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Seahawks Offensive Line Grades Regular Season game 2011-10

Seahawks Player Grades

 

 

Offensive Line

1) Russell Okung (B)

Russell Okung blocking for Marshawn Lynch

Last week C+

THE GOOD:

Russell was solid in the passing game and running game all day. He several nice blocks including a cut block and blocking own the field.

THE BAD:

He did lose one of his run blocks and was called for unnecessary roughness for hitting a guy while he was on a pile. Personally I love the nasty attitude and can’t be too hard on him for it.

2) Robert Gallery and Max Unger (B-)

Last week: Robert A- and Max led the line with an A

THE GOOD:

Gallery had several nice blocks including a cut block on a screen pass and a couple pancakes. He showed athleticism blocking downfield and they both had nice blocks on the 20 yard Justin Forsett touchdown. Unger did a nice job getting to the second level and had a couple pancake blocks.

THE BAD:

Unfortunately Robert also struggled on several play. He was unable to seal the lane a couple times, was pushed into the backfield on one play and on one play him and Max Unger were doubling a defender and they couldn’t block him. He also lost a block in the passing game that led to a quarterback pressure and a false start. Max was unable to get outside to block for a screen pass on one play and struggled a little in the running game losing a few of his blocks including a play that led to a tackle for a loss.

4) Breno Giacomini (C+)

He is new to the line up this week replacing James Carpenter

THE GOOD:

He had several really good blocks in the running game getting push at the line, sealing lanes and picking up a pancake. He also had a big block to spring Justin Forsett on his touchdown.

THE BAD:

He missed a cut block and struggled in the passing game giving up a couple quarterback pressures including one on the second interception. He also got the quarterback hit and gave up a sack.

5) Clint Gresham (D+)

Last week C

THE GOOD:

It was a rough day for the usually reliable Gresham.

THE BAD:

He allowed a blocked punt and was called for holding.

6) Paul McQuiston (D-)

Last week C+

THE GOOD:

He had a pancake block and did a nice job sealing a running lane. He has a couple nice run blocks and a couple pass blocks including one where he showed a lot of awareness when McQuistan lost his pass block and he went over to help him to avoid the sack.

THE BAD:

Paul was unable to seal 3 running lanes, lost his run block on several occasions and was pushed into the backfield. He had a bogus false start penalty where he was reacting to the pass rusher jumping the snap but he also was called for a legitimate false start and a hold.

Seahawks Offensive Line Grades Regular Season Game 2011-8

Seahawks Player Grades

 

 

Offensive Line

1) Max Unger (A)

Last week B-

THE GOOD:

Max was getting good push at the point of attack and at the end of one running play he was pushing the pile trying to pick up a little extra yards. He did a nice job sealing the running lanes and getting to the second level. He did a decent job in pass pro including holding a block for 4+ seconds.

THE BAD:

Haloti Ngata pushed him to the ground on one running play and he couldn’t seal the lane on another. He also got the quarterback hit on one play.

2) Robert Gallery (A-)

Last week B-

THE GOOD:

Other than a few plays he was solid in all aspects of the game. Robert pushed Haloti Ngata down the field on one play and he is one of the best nose tackles in the game today. He showed a lot of his nastiness today blocking through the end of the whistle.

THE BAD:

He had a couple run blocks that he wasn’t able to hold and they ended with tackles for a short gain. Ray Lewis beat him bad on one play and was able to get a quarterback pressure.

3) Russell Okung and Paul McQuistan (C+)

Last week: Russell B- and Paul was not graded

THE GOOD:

Russell did a pretty good job run blocking. He was sealing running lanes well including on Marshawn Lynch’s touchdown. At times he did a nice job in pass pro including one play where he held his block for 4+ seconds. Paul did a great job sealing the lane on Lynch’s touchdown.

THE BAD:

Okung lost a couple run blocks and struggled blocking at the 2nd level. He tackled a pass rusher and was lucky that he wasn’t called for a holding penalty on the play. Russell got beat on the outside by Terrell Suggs. Okung was also called for a false start.

5) James Carpenter, John Moffitt and Lemuel Jeanpierre (C)

Last week: James C, John D and Lemuel was not graded

 

 

Seahawks Offensive Line Grades Regular Season Game 2011-8

Seahawks Player Grades

 

 

Offensive Line

1) Russell Okung, Robert Gallery and Max Unger (B-)

Robert Gallery blocks two Bengals on a Marshawn Lynch run.

Last week: Russell B, Robert F+ and Max C-

THE GOOD:

Okung had some solid blocks in the running game including getting to the second level. He also did a solid job protecting Jackson’s blind side all day. Gallery did a nice job sealing running lanes. On one running play he pushed the defender 8 yards down the field and on one of Marshawn Lynch’s big runs he had a nice block at the second level. He bought Tarvaris Jackson extra time with a nice cut block to stop the backside pursuit as Jackson scrambled on one play. Unger made some outstanding blocks in the running games including a key block that sprung Lynch on a big run. He also showed his athleticism on a play where Gallery fell down and he dove over him to block Demarcus Ware and avoid the sack.

THE BAD:

Russell fell down on a run block and missed two blocks in the running game that led to tackles for a loss. Robert had trouble staying on his feet. He was knocked down from a bull rush by Ware on a pass block and he was also knocked down twice while run blocking including one time when he pulled the defender down with him and was called for the hold. Speaking of penalties, he was also called for a false start that killed a drive. Gallery was unable to get out to a pass block on one of Jackson interceptions and it led to a quarterback hit. Max was inconsistent run blocking and at times was pushed around. He also missed a pass block that led to a quarterback hit.

4) James Carpenter (C)

Last week D

5) John Moffitt (D)

Last week he got the worst possible grade F-

THE GOOD:

John manhandled a defender and pushed him out of a running lane and had a nice backside cut block.

THE BAD:

He struggled blocking in both the running and passing game. He was called for a holding penalty, got the quarterback hit on an interception and he gave up a sack.

6) Clint Gresham D+

Usually I don’t have a grade for the long snapper but because he made no effort to block on the field goal where the guy jumped over him I figured he deserved to be called out.

Seahawks Offensive Line Grades Regular Season Game 2011-7

Seahawks Player Grades

 

 

Offensive Line

1) Russell Okung (B)

Last week he led the line with a B-

THE GOOD:

Russell was able to get good push in the running game and had a couple nice run blocks. He had a solid game in pass protection.

THE BAD:

Okung missed a cut block on a screen pass and had a false start.

2) Max Unger (C-)

Last week he was inactive due to injury.

THE GOOD:

He had a great block at the point of attack on Marshawn Lynch’s touchdown. Max did a solid job in pass protection.

THE BAD:

He struggled a little in the running game. He had a missed block at the 2nd level, got no push at the point of attack a couple times and was unable to hold his block at times.

3) James Carpenter (D)

Last week C+

THE GOOD:

James had a pretty decent game while run blocking. He had a pancake block, a nice block at the 2nd level and a nice cut block.

THE BAD:

He struggled in pass protection allowing a sack on a missed cut block, three quarterback pressures and a quarterback hit. He also had a false start penalty.

4) Robert Gallery (F+)

Last week C+

THE GOOD:

He did a nice job selling play action and had a great cut block that led to Marshawn Lynch’s touchdown.

THE BAD:

Gallery missed a few blocks in the running game including a couple key blocks. The first was on the last play of the first half when he ran rights past a free defender to go double up another defender who was being blocked well and already in the end zone. The defender he ran past was free to tackle Lynch short of the goal line. The second was on 3rd and 1 in the fourth quarter when he missed his block and it led to a tackle for a loss. He didn’t see a pass rusher on one play which led to the quarterback being sacked and got beat a couple times that led to the quarterback being hit.

5) John Moffitt (F-)

Last week C

THE GOOD:

He is a rookie and there is pretty much no where to go but up after a performance like the one he had sunday.

THE BAD:

John gave up a sack, allowed three quarterback pressures and a quarterback hit. He wasn’t much better in the running game missing a cut block, not being able to seal the running game and at one point being thrown to the ground by the defender. Oh, and he had a false start to top off his day.

Seahawks Offensive Line Grades Regular Season Game 2011-6

Seahawks Player Grades

 

 

Offensive Line

They all did a nice job selling the play action.

Russell Okung protects Tarvaris Jackson's blind side against the Falcons pass rush. Photo by Brett Bivens

1) Russell Okung (B-)

Last week B-

THE GOOD:

He played his best game since being injured in the preseason so hopefully it is a sign that his ankle is feeling better. Russell had a few nice blocks both in the running game and in pass protection.

THE BAD:

Okung lost his block on one running play and he had trouble picking up a stunt.

2) Robert Gallery and James Carpenter (C+)

Last week: Robert did not play and James had an F

THE GOOD:

Gallery was solid when he was asked to move around. If he was pulling or being asked to block at the second level he was spot on. At the beginning of the game Carpenter was getting of the snap extremely quickly. He blocked well in the running game including a play where he was blocking two defenders at the same time. He wasn’t able to hold the block long but for a bit he had one blocked with each hand.

THE BAD:

Unfortunately when Robert was asked to line up and block the guy in front of him he struggled a lot of the time. As stated above James was getting off the snap well but then he started jumping before the snap and got called for two false starts on the same drive. He missed a cut block but reached out and grabbed the foot of the defender and tackled him. That play was not called but it easily could have been. James gave up a sack when he was beat by a double move on the inside.

4) John Moffitt (C)

Last week B-

5) Lemuel Jeanpierre (F)

Last week (playing in place of Robert Gallery) C+

THE GOOD:

Jeanpierre had a pancake block on a run at the goal line, too bad no one else blocked on that play.

THE BAD:

Four snaps were too high and he is lucky that Charlie Whitehurst was able to keep them from being disasters. He had trouble sealing runnings games and blocking in the running game when asked to block 1:1 at times.

Seahawks Offensive Line Grades Regular Season Game 2011-3

Seahawks OL Grades

 

1) James Carpenter (A)

James Carpenter in pass pro against the Cardinals 9/25/11 Photo by Brett Bivens

Last week B-

THE GOOD:

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.

THE BAD:

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+

THE GOOD:

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.

THE BAD:

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-

THE GOOD:

Lemuel only played on special teams and as a unit they were unimpressive.

THE BAD:

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.

Seahawks final offensive play against Cardinal 9/25/11 Photo by Brett Bivens

6) Russell Okung (D)

Last week C-

THE GOOD:

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.

THE BAD:

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 Grades Regular Season Game 2011-2

Seahawks Offensive Lineman

 

1) James Carpenter (B-)

Last Week F-

THE GOOD:

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.

THE BAD:

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=

THE GOOD:

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.

THE BAD:

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.

THE GOOD:

Russell stone walled the defensive end one on one for over 4 seconds.

THE BAD:

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

THE GOOD:

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.

THE BAD:

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.

 

 

Offensive Line Grades Preseason Game 2011-4

Image by Ryan Gray

Offensive Line

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-

THE GOOD:

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.

THE BAD:

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

THE GOOD:

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.

THE BAD:

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-

THE GOOD:

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.

THE BAD:

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.

THE GOOD:

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.

THE BAD:

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-

THE GOOD:

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.

THE BAD:

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.

 

Offensive Line Grades Preseason Game 2011-3

Image by Ryan Gray

Offensive Line

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.

THE GOOD:

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.

THE BAD:

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+

THE GOOD:

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.

THE BAD:

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.

THE GOOD:

They held up in pass pro much better that the 1st team line did.

THE BAD:

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+

THE GOOD:

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.

THE BAD:

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 GOOD:

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.

THE BAD:

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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Offensive Lineman Grades Preseason Game 2011-2

(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. 

Offensive Lineman

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.

THE GOOD:

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.

THE BAD:

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.

THE GOOD:

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.

THE BAD:

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-.

THE GOOD:

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.

THE BAD:

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.

THE GOOD:

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.

THE BAD:

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.

THE GOOD:

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.

THE BAD:

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.

THE GOOD:

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.

THE BAD:

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.

THE GOOD:

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 BAD:

James Carpenter looks to find someone to block after losing his man on a stunt.

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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