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Deep Dive: OL performance against Jaguars

 

Disclaimer: Pre Season is not the time to Panic. It’s a great time to evaluate talent, fix problems and fine-tune the scheme.

Paul Boudreau (Falcons OL coach) must be the busiest guy in the Flowery Branch today. We all can agree that Falcons OL performance was poor against Jaguars. Lets take a deeper look on OL performance in Pass blocking and Run blocking.

Pass Blocking/Pass protection:

The stats below show First Half QB Pressures, QB Hits and Sacks because of breakdown in blocking from a Offensive Lineman. 

Player

Qtr Back Pre

Qtr Back Hits

Sacks

Stop

TD

SamBaker

1

0.5

0.5

1

 

Justin Blalock

2

1

 

2

 

Garret Reynolds

1

 

 

 

 

Tyson Clabo

7

 

 

2

1

Mike Johnson

1

0.5

0.5

1

 

Joe Hawley

2

1

 

1

 

 

Key Observations:

1.    Tyson Clabo probably had the worst day in his career allowing 7 QB Pressures. Alualu owned Tyson Clabo through out the game by pushing Clabo low. Clabo lost leverage on most of the plays as Alualu got low and bull rushed him. Hopefully OL coach will fix this.

2.   Mike Johnson couldn’t hold long from inside which collapsed the pocket and Ryan ran left making Sam baker look bad.

3.   Joe Hawley need to step up his game or Todd Mclure needs to drink fountain of Youth to keep Matt Ryan safe.

Run Blocking:

The Run blocking stats below shows failure to block by an Offensive Lineman or a TE. Run blocking failure takes in to account the Original Direction RB was supposed to go but had to change direction because of failure in Blocking

Player

Run Block Failures

Loss Plays

Tyson Clabo

1

 

Joe Hawley

2

4 Yds loss+1 Yard Loss

Justin Blalock

1

 

Sam Baker

1

 

Garret Reynolds

1

 

Tony G

1

 

Michael Palmer

1

 

 

Key Observations on Run Blocking:

1.    Joe Hawley had tough time opening running lane in the middle for Turner. Lack of good blocking in the middle was the reason Turner jumping around.

2.  The whole OL unit looked disjointed in run blocking.  In almost all plays some one failed to block and create holes for Turner to run.

3.  Tony G and Michael Palmer each had blocking failure on the outside.

 

Discuss and make your own observations based on the above stats.

<em>This FanPost was written by one of The Falcoholic's talented readers. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The Falcoholic.</em>

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