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San Diego Charger vs Jets: Breaking Down The O-Line Film

The Charges lose to the New York Jets this past Sunday, 21-27.  San Diego falls to 4-2 and holds a half game lead over the Oakland Raiders in the AFC West.

Jeromy Clary has a nice day pass blocking.  He ends the day with a 95% assignment grade and a +2 power score.  The power score tells us that Clary dictated the defender's pass rush more often than the defender dominated Clary.  Randy McMichael also had a nice day blocking, some nice improvement over the past 6 games.  Tight end scores can be found, here.

Pro Football Spotlight is beginning to take a look at defensive linemen and refining how that information will be presented in an article.  Go here, to see the Chargers film breakdown of the defensive linemen vs the Jets...and please give any feedback that might improve our presentation in the fan section of this post.

Let's take a look at the O-Line scores for the Jets game...

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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
Blocking
McNeill
83%

0
0
0
Dielman 77%

-2
+6
+2
Hardwick 81%

-3
0
+1
Vasquez 86%

+1
+1
0
Clary 77%

0
+1
+2
Dombrowski
61%

-3
0
-1












 

Run Blocking Notes:

 

  • If you missed it, the Chargers vs Jets game was a battle in the trenches.  There where moments that the Chargers line got the best of the Jets defenders.  And there were times that the Jets defense got the best of the Chargers O-Line.  A couple of players graded out in the 80% or above range:  Nick Hardwick (81%) and Louis Vasquez (86%).
  • Kris Dielman has some big battles with the Jets linemen.  One area that Dielman shined was his blocking when he would pull.  He ends the day with a +6 pull blocking score.  There was one play, however, that Dielman pulls and runs into a defensive end like the defender was a brick wall.  Kris is knocked back and appears to be shaken up on the play.  But he comes back the next play, pulls again, and makes a good block on a linebacker.
  • At 3:39 in the 1st quarter, Marcus McNeill gets hurt.  He comes back in during the second quarter for a handful of plays, but is absent the entire 2nd half.
  • In the past 5 games, Jeromy Clary and Louis Vasquez team up and drive defenders down the field.  They don't get the double team call until 1:23 in the 2nd quarter.  They both lock up against one defender and drive him 4 yards down field.  On that same play, Dielman has a nice pull block to spring the running back for some nice yards.
  • To see how an offensive lineman has done in previous weeks 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
10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
Power
Pressures
Sacks
Combo

Grade Rating Bar Passing
Blocking
Allowed
Allowed
Help
McNeill
83%

-1
0
0 0
Dielman
90%

0
0
0
7
Hardwick 95%

-1
0
0
13
Vasquez
93%

-1
1
0
10
Clary
95%

+2
0
0
7
Dombrowski
80%

-3
3
0
7
















 

Pass Blocking Notes:

  • The Chargers line actually does a decent job pass blocking.  They do give up a total of 7 pressures, but to a team like the Jets, that's pretty good.  Philip Rivers appears to be struggling a little bit, however.
  • At 14:43 in the 3rd quarter, Louis Vasquez gets beat on the pass rush.  He turns around and picks up a loop stunt by a defensive lineman at 7:58 in the 3rd.
  • At 5:34 in the 3rd quarter, the Jets blitz and the Chargers line does a nice job of picking it up.  No pressure...but Philip Rivers throws a pick anyway.
  • Brandyn Dombrowski comes in when Marcus McNiell gets hurt.  He does an okay job in pass protection (80%, -3), but has a rough time in the run blocking department (61%, -3).
  • Nick Hardwick looked good.  He did an all around nice job holding down the middle of the line against the Jets front.
  • You can find the Tight Ends and Backs Film Breakdown, here.


Chargers TEs and Running Backs Film Breakdown

If you liked this analysis, I've also posted the TEs and Running Backs Film Breakdown and you can check it out over at Pro Football Spotlight, here.

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