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

Bewsafolinespotlightkc1_mediumWeek #14

The Denver Broncos beat the Chicago Bears, 13-10. Denver moves to 8-5 on the season and the Bears fall to 8-5.

That offensive line is just getting better and better. Many Bronco fans might have noticed that it was hard to move the ball against the Bears...and it was hard. The Bears have a good run defense.

But what you see when you grade them is some nice pass blocking improvement. Many times, Tebow had more than enough time to survey the field to find open receivers.

Orlando Franklin ends his day with a 80% run assignment grade, +2 dominance score, and a 85% pass assignment grade.

Those number are a lot more consistent through the course of the game than many past performances.

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
76%
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0 +1 +1
Beadles 76%
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0 +1 0
Walton 95%
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+1 0 +1
Kuper 76%
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0 0 +1
Franklin 80%
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+2 +1 0
Clark
30%
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0 0 0






Run Blocking Notes:

  • Orlando Franklin ended the day with an 80% run assignment grade, +2 dominance score.
  • At 3:06 in the 1st quarter, Chris Kuper gets beat on a run play. He ends the day with a 76% run assignment grade.
  • At 11:02 in the 2nd quarter, Orlando Franklin has a nice pull block to spring the running back for some yards. You can see him in the pic, below. The running back is just heading into the hole on the left side of the formation, around the left guard area.

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**Pic from Sunday NFL game

  • At 10:22 in the 2nd, Zane Beadles has a nice pull block to help the runner get the first down.
  • Orlando Franklin seals the edge of the formation to get the running back to the outside at 1:18 in the 3rd quarter.
  • If you would like to see where the Broncos ran the ball and where they were getting their yards against the Bears, then go here Broncos Week #14: Post Game Tendencies and Performances.

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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+7 2 1 5
Beadles 90%
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-1 4 0 14
Walton 91%
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-3 2 0 21
Kuper 91%
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-1 3 0 15
Franklin 85%
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-2 5 0 11












Pass Blocking Notes:

  • The Broncos do a very good job at pass protection this week. For a large part of the game, Denver did not keep in a tight end to help block.
  • At 13:54 in the 2nd quarter, Zane Beadles and Ryan Clady are both beat in pass protection. Clady's defender ends up getting the sack. Despite this sack, Clady had a pretty good day pass blocking. He ends the game with a +7 dominance score. You can see Clady in the pic, below.

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**Pic from Sunday NFL game

  • At 13:34 in the 4th quarter, Tebow has over 5 seconds to get the ball out. The protection soon breaks down and Tebow must scramble.
  • At 6:16 in the 4th quarter, Orlando Franklin demonstrates nice control and awareness as he picks up a looping defender in pass protection. You can see him, below. He has already picked up the defender and has slid him deep and out of the play.

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**Pic from Sunday NFL game

  • You can check out the line performance in past games, here.

Check out the Tight Ends & Backs Film Breakdown!

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