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

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Week 9

The Oakland Raiders lose to the Denver Broncos 24-38.  The Raiders fall to 4-4, tied for the AFC West lead, and the Broncos improve to 3-5.

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Oakland comes out with a new look against the Broncos.  Fewer tight end sets.  Less power formations.  More, what seemed to be, shotgun sets with fewer pass blockers.  Michael Bush is the only extra blocker the Raiders kept in to help with pass protection (check out TEs and Backs grades, here).

This week we highlight, Cooper Carlisle.  Carlisle ended the game with a 81% assignment grade with a +1 power score in run blocking and a 94% passing assignment grade and -2 power score pass blocking.  Not a bad day from the right guard.  Hopefully he continues to put up good numbers.

If you are interested in the offensive line cumulative grades and rankings through week #8, in the AFC West, then go here, LT, LG, C, RG, RT.

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

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Blocking
Blocks
Blocks
Veldheer
81%
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0
0
-1
Wisniewski 72%
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-3
0
+1
Satele 84%
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-2
0
-1
Carlisle 81%
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+1
+2
+1
Barnes 77%
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+1
+1
+1
Barksdale
71%
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0
0
0







Run Blocking Notes:

  • At :03  in the 1st quarter, Stephen Wisniewski picks up a linebacker to spring Michael Bush for a big run.  Wisniewski had a hot and cold day.  At 11:13 in the 1st quarter, he pulls and ends up not blocking anyone.  I have seen the real good guards, Dielman from San Diego (for one), tend to always find someone to block when they pull.  I expect Wisniewski to be able to seek and destroy...he makes up for it on another play in which he ends up pulling on.
  • At 11:47 in the 2nd quarter, the Raiders run a little counter trey action.  The pull Cooper Carlisle and Khalif Barnes across the formation (left) and get some power football going.  It seems like the Raiders are floundering a little bit.  I think their run game is off in the absence of McFadden, and their passing game is way off with trying to pick up a new passing attack in the middle of the season.  Unfortunately it is going to take some time to get things going.  Hopefully, it doesn't take to long.
  • Wisniewski had a hard time blocking #98.  He got blown up a couple of times and sometimes couldn't stay engaged during the block.  He ends the day with a 72% run blocking assignment grade and a -3 power score.
  • 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

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Blocking
Allowed
Allowed
Help
Veldeer
85%
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-2
7
0
4
Wisniewski 97%
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0
0
1
18
Satele 98%
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0
0
0
11
Carlisle 94%
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-2
3
0
16
Barnes 82%
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0
5
0
3
Barksdale
81%
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-2
2
1
7








 

Pass Blocking Notes:

  • At 14:55 in the 1st quarter, Samson Satele picks up a blitzing linebacker and lets a defensive tackle go, to be picked up by a running back.  Thought they might want that the other way around.  Or, at least the running back might have wanted it the other way.
  • Samson Satele puts his defender on the ground at 11:13 in the 1st quarter.  Then he falls on him.
  • There was some, what seemed to be, miscommunication between Stephen Wisniewski and Michael Bush at 3:50 in the 1st quarter, that led to a sack.
  • Khalif Barnes gets beat at 2:19 in the 2nd quarter.  Khalif has been doing pretty good so far this year.  In fact, he probably is the best right tackle in the AFC West.  But, he didn't have his best game against the Broncos.  Ends the day with a -2 power score.
  • At 1:12 in the 3rd quarter, Barnes picks up and passes off a loop stunt very well.  Good communication between Barnes and Carlisle.
  • Quarterback is sacked at 5:13 in the 4th quarter, after having over 5 seconds to throw the ball.
  • Barksdale gets beat for a sack, 1:46 in the 4th quarter.  I like Joseph Barksdale at guard...he just can't pass block very well, yet.

 

You might like the TEs and Backs article also! (click it)

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