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

Bewsafolinespotlightkc1_mediumWeek #12

The Denver Broncos get a win over the San Diego Chargers, 16-13. The Broncos improve to 6-5 on the season, while the Chargers drop to 4-7.

For the 2nd game in three weeks, the Denver Broncos run the ball 50 or more times. That is a healthy dose of smash mouth football...but the Broncos are making it work along with a very good defensive effort.

This week I am going to highlight, Orlando Franklin. His pass protection, at times, has overshadowed his performance in the run game. However, since the Broncos have been running the ball more...Orlando has had an opportunity to show off his run blocking and ease his way into pass protection.

This week, Orlando Franklin ends the game with a 85% run blocking grade with a +0 power score, and a 94% pass protection grade. The biggest difference in Franklin's performance is consistency...especially in the passing game.

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
85%
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+1
0
-2
Beadles 73%
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-3
-1
-1
Walton 76%
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+1
0
+2
Kuper 85%
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0
+1
-2
Franklin 85%
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0
0
-2
Clark
85%
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+1
0
0






Run Blocking Notes:

  • Chris Kuper and J.D. Walton get nice movement with their double team block at 11:27 in the 1st quarter. They drive the defender 3 yards deep. You can see them driving the defender in the pic below.

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**Pic from Sunday NFL game

  • At 10:15 in the 1st quarter, Zane Beadles misses a 2nd level block and the defender makes the tackle. Second Level blocks are critical for getting big gains.
  • Nice drive block by Ryan Clady at 9:41 in the 1st quarter.
  • At 6:39 in the 3rd quarter, J.D. Walton picks up a key 2nd level block and springs the runner for a long run. You can see Walton in the pic, below. He is just engaging the defender as the back exits the hole.

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**Pic from Sunday NFL game

  • If you would like to see where the Broncos ran the ball and where they were getting their yards against the jets then go here, Broncos vs Chargers Week #12: Post Game Stats Analysis.
  • At 14:24 in the 3rd quarter, Zane Beadles is unable to hold the run blitz out and gives up a tackle in the backfield.
  • Spencer Larsen gets a nice lead block on the defender when the Broncos run the ball to the left of the formation. You can see him in the pic below...he is at the bottom of the screen shot, just engaging the defender. As always, the Tight Ends and Backs grades are, here.

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**Pic from Sunday NFL game

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 94%
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+1
1
1 3
Beadles 88%
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-1
3
0
7
Walton 98%
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0
0
0
6
Kuper 98%
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0
0
0
5
Franklin 94%
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0
1
0
4
Clark
98%
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0
0
0
2








Pass Blocking Notes:

  • Zane Beadles gives up 3 pressures in the game and Ryan Clady gives up one sack.
  • 4:17 in the 3rd quarter, Tebow is finally flushed from the pocket after 5 seconds to throw the ball.
  • At 2:25 in the 3rd quarter, Ryan Clady gets beat and Tebow must run. Walton does a nice job blocking his defender but his man ends up gets a sack because Tebow was flushed from the pocket. Clady gets the sack...Walton gets a job done.
  • Orlando Franklin puts his defender to the ground at 3:02 in the 3rd quarter. Better job of pass blocking.
  • You can check out the line performance in past games, here.

Check out the Tight Ends & Backs Film Breakdown!

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