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 the Broncos have rushed the ball more then 50 times in a game, twice, since Tebow has become the quarterback?
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 85% 0 0 -2 Larsen 75% 0 0 0 Green 98% 0 0 0
Run Blocking Notes:
- At 4:03 in the 1st quarter, Spencer Larsen has a nice cut block to seal the edge for an 11 yard gain. With Tebow now running the shotgun option…Larsen appears to be getting less snaps.
- Larsen also has a nice lead block to the left of the formation at 3:36 in the 2nd quarter.
- At 4:02 in the 4th quarter, Virgil Green shows a great motor and drives his defender 5 yards down field on the backside of the play. You can see him in the pic below, top left of screen, locked on to the defender and driving him. Nice!
- Check out the line areas the Broncos focused on running toward against the Jets, here.
- At 10:53 in the 1st quarter, Daniel Fells and Virgil Green team up and drive their defender toward the sideline…nice blocking. You can see them in the pic below, top of the screen. After driving the end toward the sideline, Fells breaks off the block to pick up another defender coming in from the secondary.
- Daniel fells is turning into a pretty good run blocker. Much improved from the beginning of the year.
|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 1 Green 98% 0 0 0 2
Pass Blocking Notes:
- Not a lot of passing notes…but that is no surprise, lately.
- When the Broncos do pass, Tebow has lots of time and the tight ends do a good job.
- Check out where the Broncos ran the ball in the post game tendencies article, click button below.
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