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

The San Diego Chargers had a scare at the end of the the Chiefs game but found a way to win and move to 2-1 on the year.  The win puts the Chargers in a tie with Oakland atop the AFC West.

This week, Louis Vasquez demonstrated his power by ending the day with a +7 dominance score in the run and a +3 power score in the passing game.  Particularly toward the end of the game, Vasquez could be seen moving defenders down the field with regularity.

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
10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
Power
2/Level
Pull

Grade
Blocking
Blocking
Blocks
McNeill
73%

+1
0
0
Dielman 76%

0
-1
+4
Hardwick 84%

0
0
0
Vasquez 80%

+7
-1
+5
Clary 88%

+1
+2
+1
Green
50%
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-1
0
0












 

Run Blocking Notes:

  • Nick Hardwick has a nice block on a blitzing linebacker that was filling the run lanes hard at 4:50 in the 1st quarter.
  • There a quite a few plays where Louis Vasquez and Jeromy Clary double on a defender and drive him 5 yards deep.  Some of those can be found at 12:49 in the 2nd, 10:34 in the 3rd, and also at 1:59.
  • Vasquez gets nice movement in run blocking to open a hole at 11:26 in the 4th quarter.  The guy is really turning it on.  Hope to see more of that this year.
  • Jeromy Clary takes his defender and just throws him to the ground.  The guy goes down quick. (12:10 4th).
  • At 9:58 Vasquez puts another defender on the ground.  Can you say the hat trick.
  • The middle of the Chargers line is pretty good when run blocking.  Dielman has a little trouble this week with Glen Dorsey but still can move defenders out of the hole. 
  • The Chargers appear to notice that Clary and Vasquez are moving defenders.  More runs are being call toward that area.
  • If you want to see how each lineman has done in past week then go to the Season Stats Section, 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
Blocking
Allowed
Allowed
Help
McNeill
85%

-1
8
0
6
Dielman
97%

+3
1
0
16
Hardwick
92%

-2
1
0
26
Vasquez
97%

+3
0
1
14
Clary
90%

+6
5
0
3
























 

Pass Blocking Notes:

  • At 8:50 in the 1st quarter Kris Dielman uses the pass rushers momentum and pulls him forward.  As the defender stumbles and starts to go down Kris falls on him to help him hit the ground.  Nice.
  • At 3:07 in the 1st quarter the lineman do a decent job at picking up the stunts and blitzing backers but fail to get a lineman's hands down when the pass is thrown:  Batted pass.
  • At 2:03 in the 1st the Chiefs blitz and don't even get close to Rivers.  Nice pass blocking.
  • Jeromy Clary gets beat by Tamba Hali at :48 in the 1st.  Two plays earlier he beat Marcus McNeill.
  • At 15:00 in the 2nd, a Chiefs defender splits Vasquez and Hardwick for a sack.  PFS credits Vasquez with the sack.
  • The Chargers have some nice pass protection.  Best in the league AFC West after 2 weeks.  Check out last weeks pass protection post AFC West Pocket Pressure:  Which Team Is Protecting Their QB The Most?




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.

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