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Denver Broncos vs Bengals Week #2: Breaking Down The O-Line Film

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The Denver Broncos took on the Cincinnati Bengals this past Sunday.  For some fans it was a victory that included a mixed bag of positives and negatives.

In week #1 Denver threw the ball 46 times and then turned around and ran the ball 36 times in week #2.  A big game plan change for a team trying to find their identity.

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The Broncos offensive line demonstrated that they are capable of playing physical football by grinding out 131 yards on the ground against a tough Cincinnati defensive line.

Chris Kuper and Orlando Franklin were the two lineman this week that ended the day with the best run blocking scores.  Kuper had a 87% on assignments and a +1 power blocking score.

Let's take a look at those o-line grades...

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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
78%

0
0
0
Beadles 81%

+1
+2
0
Walton 75%

-3
0
+1
Kuper 87%

+1
+3
+1
Franklin 84%

+1
+1
0














 

Run Blocking Notes:

  • This is the first week that Ryan Clady's run blocking grade dropped below 80%.  He start well but then ran into a lapse in the middle of the game.
  • Orlando Franklin is a solid run blocking right tackle.
  • Kris Kuper had a good day at the 2nd level by recording a +3.
  • At 10:08 in the 1st quarter Zane Beadles locks up with the defender but then allows him to disengage.
  • Ryan Clady blocks down at 10:08 in 1st and the defender starts to stumble.  So Clady pushes him to the ground and falls on him.
  • Chris Kuper and Orlando Franklin have a run combo at 9:30 in the 1st quarter and drive the defender down field.  Nice!
  • At 4:29 in the 2nd the Broncos have a nice push up front in a short yardage situation.  It's nice to know you can get the short yard if needed.
  • Kuper picks up a run blitz at 3:57 in the 2nd.  The linebacker is coming in high gear as you see him suddenly stop...just ran into Kuper.
  • Beadles makes up for it at 14:20 in the 4th when he picks up a run blitz to spring a big run.
  • 6:37 in the 4th quarter Orlando Franklin puts a linebacker on the ground.  Flat-back!
  • If you are interested in seeing how each lineman did in previous weeks then check out the Season Stats section for the Broncos O-Line here.  (updated every Wednesday)

 

 

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 92%

+3
2
1
2
Beadles 88%

-1
1
1
11
Walton 96%

0
0
0
10
Kuper 88%

+1
2
0
5
Franklin 84%

0
6
0
5
















 

Pass Blocking Notes:

  • Ryan Clady and J.D. Walton have good days pass blocking.  Clady does have a couple of hickups late in the game when he gets beat twice in a row and also has a holding call.  But other than those plays Clady does well.
  • Franklin misses blitz at 5:59 in the 4th quarter.  The protection is falling apart late in the game.  Broncos will undoubtedly work on that this week.
  • The Broncos put in more slide protection this week.  Possibly to take the pressure off Orton and create more time as the defense reads run first from the line action.
  • Lots of 3 step drops also.
  • :22 seconds left in the 2nd quarter.  The Broncos are trying to get some points before half and Zane Beadles gives up a sack to a 3 man rush.  Not good.

 

 

 

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