The Oakland Raiders lost to the Green Bay Packers, 16-46. The Raiders have fallen to 7-6 while the Packers improve to 13-0.
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 ended his day with a +2 dominance score?
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 85% +2 0 0 Boss 73% -1 0 0 Tango 50% 0 0 0 Reece 90% 0 0 0
Run Blocking Notes:
- At 11:56 in the 1st quarter, Kevin Boss seals the edge on the right side of the formation to get the running back outside. Boss starts the game off slow, missing 4 of his first 6 blocks. Then he turns it back on and finishes with an overall 73% run assignment grade.
- Brandon Myers has a couple of blocks where he shows a nice motor and some movement. At 14:15 in the 4th quarter, he engages on a defender and keeps blocking until the play is over.
- Myers ends the day with an 85% run assignment grade. Nice job.
- I have liked Manase Tango in previous games. He filled the hole hard and made some nice blocks…but not in this game. He ends the day with a 50% run assignment grade. I expect more out of Tango.
- Marcel Reece ends his day with a 90% run assignment grade.
|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 Myers 98% 0 0 0 0 Boss 98% 0 0 0 1 Bush 90% 0 0 1 3
Pass Blocking Notes:
- Palmer has decent protection during the Packers game.
- At 13:45 in the 1st quarter, Michael Bush gets a good blitz pick up in pass protection. You can see him, below. He is in the middle of the formation just engaging the blitzer.
- At 12:20 in the 1st quarter, Kevin Boss motions across the formation and misses a block for he quarterback bootleg. You can see him, below.
- Bush has another nice blitz pick up at 12:21 in the 2nd quarter, but misses an assignment at 7:23 in the 4th.
- At 9:29 in the 3rd quarter, Manase Tango gets put to the ground during pass protection. I debated on whether to have a pick…but Manase gets a pass this go around.
- Manase and Bush do pick up a blitz at 6:23 in the 4th quarter.