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

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The Denver Broncos fell to 1-3 this week as they took on the 2010 Champion Green Bay Packers.

The Broncos appeared to be able to move the ball on Green Bay.  In fact, McGahee had 103 yards on only 15 carries.  That is a 6.9 yard per carry average.  That's pretty dang good.

The problem was that Denver just seemed to shoot themselves in the foot every time they started moving the ball, 3 interceptions and 1 fumble lost.  You usually lose games in which you have 4 turn overs...and you get blown out by Championship teams making those many mistakes.

This week Ryan Clady recorded a 96% pass assignments grade with a +9 power score.  Clady had a couple of hiccups but for the most part shut down the left side of the formation.

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
2/Level
Pull

 Grade DBI_rating_10         
Blocking
Blocking
Blocks
Clady
78%

-1
+2
0
Beadles 78%

0
-1
+4
Walton 89%

0
+5
0
Kuper 73%

+1
-2
+1
Franklin 73%

-1
-1
0
Clark
98%

0
+1
0







Run Blocking Notes:

  • At 8:18 in the 3rd quarter, Chris Kuper gets some nice movement on his defender.  Kuper is a pretty good power blocker.  He has a tendency to fall off the defender at times when attempting to drive him.  But when he doesn't, he really can get a push.
  • Chris Kuper and Orlando Franklin are a pretty good double team combination.
  • Ryan Clady usually gives a good effort every down.  At 8:18 in the 3rd quarter, however, Clady doesn't show much of a motor to block anyone.
  • At 1:03 in the 3rd, Clady does a good job at stepping to the inside to set Beadles block up then moves to the 2nd level to pick up a nice block.  Those are blocks Ryan Clady can, and should, make with regularity (and most of the time he does).
  • Zane Beadles did a good job when asked to pull this week, +4.
  • At 6:56 in the 3rd quarter, Zane Beadles gets to the 2nd level and just looks around.  Doesn't lock up with anyone.
  • Orlando Franklin learns a lesson at 7:36 in the 4th quarter when he doesn't block his man on the backside and the defender makes the tackle.
  • You can check out the line performance in past games, here.

 

 

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 96%

+9
0
0
6
Beadles 88%

-1
0
0
14
Walton 88%

-1
1
0
19
Kuper 86%

+1
0
0
13
Franklin 76%

-1
3
0
9
Clark
98%

+1
0
0
0








 

Pass Blocking Notes:

  • Ryan Clady has a great game pass blocking.  He ends the day with a +9 power score.
  • Orlando Franklin struggles this week with his defenders in pass protection.  He only grades out to a 76% and ends the day with a -1 power score.  It is better than some of the previous weeks however, in which he ended games with a -6 and -5 power scores.
  • 9:20 in the 1st quarter, the line has problems with picking up line stunts and blitz.  This line is just starting to work together but their are moments when the communication falls apart.  I expect the communication to get better at the season progresses.
  • :56 in the 1st, Chris Kuper and J.D. Walton have good communication on a defensive line loop stunt.
  • Zane Beadles gets a hands-to-the-face penalty when he gets beat in pass protection and attempts to recover (7:57 in the 2nd).
  • At 3:24 in the 2nd quarter Orlando Franklin and Chris Kuper pick up defensive line stunt.  The O-Line appears to be figuring out what the Packers are trying to do.  The they have another mental lapse at :22 in the 3rd quarter.
  • Many times teams will call a quick pass to one of the outside receivers and ask both their tackles to cut the defender at the snap of the ball.  Sometimes this is difficult if the defender is lined up outside.  Orlando Franklin demonstrates how not to cut block on a quick pass at 4:01 in the 4th quarter.

 

 

 

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