be a starter and made some poor decisions on Sunday. Sacked five times, he also threw an interception to Leonhard on a ball he never should have thrown early in the second quarter. His grade would have been even lower, but he did make some good plays with his legs. He did eventually drive the Chiefs downfield and throw a touchdown pass in the third quarter, but even that was a questionable decision as there were four Jets defenders in the area when he threaded the ball over the middle to Jerheme Urban. Intangibles can only get you so far in the NFL and it seems Palko’s ceiling is probably career backup.

Hardcore Hali

Although the Chiefs offered little resistance in the second half, outside linebacker Tamba Hali (+3.5) still played hard. Hali has a well-deserved reputation as a fearsome pass rusher and he beat D’Brickashaw Ferguson with an outside speed rush for a strip sack with 11:35 remaining and added three pressures on a day when the Jets did a good job of limiting the pressure on Mark Sanchez. However, it’s not just as a pass rusher that Hali excelled on Sunday, as he also used his speed to shoot gaps in the running game and finished with a team high six stops.

Super Carr

Although they won easily, the Jets were unable to get their playmakers involved, with their four wide receivers, including household names such as Plaxico Burress and Santonio Holmes, combining for just 29 yards on four catches. A big reason for that was the performance of Brandon Carr (+2.6) who had a season-high rating in coverage (+4.0). Carr almost intercepted one pass after knocking the ball loose from Burress and also made a great play to strip the ball away from Jeremy Kerley for an incompletion as he came down with a catch in the third quarter. However, he did not fare quite so well against the run, missing two tackles, including one on Shonn Greene’s touchdown run with 4:01 to play in the first half.



New York – Three Performances of Note

Gold Star

As is usually the case, the anchor of the Jets’ offensive performance was center Nick Mangold (+4.6). Mangold was flawless in pass protection and had a typically dominant performance in the running game (+2.7). However, he also excelled in the screen game, with the Jets’ backs picking up 108 yards on their five catches. He made the key block on LaDainian Tomlinson’s 19-yard touchdown catch late in the first half, but more impressive than that was how he got out in front of Greene on a screen pass and drove a guy into the end zone 40 yards downfield. That’s a sure fire sign that his ankle problems from earlier in the year are now behind him and it’s no coincidence that the Jets’ offensive line is playing as well as it has all season.


Sione Happy People

In recent times, the Jets’ better defensive performances have had a consistent anchor too: Nose tackle Sione Pouha (+3.3). Whether or not you double team him, Pouha rarely gets moved off his spot and often sheds his block to blow up a run, which he did a couple of times on Sunday. He’s never been much of a pass rusher, but he even contributed in that area against the Chiefs with a sack and a pressure and some powerful bull rushing to collapse the pocket. What’s even more impressive about his grade is that he did it on just 29 snaps, as he was rested for most of the second half. In fact, his only snap in the last 24 minutes came with 3:43 to go and was perhaps his most impressive, as he blew up a run in the backfield and tackled Jackie Battle for a safety. Since Pouha wore down at the end of last year, the Jets are wise to try and keep him fresh because, on this form, he’s one of the most dominant defensive tackles in the league.


Down Came the Wayne

Although it was all green and white on the scoreboard, that wasn’t the case in terms of the Jets’ grades. Wayne Hunter (-3.9), in particular, was one Jet that struggled in his match-up with Tyson Jackson, especially in the running game (-4.3). In pass protection, he actually performed quite well, although Justin Houston did beat him with an inside move to record a sack in the first half. Hunter struggled tremendously early in the year, but has regrouped since then and performed a lot better, although nobody would argue he isn’t a significant downgrade from Damien Woody and this game was a setback for him as a run blocker.

Game Notes

- At half time, the Chiefs had as many total yards (four) as the Jets did touchdowns.

- Greene ran for a season high 129 yards and had a career high 58 receiving yards. Having not broken any tackles in the last four games, he broke two on the first play and five overall.

- Bart Scott (+2.6), like Pouha, performed well and was rested for most of the second half. Scott has been rotating out of the game on passing downs over the last few months, but on Sunday he was a bigger part of the Jets’ gameplan, only missing six of the first 39 snaps.


PFF Game Ball

With a career high 187 all-purpose yards, Shonne Greene’s performance was the driving force behind the Jets win. He set the tone by breaking a long run on the first snap of the game and his touchdown late in the second quarter put the game beyond doubt.

O.city
12-15-2011, 04:12 PM
Save for the one long run Greene had we didn't do a terrible job on him. And that long run was allowed becasue of a missed tackle from our father time NT>

Count Alex's Wins
12-15-2011, 04:12 PM
Also, if you doubt the accuracy with which PFF rates players and covers the league, you should really read this.

https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2011/12/14/pff-the-first-1000-games/


A Thousand First Steps

The first game in all those was Washington at the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football, but my abiding memory of that year was having so few resources we finished the season in August 2009; just in time to start the 2009 games about three weeks later.

We had a few more people by then (but still only about a quarter of those we have now) and our target for the first few weeks of that second year was to try and get the games completed before the next lot started. I recall we were just about finishing MNF on Sunday morning and there was certainly no time for articles. We managed to keep this up for three weeks and were just about to let things slip (we were doing 80-plus hours a week on analysis) when we got the first signal that things were about to get interesting.

I got an email which I initially took to be one of my friends joking around. It was from one of the teams telling us we were doing a great job, that they’d had a look at their games and that our player participation was about 99.0% accurate. They wanted to know from where we were getting the all-22 footage. In addition, they wanted us to send them the playtime sheets (and some other information) on a weekly basis. Could we help?

As much as anything, this was the signpost that told us we were going in the right direction and gave us the motivation to carry on with the ridiculous workload. Since then, when we just about got every game done by the following weekend, we’ve moved to getting everything up by close of play on Tuesday with Re-focused articles written for every game in that time too. Our player participation counts are now 99.9% accurate with every game being double-handed to avoid errors and over a quarter of the NFL teams take our data in one form or another.


Thousands of Scouting Reports

By the time each game is finished it’s taken just shy of 24 hours of effort to complete from up to five different people. The reward for all that work is that for each offensive and defensive play we can tell you which players were on the field, which position they played, how they lined up, and how they performed the task they attempted on that snap.

Our resident database expert and C.I.O. tells me all this equates to around 3.5 million data records, but all this effectively means is that we have a lot of information to substantiate what we say. In 2008 it allowed us to tell you that Jahri Evans was the second-best run-blocking right guard in the NFL, well before anyone else was talking Pro Bowls. In 2009, on the basis of only 167 snaps, we were able to document that Cameron Wake was already the third-best pass rusher around, and last year, when everyone else had Tom Brady at head of their 101 best player list, we went with Aaron Rodgers as our No. 1.

Why? Because the data isn’t just a lot of numbers on a spreadsheet, for each and every player it becomes the most detailed scouting report you’ll find anywhere. Those commentaries aren’t a lot of opinion based on how a player did in a particular game and how they may (or may not) translate to another team or develop under superior coaching, they’re a play-by-play account of game performance. They don’t take account of hype, conventional wisdom or the opinion of commentators–they are a testimony to pure delivery on the field of play and nothing else.


Continuous Improvement

So that’s it right? We just bang out another thousand games and wait for another three years to fly by? Nothing could be further from the truth; the ethos that everyone in PFF lives by is that of continuous improvement.

We still need to find that 0.01% in our player participation. We need to continue to work with the teams to get better at grading players. We have to get the games completed more quickly. We need to provide even more information in our premium site. We need to develop new ways of presenting the existing data and look at ways of collecting other data that is meaningful. The list is endless but that’s the fun part surely, the fact that one thousand games is just a way marker, another signpost on a journey that doesn’t end.

I hope you enjoy it even a fraction as much as I have.

Cheers,

Neil

O.city
12-15-2011, 04:14 PM
TJack is having a really good year. If we get a really good NT our dline could be really solid.

Count Alex's Wins
12-15-2011, 04:14 PM
Kansas City Chiefs: Inside linebacker Derrick Johnson leads the league in stops at 59 regardless of position.

Pasta Giant Meatball
12-15-2011, 04:16 PM
JFC 7 points a game over the last 5 games. Wow...just....wow

ChiefsandO'sfan
12-15-2011, 04:21 PM
JFC 7 points a game over the last 5 games. Wow...just....wow

http://www.profootballweekly.com/2011/12/15/mcdaniels-is-front-runner-for-chiefs-job


When it came down to it, Todd Haley wasn't fired as the Chiefs' head coach because of wins and losses. In fact, given the lack of talent at the start of his tenure and the injuries this season, a career 19-25 record isn't too bad. However it was the former coach's approach, which often was confrontational and difficult for players and fellow members of the organization to deal with, that resulted in his dismissal.

In Haley's place, GM Scott Pioli will look for a coach who will do things his way. We hear that makes current Rams offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels the front-runner for the head-coaching job. A former assistant under Bill Belichick, McDaniels knows Pioli well and would run the club in the manner the front office would prefer. Additionally, the coach is familiar with Chiefs QB Matt Cassel from his time in New England and would be able to "maximize the QBs talents," according to a source with knowledge of the coaching search

O.city
12-15-2011, 04:23 PM
Thought that rumor was dispelled.

Sofa King
12-15-2011, 04:23 PM
Not much to report this week.

1. Branden Albert had another good game, with a 2.5 and 0 pressures or hits allowed. PFF released their updated pass-blocking efficiency numbers (which is just a per-snap division of season numbers) and Albert was tied for 10th at 96.1. There were only 4 left tackles on the list ahead of Albert.


Ok. Seriously now. How many times was Gaither listed before Albert.

:Poke: :D

Count Alex's Wins
12-15-2011, 04:24 PM
Thought that rumor was dispelled.


That is such fucking bullshit. LMAO

O.city
12-15-2011, 04:26 PM
McD isn't coming to Kc. As the head coach for sure.

Tribal Warfare
12-15-2011, 04:28 PM
Ok. Seriously now. How many times was Gaither listed before Albert.

:Poke: :D

It just amazes me how Haley wanted to sabotage this team and fuck over Pioli this bad

ChiefsandO'sfan
12-15-2011, 04:29 PM
It just amazes me how Haley wanted to sabotage this team and **** over Pioli this bad

JFC Pioli cut him.............He fired haley 2 weeks later.

O.city
12-15-2011, 04:29 PM
It's starting to look like the whole Palko thing was just that.

Pasta Giant Meatball
12-15-2011, 04:30 PM
If he did, we'd have one of the greatest young minds of all time. Combine that with a top 10 QB in Orton and SuperBowl baby :):):):):):):):) Right SlowMo??

Tribal Warfare
12-15-2011, 04:30 PM
JFC if pioli really wanted him he would of not cut him.............He fired haley 2 weeks later.

yeah because Haley wasn't going to play him.

O.city
12-15-2011, 04:30 PM
JFC if pioli really wanted him he wouldn't of cut him.............He fired haley 2 weeks later.


Dude move on. Haley was an arrogant little asshole. So is Pioli, he just pulled rank. But Haley was a terrible coach.