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Seahawks Offensive Line Player Grades
1) Paul McQuinstan (B+)
He went from worst last week to first this week.
He was solid in the running game except for one play. Paul showed strength pushing a defender down the line and opening a big running lane. He got good push at the goal line on Marshawn Lynch’s touchdown. He had a pancake and was able to seal running lanes. He showed athleticism by getting to the second level to block in the running game. McQuinstan did a good job in pass pro as well including working with Okung while defenders were stunting.
He got called for holding, missed a cut block and was unable to hold one run block that caused a takle for no gain.
2) Russell Okung and John Moffitt (B-)
Last week: Russell C- and John led the unit with an A-
Russell did a nice job early in the game clearing a passing lane on a short pass. He had some plays where he really held strong in pass pro and did a good job working with McQuinstan against stunting defenders. For the most part Okung was strong while blocking in the running game. On Marshawn Lynch’s touchdown run from the 1-yard line he got good push driving the defender into the end zone. He had a pancake and did a nice job sealing some running lanes. He showed toughness trying to play through cramping but eventually had to be pulled from the game. John did a good job working with James Carpenter as a unit. On the quarterback sneak he was able to get good push that gave Tarvaris plenty of room to get over the first down line. He showed the extreme power he posses when he pushed his defender into the line and collapse the whole line. Later in the game he had a nice cut block.
Okung reached for Osi Umenyiora instead of keeping his feet under him. On that play Osi easily beat Russell and stripped the ball away from Lynch from behind. He was beat for two sacks and got the quarterback hit a couple more times. On one play John was working with Carpenter and they could not move the defender out of the running lane and on one play he got pushed into the backfield while run blocking. Moffitt gave up a sack and got beat to the inside by on a passing play. After that play he came off the field and went back into the locker room to get IV fluids.
4) Lemuel Jeanpierre (C+)
Last week he did not receive a grade
He showed awareness on a passing play when James Carpenter was getting beat on the outside. He ran around Carpenter and laid out the pass rusher knocking him to the ground. Lemuel showed some power when he pushed a defender 5-yards down the field during a running play. He had a nice block on the Safety Kick return that helped spring Leon Washington to a decent return.
On a passing play he got bull rushed and pushed back into the quarterback and on a running play he was not able to seal a running lane against a linebacker.
5) Max Unger (D)
Last week B
He had a vey inconsistent game.
At times he did a very good job getting to the second level to block in the running game. He was able to seal running lanes and open holes. At times he was solid in the passing game including a play where he had a nice cut block on a wide receiver screen.
As a center his first job is to snap the ball and get it to his quarterback. Three times while in the shotgun he had snaps that were off target. A couple times he couldn’t get blocks at the second level, one of which he couldn’t get off his initial block (I would assume there was a hold but you couldn’t see it from the camera angle). He missed a cut block on a quarterback scramble that led to Jackson getting tackled. Max had some trouble keeping the running lanes open long enough for the running back to get through them and he had a false start.
6) James Carpenter (F)
Last week B+
He worked well with John Moffitt. He was able to seal the edge on Marshawn’s 47-yard run and had good push on a 3rd and 1. At times he held up in the passing game.
At times James had trouble sealing the running lane. He missed a couple of cut blocks, one of which led to pressure on the quarterback. He was beat inside and outside in pass pro giving up 2 sacks, getting the quarterback hit once and pressured three more times. He picked up a false start penalty.
Seahawks Offensive Line Grades
They gave up 0 sacks for the game for the first time and they continue to do a nice job selling the play action. They all got dropped a grade for only having 53 rushing yards.
1) John Moffitt (A-)
Last week B-
John was solid in pass protection even when he was matched up one on one. He a pancake block while pass blocking. Moffitt is doing a great job while pass blocking in the zone scheme keeping his hand on the inside pass rusher while watching the right tackle and he has great anticipation for when the defensive end of linebacker is going to cut inside. John showed how athletic he is getting outside making a huge block on the screen pass to Marshawn Lynch and pulling to make a big block that helped spring Lynch on his touchdown run.
Miffitt was beat on one play by and inside move and the quarterback got hit.
2) James Carpenter (B+)
Last week A
James was getting off the ball extremely quickly. On more that on occasion I went frame by frame to see it he was moving before the snap and every time he started moving as the ball was being snapped. Most of the time he did well in pass pro spending a lot of the game matched up 1:1. He showed toughness getting a pancake on a pass block and on a screen play where he completely collapsed the entire defensive line.
He is still learning the position and was beat a few time and got his quarterback hit twice.
3) Max Unger (B)
Last week B-
I love the way he was playing nasty by jumping onto piles and hitting people as the play ended. He showed his toughness on a screen pass when he stayed on his block driving a guys about 15 yards taking him out of the play and by opening up a big running lane. Max continues to do a nice job selling the play action and he was solid in pass pro including the last touchdown when Tarvaris Jackson had all day to throw.
He had a lapse in awareness that led to a quarterback hit and had a little trouble sustaining blocks at the 2nd level.
4) Russell Okung (C+)
Last week D
Russell worked very well with Paul McQuinstan against the stunt. He showed his toughness pushing his guy way down the field on a screen play.
I think that Okung is still struggling with his ankle injury. He seems to get beat by speed and quick moves which is something he was solid with last season. My hope is that after getting some rest on the bye week he will heal up a little bit and be closer to full strength.
5) Paul McQuinstan (C)
Last week C
Anytime you have a backup who can step in and be a consistently average NFL player you are ahead of the curve.
Seahawks OL Grades
1) James Carpenter (A)
Last week B-
His pass blocking was definitely better than it has been. He had a couple nice cut blocks in the passing game including one to clear a passing lane for a WR screen . Four times he held his pass block for 4 seconds or more including getting a pancake on one of them. James was able to notice and pick up the blitz which is something he has been struggling with. In the running game he showed how strong he is pushing Darnell Dockett out of one play and pancaking him another. At one point he had a nice cut block to open a running lane and earlier in the game he showed an ability to get to the second level and set the edge.
He still has plays where he is missing assignments but these are mistakes you expect from a rookie and his awareness is improving. A couple of these led to the quarterback being pressured. Carpenter also missed on a couple cut block attempts.
2) Max Unger and John Moffitt (B-)
Last week; Max C and John D+
Max was showing his strength on a couple plays where he pushed the defender out of the play. He showed agility getting to the second level and blocking. Unger did a nice job selling the play action and had an excellent cut block that saved a sack. Max and John worked with Paul McQuinstan sliding protection to pick up the blitz. Moffitt had three pancakes including one on Darnell Dockett. He was able to pass block one on one for 4+ seconds during a play. In the running game he showed his power clearing the defensive end out of the running lane. Later in the game he cleared a lane for the wide receiver to run through on a screen pass.
Unger got his quarterback hit, had a false start, a bad snap that could have cost the team the game and had trouble sealing a running lane. Moffitt had some trouble in pass pro getting his quarterback hit once and sacked another. On the sack he was reaching out for the block instead of shuffling his feet to stay between QB and pass rusher. He missed a couple run blocks including a cut block at the point of attack. John made a mental mistake and blocked the wrong defender at one point.
4) Paul McQuinstan (C)
He is replacing Robert Gallery until he can come back from injury and was not graded last week.
5) Lemuel Jeanpierre (C-)
Last week C-
Lemuel only played on special teams and as a unit they were unimpressive.
On a kick return he was about to block a member of the coverage team but instead of lowering his shoulders and hitting the guy he stood up and let the Cardinal’s player blow him up. He needs to be more aggressive then that if he wants to stay on this team for any length of time.
6) Russell Okung (D)
Last week C-
On three plays he did an outstanding job in pass protection. He did a good job selling the play action and was playing a bit nasty pushing people around after the play.
Russell was pushed down the line which closed off the running lane. On one running play he blocked a player who was already being blocked instead of blocking the guy who was unblocked. He missed a block or got beat multiple times including giving up a sack. He was part of a line that couldn’t pick up a first down in crunch time to close out the game. Notice in the picture Okung was beat on the final play as well.
Seahawks Offensive Lineman
Last Week F-
James is really getting the hang of cut blocking and had a couple nice ones in the running game. One was a backside cut block and the other was at the point of attack and both took the intended target out of the play. He also showed some toughness in pass blocking by taking a defender and knocking him flat on his back.
Carpenter continues to struggle with the speed of the game and it was evident by his inability to get to the second level to seal a linebacker inside on a stretch play and by him getting beat on the outside speed rush.
3) Max Unger (C)
Last week C=
Max was doing well with the cut blocks and I was happy to see him fired up and mixing it up with the defenders after the play.
At times he played too high and was not able to get any push because of it. On one play he was thrown down by a defender and on another he missed his block and got the quarterback hit.
4) Russell Okung and Lemuel Jeanpierre (C-)
Last week: Russell C+ and Lemuel was not graded.
Russell stone walled the defensive end one on one for over 4 seconds.
Okung needs to play smarter football and avoid false start penalties but against the Steelers he got called for two. He also had trouble sealing the edge in the running game. Jeanpierre missed a block on special teams that led to the Seahawks starting a drive pinned inside the red zone.
5) John Moffitt and Robert Gallery (D+)
Last Week: John C+, Robert missed the game
John is a young player and I can see him taking small steps forward every game. These gains aren’t always going to be reflected by an increase in the grade for the week as opposed to the grade the previous week.
Robert had a one on one pass block of over 4 seconds and later had a pancake block on a passing play. He showed his awareness on a play where Unger was thrown to the ground and he hurried over and cut blocked the defender before the quarterback was hit. Cut blocks are a big part of Gallery’s game and later in the game had a nice one on a wide receiver screen.
Moffitt continued to make coachable mistakes like the play where he tried to hand a defender off to Unger who was busy blocking someone and couldn’t take on the responsibility so the quarterback got hit. There was no reason for John to even attempt to hand the guy off because there was no other rusher for him to worry about. This wasn’t the only time John would end up getting his quarterback hit because later in the game he was beat to the outside and Tarvaris paid for it. He also had trouble Sealing the running lane.
After reading the good that Gallery did you would think that his grade would be higher but his lack of consistency killed him. Earlier I talked about his awareness but just after he made that nice play he missed a blitz pickup and it ended with a quarterback sack. He also got his quarterback hit a couple of times including a play where he over extended forward and the defensive tackle hit him on his back and dropped him to the ground. His run blocking left a lot to be desired as he wasn’t able to get any push on one play, basically tackled a defender and got called for holding on another and was unable to seal running lanes.
New so far this week:
- Gallery hurst his groin and needs surgery. He is expected to miss 4-6 weeks so my guess is we won’t see him until October 30th when the Bengals come to CenturyLink and we will see Paul McQuinstan replace him at Left Guard in the meantime allowing James Carpenter to focus on Right Tackle.
- Losing Gallery weakened the depth of the offensive line so the Seahawks dropped Wide Receiver Owen Spencer from the practice squad and added Guard Brent Osborne back on.
I have adjusted the order of these posts. They will now be: Offensive Lineman, Quarterback/Running Backs, Wide Receivers/Tight Ends, Defensive Lineman, Linebackers, Defensive Backs.
1) Tyler Polumbus (A-)
Last week D-
Tyler did an excellent job in pass block including a play when he went 1:1 with the defensive end and he completely stonewalled the end. On a quick slant inside the red zone he had a perfect cut block to clear the passing lane for the throw. He had a cut block on the backside of a running play that allowed the running back to cutback and pick up positive yards when his primary lane was full.
He was blocking a linebacker at the second level but allowed him to fight off the block to make the play. Later in the game he missed a backside cut block.
2) Lemuel Jeanpierre (B+)
No grade last week
He was solid in pass protection and excelled in the running game. Lemuel recorded a pancake block, was able to seal the running lane and showed agility getting to the second level and setting up a solid block.
Jeanpierre played a very clean game.
3) James Carpenter, William Robinson, Paul Fanaika and Paul McQuinstan (C+)
Last week: Carpenter F+, Robinson and Fanaika did not grade and McQuinstan led offensive linemen with a B-
On one play James showed his strength and agility when he pulled and opened a hole by pushing three defenders past the first down marker. He played Right Guard on a running play at the goal line and was able to get the push necessary for a touchdown. James was able to seal the running lane and push the end out of the way. William had one of the most beautiful cut blocks I have ever seen opening a hole for the final touchdown run. Fanaika showed his strength pushing people down field and did a solid job in pass protection. McQuinstan showed strength holding at the point of attack and clearing the running lane. He had a cut block on a TD run and did a solid job in pass pro. Paul continued blocking down field until the whistle blew.
Carpenter missed a cut block on the backside of a running play, couldn’t get in front of the defensive tackle fast enough to keep him from making a play and was called for a false start penalty. Fanaika was too slow to get to the second level in time to make a decent attempt at a cut block on the linebacker. McQuinstan did not have the footwork needed to get ahead of the defender and stop lateral movement towards the ball carrier and was unable to sustain a block on a linebacker. He also got called for two holding penalties.
7) Max Unger and Breno Giacomini (C)
Last week: Unger C+ and Giacomini C-
9) Robert Gallery and Mike Gibson (C-)
Last week: Gallery C+ and Gibson did not grade.
Robert Had a nice cut block down field. Mike was able to get under the defenders pads on one play and clear them out of the hole.
Gallery was pushed back into the backfield on a running play and later missed a cut block. Gibson seemed over powered much of the game being thrown down on a running play and getting pushed around in the passing game getting the quarterback hit.
11) John Moffitt (D-)
Last week D-
He had a good backside cut block, was able to seal a running lane and had a play where he did an excellent job in pass protection.
John was being over powered when he got thrown out of the way by John Henderson on one running play and got blown up on another allowing his assignment to get a tackle for loss. He was unable to get push on a running play to open the hole. At times Moffitt was still unsure who his blocking responsibilities were, he missed a cut block and was penalized for a false start.
One note I wanted to add:
The second team offense had a play where only the left tackle and center moved at the snap. I’m not sure how it happened but more then one player clearly got the snap count wrong.
1) Paul McQuistan (B-)
Last week C-. He got some work with the first team replacing Moffitt and Carpenter while playing beside the other one and had another series where he played beside Breno Giocamini.
Paul was able to pull from the right guard position around the line and seal off the left side of the line. On a tight end screen he was able to seal the line.
He needed to come in and settle the rookies down.
2) Robert Gallery and Max Unger (C+)
Last week Gallery led the O-line with a A- while Unger received a D+
Robert had an excellent cut block on a screen pass that unfortunately led Broderick Bunkley getting injured on the play. They both did a good job firing off the ball selling the run on play action. Gallery recorded a pancake (Unger had one too) and on one play blocked two defenders to open up a running lane. On one play he transferred his block off to Unger and absolutely stone walled a bull rush. Max had a good cut block on a screen pass.
On 3rd and short Gallery was pushed into the backfield. He missed a block in the running game which led to a tackle for loss, got thrown to the ground out of the way on another play and missed a down field block on a screen pass and fell flat on his face mask. Robert also got a false start penalty. Unger missed two blocks at the second level one of which led to the running back getting tackled. He also got called for one holding penalty.
3) Breno Giacomini and Brent Osborne (C-)
Last week Breno B- and Brent did not receive a grade.
They held up in pass pro much better that the 1st team line did.
Breno didn’t pick up a blitz fast enough and got Charlie Whitehurst hit. Brent fell down on a pass block.
5) John Moffitt and Tyler Polumbus (D-)
Last week John B- and Tyler D+
John showed his athleticism being able to pull and seal the hole or the edge of the line. Tyler got 2 pancake blocks including one on 3rd and 1. He sold the play action well and on an outside run was able to seal the edge.
Moffitt is know for being a strong run blocker using his strength to enforce his will on opponents but in this game it was the opposite. He was getting pushed into the backfield, into holes and even into the running back himself. On a goal line run he was unable to get any push. John had a half hearted attempt to block Von Miller at the second level and the ball carrier got creamed because of it. Moffitt was pulled from the game on two different series during the game. Tyler preformed in all facets of the game equally. He missed blocks in the running game, in pass pro and even missed on a wide receiver screen. He was pushed back on 3rd and short and later pushed into his QB. He got no push on the goal line. The most embarrassing moment was when he fell down while block no one.
7) James Carpenter (F+)
This is actually an improvement over the F he earned last week.
The team has become very good at selling the play action pass and James is no exception. He was able to seal the backside persuite and allow the runner to cut back. On a screen pass he knocked down a defender while pushing the guy he was blocking right into him taking both defenders out of the play.
He was replaced twice in the game and on both series Jackson had more time in the pocket. I noticed that he was playing extremely high and he was getting worked by the defenders because of it. They were able to beat him with the speed rush or bull rush every time he stood up to take them on. It doesn’t matter how strong you are if you don’t use proper technique you won’t win at this level and he got the quarterback sacked twice and hit another because of it.
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(Part 2 of 8) Quarterbacks grades were posted this morning.
This is the group I was most looking forward to watching against the Vikings. The Vikings have a good defensive line and I wanted to see how they would handle a quality opponent. The 1st team offensive line had a lot of trouble but most of that can be corrected through experience and coaching.
1) Robert Gallery (A-)
Last week D+. I thought he looked like he was just going through the motions last week but this week he stepped up and showed us that he is not just a guy brought in to teach the young guys the system but a guy who can step up and play as well. Not figuring into the grading but worthy of mention; he got blown up by Jared Allen on the interception return for a TD. He was focused on the ball carrier and didn’t see it coming.
Robert’s pass blocking was outstanding. He was taking care of the middle and getting to the outside to help Tyler Polumbus with Jared Allen. On one particular play he passed his guy off to Max Unger then went to help Tyler as the DE was beating him inside and pancaked him. In the running game he was getting push and sealing the holes pretty well. Gallery added a second pancake block in the running game.
Although he usually got push in the running game on one play he was bull rushed and pushed into the backfield. On a play where he was trying to make a block downfield he didn’t keep his feet under him and slipped. As he fell he whipped his leg and tripped the defender. Of course he got a tripping penalty.
2) William Robinson (B)
Last Week C-. Last week he struggled in the running game.
He did a better job run blocking this week. Will was sealing the holes and getting to the second level to make blocks. On one play he had a nice cut block that took out the backside pursuit. He did a nice job in pass pro staying with his man one on one most of the time.
Playing too high he was not able to sink his hips and stop the bull rush so he got pushed into the quarterback on one play and the running back on another. Towards the end of the game he got a little complacent and failed to get outside against a speed rush that ended up getting his quarterback hit.
3) John Moffitt and Breno Giacomini (B-)
John had a B last week while Breno got a B-.
John really did a nice job selling the run on play action. He did a solid job in pass pro and started to show some chemistry handing off the guy he was blocking to pick up a stunting defender. Showed strength holding at the point of attack in the running game. Breno did a nice job in pass pro.
Moffitt got fooled on a delayed blitz, had a false start and missed a cut block at the goal line on 4th down that would have led to a touchdown.
5) Mike Gibson and Paul Fanaika (C+)
Last week Mike had a D- and Paul had a C.
In the running game Mike was able to get to the second level, have good push and seal the hole. Mike was able to pick up a stunt in pass pro. Paul was able to get good push and had a nice cut block in the running game.
Mike lost his man (on a run block) who was able to disrupt the play. He had a low snap on a shot gun and will need to clean that up because Seattle’s offensive coordinator uses the shot gun more often then we have seen it from the Seahawks in a while. Paul had trouble getting to the second level fast enough to be able to cut off the linebackers.
7) Paul McQuistan (C-)
Last week Paul had a C.
In the running game he was able to push the defender out of the hole and seal it as well as get to the second level.
He was beat by a defender who wound up making the tackle in the running game and after he got to the second level on one play he missed his cut block. Paul broke technique in pass pro on one play and the defender made him pay. At the snap he reached out in front and got his head in front of his feet. The defender grabbed his arm and pulled him forward having no trouble running by him.
8) Max Unger and Tyler Polumbus (D+)
Last week Max had a B- and Tyler an F. Max was holding a block well on one play but tripped over a pile of players making him look bad on the play. I gave him a wash on that play.
Max is doing a good job selling the run on play action plays. He got a pancake and had a play where he pushed the defender 10 yards down the field on a running play. He showed he is building chemistry with Moffitt while dealing with the stunt. Tyler had a nice cut block.
Unger was inconsistent in the running game. As good as he looked on the play where he pushed the defender 10 yards he looked terrible getting pushed back a few times including once back into the running back which resulted in a tackle for loss and in the goal line formation. He also struggled sealing the hole. In the passing game he was unable to get to a blitzing linebacker fast enough and was susceptible to the bull rush. Polumbus went to block a linebacker on a faux blitz and let the defensive end run free to the quarterback while he watched the linebacker drop into coverage. On another play he was pushed back into the quarterback. He missed a cut block at the second level on a running play.
10) James Carpenter (F)
James went from 1st last week with a B+ to last this week.
You might be noticing a theme but he too did a nice job selling the play action. On two plays he was able to run the defensive end past the quarterback. He was able to seal the edge in the running game.
The defensive end was able to get him to cheat on his pass block assignments. He would speed rush outside and as soon as James cheated out he switched it up and tore inside getting a hit on the QB. The next play Carpenter cheated inside and he beat him by speed rushing the outside. Carpenter over extended forward trying to get his hands on on the DE and had his hands slapped down while the DE ran around him. Again this week he was focusing only on the guy lined up in front of him and missed a chance to spring a running back for a huge play if he had blocked the linebacker. James missed a cut block, wasn’t fast enough to get inside to seal a hole and looked lost when the defense ran stunts. One stunt was on the goal line and when the end stunted he followed him around the guard/defensive tackle into the hole where he couldn’t block him because that would have been blocking in the back so he stood there thinking about blocking on of two other people but by the time he decided the play was over. If he had blocked any of them it would have been a touchdown.
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Yesterday I started a series that will go position by position, player by player evaluating the single game performance. I will separate these by position. Yesterdays post was on the Quarterbacks.
1) James Carpenter (B+) Rookie
He is a rookie and he made typical rookie mistakes but showed the type of player he can become and that has me pretty excited.
On a couple plays he really showed an ability to stuff the pass rush and he is always willing to keep blocking people in both the passing and running game. Run blocking is what he was known for coming out of college and he showed an ability to cut block, seal the edge, create push at the point of attack and even threw in a pancake block to prove his point.
He has trouble handing blocks off to his guard so he can go make the block on a free player (i.e., on one play he had a double team and could have easily slid off the block to the free LB who was in position to make the tackle). He has a tendency to focus on one rusher in the passing game and doesn’t progress his blocking assignments from the inside out. He allowed a sack on a bull rush.
2) John Moffitt (B) Rookie
John and James had the best Chance at impressing because they played more snaps than anyone. That also gave them the best chance to make mistakes and they were able to avoid making too many.
Like Carpenter John finishes his blocks. You don’t see him standing around waiting for the play to get over. If he’s done with his block he looks to hit someone else. He does a fantastic job sealing the hole for the running back and getting push at the point of attack. He comes of the snap well and is very powerful.
When he pulls he tends to lose some of that aggression and in so doing loses his effectiveness as a run blocker. He needs to improve on his cut block technique because from what I have seen so far Tom Cable will be asking his guys to do that a lot.
3) Max Unger, Lemuel Jeannpierre and Breno Giacomini (B-)
Max continues his switch back to Center after playing most of his NFL career at RG.
All three had a pretty decent day. Lemuel and Breno have done what they can so far to get the coaches thinking about keeping them around.
Max is blocking very agressively to the whistle and is showing improvement on his pass blocking. Lemuel did something you don’t see very often when he got two pancake blocks on one play. He showed and ability to recognize when he needed to hand a defender off and go after a free would be tackler. Breno was good in both facets of the attack. While run blocking he showed an ability to get to the second level and make blocks.
Max might need some ballet lessons because on one play he just fell down and missed his block on the second level. Lemuel had one play in the running game and one in the passing game where he just completely missed his blocks.
6) Paul McQuinstan, Brent Osborne, Russell Okung (C)
For the little time Russell played before being injured he was solid. Luckily it looks like he will be ready to go by the season opener. All these guys got rated an average for the game meaning they didn’t impress but they weren’t bad either. On Players who earn a C average I don’t break down the good and bad.
9) Paul Fanaika and William Robinson (C-)
Both are veteran players hoping to make this team.
Paul showed some ability pass blocking.
Paul had some trouble sealing the edge of the hole for the running back and was called for a false start. William struggled in run blocking.
11) Zach Hurd and Robert Gallery (D+)
Two complete opposites. On one hand you have the veteran who knows the blocking sceme after working with coach Cable for years and who knows he’s a starter and on the other hand you have an undrafted rookie free agent trying to make the team. Both were below average.
Robert is a block till the whistle type player. Zach showed some awareness passing his block to the center and picking up the free rusher.
Gallery seemed like he was just going through the motions after Okung went down. He fell down on a running play and landed on the back of Moffitt’s leg causing John to fall down and lose his man too and on another play he completely missed trying to block a linebacker.
13) Brandon Gibson (D-)
For a guy trying to make this team as a backup he did not do himself any favors in thursday’s game.
Well I guess its good for him there was one offensive lineman who played worse than him.
He had a low snap and was terrible in the running game. He was so bad in the running game that despite having and average day in pass pro he still got a D-.
14) Tyler Polumbus (F)
He had to come in unexpected when Okung went down and I get that, however he needs to be able to prepare himself to come in no matter what because (not to sound cliche) “your only on play away”.
He is blocking until the whistle blows.
He’s not fast enough to pull and seal off the persuer. Is not quick enough to handle the speed rush. He fell down and held and other times he misses his block completely. Did not recognize the blitz well and was unable to seal the edge.
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