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Denver Broncos vs Dolphins: Breaking Down The O-Line Film

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The Denver Broncos won what ended up being an exciting finish, against the Miami Dolphins, 18-15.  Denver now moves to 2-4 as Miami drops to 0-6.

A lot of Denver fans got what they wanted, a quarterback change.  Although Tebow didn't look that good at times...he and the Broncos found a way to get the win.

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This week, Ryan Clady had a 98% assignments grade and a +7 power score in pass protection.  He continues to show why he is the best AFC West pass blocking left tackle.

The Broncos line as a whole had moments where they struggled.  Orlando Franklin, although he did ok in run blocking, ended the day with a 67% passing grade and a -8 power score.  He struggled the entire game...but settle down at the very end when the Broncos needed to score to win.  The tight ends and running back grades can be found, here.

Let's take a look at the rest of those grades...

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10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
Percent Scale

 

Team Run Blocking
Power Blocking
Power Blocking Score
2nd Level Blocks
Did the lineman get the job done or not?  These grades are good for understanding value for a team and not necessarily for comparing across teams.  A game in the mid 80s to 90% is a decent score.
How often did the offensive lineman dominate the block or how often did he get dominated?  These scores are good for comparing across teams and finding  the most dominant lineman in the league.   
Anything over zero is a good score.  The more over zero the more the lineman dominated the defender.  Each lineman is scored a minus for being dominated, a zero for a draw, or a plus for dominating the defender.
The number of successes over failures for the lineman when blocking linebackers and safeties on the second level.  The lineman must be athletic to accomplish a high second level score.

 

 

Run Blocking Grades


Percent
10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
Power
Pull
2/Level

 Grade DBI_rating_10         
Blocking
Blocks
Blocks
Clady
77%

-2
0
-1
Beadles 77%

-2
0
0
Walton 74%

-4
0
+6
Kuper 85%

-1
+3
+2
Franklin 88%

+1
0
+1
Clark
98%

+1
0
0







Run Blocking Notes:

  • At 9:56 in the 1st quarter, Zane Beadles gets a nice 2nd level block and Chris Kuper pulls and seals to spring a run by the Broncos.  Kuper pulls a few times this week and generally looked good doing it.
  • At 4:24 in the 1st quarter, Chris Clark locks onto a defender and then twists the players upper body and drives him to the ground.  Nice!
  • I was more impressed with J.D. Walton this week than I have the been in the past 5 games.  Particularly his play at the 2nd level.  This week he ends the day with a +6 second level score.  Pretty good!  He gets one of those blocks at 4:24 in the 1st quarter.
  • Chris Kuper gets thrown to the ground at 14:13 in the 2nd quarter.
  • Generally speaking, Clady and Beadles had the off day run blocking.  Both ended the day with a -2 power score.  J.D. Walton got a good look at the Miami nose guard.  The guy is a load.  Walton ended the day with a -4 power score....but despite his low 74% assignment grade and the power score, held his own.

 

Team Pass Blocking
Passing Power Blocking
Pressures Combo Help
Did the lineman get the job done or not?  These grades are good for understanding value for a team and not necessarily for comparing across teams.  A game in the 90% is a good score for pass blocking.
How often did the offensive lineman dominate the block or how often did he get dominated?  Each lineman is scored a minus for being dominated, a zero for a draw, or a plus for dominating the block. How often did the offensive lineman give up pressure on the quarterback?  Every once and a while a lineman can do his job but give up pressure on the QB.  This stat will help glean more info from the line grades.
How often did the offensive coordinator provide help for a tough defender or a struggling lineman.  Yea, two lineman ended up with the same grade...but how much help did either of them get?

 


Pass Blocking Grades


Percent
10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
Power
Pressures
Sacks
Combo

 Grade Rating Bar Passing         
Blocking
Allowed
Allowed
Help
Clady 98%

+7
1
0
6
Beadles 82%

-4
2
0
13
Walton 94%

-2
2
0
16
Kuper 94%

+1
1
0
11
Franklin 67%

-8
8
2
5
















 

Pass Blocking Notes:

  • Against the Dolphins, the Broncos had the Good and the Ugly in pass protection.  The Good, Ryan Clady.  Nice job of staying in control, dictating the action during the pass rush most the time.  The Ugly, Orlando Franklin.  He ended the day with a -8 power score.  That might be the lowest 1 game score this year for any lineman in pass protection.  Franklin hasn't been putting up those kinds of numbers so we hope to see him turn it around next week.
  • At 2:21 in the 1st quarter, Orlando Franklin's man flushes the quarterback and Clady's man make the sack.  That is one where you know Clady was doing ok if the quarterback had not been flushed to a position he normally would not have been.  Sack should go to Franklin.
  • At 2:41 in thee 2nd quarter, it looks like there is a lot of pressure but that is due to the fact they are running a designed screen.  This happens a couple of times this game and on one occasion the announcer says there is pressure, but it is a product of the play...not the performance of the lineman.
  • 1:02 in the 2nd quarter.  It looks like J.D. Walton misses a looping linebacker.  But when the play is reviewed you can see the defensive lineman slant in front of his face, grab his jersey, and pull him so he cannot get the looping linebacker.  No flag.
  • The Broncos did a pretty good job passing defenders off, for the most part.  :50 in the 2nd quarter, Ryan Clady, Zane Beadles, and J.D. Walton work well together.
  • You can check out the line performance in past games, here.

 

 

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