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San Diego Chargers vs Packers: Breaking Down The O-Line Film

Chargerswhitebackground_mediumThe San Diego Chargers lost to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, 38-45.  The Chargers move to 4-4 on the year and still retain a tie for the AFC West lead

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The Packers' stout defensive front was projected to be a challenge for the Chargers' offensive line, and they didn't disappoint.  The offensive line recorded their lowest run blocking grades this season (as a group).  It was apparent, throughout the game, that Green Bay's defensive tackles were big and strong, and were going to be difficult to block.

Louis Vasquez ended the day with a 94% assignment score in pass protection and a +3 power score.  Of all the offensive lineman, he was victimized the least, and came away from the game with more "wins" in the trenches than his defender...which can be seen by his dominance score..

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

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

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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
McNeill
78%
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0
0
+1
Green 68%
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-2
-1
+1
Hardwick 73%
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-2
0
0
Vasquez 78%
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+3
+3
0
Clary 84%
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+1
0
0













Run Blocking Notes:

  • I will just state it right here, the best tandem for a double team run block in the AFC West is Louis Vasquez and Jeromey Clary.  When those two combo on someone during a running play, most of the time, the defender gets driven down-field about 4 yards.
  • Let's give credit where credit is due.  The Packers have two defensive tackles that are a load.  Those guys are powerful.  And at 12:02 in the 1st quarter, Clary and Vasquez lock up on one of them and end up driving him about 3 or 4 yards.  Power against power.
  • The Chargers don't have Dielman, and that hurts.  Tyronne Green is giving his all, but you just cannot replace a Pro Bowl caliber left guard.  Green ends the day with a 69% assignments grade and a -2 power score in the run game.  Not good numbers.  I will say, I have graded some offensive lineman this year when they were playing the Packers, and most of those teams got blown up.  Yes, the Chargers didn't do great...but compared to the other teams I graded, the Chargers' offensive line held their own more and got driven off the ball less.
  • Looking over my notes for the game...most of my highlights have to do with Louis Vasquez.  2:47 in the 1st, Vasquez pulls and puts a defender on the ground (nice).  12:59 in the 4th quarter, Vasquez and Clary team up again and move the defender out of the hole about 4 yards.  And when you move those big tackles...you've moved something.
  • 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
     Grade Bar

Power
Pressures
Sacks
Combo

 Grade http://profootballspotlight.com/wp-content/uploads/100-rating-run-bar.png         
Blocking
Allowed
Allowed
Help
McNeill
85%
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-2
6
0
6
Green 82%
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-7
8
0
14
Hardwick 95%
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-1
3
0
23
Vasquez 94%
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+3
2
0
15
Clary 79%
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-7
8
1
3
















 

Pass Blocking Notes:

  • Two players have a really rough time all day in pass protection, Jeromey Clary and Tyronne Green.  Because the Chargers had so many reps, the %grades gets washed out a little.  Meaning that because there were so many reps, the %score looks higher because the mistakes are compared to a higher divisor.  The key piece of information in this week's game is the power score.  If you had less than a -3 power score in any game...you had a really bad day.
  • At 4:56 in the 1st quarter, Louis Vasquez puts a defender on the ground while pass blocking.  When you get to see an offensive guard dictate the action during a pass play, you are seeing something that doesn't happen often.   The Chargers usually have two of those types of people, Dielman and Vasquez.
  • At 6:44 in the 2nd quarter, the O-Line does a nice job of picking up the blitz.  Rivers ends up rolling right to buy more time and ends up getting sacked. 
  • At 2:58 in the 3rd quarter, Tyronne Green gets bull rushed and ends up by the quarterback.
  • At 8:23 in the 4th quarter, Marcus McNeill misses a loop stunt.  Against the Packers, McNeill was off and on.  He would get beat and then turn around and look good. 
  • I found out during this game, and if I did then all the other NFL teams did, that the San Diego Chargers' offensive line is susceptible to the pass rushing spin move.  Actually, a lot of the times when the offensive lineman got beat, it was by a spin move.  3:37 in the 4th quarter is an example of one.  And 3:20 in the 4th.
  • I'm not sure why Rivers leaves the pocket at 3:33 in the 4th quarter.  But when he does, he creates more pressure for himself from the pass rush.
  • As always, the tight ends and backs film grades, are here.

Tight ends and Backs article

 

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