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 that Daniel Fells followed up his good game against against the Raiders with a 76% assignment grade against the Chiefs?
Let’s take a look at the 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 Blocking Grades
Run Grade Bar Power Pull 2nd Grade Score Block Level Fells 76% 0 +1 0 Larsen 80% 0 0 0 Green 81% +1 0 +1 Rosario 50% -1 0 0
Run Blocking Notes:
- Virgil Green has a decent game run blocking for a tight end. He ends the day with an 81% run blocking assignments grade. At 1:35 in the 2nd quarter, Fells sets the edge for a Tebow run. Green also demonstrates some extra effort at 1:24 in the 2rd quarter where he is setting the edge again, but on the left side of the formation.
- Daniel Fells gets a lot of reps run blocking this week. He ends the day with a 76% assignment grade with a +0 power score.
- I would like to see Daniel Fells put a little more force in his block at 6:50 in the 3rd quarter. He pulls across the formation to kick out a backside defender.
- At 10:07 in the 4th quarter, the Broncos get two good lead blocks from their blockers, Virgil Green and Spencer Larsen.
|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 0 Larsen Thomas McGahee Moreno
Pass Blocking Notes:
- You don’t get a lot of notes when you only throw the ball 8 times (including shovel passes).
- Daniel Fells ends the day with a 98% assignment grade.
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