Pats-Chiefs All-22 Dive-In, Part II

-by memokerobi

Welcome to Part II of the film review. Thank you all for the positive feedback for the first part, I enjoyed working on it. The second part will be examining how the Chiefs got the ball in their best playmaker’s hands. Without further ado:

1st quarter, 1st & 10 at KC 23, 8:05 remaining:

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The Chiefs are using 11 personnel on this play with their three receivers Tyreek Hill, Chris Conley and Albert Wilson in a “Bunch” alignment to the right. The Pats are in a Cover 1 Man look with Kyle Van Noy playing as the underneath hole defender and Duron Harmon responsible for the deep zone. You can see the man to man assignments on the second picture above. It is a simple Mesh Concept by the Chiefs with Hill and Travis Kelce running drag routes underneath. Wilson’s crossing route adds another layer to the route combination creating a Hi-Lo read. With Stephon Gilmore playing around 10 yards off from his man Hill with an outside leverage, there is absolutely no chance for him to catch Hill, who is one of the fastest players in the league, running a drag route. That leaves the underneath hole defender Van Noy to defend Hill’s route. With Van Noy dropping down to play Wilson’s route first and Kelce and his defender D-Mac creating traffic in the middle, Hill clears the defenders easily coming at full speed and gets open. It’s an easy pitch and catch from Alex Smith to Hill for 14 yards.

PS. Brian Baldinger broke down this play in one of his tweets but I promise I selected my 6 plays before he posted his own footage. You can still watch it to get an expert opinion and compare it to mine : )

PPS. If you want to see something positive on this play, watch Trey Flowers.

1st Quarter, 1st & 10 at NE 38, 5:13 remaining

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This play is four plays after the first pass to Hill. Chiefs are in 10 personnel with both De’Anthony Thomas and Hill on the field. The Pats are in a Cover 3 look with Gilmore, Malcolm Butler and Harmon playing deep third zones; Devin McCourty and Patrick Chung responsible for the hook zones; and Eric Rowe and Dont’a Hightower are playing the curl/flats. (At least that’s how it unfolds on this play; I think it is a read/react coverage and if there were more receivers running to the left, Van Noy and McCourty would have played the curl/Flats, Rowe would take the Hhok zone and DH would rush the passer). The Chiefs are getting creative with Hill in the backfield running a Texas route and Thomas motioning right before the snap to run a flat route to the right. Kelce is running a crossing Route in the middle and the outside receivers are running go routes to stretch the field. When the ball is snapped, Hightower trails Thomas to the flat and Chung takes Kelce on his route. This leaves McCourty and Hill one on one with a free release for Hill because he’s in the backfield. Hill first runs outside attacking McCourty’s leverage and McCourty has to respect it because with Hightower on Thomas and Gilmore on Conley, there is no one to cover him outside. Hill then breaks inside to a wide-open field with D-Mac around 5 yards away from him and gets wide open and there isn’t much D-Mac can do here. It is another easy throw for Smith for 11 yards.

4th Quarter, 1st and 10 at KC 40, 8:55 remaining

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It is still a one-point game at this point and the Pats have a chance of stopping the Chiefs and getting the lead back. However, the Chiefs have other ideas. I don’t know if the Pats are playing zone or man because it is a very quick play but either way D-Mac is again responsible for Hill. It is a very simple route combo by the Chiefs with Conley running a go route and Hill running a quick out. They leave in eight blockers and roll right to make this an even easier throw for Smith. There’s more than 10 yards between McCourty and Hill, and Conley and Gilmore running down the field forces D-Mac to work over them to get to Hill. This leaves Hill wide open with no one around him within 13-15 yards and even Foxboro High quarterbacks can make this throw. EASY 9 yard gain.

Besides the broken down coverage that resulted in a long TD, I think the Pats did a good job of keeping Hill in check. I think they were OK with these kinds of plays by him, but the KC offense took advantage of this to get very good results on first down, and it allowed Smith to make some easy reads and throws building his confidence.

That’s all I have for this week. I hope I’ll have time to do another write up next week and I hope it will be a Pats win!

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6. One somewhat overlooked storyline that has challenged Bill Belichick and director of player personnel Nick Caserio in forming the Patriots’ 53-man roster is how injuries to core special-teams players Matthew Slater and Nate Ebner have the Patriots carrying so many special-teams-only players. In addition to Slater and Ebner, the team also has Johnson Bademosi, Brandon Bolden, Brandon King and Marquis Flowers in that category. It’s hard to imagine there is another NFL team that has devoted six roster spots to special-teams-only players (not including kickers, punters and snappers). In turn, that has taxed the team’s depth in other areas.-… Read more »
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USC wins 27-24. Heartbreaker for Texas.Report

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Tie game. Going to OT.

Texas has given up late scores at the end of both halves AFTER they took the lead. Defense having a tough time to stop them.Report

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USC to try a FG.Report

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USC at mid field. 30 secs to go. No time outs.Report

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Wow. Texas takes the lead 17-14 with 45 secs to go.Report

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USC-Texas a good game in the 4th

BONUS!!: Gus Johnson is calling it.Report

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SOX WIN. Stay 3 up on the Yanks.Report

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Ebner OUT tomorrow ->Report

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Sox up 3-0 mid 6th. Need to win as the O’s get walloped by the Yanks again.Report

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Soooo…. Only 3 WR tomorrow. I guess BB has decided to weather the storm.Report

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I approve of this game plan.Report

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how does airforce manage to win games by ONLY running the ball?Report

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You’d think the Air Force would attack through the air.Report

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Run after catch is important to the Patriots hope we see some Tomorrow.Report

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I was driving home and listening to 98.5 the Sports Hub . Some weekend guy was saying that if Brady didn’t play well he would be concerned about Brady.

I just can’t believe the amount of fans that think 2 games equals 16 games.Report

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Gonna take advantage of the nice weather to do some painting of the house trim. Won’t have many weekends after this so might as well do it today and tomorrow.

Off to see Boyce, Thompkins, and Dobson at Home Depot to get paint supplies.

Laters.Report

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Sure they didn’t take a flight to NO this week ?Report

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Nice win for the Sox. Hopefully the long game doesn’t have long term consequences for the pitching staff.Report

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Neil gets the Perserverance Award for watching the Sox game to its completion.Report

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Aaaaaand…………..Sox win!Report

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12-6 in the 15th now. Sox win!! (OK 3 outs still needed.)Report

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13-6Report

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And now a Rays error has the Sox up 7-6 in the 15th.

No 16th please.Report

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15th inning now, both teams scored a run in the 14th. It’s a marathon.Report

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Good nightReport

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OK, so Sox up 6-5, and the Rays just got a HR to tie it at 6-6. Sick.Report

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BooooooooooooReport

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Sox up 6-5 in the 14th, one out, runner on second. SUPERB!!!!!Report

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Thanks. ESPN Game Center has stopped updatingReport

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Sww batting in the top of the 14th.Report

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Make that Sawx batting in the top of the 14th. Mookie just hit a single.Report

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The Armadillos beat the Frodo Homeland 3-1.Report

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I’m so glad this game is happening on Friday night. 14th inning? Bring it on!!!Report

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DIIIINNNNGGGGOOOAAAALLLLL!!!!
3-1 USAReport

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LaognidReport

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The Sox have had a runner on 3rdevery extra inning. This is brutal. 2 outs now, still the guy’s on 3rd.Report

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This is where the lack of power hurst them.Report

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I’d like this 10 times if I could. You rarely can make a spectacular catch to negate a home run. If it’s a 500 footer, you just can’t, period.Report

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F**K! The Rays SS just caught a 100 mph line drive off of Pedey’s bat. F*CK!!!!!!!!!!Report

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Go, Benintendi, go!Report

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Tonight I covered a high school football game that lasted almost three hours. WHYYYYYYYYReport

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For the love of the game?
Were you paid?Report

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I’ll get paid at the end of the month ($70/story) or whenever the paper decides to send the paycheck, which they’re habitually late doing.Report

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Wow, first and third no outs in the top of the 11th after a sacrifice bunt turned into a single. Bradley just hit an infield bouncer that the Rays totally misplayed. Sox ahead 6-5 pending review.Report

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But I think the run is taken off the board, and it’s 2nd and 3rd with one out.Report

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Why?Report

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It’s whether the runner, in a rundown, was touched or not. I think he was.Report

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OK so he was tagged, call reversed. Second and third with one out, still tied. They’re walking the next guy, and Pedey is up with the bases jacked.Report

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BoooooooReport

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Going to the 11th……..Report

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The big question is: Did they keep the beer concession open?Report

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Looks like BrisketMan will start Sunday for the Colts. Talk about a career swing. From 3rd stringer on one team to starter on another in just a couple of weeksReport

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I love that dude. I just don’t think he’s very good. He’s better than Tolzien but I don’t think he’s a starting NFL QB. Prove me wrong, Brisketman.Report

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I never thought Brisett was a starting NFL QB. He just isn’t. He will start and lose every game he plays for the Colts, unfortunately.Report

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ARRRRRRRGH!!!!!!! Yet another spectacular catch by the Rays CF. Kevin Keirmaier is killing us.Report

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Sounds like he is a playa!Report

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Ruh roh. Poor Dino. UMASS loses again.Report

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Saying “UMass loses” is akin to saying “fish swim”.Report

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BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Yanks fans can’t give Sox fans shit since the Yanks were also fined for the use of electronics in the dugout.Report

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There is no factual information in existence that will keep Yanks fans from giving Sox fans shit. An vice versa.Report

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P-shawReport

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Extra innings!!!Report

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Kimbrell struck out the side.Report

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That is one hansome hippo!Report

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Neil is suddenly quietReport

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You seemed not to be enjoying the play by play.Report

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What? I thought it was cool.Report

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Well no one hit the ball in the bottom of the 9th. Literally. Kimbrell walked the lead off man in 4 pitches then struck out the next three with a quickness.Report

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DDIIIIIIIINNNNNNGGGGGOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL!!!!!

USA 2-0

Both goals by ErtzReport

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Zach Ertz is not a woman, pretty sure. Disqualified Armadillos!!Report

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LOL.Report

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DINNNNNNNNGOAAAL!!!!!

USA 1-0Report

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TIE GAME!!!!!! TIE GAME!!!!Report

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Ok, wow! Update us when a truncated icoosahedron appears on the field!!!Report

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But as for the truncated icosahedron, no a soccer game hasn’t broken out in Tampa.Report

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Pedey struck out. The Rays took out their closer and brought in someone left handed to face Benintendi.Report

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The only time I was excited by baseball was when Pedro Martinez was pitching in his heyday. He was actually pitching in Cambridge in August for the Old Time Baseball game and I was totally going to go but I forgot about it. Boo me!! He was awesome.Report

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I figure if Smacky can pollute the group with Portuguese soccer live blogging, I could safely talk about the Sox comeback.Report

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And inning over. Hopefully there will be another inning.Report

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Pedey up with runners of first and second. One out.Report

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Tying runs on base with no outs!!!!!!Report

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Wow, 5 inches from a tie game. That ball was hammered.Report

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Foul?Report

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Yes, don the right field line. You could see the dust in foul territory, unfortunately.

Now it’s 5-4, runners on first and second, no outs!! They’re gonna win!Report

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Sick catch by the Rays CF. It should be tied. Now it’s first and third, one out, 5-4.Report

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USWNTstarting in a minute. Where’s Dingo?Report

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They are playing the Land Where Middle Earth Was FilmedReport

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Southwest North Texas Armadillos Boo-yaaaa!!Report

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Actually, they are the Banana Slugs, in honor of UCSC.Report

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So for the hardcore Sawx fans here, BOS is winning tonight the NYY just won, looks like it’ll still be a 3 game lead tomorrow.

What percentage probability to you believe the Sawx have of winning the AL East? I have it at 60/40 in favor.Report

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Ooops, of course I should have written “The Sawx are losing.” Which they are about to do.Report

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And the lead wil be down to 2 games. They need to stop losing to sub .500 teams. The Yanks took care of business against those teams.Report

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One swing of the bat ties the game right now…….Report

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I’ll go along with that.Report

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But that’s scary, it’s only a little better than a coin toss.Report

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It’s only scary until you realize that it’s baseball and it’s boring so who really cares anyway?Report

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Dude, you voluntarily watch soccer, you have no say in this.Report

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You know nothing you soccerphobes 🙂Report

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It’s not a “phobia”, which implies fear. It’s pure boredom mixed with ennui.Report

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Flag.Report

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It’s the Sox, it’s always scary.Report

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