The Oakland Raiders lost to the Detroit Lions, 27-28. The Raiders have fallen to 7-7 while the Lions improve to 9-5.
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 Kevin Boss had a 92% run assignment grade against the Lions?
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 Boss 92% 0 0 0 Tango 98% 0 0 0 Gordon 98% 0 0 0
Run Blocking Notes:
- Kevin Boss ends the day with a 92% run assignment grade.
- At 12:13 in the 1st quarter, Manase Tango has a nice open field cut block. The Raider pull a couple of reverses in the game and a few of them go for good yards…like the one below. You can see Tango in front of the ball carrier, just engaging the defender.
- At 6:26 in the 1st quarter, Branden Myers gets beet on the backside of the play. Its frustrating when plays look good but a backside block, or the lack of one, ruins the play.
- Not many run blocks by other players in this game.
|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 Blockig
Pass Grade Bar Power Pressures Sacks Combo Grade Score Allowed Allowed Help Myers 66% -1 0 1 2 Boss 75% -1 0 1 1 Tango 98% 0 0 0 2 Bush 98% 0 0 0 3 Gordon 98% 0 0 0 0
Pass Blocking Notes:
- The tight ends give up 2 sacks this week. One by Brandon Myers and the other by Kevin Boss.
- At 5:59 in the 3rd quarter, you can see the sack that is given up by Kevin Boss. He is in the pic, below.
- Boss ends the day with a 75% pass assignment grade, and Myers ends the day with a 66% pass assignment grade.