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

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The San Diego Chargers beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 38-14. The Chargers move to 5-7 on the season and the Jaguars fall to 3-9.

San Diego appeared to start slow, but by the end of the 3rd quarter the game was well in hand. The makeshift offensive line saw the additions of Jared Gaither at right tackle, Tyronne Green returns to left guard, Louis Vasquez returns to right guard, and Colin Baxter as the center for a number of reps in the first half.

Vasquez had some flashes of what he had been doing before he left, which was dominate defenders. But he appeared to have some trouble from time to time. He ended up on the ground about 3 times from simply stumbling...possibly still some lingering ankle problems.

This week, Jared Gaither ends the game with a 75% run assignment grade, +1 dominance score, and a 87% pass assignment grade, -2 dominance score.

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

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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
Grade Bar

Power
Pull
2/Level

Grade http://profootballspotlight.com/wp-content/uploads/100-rating-run-bar.png
Blocking
Blocks
Blocks
Gaither 75%
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+1
0
0
Green 75%
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0
+2
0
Hardwick 90%
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+1
+
+3
Vasquez
75%
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+1
+1
0
Clary 75%
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+2
+2
-1
Baxter
94%
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0
0
0







Run Blocking Notes:

  • It is amazing to see how much movement and push the line gets off the right side with Vasquez back. Hardwick and Clary, who usually gets movement on his blocks anyway, looked better at drive blocking with Vasquez in the game.
  • At 2:09 in the second quarter, pic below, Vasquez and Clary drive the defender off the ball. And in mid drive, Vasquez breaks off and picks up a charging linebacker to spring the running back for a big gain. You can see Vasquez, below. His back (#65) is to the view and Clary continues to drive the defender down the field.

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**Pic from Chargers game on ESPN

  • It was nice to see Jared Gaither in action. He didn't get to play much in Kansas City, for what ever reasons. But I do have a complaint about his backside run blocking. He frequently, or more often than not, has a poor effort at blocking on the backside. I hope that tendency does not continue. He also looked lethargic at 2:49 in the 3rd quarter at run blocking on the play-side. Luckily, on that play, Mike Tolbert was lead blocking and picked up his defender that he let go.
  • Gaither does have a nice down block, on the play-side, at 10:57 in the 4th quarter.
  • 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 87%
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    -2
    2
    0
    7
    Green 85%
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    -1
    1
    0
    7
    Hardwick 86%
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    -2
    2
    0
    5
    Vasquez 88%
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    -1
    2
    0
    9
    Clary 77%
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    -6
    5
    0
    7
    Baxter
    89%
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    -1
    1
    0
    6








    Pass Blocking Notes:

    • At 10:54 in the 1st quarter, Nick Hardwick gets beat in pass protection. You can see the pic, below.

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    **Pic from Chargers game on ESPN

    • As always, the tight ends and backs film grades, are here.
    • This is what I was used to before Vasquez got hurt. You can see him in the pic, below. He has a good punch that knocks the defender back, good squat and feet movement, appears to be in control at all times during the play, and his defender no where near the quarterback. During the Jaguars game, there were flashes of this...but he had some rough patches on his first game back, as well.

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    **Pic from Chargers game on ESPN

    • Louis Vasquez gets beat 3 times in pass protection this game, two of them were pressures.
    • At 13:37 in the 3rd quarter, Tyronne Green does not pass off his defender and then take the looping defender from the outside. You can see him in the pic, below. He is at the top of the screen engaged with a defender and not looking for the other defender taking the inside loop to the quarterback.

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    **Pic from Chargers game on ESPN

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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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