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Saccopoo Memorial Draft Forum>The Chiefs are shifting their philosophy on interior OL.
Direckshun 09:01 PM 07-26-2020
Posted this in the thread on Osemele:

Originally Posted by Direckshun:
Can we talk about how this seems to signal the Chiefs seem to be showing signals that they want a different kind of interior OL play?

Used to be a more fluid, athletic types along the interior, Zach Fulton be damned. But they drafted Allegretti. They pursued Andrus Peat. They’ve signed Osemele. And they picked up Durant and Williams in UDFA. These are all bruisers.

It’s not exactly a perfect line to draw (like I said, they did draft Fulton under Dorsey, and Remmers is not a roadgrader), but it does seem to suggest that’s the direction they’re going along the interior.
I forgot to mention it was widely believed they really liked Cesar Ruiz, too, who is a power scheme dude. (Ruiz is talented enough to do anything, though.)

What are your guys thoughts on this? I personally loved having athletic linemen who could pull well, but our days of Jamaal running off tackle are behind us.
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KChiefs1 07:38 AM 07-27-2020
I just want dudes who can protect Patrick. Nothing more, nothing less.
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Direckshun 08:21 AM 07-27-2020
Originally Posted by KChiefs1:
I just want dudes who can protect Patrick. Nothing more, nothing less.
I suppose this thread has little to offer you, then.
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OKchiefs 11:15 AM 07-27-2020
As they should. I've railed against the light in the pants undersized types they've employed on the interior for years. A mauling OL that can convert in short yardage when necessary is a huge plus, assuming they can still pass protect adequately.
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DJ's left nut 01:50 PM 07-27-2020
Remember Jeff Allen in his limited time at RT? Wasn't mobile, but he was hard to get around because the dude was just big.

From a strictly pass-pro standpoint, a big IOL is gonna keep that pocket from being 'mush-rushed' into oblivion. Big dudes can just stand there and hold their ground. Meanwhile Fish and Schwartz are good enough on the ends to operate on an island and handle more dynamic edge rushers.

And picking up stunts/twists is more about communication and feel than raw athleticism anyway.

I think this is Andy making another shift towards attempting to protect his QB. Give me the more powerful middle and I'll trade some of those pulls and the occasional need of an IOL to execute a kick-slide or something.

Positive development, IMO.
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Rain Man 02:32 PM 07-27-2020
Originally Posted by KChiefs1:
I just want dudes who can protect Patrick. Nothing more, nothing less.
I would agree with this.
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Hog's Gone Fishin 07:20 AM 07-30-2020
We need to make holes for Clyde to Slyde through.
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dj56dt58 12:14 PM 08-01-2020
Originally Posted by KChiefs1:
I just want dudes who can protect Patrick. Nothing more, nothing less.
If you can run the ball really well..and your oline is driving mother****ers back every run, they cant focus as much on rushing Mahomes. A good run blocking line really wears down a defense and slows down the pass rush.
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Halfcan 10:00 PM 08-01-2020
Chiefs with a power runing game would be insane!!

Teams dared us to run the last few years.
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