FILMSTUDY: Brief Offensive Line Model and Notes vs. Bengals, Chiefs, and Steelers

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Here is a brief recap of the last 3 games with minimal notes.

The Ravens had 52 offensive snaps vs. the Steelers, 76 offensive snaps (excluding 2 kneels) vs. the Chiefs and 48 vs. the Bengals:

Oher:  Michael played just 33 snaps against the Bengals before leaving with the knee injury when he was replaced by Cousins.  He only missed 2 run blocks (1 penetration), but allowed a sack on a bull rush by Johnson and was flagged for unnecessary roughness which resulted in an awful score.  The UR penalty was after the whistle, but at least it wasn’t a stupid retaliatory penalty.  Take out the penalty and he’s at .67.  Against the Chiefs, Oher’s primary assignment was Tamba Hali, who finished 2nd in the NFL with 14.5 sacks.  Hali had 2 sacks, of which I charged 1.5 to Oher.  Oher also allowed a QH to Glenn Dorsey.  Of the 3 sacks allowed to Harrison in the divisional game, Oher is charged with only 1.5, but he allowed parts of 5 separate penetrations/pressures.  There is no way to sugar coat the way he played to finish the season.  His last 3 games were a combined .54 points per play. 

Scoring vs. Bengals:  30 blocks, 1 missed, 1 pressure, 1 sack, 1 unnecessary roughness, 13 points (.39 per play).

Scoring vs. Chiefs:  70 blocks, 1 missed, 3/4 pressure, 1 QH, 1.5 sacks, 56.5 points (.74 per play).

Scoring vs. Steelers:  43 blocks, 2 missed, 4 (3 + 2 X ½) penetrations/pressures, 1.5 sacks, 26 points (.50 per play).

Grubbs:  Ben continued to play fairly well in the last 3 games.  He had 10 blocks in level 2 vs. the Bengals and 17 for the 3 games combined.  He completed a pedestrian 9 of 13 pulls over those contests.  He wasn’t penalized in these games and in fact was only flagged once legitimately (a false start in week 7 vs. the Bills).  He was also charged with a false start in week 15 vs. the Saints when Birk appeared to forget the snap count.

Scoring vs. Bengals:  44 blocks, 2 missed, 1 penetration, ½ sack, 39 points (.81 per play).

Scoring vs. Chiefs:  69 blocks, 4 missed, 2.25 pressures, 64.5 points (.85 per play).

Scoring vs. Steelers:  47 blocks, 2 missed, 1 (2 X ½) pressure, 42 points (.81 per play).

Birk:  Despite the Ravens’ 14 sacks allowed on their final 96 drop backs (14.6%), Matt was responsible for just ¼ of one sack as I have it scored.  That said, the player making the blocking assignments must bear some responsibility for the Ravens’ meltdown the last 3 games. 

Scoring vs. Bengals:  44 blocks, 3 missed, 1 penetration, 42 points (.88 per play).

Scoring vs. Chiefs:  68 blocks, 2 missed, ¼ pressure, 1 QH, 64.5 points (.90 per play).

Scoring vs. Steelers:  49 blocks, 2 missed, ¼ sack, 47.5 points (.91 per play).

Chester:  Chester finished the season strong with solid scores against some good competition.  He completed 10 of 12 pulls in the final 3 games.  Of the 14 sacks in the last 3 games, I scored Chris as responsible for only ¾.

Scoring vs. Bengals:  44 blocks, 3 missed, 1 false start, 41 points (.85 per play).

Scoring vs. Chiefs:  71 blocks, 2 missed, 1/4 pressure, ½ QH, ½ sack, 66 points (.87 per play).

Scoring vs. Steelers:  45 blocks, 5 missed, 1/2 pressure, ¼ sack, 42.5 points (.82 per play).

Yanda:  Marshal’s game against the Bengals was one of his worst of the season.  He had a pair of false starts, each of which stalled a drive, and was also flagged for holding.  He played well in the playoffs, including an excellent performance against Woodley.

Scoring vs. Bengals:  45 blocks, 1 missed, ¼ sack, 1 false start, 1 offensive holding, 34.5 points (.72 per play).

Scoring vs. Chiefs:  70 blocks, 3 missed, 1 pressure, ½ QH, ½ sack, 63.5 points (.84 per play).

Scoring vs. Steelers:  48 blocks, 3 missed, ¼ sack, 46.5 points (.89 per play).

Moll:  Tony was inserted for 5 snaps in the 6-man line versus the Bengals.  On 3rd and 1 (Q3, 10:26) he was beaten outside causing Rice to be stalled for no gain.  This is a case where Moll probably deserves a worse score since he was the primary reason 3rd and 1 failed, but he gets a 0 since the play resulted in no gain as opposed to a loss.  He played 12 snaps at KC including the last 4 at RG.  He lined up on the right side of a 6-man line (Q1, 2:14) and allowed a sack to Woodley where he was cartoonishly slow out of his stance.

Scoring vs. Bengals:  4 blocks, 4 points (1.00 per play).

Scoring vs. Chiefs:  11 blocks, 1 pressure, 9 points (.75 per play).

Scoring vs. Steelers:  1 block, ½ pressure, 1 sack, -6 points (-2.00 per play).  Yes, it’s possible both to be negative and worse than -1 per play.

Cousins:  Oniel played the last 15 snaps for Oher against the Bengals.  He played the last 4 snaps against the Chiefs in 6-man formations and also was part of 2 7-man lines earlier.  

Scoring vs. Bengals:  12 blocks, 2 missed, 1 QH, 9 points (.60 per play).

Scoring vs. Chiefs:  5 blocks, 1 missed, 5 points (.83 per play).

Scoring vs. Steelers:  DNP

Flacco with Ample Time and Space (ATS):

Bengals:  10 of 23 drop backs resulting in a pass or sack were ATS (43%).  7/10, 68 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT, 6.8 YPP

Chiefs:  18 of 38 ATS (47%).  14/18, 165 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT, 9.2 YPP

Steelers:   9 of 35 ATS (26%).  8/9, 65 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT, 7.2 YPP

Flacco without ATS:

Bengals:  7/9, 57 yards (33 net), 0 TD, 0 INT, 4 sacks for -24, 2.5 YPP

Chiefs:  11/16, 100 yards (83 net), 0 TD, 0 INT, 4 sacks for -17, 4.2 YPP

Steelers:  8/21, 60 yards (26 net), 1 TD, 1 INT, 5 sacks for -34, 1.0 YPP

Offensive Notes:

·         The ATS numbers against the Chiefs were impressive, particularly in light of the amount of blitzing that day. 

·         Flacco’s overall ATS YPP was not impressive over the 3 games (8.1) and the results without ATS were also bad (2.4 YPP).

·         After halftime, the Steelers found a pass rush that worked and stayed with it.  In the first half they rushed 3 on 4 occasions (1/10, 3/3, 2/10, 3/7), 4 7 times, 5 5 times, and 6 3 times.  In the 2nd half, they adjusted to rush 4 every time except for 5 5-man pressures (4 of which came on the Ravens last drive).  In the first half, Flacco was relatively free to throw screen passes and short dumps.  The Ravens converted 4 of 6 3rd downs.  With LeBeau’s 2nd-half adjustments, the Ravens converted just 1 of 6 3rd downs, were sacked on 4 of 16 drop backs, and netted 14 passing yards.  Flacco had ATS on just 2 of his 2nd half drop backs.

 

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