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Preseason Broncos vs Seahawks: Breaking Down The O-Line Tape

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The Denver Broncos took on the Seattle Seahawks this past Saturday.  This was a game that the coaches and fans could see the starters for both teams play a significant amount of reps.

In this post, you will find a film breakdown of every offensive play in the first half (we will break down the entire game when the regular season starts).  After breaking the film down you will find grades and notes that might help you understand what you might have missed in the trenches while the play was going on.

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In the Seahawks game, Chris Kuper had a power blocking score of +3.  That means he dominated his defender three more times than the defender dominated him.  He also graded out in the 90s in pass protection. So how did the other offensive lineman do?  Where are the weaknesses of the line and what are the strengths?

Let's look at those offensive line grades for the first half only...

 

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10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
Percent Scale

 

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
10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
Power
2/Level
Pull

 Grade         
Blocking
Blocking
Blocks
Clady
94%

+1
+2
0
Beadles 77%

-2
+4
2
Walton 83%

-1
+1
1
Kuper 88%

+3
+3
2
Franklin 77%

+2
0
0














 

Run Blocking Notes:

  • Clady is a good blocker in space.  He is athletic enough to lock onto a linebacker at the second level.
  • At 7:44 in the 1st quarter Chris Kuper gets a good push on the defender to open the hole for the running back.  Dominant power blocking +1.
  • The full Spencer Larsen did very well run blocking until 50 seconds left in the 1st quarter when he missed a block out on the end that ended in a loss of yardage.
  • Broncos like to run out of the two TE to one side formation in the preseason.  Coaches seem to really be working on the run game this year.
  • On one play, 13:43 in the 2nd quarter, Beadles fires out and as his man is slipping by him to his right...he tackles him to the ground and falls on him.  No flag.
  • On the goal line run in which the Broncos score...Clady whiffed on his man as the defender submarines Ryan around the ankles.
  • However, Chris Kuper had a great pull block that allowed Denver to score. 
  • After having a great 1st half run blocking, Orlando Franklin misses a block at 2:34 left in the half.  He missed one more after that and ended with a 77% grade when he started out dominating his defender.  Could that be conditioning?

 

 

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
10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
Power
Pressures
Sacks
Combo

 Grade         
Blocking
Allowed
Allowed
Help
Clady 76%

-2

0
1
Beadles 82%

-2
1
0
4
Walton 94%

-1
1
0
4
Kuper 99%

0

0
3
Franklin 88%

-1
1
1
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Pass Blocking Notes:

  • Although Beadles has a decent 82% pass blocking grade, largely because he received some combo help, he struggles with pass protection.  If he doesn't improve then Denver will have to scheme some protection help for him during the regular season.
  • Orlando Franklin misses a blitz pick up at 7:12 in the 1st quarter.  We gave him a sack but the guy was a corner.  Franklin just was too late to see the blitz coming and by the time he moved to pick it up...the defender was by him for the sack.
  • Clady starts off very good in pass protection but seems to falter later in the 1st half.  On one play he is slow to pick up a loop stunt and on another he scrambles to ride a defender deep and around Orton but then holds him after he does it.  Orton had already stepped up and scrambled out.  No need for those kinds of penalties. 

 

 

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