The first part can be found here. This will have the data from all five of Drew Lock’s starts. A spreadsheet with all of my data so that you can check my work if you wish is here. I will include a table that shows every pressured dropback (all 56 of them) in this article.
So I looked at every dropback from Lock in 2019 - all 185 of them - and determined whether or not Lock was pressured on the play. Obviously if he was hit or sacked he was being pressured, but there was some grey area on plays where the defender got close. I had to use my judgement as to whether or not I saw Lock rushing the pass because of the proximity of the defender. If, in my determination, the defender caused Lock to rush his throw, I called it a pressure. PFF defines a QB pressure as “any time the quarterback is disturbed from his normal throwing motion from set up to release”. So while that should be fairly easy see that on the film, what about when the QB is able to complete his normal throwing motion but is hit immediately afterward. To me that is a pressure, but by PFF’s definition it would not be. PFF is not transparent with this information, even behind their paywall. I am going to be completely transparent. If you want to use the free access that is currently available to everyone at NFL GamePass and rewatch all five of the last games, you can. You can also re-do my study if you wish and come up with your own determination on each play (use the coaches film, it makes life easier).
After determining whether or not Drew Lock was pressured on a passing play, I then assigned blame. As a former center in college, I am pretty good at knowing who should be blocking whom on a giving passing play (in many offenses the center is responsible for calling out the assignments). There are some instances (you will see this in the chart) where Lock was pressured and no blocker was a fault. These are instances when the defensive scheme outmatched our blocking scheme - such as overload blitzes or all-out blitzes. I also did not count as a pressure, plays where the pressure on the QB was by-design such as screen passes.
|Player||Pressured Allowed in games 12-16||Snaps Games 12-16||Snaps/Pressure|
So I have parsed this to show the offensive lineman first. I have also included a snaps per pressure column so that you can see the relative performance level of our offensive linemen. Now, here is a table with all 56 pressures. If you don’t want to go back and rewatch whole games, you can use the play tracking within NFL GamePass, to literally just watch these plays. Again, I am more than happy to discuss a play where I have assigned blame to one player and you think it should be assigned to two or anything like that.
There was literally one play vs
Jokeland Loss Vegas where all four defensive lineman met at the QB at the same time for a sack. I blamed that on the whole offensive line. You should also note that if you add the blame column it does not sum to 56. That is because I didn’t include Lock in the chart. There were a few plays where he holds onto the ball too long and gets pressured but at four or five second after the snap at which point he should have already made a decision to either throw the ball or scramble.
For those who keep pointing to Garett Bolles’ PFF score from these five games (which was something like 88.9 - second best in the league over this time-frame), this data would tend to back that score. Bolles was better than any lineman besides McGovern in terms of not allowing pressure (Leary was good, but he only played 47 snaps during the final 5 games). There will be discussion of results versus process on the next cover-2-Broncos (where I will be a guest host along with Joe R. and Jeff). Garett Bolles was getting good results, but it was not because he had changed anything he was doing. His technique now is the same as it was while he was in college. That will allow you to get by against poor edge rushers, like Dion Jordan (who is currently out of the league), but quality edge rushers will take your lunch money on a regular basis if your pass sets are as consistently bad as Bolles’. Scroll to the right to see the blame column and my notes.
|12/1/2019||Chargers||1||6:34||2||2||SDG 35||Drew Lock pass incomplete short left intended for Jeff Heuerman||0||yes||Bolles||Gets beaten on PA pass across his face|
|12/1/2019||Chargers||1||14:17||3||6||DEN 29||Drew Lock pass complete short left to Noah Fant for 5 yards (tackle by Adrian Phillips)||5||yes||Bolles||has to take inner most guy|
|12/1/2019||Chargers||2||0:24||1||10||DEN 33||Drew Lock pass complete short middle to DaeSean Hamilton for 7 yards (tackle by Adrian Phillips)||7||yes||Bolles||could feel pressure from left|
|12/15/2019||Chiefs||4||7:14||2||1||DEN 25||Drew Lock pass incomplete short left intended for Courtland Sutton||0||yes||Bolles|
|12/22/2019||Lions||1||2:33||3||13||DEN 41||Drew Lock left end for 10 yards (tackle by Justin Coleman)||10||yes||Bolles||GB forgets snap count|
|12/29/2019||Raiders||2||0:45||3||6||RAI 25||Drew Lock pass complete short middle to DaeSean Hamilton for 11 yards (tackle by Curtis Riley)||11||yes||Bolles||Lets his man hit Dl when throwing|
|12/8/2019||Texans||2||1:56||1||10||HTX 34||Drew Lock pass incomplete deep middle intended for DaeSean Hamilton||0||yes||Bolles and Risner||DR gets shoved into Lock, Bolles gets beaten|
|12/15/2019||Chiefs||1||14:14||1||10||DEN 36||Drew Lock sacked by Tyrann Mathieu for no gain||0||yes||coverage - no one||no one open|
|12/8/2019||Texans||1||0:28||1||10||DEN 20||Drew Lock pass incomplete deep right intended for Tim Patrick (defended by Tashaun Gipson)||0||yes||Heuerman||missed delayed blitzer|
|12/29/2019||Raiders||3||9:11||1||10||DEN 11||Drew Lock pass incomplete short right intended for Phillip Lindsay||0||yes||Heuerman and Rodgers|
|12/1/2019||Chargers||2||1:12||3||6||DEN 26||Drew Lock pass incomplete short left||0||yes||Leary and Wilkinson|
|12/8/2019||Texans||3||2:47||2||10||HTX 25||Drew Lock pass deep right intended for Courtland Sutton is intercepted by Tashaun Gipson at HOU-3 and returned for 26 yards||0||yes||Lindsay||Lindsay should not be 1-on-1 blocking an edge defender|
|12/8/2019||Texans||3||14:55||1||10||DEN 43||Drew Lock sacked by Whitney Mercilus for no gain. Penalty on Bradley Roby: Defensive Holding, 5 yards (no play)||0||yes||Lock (Lindsay)||Asking PL to block Mercilus is dumb|
|12/1/2019||Chargers||3||0:37||3||9||DEN 15||Drew Lock pass complete short middle to Royce Freeman for 2 yards (tackle by Drue Tranquill)||2||yes||McGovern||failed to pick up switch|
|12/15/2019||Chiefs||1||8:23||3||2||DEN 33||Drew Lock pass complete short right to Tim Patrick for 3 yards (tackle by Tyrann Mathieu)||3||yes||McGovern||needed to take A-gap LB|
|12/15/2019||Chiefs||3||5:22||1||10||KAN 33||Drew Lock pass incomplete short left intended for Andrew Beck||0||yes||McGovern||fails to switch|
|12/22/2019||Lions||2||4:02||1||10||DET 47||Drew Lock left end for 3 yards (tackle by Steve Longa)||3||yes||McGovern|
|12/22/2019||Lions||3||14:19||2||8||DEN 49||Drew Lock pass complete short middle to DaeSean Hamilton for 16 yards (tackle by Tracy Walker)||16||yes||McGovern|
|12/29/2019||Raiders||3||6:26||2||12||DEN 49||Drew Lock pass incomplete deep left intended for Courtland Sutton. Penalty on Erik Harris: Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards||0||yes||McGovern and Schlottmann|
|12/1/2019||Chargers||1||8:38||1||10||DEN 31||Drew Lock pass incomplete deep right intended for Jeff Heuerman||0||yes||no one||Bosa recognizes naked bootleg|
|12/8/2019||Texans||1||9:08||2||7||HTX 41||Drew Lock pass complete short left to Andrew Beck for 29 yards (tackle by Justin Reid)||29||yes||no one||free rusher on delayed blitz|
|12/8/2019||Texans||4||5:41||1||10||DEN 40||Drew Lock pass incomplete short left intended for DaeSean Hamilton||0||yes||no one||or Drew Lock - hot read throw|
|12/15/2019||Chiefs||3||2:33||4||6||KAN 16||Drew Lock pass short right is intercepted by Tyrann Mathieu at KC-8 and returned for 12 yards. Penalty on Charvarius Ward: Defensive Holding, 5 yards (no play)||0||yes||no one||cover 0 blitz against empty|
|12/15/2019||Chiefs||4||4:52||4||10||KAN 33||Drew Lock pass incomplete short right intended for DaeSean Hamilton||0||yes||no one||overload blitz on right|
|12/15/2019||Chiefs||4||5:02||2||10||KAN 33||Drew Lock pass incomplete short middle intended for Tim Patrick||0||yes||no one||6 rushers overload left|
|12/29/2019||Raiders||3||7:33||1||10||RAI 49||Drew Lock pass complete short right to Phillip Lindsay for 6 yards (tackle by Clelin Ferrell). Penalty on Jake Rodgers: Illegal Block Above the Waist, 10 yards (no play)||0||yes||no one||by design on the play|
|12/29/2019||Raiders||4||3:05||2||15||DEN 20||Drew Lock pass incomplete short middle intended for Noah Fant (defended by Maxx Crosby)||0||yes||no one||play design|
|12/1/2019||Chargers||1||4:40||3||8||SDG 26||Drew Lock pass complete deep right to Courtland Sutton for 26 yards, touchdown||26||yes||no one - overload blitz|
|12/1/2019||Chargers||3||9:05||3||5||DEN 25||Drew Lock pass incomplete deep right intended for Noah Fant||0||yes||Risner||Ignram beats him with wicked spin move|
|12/15/2019||Chiefs||2||4:20||2||11||DEN 38||Drew Lock pass incomplete short right intended for Courtland Sutton||0||yes||Risner||Jones whips him with rip/swim|
|12/15/2019||Chiefs||2||6:24||1||10||DEN 25||Drew Lock pass incomplete short left intended for Phillip Lindsay||0||yes||Risner||doesn't pick up stunt|
|12/22/2019||Lions||2||0:33||3||6||DET 16||Drew Lock pass incomplete short right intended for Courtland Sutton||0||yes||Risner|
|12/29/2019||Raiders||3||9:06||2||10||DEN 11||Drew Lock pass complete short middle to DaeSean Hamilton for 17 yards (tackle by Erik Harris)||17||yes||Risner|
|12/1/2019||Chargers||1||5:06||2||8||SDG 26||Drew Lock pass complete short right to Phillip Lindsay for no gain (tackle by Desmond King)||0||yes||Risner and Bolles||Risner lets man go free at POA on screen. Bolles gets pushed all the way into the QB|
|12/29/2019||Raiders||3||7:09||1||20||DEN 41||Drew Lock pass complete short left to Devontae Booker for 8 yards (tackle by Lamarcus Joyner and Daryl Worley)||8||yes||Risner and Rodgers|
|12/29/2019||Raiders||1||14:14||3||6||DEN 26||Drew Lock pass incomplete deep right intended for Courtland Sutton||0||yes||Rodgers|
|12/29/2019||Raiders||1||14:18||2||6||DEN 26||Drew Lock pass incomplete short middle intended for Tim Patrick||0||yes||Rodgers|
|12/22/2019||Lions||3||3:06||3||8||DEN 27||Drew Lock pass incomplete short right intended for Courtland Sutton. Penalty on Darius Slay: Defensive Pass Interference, 13 yards (no play)||0||yes||Rodgers and Freeman|
|12/8/2019||Texans||1||10:26||1||10||DEN 8||Drew Lock pass complete short right to Noah Fant for 48 yards (tackle by Tashaun Gipson)||48||yes||Schlottmann|
|12/8/2019||Texans||2||15:00||3||9||DEN 21||Drew Lock pass complete deep left to Tim Patrick for 37 yards (tackle by Vernon Hargreaves and Justin Reid)||37||yes||Schlottmann||gets whipped - hit allowed|
|12/8/2019||Texans||3||4:12||3||4||HTX 30||Drew Lock right end for 5 yards (tackle by Zach Cunningham)||5||yes||Schlottmann|
|12/22/2019||Lions||2||12:32||2||18||DEN 12||Drew Lock pass complete short left to Courtland Sutton for 2 yards (tackle by Darius Slay)||2||yes||Schlottmann|
|12/22/2019||Lions||4||3:52||3||3||DEN 25||Drew Lock pass complete short right to Devontae Booker for 2 yards (tackle by Tavon Wilson and Jalen Reeves-Maybin)||2||yes||Schlottmann|
|12/22/2019||Lions||4||7:30||3||4||DET 43||Drew Lock pass complete short left to Tim Patrick for 16 yards (tackle by Rashaan Melvin)||16||yes||Schlottmann and McGovern|
|12/15/2019||Chiefs||4||9:45||3||14||KAN 42||Drew Lock pass incomplete short middle intended for Tim Patrick||0||yes||Schlottmann and Wilkinson|
|12/29/2019||Raiders||1||4:34||3||4||RAI 47||Drew Lock sacked by and Johnathan Hankins for -9 yards and Maxx Crosby for -9 yards||-9||yes||whole OL|
|12/1/2019||Chargers||1||0:21||3||5||SDG 5||Drew Lock pass complete short right to Courtland Sutton for 5 yards, touchdown||5||yes||Wilkinson|
|12/1/2019||Chargers||2||0:06||2||5||SDG 47||Drew Lock pass incomplete short left||0||yes||Wilkinson|
|12/1/2019||Chargers||2||0:12||1||10||DEN 48||Drew Lock up the middle for 5 yards (tackle by Drue Tranquill)||5||yes||Wilkinson||Bosa beats EW badly|
|12/1/2019||Chargers||4||4:36||3||12||SDG 34||Drew Lock pass incomplete short middle intended for DaeSean Hamilton||0||yes||Wilkinson|
|12/8/2019||Texans||4||11:18||3||16||DEN 19||Drew Lock sacked by Jacob Martin for -8 yards||-8||yes||Wilkinson||sack|
|12/15/2019||Chiefs||1||5:42||3||5||KAN 48||Drew Lock sacked by Alex Okafor for -9 yards||-9||yes||Wilkinson||beaten by outside rush|
|12/15/2019||Chiefs||2||12:51||2||10||DEN 25||Drew Lock pass complete short right to Royce Freeman for 5 yards (tackle by Bashaud Breeland and Kendall Fuller)||5||yes||Wilkinson||gets pushed back into DL's face|
|12/15/2019||Chiefs||4||9:40||4||14||KAN 42||Drew Lock pass incomplete short right intended for DaeSean Hamilton||0||yes||Wilkinson|
|12/8/2019||Texans||3||13:40||2||9||DEN 49||Drew Lock pass complete short right to Courtland Sutton for 3 yards (tackle by Johnathan Joseph)||3||yes||Wilkinson and Schlottmann||EW gets puched back in to DL, AS fails to switch|
We should also note that Dalton Risner was not very good in the final five games. He had hit the “rookie wall”. I fully expect him to play at the high level that he did in the first part of the season for the entirety of the 2020 season, assuming we have one.
After seeing this data has your opinion of the play of our offensive line...
This poll is closed
improved a little
worsened somewhat - Lock made them look better than they are/were
worsened dramatically - our whole OL was crap in 2019. I sure hope Lock can stay healthy in 2020.