FanPost

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

Oakland-raiders-helmet_medium

Week 4

The Oakland Raiders fell to the New England Patriots 19-31.  And if you didn't watch the game and only saw the score...you might presume that the Raiders were no match for the Patriots.  But then you would be wrong.

via profootballspotlight.com

What was going on was two different types of teams matching up.  Not one run team and one passing team.  Not one defensive philosophy against another.  It was one established team that already knows how to win a big game and one up and coming team that is learning how to win a big game.  And it appears that the up and coming team might be learning quickly.

The highlight of the game for the Raiders was Khalif Barnes.  His pass blocking has gotten better and better every game he has played this year.  To the point where he looked pretty good against the Patriots.  Barnes scored a 94% in assignments and a +5 power score in pass protection.  By far his best performance of the year against the pass rush.

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

 

Profootballspotlightbannerx_medium

If you like this article check out more film breakdown at Pro Football Spotlight

 

 


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
80%

+1
+1
+1
Wisniewski
80%

-1
0
+3
Satele
85%

-1
+1
-2
Carlisle
80%

-3
+3
-1
Barnes 80%

-1
0
+1
Barksdale
98%

0
0
0














Run Blocking Notes:

  • If a person only watched the 1st quarter of the Raider/Patriot game then they would probably think the Raiders had gotten blown out.  Oakland's offensive line was getting man handled by the stout New England defensive front 4.  To a point that made you think they were unstoppable.  But the Raider line settled down and started performing.  Signs of a maturing team. 
  • Jared Veldeer ended the day with an average run blocking grade.  But at 12:22 in the 1st quarter his misses a 2nd level block and then clips him.
  • Khalif Barnes drives his defender way down inside at 11:42 in the 2nd quarter and Darren McFadden makes a quick latter cut to take advantage of it...gets big yards.
  • At 7:37 in the 2nd quarter Joseph Barksdale and Khalif Barnes team up and drive a defender way off the ball.  Raiders can flex their muscles also.  But this ends up being a perfect example of how most of the blockers do their jobs and only one missed block makes the play fall apart.  This time it is Kevin Boss that misses his block.
  • Joseph Barksdale comes in as a 6th lineman on a few downs.  He teamed up with Barnes (above) then he doubles another defender with Samson Satele in an unbalanced formation and drives the defender at 5:24 in the 3rd quarter.
  • This young offensive line is starting to grow.  Their scores are not very high in this game.  But flashes of potential are starting to emerge.  If they can become more of a unit and start weeding out the mistakes then they will be pretty good by the end of the year.
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 84%

-4
11
0
12
Wisniewski 78%

-6
5
0
19
Satele 96%

-1
1
0
21
Carlisle 87%

-2
3
0
17
Barnes 94%

+5
1
0
7
Barksdale
75%

0
0
0
3












Pass Blocking Notes:

  • Before getting to the game notes on pass protection performances I think it is appropriate to compliment Jason Campbell for his performance in the game and the entire year to this point.  Simply put...the guy had pressure coming from him from everywhere in the 1st quarter.  And he still stood in there and completed passes, didn't get sacked, and ran the ball.  And he never looked rattled.  BIG pick up for the Raiders last year.
  • Stephen Wisniewski was welcomed to the NFL this week.  He ended the day with a 78% assignment grade in pass blocking and a -6 power score.  That is not good.
  • The stars of the show in pass blocking this week were Samson Satele and Khalif Barnes.  Both recorded 90s in assignment grades, with Barnes earning a +5 power score.  Very nice.
  • Cooper Carlisle ends the day with an 87% assignment score in pass protection.  He had problems early and allowed pressure at 11:54 in the 1st quarter.
  • Sometimes everything breaks down on the offensive line.  At 2:09 in the 1st quarter Samson Satele, Stephen Wisniewski, and Jared Veldeer all got beat on the pass rush.
  • If you would like to see how the O-Line has performed in previous games then go, here.

 

 

 

You might like the article below also! (click it)

 

Raiders-link_medium

via profootballspotlight.com

 

 

 

 


Click on "Read More" (above)

SB Nation Featured Video
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Silver And Black Pride

You must be a member of Silver And Black Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Silver And Black Pride. You should read them.

Join Silver And Black Pride

You must be a member of Silver And Black Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Silver And Black Pride. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker