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

Bewsafolinespotlightkc1_mediumWeek #10

The Denver Broncos win another big game on the road against a division rival, Kansas City.  Denver put up only 17 points against the Chiefs but it was enough as the defense shut down Matt Cassel.

At the beginning of the year, Bronco fans were questioning what the identity of the 2011 Denver team.  Well...now the Broncos have an identity. 

Run, run, and more run!

J.D. Walton doesn't have the highest assignment grade against the Chiefs, but he does have the best power score (+3).  And he did, IMO, have the best day run blocking.  Walton ends up with a 84% assignment grade and a +3 power score in the running game. shows some movement on his blocks that he hasn't  really shown this year, and has an all around solid performance.

 

If you are interested in the offensive line cumulative grades and rankings in the AFC West then go here, LT, LG, C, RG, RT.

Virgil Green has a good day blocking against the Chiefs.  As always, tight end and backs blocking grades are, here.

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

 

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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
      Grade Bar

Power
Pull
2/Level

 Grade http://profootballspotlight.com/wp-content/uploads/100-rating-run-bar.png  
Blocking
Blocks
Blocks
Clady
84%
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+1
0
+1
Beadles 75%
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-1
+2
-3
Walton 84%
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+3
0
+1
Kuper 86%
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+1
0
+6
Franklin 79%
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-1
0
0
Clark
98%
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+1
+1
+2






Run Blocking Notes:

  • At 10:00 in the 1st quarter, Chris Clark gets beat on the backside of a run play.  But the thing I like is that he stayed with his block and didn't give up.  Good energy and recovery to at least stay with the defender so he doesn't get a free shot at the running back.
  • Chris Kuper drives the Kansas City nose guard down field at 10:00 in the 1st quarter.
  • At 7:37 in the 1st quarter, Chris Kuper attempts to move to the 2nd level and falls down.  The linebacker he was heading toward to block, trips over Kuper and falls down...Tebow scores.  Nice.
  • The Broncos flipped Ryan Clady a few times during the game and used in as an extra tackle on the right side of the formation.  3:56 in the 1st quarter is an example.
  • Kuper and J.D. Walton drive the nose guard 4 yards at 4:39 in the 2nd quarter.  The Broncos were able to get nice movement on their blocks most of the day.
  • Zane Beadles doesn't do very well at the 2nd level against the Chiefs.  He ends the day with a -3 second level score.  He got to the LB but he couldn't appear to stay engaged.
  • At 12:27 in the 3rd quarter, the Broncos run a read option on an inside defense tackle.  Beadles is unable to get to the linebacker on the play...or it would have went for big yards.  Then at 2:49 in the 3rd quarter, they come back to it, pick up the linebacker, and Tebow gets 7 yards and a 1st down.
  • Kris Kuper and Orlando Franklin team up to drive a defender 5 yards at 1:33 in the 3rd quarter.
  • On a short yardage situation at 10:44 in the 4th quarter, J.D. Walton gets nice movement on his block and Kuper picks up a key 2nd level block for a key 1st down.
  • At one point, the announcer says Chris Clark had come in and replaced Clady.  But he was wrong.  In fact, Clady was in on the play he said he had been replaced.  Chris Clark was only in as an extra tackle.

 

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
     Grade Bar

Power
Pressures
Sacks
Combo

 Grade http://profootballspotlight.com/wp-content/uploads/100-rating-run-bar.png         
Blocking
Allowed
Allowed
Help
Clady 98%
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+1
0
0 1
Beadles 98%
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0
0
0
3
Walton 80%
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-1
1
0
2
Kuper 98%
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0
0
0
1
Franklin 98%
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0
0
0
1
















 

Pass Blocking Notes:

 

  • The passing grades really aren't worth much since the Broncos didn't even reach double digits in attempts.
  • Funny, when you throw the ball only 8 times (includes shovel passes), don't throw the ball until the 15th play of the game, I don't end up with a lot of passing notes.
  • Here is my Tebow notes...run, run, run, pass one deep for a touchdown, run, run, run.
  • You can check out the line performance in past games, here.

 

Check out the Tight Ends & Backs Film Breakdown!

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