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 Brandon Myers picks up a nice block at 12:19 in the 1st quarter of the Bronco game?
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 Grade Bar Power Pull 2nd Grade Score Block Level Myers 75% 0 0 0 Tango 98% 0 0 0 Reece 78% 0 0 +1
Run Blocking Notes:
- The Raiders come out with a totally different game plan this week. They didn’t use a lot of tight ends…not in the backfield or on the line. Marcel Reece gets the call during the game during running plays and Michael Bush does most of the pass blocking.
- Brandon Myers gets a few reps during the Broncos game and ends the day with a 75% assignment grade and a -1 power score. He does a good job, fires off, and shows a nice motor during the block at 12:19 in the 1st quarter.
- Myers also has a nice cut block when he lines up in split back position next to the quarterback in shotgun. He gets that block at 9:37 in the 1st.
- At 14:24 in the 4th quarter, Marcel Reece has, what I call, a soft lead block. I’d like to see him pop people when he leads a back up into the hole. Move that defender a couple of feet.
|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 Bush 88% -1 1 0 1 Reece 98% 0 0 0 0
Pass Blocking Notes:
- At 14:10 in the 1st quarter, Michael Bush gets a nice blitz pickup. I like the way Bush can pick out the blitzing linebackers and get to the spot he needs to be (most of the time). He does miss a defender that just beat Joseph Barksdale at 13:40 in the 4th quarter, however. Defender got by two different blockers.
- Both Michael Bush and Marcel Reece pick up blitzing linebackers at 5:23 in the 2nd quarter. That gives the quarterback time to throw the ball.
- Reece picks up another blitz at 7:47 in the 4th quarter.
Offensive line week #9 Rankings: