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Oakland Raiders vs Chiefs: Breaking Down The O-Line Film

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Week 7

The Oakland Raiders pick up a loss this past Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.  The Raiders fall to 4-3, a half game behind the Chargers in the AFC West, and the Chiefs improve to 3-3.

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This week the Raiders offensive line had the good and the bad.  The good, Jared Veldeer recorded a 90% run blocking grade.  The bad, Jared Veldeer recorded a 72% pass blocking grade and a -8 power score.

That is the way it was for most of the lineman, most of the game.  A good block, then a bad block.  Nice effort and domination of a Chiefs player....then a Chiefs player dominates the offensive lineman.  Kevin Boss has a nice game blocking this week, those grades, here.

This week the best offensive line performance, I thought, was Samson Satele.  I think some fans didn't realize how good the Kansas City font 3 had become.  Samson had is bad moments (like early in the game against the KC nose)...but overall, he came through.

Let's take a look at the rest of those scores...

 

 

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10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
Percent Scale

 

Team Run Blocking
Power Blocking
Power Blocking 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 Grades


Percent
10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
Power
Pull
2/Level

 Grade DBI_rating_10         
Blocking
Blocks
Blocks
Veldheer
90%

0
+1
0
Wisniewski
71%

-1
+3
+2
Satele
76%

+1
0
-2
Carlisle
80%

0
+1
+3
Barnes 76%

0
0
0
Barksdale
50%

0
0
0














Run Blocking Notes:

  • 1:53 in the 1st quarter, both Jared Veldeer and Stephen Wisniewski pull and have some nice blocks in space to get some yards for the running back.
  • Down day in the run blocking department for the Raiders as a whole.  Actually, you can tell the offensive lineman that had defenders (from the 3-4) over them most of the game.
  • Cooper Carlisle has a nice pull block of his own then he kicks a defender out for a big run...14:17 in the 2nd quarter.
  • I like the motor on Khalif Barnes at 9:27 in the 3rd quarter.  He starts to drive his defender and as the defender attempts to get around him by going backward and around Khalif...Barnes continues to drive him about 10-12 yards down the field.  Nice!
  • Like I said in the into...I came away with a better impression of Samson Satele this week.  He had a lower run blocking score...but after the bad start, he did well in run and pass blocking.
  • If you would like to see how the O-Line has performed in previous games then go, here.
Team Pass Blocking
Passing Power Blocking
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 Grades


Percent
10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
Power
Pressures
Sacks
Combo

 Grade Rating Bar Passing         
Blocking
Allowed
Allowed
Help
Veldheer 72%

-8
8
0
7
Wisniewski 86%
-4
3
0
18
Satele 89%

-2
2
1
15
Carlisle 86%
-4
4
0
12
Barnes 86%

-1
3
0
6
Barksdale
66%

-1
0
0
2














Pass Blocking Notes:

  • The Raiders gave up a total of 20 pressures during the game against the Chiefs.  One thing the Oakland players probably already knew...Tomba Hali is a beast.  The guy is creating havoc everywhere he goes.  After the Lions game, Detroit fans started criticizing their left tackle because of what Hali did to him (and the quarterback).  So, don't get to down on Veldeer.  Yes, the guy was abused by Hali...but so is about everyone else.  Just shake it off and evaluate Jared's play through the entire year and not one game.
  • I'm not going to give a lot of times and plays this week on the offensive lineman getting beat.  All you have to do is go to any series and you will probably find one (probably Veldeer).  The grades ended up a little higher because the breakdowns would happen one at a time with various lineman.  Except for Veldeer.
  • I will give my 2-cents on what generally happened in the Kansas City game.  1st, the Oakland line is still pretty young...and they where surprised (I think) that the Chiefs were so physical on defense up front.  The Raider line seemed to not be able to dominate the line of scrimmage like they had been accustomed.  That was never more evident than the goal line stand in which the Raiders failed to put the ball into the end zone on the ground. 2nd, the Raiders line is still shaky at times in passing defenders off and being in position to receive slanting and looping defenders.  Although, they are a lot better than the beginning of the year.  So as the year progresses, I would suspect that improvement is coming. 3rd, the Raiders were without their starting quarterback and tailback.  It takes time to get in sink with an offense.  Your quarterback just can't come in off the street and expect that the team be at peak performance.  And 3 games from now this team will look a lot different than it does now.

 

 

 

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