Systemic Problems Part II: Zone Blocking

Ransom Hawthorne

Ransom Hawthorne

Ransom Hawthorne is an electrician living in central KS. He's married and has two young boys. Born in KS, and raised in Tucson, Ransom spent his middle school years in southern Mexico.
Ransom Hawthorne

Follow @arrowhead_one Tweet Systemic Problems Part II: Zone Blocking  •  by Ransom Hawthorne “Systemic Problems” is a 3-Part Series. Read “Systemic Problems- Part I: West Coast Offense” –> here. In the NFL, there are two primary run blocking systems: the Zone Blocking System (ZBS) and the Power Blocking System (PBS). Chiefs predominantly run a Zone Blocking System. The central goal of zone blocking, is to create holes for the running back through lateral, rather than forward movement. In pass blocking, the ZBS teaches linemen to focus on their part of…

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Systemic Problems- Part I: The West Coast Offense

Ransom Hawthorne

Ransom Hawthorne

Ransom Hawthorne is an electrician living in central KS. He's married and has two young boys. Born in KS, and raised in Tucson, Ransom spent his middle school years in southern Mexico.
Ransom Hawthorne

Follow @arrowhead_one Tweet   Systemic Problems- Part I: The West Coast Offense   Everyone’s position on Alex Smith is established at this point. Rather than spend a ton of time on that, I thought it would be interesting to explore some of the Chiefs issues that more fans can agree on. In the NFL, there are a wide variety of offensive and defensive systems. There are three notable systems that the Chiefs run: The West Coast Offense, A Zone Blocking Run Scheme and a 3-4 Defense. It is my personal…

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2017 Chiefs: FUBAR, Not FUBAR

Follow @arrowhead_one Tweet       So, let me ask you a question. In your opinion, are the 2017 Chiefs, FUBAR (Fouled Up Beyond All Reason), or not FUBAR? That appears to be the two camps, if you’re a Chiefs fan these days.       Now, if you are under the opinion that only the QB situation is FUBAR with the caveat that a change there would fix things, let us know in the comments section. Or, perhaps you’re a Chiefs fan and are wishing for a coaching change.…

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Chiefs Losing Trend Compounds Fan’s Frustrations

Follow @arrowhead_one Tweet       The Kansas City Chiefs were good hosts to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, and served up a healthy helping of triumph. Again. K.C. is now 1-and-5 in their past 6 games after beginning the season at 5-and-0.   While the defense only allowed 16 points to a Bills team that appeared to be hitting on many cylinders, the offense continued their woeful ways as witnessed by the stat line for QB Alex Smith: 23-of-36 for 199 yards with 1TD and 1 INT… a very…

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Week 12: K.C. Hosts Buffalo OPEN THREAD

Follow @arrowhead_one Tweet       Call this the “Struggle Bowl” if you will. With both teams struggling as of late, this game will help determine in a big way, what the future direction of each franchise will be. I don’t need to remind you… but I will… of the fact that the K.C. Chiefs have lost 4 of their last five games, and unless they win today, the Patrick Mahomes whispers will get a lot louder. So, here are — 7 Sick Signs — to watch for in this…

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NSLU: The Ides of March–Taking Liberty with the “Ides”

Follow @arrowhead_one Tweet Openers… Like most of the last 5 weeks, I believed the Chiefs should walk out of the showers and head home basking in the good feelings of adding another win to the book. Unfortunately, 4 of the last 5 weeks, I have had to eat some crow on that idea. After reeling off 5 wins in a row, fans have had to enduring back to back losses interspersed with a single victory. They are 6-4 and there is absolutely no excuse for that. NONE!   First off: Injuries…

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Asinine Predictions By An Anonymous Idiot, Lovingly Written By John Dillman – Week 12

Follow @arrowhead_one Tweet       I’m back suckers! After just shy of ten pounds of slightly undercooked turkey, a ridiculous amount of stuffing, and two whole pumpkin pies I believe I am the most suitable “expert” around to give you the lay of the land for week 12. The best thing about the long weekend is that my doctor is on vacation in Tahiti or some other warm tropical place us filthy peasants could never afford to go. Why would Dr. Jameson’s vacation be of note you may ask?…

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