The San Diego Chargers get a win on Monday night football, 38-14. The Chargers improve to 5-7 on the year and the Jaguars fall to 3-9.
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 That Kory Sperry showed nice blocking energy and movement?
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 62% -1 0 -1 Hester 80% +1 0 0 McMichael 61% -1 0 0 Tolbert 98% 0 0 0 Sperry 98% +1 0 0
Run Blocking Notes:
- Antonio Gates gets outmatch in run blocking at 11:35 in the 1st quarter. His day run blocking lacked energy and movement. He ends the day with a 62% assignment grade with a -1 dominance score.
- At 10:11 in the 1st quarter, Kory Sperry has a nice seal block on the left side of the formation. You can see him in the pick, below. He is in the middle of the screen with his back to the view. His block opens up the outside, and the Chargers get goo yards.
**Pic from Chargers game on ESPN
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- At 7:44 in the 1st quarter, Jacob Hester has a nice lead block in the middle of the formation to spring the running back. You can see him, below. He is in the middle of the formation just getting ready to meet the linebacker that is headed toward him on the left of the screen. Nice block.
**Pic from Chargers game on ESPN
- Kory Sperry has another great block and motor on the backside of the play at 8:58 in the 3rd quarter. I loved watching this kid in this game. He didn’t get many run blocking reps…but he made the most of them.
|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
Pass Grade Bar Power Pressures Sacks Combo Grade Score Allowed Allowed Help Hester 98% 0 0 0 3 McMichael 98% 0 0 0 3 Tolbert 98% 0 0 0 1 Mathews 98% 0 0 0 1
Pass Blocking Notes:
- All the running backs and tight ends have a good day pass blocking.
- Jacob Hester is called on the most, against the Jaguars. He ends the day with a 98% assignment grade and 3 help blocks.