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

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The San Diego Chargers beat the Buffalo Bills, 37-10. The Chargers move to 6-7 on the season, and are 5-5 within the division.

If you really like to see offensive lineman drive defenders off the ball...then go back and watch Louis Vasquez and Jeromey Clary in the first quarter of this game. They get some combo drive blocks going that are refreshing. If you can't get excited about offensive lineman dominating defenders...then you don't really like football.

Jared Gaither has a solid day against the Bills and recorded an 85% run assignment grade and a 96% pass assignment grade with a +5 dominance score. That is pretty good for a guy they brought in just last week.

The running backs and tight ends did a nice job in pass protection this week. Randy McMichael has the most reps in both run blocking and pass blocking. If you are interested in the grades..then go here.

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

Grade http://profootballspotlight.com/wp-content/uploads/100-rating-run-bar.png
Blocking
Blocks
Blocks
Gaither 85%
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-1 0 +2
Green 66%
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0 +2 -1
Hardwick 90%
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+1 0 +2
Vasquez
81%
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+4 +2 +5
Clary 85%
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+1 +1 +2










Run Blocking Notes:

  • I have missed grading Kris Dielman and Louis Vasquez. Watching good offensive lineman is a treat. So seeing Louis back in action, picking up those 2nd level blocks, driving defenders off the ball, is nice to see. I don't think he is quite back to his pre-injury form...but he is close.

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**Pic from Chargers game

  • At 14:37 in the 1st quarter, Jeromey Clary and Louis Vasquez have a run combo and drive the defender. You can see them in the pic, below. The play is just beginning and the defender is about to buckle and get driven up the field.

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**Pic from Chargers game

  • At 13.26 in the 1st quarter, Nick Hardwick and Tyronne Green have a nice run double on their defender and drive him down field. Everyone is getting in on the act. You can see them in the pic, below.

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**Pic from Chargers game

  • Clary and Vasquez are really coming off the ball.
  • At :51 in the 1st quarter, Tyronne Green puts a linebacker to the ground at the 2nd level and Louis Vasquez pulls to the left of the formation and litteraly plows over #37. I don't think #37 like that...he got up and looked like he started talking smack to Louis.
  • At 1:014 in the 3rd quarter, Vasquez, again, gets a hold of a defenders pads and twists him to the ground...then falls on him.
  • 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

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    Blocking
    Allowed
    Allowed
    Help
    Gaither 96%
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    +5 1 0 4
    Green 89%
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    -3 3 0 18
    Hardwick 96%
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    0 0 0 18
    Vasquez 89%
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    +1 3 0 9
    Clary 80%
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    -2 5 1 6












    Pass Blocking Notes:

    • When looking at the passing grade %. Make sure you take a look at the number of times the lineman was helped. Those help blocks really inflate the lineman's % sometimes.
    • At 11:57 in the 1st quarter, Clary is not in good position to take the defensive tackle who is coming outside so Vasquez can take the looping defensive end who is coming to the inside. Louis gets the defensive end but Jeromey gives up a sack to the defensive tackle.
    • As always, the tight ends and backs film grades, are here.
    • Jared Gaither appears to be picking up loop stunts in his second game with the Chargers. He does a good job at 8:44 in the 1st quarter.

    Tight ends and Backs article

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    This FanPost was written by a member of the Bolts From The Blue community and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Bolts From The Blue editors or SB Nation.

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