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Pacstud's O-Line Analysis: Cowboys (1st Half)

2010 Offensive Line Analysis and Grading

 

Chargers Pre-Season Week 2

 

Opponent:  Dallas Cowboys

 

Date:  August 21, 2010

 

Drive 1

 

1.  1-10; -20

Blue Pro Rt.

23 Iso

LT-2; LG-0; C-1; RG-2; RT-2

 

Igor shed Dielman easily.  Hardwick secures block but gets driven back into FB.  FB doesn’t get Mike and GMP.  Vasquez does very well.

 

2.  2-6; -24

Pro Lt. Weak Y-Flanker

RB Screen Rt.

LT-2; LG-2; C-1; RG-2; RT-2

 

Dielman has a nice peel back.  Hardwick falls and can’t lead.  Vasquez does very well again.

 

3.  1-10; -48

Pro Wing Rt.

23 Iso

LT-2; LG-2; C-1; RG-2; RT-2

 

FB runs into Dielman and doesn’t get Mike.  Hardwick again gets pushed into hole.  Right side does very well.  Both TE and Wing do well.

 

4.  2-5; 47

Pro Lt. Twins Rt. SB

61 Pro

LT-2; LG-2; C-2; RG-2; RT-2

 

Right side has nice cut blocks.

 

5.  3-5; 47

22 Gun Lt.

70 Pro

LT-2; LG-2; C-2; RG-1; RT-2

 

Clary does very well.  Vasquez is a tad slow on the switch and gives up a pressure.  Gates blocks well (I must note this whenever it happens ;) )

 

6.  1-10; 32

Ace Y-Flanker Tight

26 Iso

LT-2; LG-2; C-2; RG-2; RT-2

 

Vasquez and Clary have a very nice double to LB.  Wilson can’t block Ware, otherwise it’s there.

 

7.  2-6; 28

Pro Wing Rt.

23 Iso

LT-2; LG-1.5; C-2; RG-2; RT-1

 

Hardwick and Vasquez have nice double to LB.  Clary has a nice RR (Rip and Reach) but misses the cut block on the safety.  Very good from Domb.  Dielman does well, needs to stay on just a hair longer.  Hester does well.  Wilson’s GMP from the backside Wing.  Legs does very well as the Y.

 

8.  3-2; 24

Ace Twins Rt. Y-Flanker

727 PA Max Pro

LT-2; LG-2; C-2; RG-2; RT-2

 

Strategy time (or “strat” time for 1CGB).  Watch the RG pull…watch the Will and Safety…they freeze like deer in the headlights.  Beautiful.

 

9.  1-10;  13

Pro Wing Rt.

70 Pro

LT-2; LG-1; C-2; RG-2; RT-2

 

OK Chicken Littles (don’t worry, Domb gives up a sack later with Volek in)…Domb is not at fault for the backside pressure.  This is gap protection.  That means each lineman is responsible for a gap, not a man.  Obviously, the protection is sliding left.  This means Domb has C, Dielman has B, and Hardwick has A.  Dielman gets snapped down immediately, hosing everything.  Hardwick has no one and tries to reduce the now cavernous B gap.  Domb handles the rush, and watch carefully, slides the defender across his body and is only blocking with his right side when the defender enters B gap.  This is correct as it allows him to release if necessary and protect HIS gap, the C gap.  Unfortunately, he has no one to pass to as Dielman is AWOL.  Hardwick tries to help but gap is too big (oh, and the defender is pretty good I’ve heard).  Besides, TDEK got beat like a child and it was all going down anyway.

 

10.  2-16; 19

Blue Twins Rt. Y-Up

61 Pro

LT-2; LG-2; C-2; RG-2; RT-1

 

Clary gives up too much ground and is in River’s lap.

 

Drive 2

 

11.  1-10; 40

Pro Wing Rt.

28 Sweep

LT-2; LG-1; C-2; RG-2; RT-2

 

Domb has a nice cut.  Dielman chips the LB, but his GMP.  Good TE blocking, Hester does ok.  Nice pulling from Vasquez and Clary.

 

12.  2-6; 36

Pro Rt.

23 Iso

LT-2; LG-2; C-1; RG-1; RT-2

 

Again, Hardwick is squeezed into the hole.  FB doesn’t adjust path and misses the Mike, again.

 

13.  3-4; 34

22 Gun Rt.

60 Pro

LT-2; LG-2; C-2; RG-2; RT-2

 

Very good all around, especially Domb.

 

14.  4-4; 34

13 Gun Lt.

61 Pro

LT-2; LG-2; C-1.5; RG-2; RT-2

 

RB leaves too quick imo.  Center a tad slow to recognize and adjust to stunt with help left.

 

15.  1-10; 28

Pro Rt. Twins Lt. SB Y-Flanker

RB Screen Lt.

LT-2; LG-2; C-2; RG-2; RT-2

 

We’ve covered this one enough.  Slow down a bit TDEK and check those angles.  Nice play.

 

16.  1-10; 15

Ace Y-Flanker

29 Power

LT-1.5; LG-1; C-1; RG-2; RT-2

 

Domb’s block is secured, but his release screams miscommunication.  He releases early as he would if receiving help.  Somewhere a mistake was made.  Dielman and Hardwick can’t get off the double team and so the LB goes unblocked.  If Wilson can get inside Ware properly, this play goes house.  Very good from Vasquez.

 

17.  2-6; 11

Pro Twins Rt. Y-Up

28 Toss

LT-1.5; LG-2; C-2; RG-2; RT-2

 

A nice crack from 80 goes awry.  It takes out Vasquez.  Legs is holding like crazy.  Hester misses the Mike, who was blocked, and hits the DE.  Very nice cut from Dielman and a nice pull from Clary.

 

18.  3-1; 6

Texas Y-Flanker

30 Wedge

LT-1; LG-2; C-2; RG-2; RT-2

 

Domb can’t get his head across, Clary does very well.

 

19.  1-G; 3

Pro Wing Rt.

23 Iso

LT-2; LG-2; C-1.5; RG-2; RT-2

 

Hardwick can’t quite secure the LB and GMP, but great push on double team with Vasquez.  Left side is great.  Hester does very well.

 

20.  2-G; 1

Texas Wing Rt.

24 Iso

LT-2; LG-2; C-1.5; RG-2; RT-1

 

Hester does well again.  Gates totally whiffs.  McMichael gets handled as well.  If I haven’t mentioned it already, Dallas has some really good OLBs.

 

21.  3-G; 1

Texas Wing Rt.

QB Sneak

LT-2; LG-2; C-2; RG-2; RT-2

 

Drive 3

 

22. 1-10; -22

Texas Rt. Strong

Z-End Around (Off 26 Power Fake)

LT-2; LG-2; C-1; RG-2; RT-2

 

Hardwick has a nice release, but Ware is too good and Hardwick never has a chance.  He has no choice but to bypass to second level and say a prayer for Legs.  Very good job from Domb.

 

23.  2-18; -14

Pro Rt.

23 Iso

LT-2; LG-1.5; C-0; RG-2; RT-2

 

Hardwick falls, doesn’t chip NT, and misses the LB.  Vasquez still gets the DT!  Wow!  Domb does well, Dielman needs to stay on longer.  Hester always blocks with his shoulder looking down.  Where have all the FBs gone!  Btw, watching other games, there are only two good blocking FBs in the NFL and fat Rex has em both L

 

24.  3-15; -17

22 Gun Lt.

RB Screen Rt.

LT-2; LG-2; C-2; RG-2; RT-2

 

Dielman has a nice peel.  Hardwick does very well.  Vasquez, go find someone else!

 

Drive 4

 

25.  1-10; -6

MISSED PLAY

SCREW YOU DALLAS COWBOY NETWORK!

 

26.  2-8; -8

Pro Rt. Weak

70 Pro

LT-2; LG-2; C-2; RG-2; RT-2

 

Dielman and Hardwick execute a nice switch.

 

27.  1-10; -21

Pro Rt. Weak

23 Iso

LT-2; LG-2; C-2; RG-2; RT-1

 

Hester can’t sustain.  Nice job from Domb.  Hardwick and Vasquez have a sweet double to LB.  Clary gets leveraged and shed.

 

28.  2-6; -25

13 Gun Lt.

61 Pro

LT-2; LG-2; C-2; RG-1; RT-2

 

Vasquez gets beat by a swim move and gives up a pressure.

 

29.  1-10; -30

22 Gun Rt.

60 Pro

LT-2; LG-2; C-2; RG-2; RT-2

 

Left side picks up a stunt easily.

 

30.  2-9; -31

Ace

26 Power (I’ve been waiting eagerly for this ;) )

LT-2; LG-2; C-2; RG-2; RT-2

 

Very well blocked.  Sproles is too quick to B gap and has to jump cut to C.  Precious milliseconds lost.  Chill Sprolesy.

 

31.  3-6; -34

Blue Twins Lt.

70 Pro

LT-2; LG-2; C-1; RG-1; RT-2

 

Hardwick and Vasquez struggle to switch on their stunt.  They get split and end up losing the looper all together.  Very good from Clary.

 

32.  1-10; -42

Pro Wing Lt. Twins Rt. SB

29 Sweep

LT-2; LG-1; C-2; RG-2; RT-2

 

Watch Dombo…sweet pancake.  Dielman can’t get the safety (tall order).  Hardwick does well.

 

33.  2-1; 49

Pro Rt.

23 Iso

LT-2; LG-2; C-2; RG-2; RT-1

 

Clary gets shed.  Hester does well.  Hardwick and Vasquez work the double nicely.

 

34.  1-10; 43

13 Gun Lt.

50 Pro

LT-2; LG-2; C-2; RG-2; RT-2

 

Easy.

 

35.  2-10; 43

Pro Lt. Nasty Twins Rt. SB

724 PA Pro

LT-2; LG-1.5; C-2; RG-2; RT-1

 

Dielman is too committed to the double and late to switch, no harm though.  Clary gives up too much ground and allows a QB pressure.

 

36.  1-10; 25

Ace

26 Power

LT-2; LG-2; C-1; RG-2; RT-1

 

Dombo gets another pancake.  Dielman does very well.  Hardwick gets driven back on solo.  Clary falls when coming off the double to try and get the Will.

 

37.  2-8; 23

Pro Lt. Strong

27 Iso

LT-2; LG-1; C-1; RG-2; RT-2

 

Dielman and Hardwick can’t move the double or get off it to get Will, who is unblocked.

 

38.  3-3; 18

Y-Trips Rt. Open Lt. Y-Flanker SB

60 Pro

LT-2; LG-2; C-2; RG-2; RT-2

 

Left side handles the switch easily.  81 gives up a pressure.

 

Drive 5

 

39.  1-10; -28

22 Gun Rt.

60 Pro

LT-1; LG-2; C-2; RG-2; RT-2

 

Domb gives up the pressure.

 

40.  2-10; -28

Blue Twins Rt.

27 Power

LT-2; LG-1; C-1; RG-2; RT-2

 

Good double from Domb and Dielman.  Dielman bounces off the Will and GMP.  Hardwick misses the looping DE and GMP (tough p/u).  Vasquez has a nice pull.

 

41.  3-5; -33

Blue Twins Rt.

50 Pro

LT-1; LG-2; C-1; RG-2; RT-2

 

There is a triple switch on the left side, and the bookends are too slow. 

 

42.  1-10; -38

Blue Twins Rt.

50 Pro

LT-2; LG-2; C-2; RG-2; RT-2

 

43.  2-10; -38

Pro Lt. Nasty Twins Rt. SB

61 Pro

LT-2; LG-2; C-2; RG-2; RT-2

 

44.  1-10; -48

Pro Rt. Nasty Twins Lt. SB

725 PA Pro

LT-2; LG-2; C-2; RG-2; RT-0

 

I don’t think they could/should switch (Vasquez and Clary)  Clary was beaten too badly off initial contact.

 

45.  2-17; -41

13 Gun Lt.

RB Screen Lt.

LT-2; LG-2; C-2; RG-1; RT-1

 

Dielman does well.  Vasquez is too slow on his release.  Clary gives a bit too much ground (He is supposed to give quite a bit, but not this much…possible QB error, but I don’t think so) and QB gets hit.

 

46.  3-7; 49

13 Gun Lt.

61 Pro

LT-2; LG-2; C-2; RG-2; RT-2

 

End of Half

 

End of Analysis (sorry, no scrubbies this week)

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