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

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Week 13

The Oakland Raiders lost to the Miami Dolphins, 14-34. Oakland is now 7-5 on the season and no longer in control of their own destiny.

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I had heard from a friend that the Oakland vs Miami game was bad for the Raiders...so I went into this game expecting bad things from the offensive lineman from the beginning. But at first, I didn't see that.

After grading the film, I was satisfied with the offensive line at the very first of the game and disappointed with the running backs choices. Sure, the offensive lineman were not blowing people of the ball from snap, one. But they were doing an adequate job...at first, that is. Then the game started to unravel. I saw some poor line play, poor blocking, poor running back decisions, mixed up plays . And then I got sick.

Out of all that mess, Cooper Carlisle came away from the game with a 80% run assignment grade and a 82% passing assignment grade. And even with that score, Carlisle was beat 5 times in pass protection.

The backs and tight ends didn't far much better, but they did do a little better. If you are interested in their grades then, 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
70%
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0
0
+1
Wisniewski 70%
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0
0
0
Satele 63%
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0
0
+1
Carlisle 80%
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0
+1
+1
Barnes 63%
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-1
0
0
Heyer
98%
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0
+2
0







Run Blocking Notes:

  • The pic, below, is an example of what went wrong with the running back. There were a hand full of times (and when you run as little as the Raiders did that ends up being a lot) that the running back just runs into the pile instead of...oh...getting outside. You can see Bush, below, cutting it back and then running right into the pile. The end has the defender sealed, Barnes is picking up a charging linebacker, and the corner is blocking on the perimeter. And Bush cuts up.

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**Pic from Sunday's NFL game

  • In the pic, below, you can see Bush cutting it back and running right into the middle of a pile. Outside looks open. At the very least, possibly run off tackle. You can see Veldeer just getting ready to twist his defender to the ground.

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**Pic from Sunday's NFL game

  • At 14:25 in the 2nd quarter, the Raiders look to be running the ball. The quarterback does not look to throw and then turn to hand off for a draw. He just runs straight back. The running back doesn't act like he is blocking then get the ball. He just goes into his running the ball mode from the beginning. But...the left side of the line drops in a pass protection stance (you can see Wisniewski doing it in the pic, below) and the other side fires out like a run block. Looks like miscommunication.

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  • 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
    68%
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    -10
    8
    0
    4
    Wisniewski 79%
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    -6
    6
    0
    16
    Satele 90%
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    -1
    0
    0
    24
    Carlisle 82%
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    -5
    5
    0
    18
    Barnes 71%
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    -8
    5
    0
    6















    Pass Blocking Notes:

    • At 1:29 in the 1st quarter, Palmer throws the screen before his lineman are set or the defenders work their way toward him. No gain.
    • The below pic, is a perfect example of what happened all day against the Raiders...they were blitzed. At first Palmer didn't read it and get the ball out. Because when the Dolphins send 8 players on a blitz (like below) the line cannot block that many defenders. So the quarterback must hit a hot route. And Palmer fails to do that until the second half...and that is when the offensive line started doing bad.

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    **Pic from Sunday's NFL game

    • Another play that looks like miscommunication is when both offensive tackles cut block like it is a called quick pass...but Palmer just stands in the shot gun looking down field like he has all the time in the world (pic below). He ends up getting sacked.

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    **Pic from Sunday's NFL game

    • At 1:35 in the 2nd quarter, Palmer does not see a blitz from the his blind side and Veldeer can only block one player. Palmer is sacked.


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