The Denver Broncos lost to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, 10-45. Denver drops 2-5 on the season, while Detroit improves to 6-2.
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 had 1 reception for 5 yards and Donte Rosario had 1 reception for 7 yards in the game against the Lions?
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 84% 0 0 0 Larsen 80% +2 0 0 Green 30% 0 0 0 Rosario 91% 0 0 0
Run Blocking Notes:
- I like the way Daniel Fells is improving in the blocking department. He has a lot more energy and appears motivated to sustain his blocks. He ends the day with an 84% assignments grade in run blocking and a +0 power score.
- At 14:30 in the 1st quarter, Virgil Green is lined up in a full back position and leads to the right. He misses his block…and isn’t seen again. Donte Rosario comes in and does a decent job for the rest of the game. Rosario’s skills appear better suited if the Broncos want to put a TE in the backfield.
- At 4:11 in the 2nd quarter, Daniel Fells doesn’t have a very good block when Tebow tries to run the ball. Then he turns around and misses another block at 3:38 in the 2nd quarter. A small lapse for Fells. He settles down and makes the rest of his blocks for the day.
- Fells does have a nice motor when blocking his defender at 8:05 in the 3rd. His defender slashes inside and Daniel stays with him to ride him down and out of the play.
- Spencer Larsen has a great lead block at 4:47 in the 3rd quarter. He leads the play up the left, middle…for a good gain.
|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 Blocking Grades
Run Grade Bar Power Pressures Sacks Combo Grade Score Allowed Allowed Help Fells 98% +1 0 0 4 Larsen 95% 0 0 0 1 Moreno 98% 0 0 1 3 Rosario 98% 0 0 0 2 Ball 98% 0 0 0 1
Pass Blocking Notes:
- At 2:44 in the 1st quarter, Knowshon Moreno sees the blitz coming up the middle, steps up, and attempts to cut the defender. But it wasn’t enough. Orlando Franklin’s defender flushes Tebow forward and Knowshon’s man gets the sack.
- Daniel Fells is turning out to be a pretty good pass blocker. There are a few times that the Broncos leave Fells alone to block the man one-on-one and he usually does a decent job.
- At 5:06 in the 3rd quarter, Fells picks up a blitzing backer to ensure the Broncos get a nice 1st down throw.
- Lance Ball gets some reps during passing downs. He usually does some chip blocking on the edges.
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