Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Final offensive predictions, made 9/3/19!



Rush Att Yds P Att Rush Yds Rush Tds Fumbles
Damien Williams 117 4.8 562 6 4
LeSean McCoy 169 5 845 7 1
Darwin Thompson 39 5.2 203 3 1
Patrick Mahomes 52 4.8 250 4 7
Team Rush Totals 377
1859 20 13

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Takeaways from the Chiefs third preseason game against the 49ers


Defense

1. The Chiefs run defense was once again really good allowing only 3.5 yards per carry. The defensive line is extremely strong and linebackers were attacking their run gaps aggressively. The 49ers took advantage of this by using play action to suck the Chiefs linebackers up to the line of scrimmage and then passing into their vacated zones, This happened with each string of Chiefs linebackers and helped the 49ers go 9/14 on third downs. The most frustrating part was that this happened repeatedly on third and medium or long, where the offense is not usually looking to run.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Takeaways from the Chiefs second preseason game against the Steelers.


Offense

1. The Chiefs’ offensive line unit is still working its way into form. The Steelers played their starting front seven for almost the entire first half and showed a lot of different looks to the Chiefs lineman. Mitchell Schwartz struggled against TJ Watt and was giving up quick pressures. Eric Fisher and Andrew Wylie had a miscommunication on a Pittsburgh stunt, giving up a sack. I could go on and on but they just looked out of sorts. Cam Erving and Dino Boyd, the second string tackles, fared even worse against Pittsburghs’ outside linebackers. I’m quickly coming to the conclusion that Cam Erving can not play tackle. I’m not sure he really holds any value to this team. Nick Allegretti got quite a few snaps at center with the second team. He had a few low snaps, which led to a Chad Henne fumble, and he looked a bit lost trying to find someone to block. Basically, he just didn’t look comfortable, which is understandable and I still think he has a very good upside.

2. The Chiefs do a lot of preplay movement with Tyreek Hill and I noticed them using Mecole Hardman in that role a few times Saturday night. I was wondering if this will happen in the regular season, just to give Tyreek Hill a bit of a rest from all of the extra running. The preplay motion is important to this offense, it sets up defenses for misdirection plays and helps Mahomes diagnosis what the defensive scheme is.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Takeaways from the Chiefs first preseason game against the Bengals



Defense

1. Reggie Ragland looked great against the run and was part of the reason the Chiefs only allowed 1.8 yards per rush against the Bengals. Ragland also looked lost in zone coverage against the pass. Ragland wasn’t keeping his head on a swivel to see who was coming into his zone and his recognition was slow. He just looked flat footed and the Bengals targeted his zone twice on their scoring drive to open the game. I don’t expect Ragland to be on the field in those passing situations once the season starts.

2. Darron Lee played a lot of snaps in this game and led the team with 8 tackles. Lee looked much more comfortable in zone coverage than Ragland and was at least reacting to the passing plays before the receiver caught the ball. Lee did miss a couple of open field tackles that I would like to see him make but for the first preseason game I thought he played okay.

3. Tanoh Kpassagnon lined up as a wide 9 tech defensive end to start the game. (Wide 9 tech just means he is lining up as far outside of the offensive tackle as he possibly can.) This allowed Kpass to get a couple steps momentum going into the offensive tackles and his bull rush looked very good. He didn’t always look like he was aware of what was going on with the play but he was crashing the pocket hard. Later on in the first half Kpass started lining up as a 3 tech defensive tackle. (The 3 Tech defensive tackle lines up in the gap between the guard and tackle.) Kpass seemed to struggle a bit at first because his bull rush didn’t seem as effective on the inside and the shorter guard was stone walling him. But after a few bull rushes Kpass ducked his left shoulder down and blew past the guard for a sack. I really like the idea of Kpass inside on some of the nascar blitz packages because of his arm length effecting the quarterbacks passing windows.

Monday, May 13, 2019

The 2018 Chiefs Defense and Offense With A Little Different Perspective


(This is written in shorthand because it is from a twitter thread I previously made.  I am @jthefan1 on twitter.  Check out the Arrowheadfanatic Podcast.)

This is a thread about the Chiefs 2018 defense. The chart below contains the information I am using and all opponents offensive averages are figured minus their game/games against the Chiefs. Thanks Pro-Football-Reference for all the stats to make this. (None of this is super shocking, just putting the stats to what most know.)

Saturday, March 30, 2019

A Look Back At The AFC West 2018 Draft



The 2019 NFL Draft is less than a month away and a lot of football fans are getting exited about draft prospects! I am definitely one of them, as I am constantly day dreaming about how different players would fit with the Chiefs. With all the excitement concerning next months draft, I thought it would be a good time to take a look back at how the AFC West drafted in 2018. I am going to do this by giving a winner for each round of the draft.

Round One AFC West Draft Picks
Broncos #5 Bradley Chubb
Raiders #15 Kolton Miller
Chargers #17 Derwin James
Chiefs no pick

Friday, March 15, 2019

The Difference A Year Makes…



The 2017 Chiefs averaged 25.9 points a game on the way to ten wins and an AFC West division title. Their offense was very good, ranking sixth in points scored and fifth in yards gained. It seems hard to remember the offense was that good, because the 2018 Chiefs were so much better. They averaged 35.3 points a game while winning twelve games and another AFC West division title. The 2018 Patrick Mahomes led offense scored 150 more points than the 2017 Alex Smith led team. More importantly, the Chiefs scored 31 points in both of their 2018 playoff games after scoring just 16, 20, and 21 in their previous three playoff games.

The 2017 Chiefs allowed 352 first downs, which was the most allowed in all of football! The 2018 defense said, “Hold my beer!” and allowed 67 more finishing with 419 first downs allowed. The 2017 defense faced 179 opponent drives and was on the field for 1,044 plays. The 2018 defense faced 174 opponent drives and was on the field for 1,109 plays. So the 2018 team faced five less drives, but played 65 more snaps on defense, which is equivalent to about a full game’s worth. In 2018 the league’s best statistical defense was in Chicago, where the Bears faced 11 more opponent drives than the Chiefs, but still only played 1,004 snaps on defense.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Chiefs' Kingdom!


Hey, Chiefs' Kingdom just wanted to let you know that I am currently taking a break from writing content.  I'm just burnt out from this amazing season and want to enjoy the ride like everyone else.  I do appreciate everyone that visited this place!  I will probably post a couple more things down the road before I decide if I want to continue this site next season.  If you are still interested in my Chiefs "thoughts" on the playoffs you can still hear them on the Arrowhead Fanatic Podcast.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

A Quick Look At Chiefs vs Colts


The Kansas City Chiefs host the Indianapolis Colts in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs! This matchup pits two of the hottest quarterbacks in the league against each other in Patrick Mahomes and Andrew Luck. On defense the Colts boast the tenth best scoring defense in football, while the Chiefs are just twenty fourth. The Colts look to be a well rounded team with the fifth best scoring offense to go with their defense. The Chiefs, on the other hand, have the best offense in football and scored 132 more points than the Colts this season. The Chiefs’ defense will get to play in front of their home crowd and look to play inspired, this should be a great game.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Playoff Predictions!

Updated 1/6/19
How wrong can one guy be?  I only got one game out of four correct!  Time to redo the brackets.

The playoffs start tomorrow and it’s time to make some predictions!

AFC

Wildcard Weekend

Colts at Texans - Colts

Chargers at Ravens – Ravens Chargers

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Breaking Records, Taking Names, and Winning Games (Chiefs 2018 Statistical Breakdown)


I’m excited, it’s time to examine the Chiefs’ 2018 regular season stats. This year has been great so far with the team finishing the season at 12-4 and that ties them for the second best win total in Chiefs’ history. This Chiefs’ offense scored the most points in team history with 565, that is 81 more points than in 2003 their next best season. The 565 points also make this team the third highest scoring offense in NFL history behind the 2007 Patriots (589) and the 2013 Broncos (606). The Chiefs’ defense on the other hand, allowed 421 points which is fifth worst in team history. The four Chiefs’ teams that had worse defenses combined for a 15-49 record, which makes the fact that this years team went 12-4 incredible. It’s also amazing they still ended this season with a +144 point differential which is the Chiefs second best margin since 1969!