USA Football Details Chiefs Explosives
By FirstDown PlayBook on Feb 14, 2019


By USA Football’s Brendan Leister

Brendan Leister and USA Football have published a great article that shows there is more to the explosive Kansas City Chiefs offense than just great players! 

During the 2018 season, the Kansas City Chiefs had the most explosive offense in the NFL. They led the league in points per game, points per play, yards per play, and yards per pass attempt. Their quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw 50 touchdown passes, which ranks 2nd all-time in touchdown passes in a single season behind Peyton Manning’s 55 during in 2013. Today, we look at three concepts that helped the Chiefs be so explosive in the passing game.

Protection-wise, the left side of the offensive line and center slide left and the right side mans up on the defensive tackle and defensive end.  The running back motions from the quarterback’s right to his left and lines up right behind the left tackle.  At the snap, the back has a free release and shoots to the flat.  The #1 receiver to the trips side runs a post, the #2 receiver runs a wheel route, and the #3 receiver runs a sit route at about 10 yards.  The backside X receiver runs a shallow cross.  The quarterback’s progression goes… To read the rest of this informative article tap on the play below.






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