The Oakland Raiders beat the Chicago Bears on Sunday, 25-20. The Raiders improve to 7-4 on the season, while the Bears drop to 7-4.
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 Michael Bush ended the Chicago game with an 85% pass assignment grade?
Let’s take a look at 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 Myers 80% 0 0 0 Boss 92% +1 0 0 Reece 75% 0 0 0 Gordon 98% 0 0 0
Run Blocking Notes:
- AT 12:07 in the 1st quarter, Marcel Reece has a nice lead block for the running back…and on the same play, Kevin Boss has a nice cut block from the backfield position. You can see Marcel in the pic, below. He is at the bottom of the screen kicking out the defender for the back to cut it back. The pile by the running back’s feet is where Boss cuts a run blitz defender.
- 8:57 in the 1st quarter, Boss stays with his block on the backside. I like the energy and willingness to block that Boss has shown over the last 3 games. He is doing a much better job and it is more of a pleasure to watch him block now.
- Brandon Myers and Richard Gordon come in on a critical 4th down play at 10:12 in the 2nd quarter. They do a good job and the Raiders pick up the first down.
- Brandon Myers has a nice wham block at 10:51 in the 4th quarter.
|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 Boss 98% 0 0 0 1 Bush 85% 0 1 0 4 Reece 98% 0 0 0 1
Pass Blocking Notes:
- The tight ends and backs do a nice job of blocking against the Bears. The only miscue is when Michael Bush allows a pressure at 9:39 in the 2nd quarter.
- At 6:28 in the 4th quarter, Marcel Reece pics up a blitzing defender from the middle of the formation to allow Palmer to throw the ball down field. Nice blitz pick up.