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

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The Denver Broncos get the win over the Minnesota Vikings, 35-32. Denver is currently tied with Oakland for the division lead.

If you ask me, the best thing that ever happened to the Denver Broncos in 2011 was elevating Tim Tebow to starting quarterback. This is not an assertion that Tebow is the missing link to the Denver offense. It is a realization that the move to put Tim at starting quarterback started a chain of events that got this team headed in the direction they needed to go...and that is running the football.

The focus on grinding it out has helped every offensive lineman this season, especially Orlando Franklin. Franklin is a young player that needed to get his feet wet in the passing game, raise his confidence, slowly. And that is just what appears to be happening with the current offensive game plan.

This week, Orlando Franklin ends the game with a 91% run assignment grade with a +2 dominance score, and a 95% pass assignment grade with a +0 dominance score. That is a big improvement from the numbers he was putting up at the beginning of the year.

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
83%
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0
0
0
Beadles 87%
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+3
+1
-2
Walton 75%
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+2
0
0
Kuper 87%
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+1
+1
+1
Franklin 91%
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+2
0
+4
Clark
75%
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+1
0
0






Run Blocking Notes:

  • At 12:42 in the 1st quarter, Chris Clark comes in as an extra tackle and just goes crazy monkey (my child's term) on the Vikings. He down blocks on a defender and drives him inside...then he comes off the block and locks onto a safety and drives him down the field about 10 yards. The safety didn't seem to like that much...but if your a Bronco, you loved it.
  • Zane Beadles has a great down block at 1:22 in the 1st quarter to spring the running back for a nice gain. You can see him, below. He is in the middle of the screen with his back (#68) to the view. The running back is about to dart through the hole.

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**Pic from Sunday NFL game

  • At :10 in the 1st quarter, the Vikings start with 6 on the line and a total of 8 in the box. That is committing a lot of defenders to the run.
  • J.D. Walton and Zane Beadles get a good push and wall of the defenders at 14:29 in the 3rd quarter. The Broncos were really taking it at the Vikings at this point on the offensive line. You can see them in the pick, below. You could drive a truck through that 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 Vikings, then go here, Broncos vs Vikings Week #2: Post Game Stats Analysis.
  • At 14:45 in the 4th quarter, Minnesota has 5 defenders around the line of scrimmage and 8 total defenders in the box...with another corner close and ready to help with the 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 85%
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+2 2 1 1
Beadles 90%
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0
2
0
12
Walton 89%
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-2 1 1 15
Kuper 90%
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-1 2 0 8
Franklin 95%
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0 1 0 7












Pass Blocking Notes:

  • At 3:51 in the 1st quarter, Orlando Franklin does a nice job help blocking and then picking up a blitzing linebacker.
  • J.D. Walton gives up a sack at 2:48 in the 2nd quarter. Daniel Fells defender also beat him on the play. If you would like to see how the tight ends and backs graded out...then click the button, below.

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**Pic from Sunday NFL game

  • At :47 in he 2nd quarter, Zane beadles and his defender get in the way of Ryan Clady and his chance to block his defender. The Defender cuts back inside and makes the sack. You can see the pic, below.

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**Pic from Sunday NFL game

  • Despite the two pics of Bronco lineman getting beat, Denver had a nice pass blocking day overall. Every player score in the high 80s or 90s in the game. Great job this week!
  • You can check out the line performance in past games, here.

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