The San Diego Chargers fall to the Chicago Bears, 20-31. The Chargers drop to 5-5 on the year and the Bears improve to 7-3 on the year.
In this weekly article, Pro Football Spotlight will bring you the blocking performances against the recent opponent, as well as some additional data. For example: Did you know the San Diego Chargers only ran the ball 17 times in the game against the Bears.
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 Gates 83% 0 0 0 Hester 98% 0 0 0 McMichael 81% 0 -1 0
Run Blocking Notes:
- The Chargers only run the ball 17 times in the game against the Bears.
- Antonio Gates is getting better at run blocking than he was at the beginning of the year. He is showing a little more effort and motor while engaged with the defender.
- Randy McMichael, the all purpose blocker for the Chargers, ends the day with an 81% run blocking grade. Solid.
|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 McMichael 87% -1 0 0 4 Tolbert 98% 0 0 0 1 Mathews 98% 0 0 0 2
Pass Blocking Notes:
- At 4:03 in the 2nd quarter, Ryan Mathews picks up a blitzing linebacker by hitting him and tackling him to the ground. No penalty.
- The Chargers don’t keep the tight ends in to block much. But when they do, they do a good job. McMichael gets beat once in the game but has a solid performance after that.