The Denver Broncos get another win over the Chicago Bears, 13-10. The Broncos improve to 8-5 on the season and have taken sole possession of first place in the AFC West.
In this weekly article, Pro Football Spotlight will bring you the blocking performances of the recent Broncos game, as well as some additional data. For example: Did you know Daniel fells ends his game with a +2 dominance score against the Packers?
Let’s take a look a those blocking grades…
|Team Run Blocking||Power Blocking||Power 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 success 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
Run Grade Bar Power Pull 2nd Grade Score Block Level Fells 71% +2 0 0 Larsen 50% 0 0 0
Run Blocking Notes:
- Daniel Fells doesn’t have his most consistent game of the year…but he does have some nice highlight stuff. He is starting to show a great motor and drive on his blocks. With the game plan of the Broncos lately, he is probably getting a lot of blocking practice. Below, you can see Fells driving his man inside and to the ground. He might be hard to pick up at first…he is just below #68′s pull and kick out block. Nice power block by Daniel Fells.
**Pic from Bronco game on Fox
- At 15:00 in the 2nd quarter, Fells and Virgil Green have nice movement on their blocks.
- If you are wondering where the Broncos were concentrating their runs, and how successful they were when running to the various line positions, then go here.
- At 9:40 in the 2nd quarter, Fells has another great block. Again, it is hard to see in the pic, below, but he has driven his man inside and is just left of Franklin who had driven his defender to the right of the screen.
- Spencer Larsen ends the game with a 50% run assignment grade. He starts out well but then has a stretch where he misses a few blocks.
|Team Pass Blocking||Passing Power||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
Run Grade Bar Power Pressures Sacks Combo Grade Score Allowed Allowed Help Fells 98% 0 0 0 5 McGahee 98% 0 0 0 0 Rosario 98% 0 0 0 1
Pass Blocking Notes:
- Fells gets most of the blocks in pass protection this week. He has a good game and ends the day with a 98% pass assignment grade.
- The Broncos have a lot more plays this week where they keep only their linemen in to pass block. It appears they are getting more confident in the quality of pass protection from their linemen.
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