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

Bewsafolinespotlightkc1_mediumWeek #9

The Denver Broncos win a big game against the Oakland Raiders, 38-24.

It appears that the Broncos have finally found an identity in 2011, run the football down your throat.  Which isn't a bad idea considering the personnel that is currently on Denver's roster.

This week, Orlando Franklin looks a little better in pass protection.  He ends the day with a 87% assignment grade and a -3 power score.  Those are not great numbers but they are a lot better than last week.  Hopefully, Franklin can take this performance and get something more going in the next game.

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

Daniel Fells has his best blocking performance of 2011 against the Raiders.  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
90%
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+1
+1
-1
Beadles 84%
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-1
+4
+1
Walton 81%
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+1
0
-3
Kuper 78%
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+1
+1
+2
Franklin 84%
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+1
0
+1
Clark
98%
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+1
0
+1






Run Blocking Notes:

  • The first play of the game, Chris Kuper and Orlando Franklin double on a defensive tackle and move him out of the hole.  Those two have had some nice combo run blocks this year.
  • At 13:27 in the 2nd quarter, Clady (who moved over to the right side), has nice energy and sets the edge for a good running gain.  The official called holding, however.  Not sure...looked good to me. :-)
  • McGahee had a pretty good day running the ball.  But at 3:50 in the 2nd quarter, I think he misses the whole.  Zane Beadles had gotten a nice 2nd level block on the left side...and McGahee cuts it into the back of the center.
  • Orlando Franklin gets a holding call at :12 in the 2nd quarter.  Have to be smart with that much time left on the clock.
  • At 14:02 the Broncos flip Clady to the right side again, next to Franklin.  He sets the edge again and the Broncos are off to the races.  That was a nice little wrinkle the Broncos had against the Raiders.
  • At 12:38 in the 3rd, Kuper and Franklin get just enough movement on their defender to pick up the short first down.
  • Kuper ends the day with a +2 score on the 2nd level.  At 11:33 in the 3rd quarter, he picks up the 2nd level defender to spring McGahee for some nice yards.  Usually, when a back is able to pick up chunks of yardage...you can guess that a lineman made it to the 2nd level and got a block.
  • Beadles has a nice block at :06 in the 3rd, to create a hole...and a TD run.

 

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 87%
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-1
3
0 5
Beadles 87%
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-2
2
0
9
Walton 91%
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-1
1
0
6
Kuper 87%
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-2
4
0
4
Franklin 87%
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-3
3
0
4
Clark
98%
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0
0
0
1








 

Pass Blocking Notes:

 

  • At 3:06 in the 2nd quarter, the Raiders overload a side and the running back can only pick up one defender.
  • At 3:03 in the 2nd, Clady tries to help Beadles in pass protection before he moves to his man.  Unfortunately, he is to late getting to his man and gets beat around the edge.
  • Clady and Beadles pass off looping defenders nicely at :32 in the 2nd quarter.
  • Not many pass blocking notes this week...but then again, the Broncos ran a lot.
  • You can check out the line performance in past games, here.

 

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