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

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Week 12

The Oakland Raiders beat the Chicago Bears this past Sunday, 25-20. Oakland now moves to 7-4 on the year and still holds a 1 game lead over the Denver Broncos in the AFC West.

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If one wanted to be critical of the Raiders...there are a few points that could be hammered upon. But this season is about moving forward, taking steps, and getting better. And that is just what the Raiders are doing.

Stephen Wisniewski is just one of those players. At the beginning of the year, he was getting beat, missing second level blocks, and letting defenders slide off after being engaged. He is far from a Pro Bowl performer, but it looks like he is getting better as the year goes on.

The game against the Bears is a turn around, hopefully, for Wisniewski. In the Chicago game, Stephen starts to be more consistent and records a 77% run blocking assignment grade with a -1 power score, and a 93% pass blocking grade. He only gets beaten a couple of times, which is a big improvement from other games.

Last Week I wrote that Kevin Boss had his best game blocking. Against the Bears, he continues his consistent blocking by recording another good game. If you are interested in the running backs or tight ends grades, go here.

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

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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
Grade Bar

Power
Pull
2/Level

Grade http://profootballspotlight.com/wp-content/uploads/100-rating-run-bar.png
Blocking
Blocks
Blocks
Veldheer
81%
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-1
+1
0
Wisniewski 77%
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-1
0
+1
Satele 79%
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+1
0
0
Carlisle 81%
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-1
0
+2
Barnes 82%
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0
+1
0
Heyer
91%
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+3
0
0







Run Blocking Notes:

  • At 12:07 in the 1st quarter, Cooper Carlisle gets beat. A few plays after he had gotten beaten in pass protection at 12:48. Cooper ends the day with a decent run blocking score, 81%.
  • At 9:33 in the 1st quarter, the Raiders run the ball. You can see Khalif Barnes, in pic below, pulling and just getting ready to kick out his defender. At the same time, Stephen Wisniewski and Samson Satele have driven a defender down the field on a run double.

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**Pic from Sunday's NFL game against the Bears

  • At 5:39 in the 4th quarter, Samson Satele makes a critical block in the back after the Raiders had pick up a much needed 1st down to help seal their win. Plays like that are the ones that this young team has to eliminate if they expect to make it to the playoffs.
  • Stephon Heyer does a nice job run blocking.
  • The Raiders didn't look like they could run the ball as well as usual. That was due, in large part, to the aggressive linebacker play and run blitzes that the Bears employed during the game.
  • 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
    Grade Bar

    Power
    Pressures
    Sacks
    Combo

    Grade http://profootballspotlight.com/wp-content/uploads/100-rating-run-bar.png
    Blocking
    Allowed
    Allowed
    Help
    Veldeer
    68%
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    -9
    10
    1
    4
    Wisniewski 93%
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    -1
    1
    0
    16
    Satele 95%
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    -1
    0
    1
    21
    Carlisle 89%
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    -2
    2
    0
    19
    Barnes 86%
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    -2
    4
    0
    6
    Heyer 80%
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    -1
    0
    1
    1







    Pass Blocking Notes:

    • At 12:48 in the 1st quarter, Cooper Carlisle gets beat during pass protection. You can see him is the pic, below. His defender is just getting by him and heading toward the quarterback.

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    **Pic from Sunday's NFL game against the Bears

    • Wisniewski and Satele do a nice job in pass protection. They do a lot of help blocking during the game but their performance was still worth noting. Stephen Wisniewski does get beat at 7:02 in the 3rd quarter, however. You can see him in the pic, below. The defender has just did a move on him.

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    **Pic from Sunday's NFL game against the Bears

    • This is the first game I have seen Khalif Barnes have trouble in pass protection. He ends the day with a respectable 86% grade and a -2 dominance score. But he has to fight the whole game. It looks like Barnes has a little problem with the power of the defender this week.


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