Broncos Run Game Breakdown – Week 12

So each week I’ve decide to break down about three to six rushing plays for the game that week so we can see how the offensive line, tight ends and running backs did that week. To do this I’ll take all the plays and randomly select three plays and add more depending on the time. I’ll take these plays and break them down using clippings from the game. For each play we will start with the down and distance, the personnel formation and grouping as well as the result of the play. We will also break the play into parts, the pre-play, mid-play, and the end. To get a better view of the image just click on it, it will open in a new tab. This will be the first running breakdown I do this season. Another feature is after going through each clip you can view it as a slideshow to see how the play progresses with the notes.

I won’t be doing as many this week due to other obligations, also since the run game was so much more effective each play required more time to study and clip anyways.

Play 1

– Down and Distance: 3rd and 15
– Personnel: 3 WR, 1 TE , 1 RB
– Result: 7 Yard Gain

Pre-Play:

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Mid-Play:

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Then

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End Play:

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Slideshow:

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Both offensive tackles (Chris Clark and Orlando Franklin) lost their defenders fairly quickly and those two defenders are the main reason for Moreno being tackled. On the other hand the interior offensive line got incredible push and held on while Knowshon Moreno ran behind them into the hole. Moreno get’s a few extra yards with his patented “Turn and Churn” method.

Did Well:
– LG Zane Beadles
– C Manny Ramirez
– RG Louis Vasquez

Did Poorly:
– LT Chris Clark
– RT Orlando Franklin

Play 2

– Down and Distance: 1st and 10
– Personnel: 3 WR, 1 TE , 1 RB
– Result: 17 Yard Gain

Pre-Play:

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Mid-Play:

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Then

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Then

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Then

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End Play:

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Slideshow:

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When Chris Clark lost his man almost immediately that allowed him to pursue Moreno and when Moreno was slowed by the hit from the defensive back the defender caught him from behind, bringing him down.

Did Well:
– WR Demaryius Thomas
– RT Franklin
– RG Vasquez

Did Poorly:
– LT Clark

Play 3

– Down and Distance: 1st and 10
– Personnel: 3 WR, 1 TE , 1 RB
– Result: 18 Yard Gain

Pre-Play:

Den-NE KM 3 Pre Play Edit

Mid-Play:

Den-NE KM 3 Mid Play Edit

Then

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Then

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Then

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End Play:

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Slideshow:

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WR Andre Caldwell gets a small amount of blame only because he barely got a block on the player who tackled Moreno but he is a WR who isn’t as bulky as Decker or DT so it isn’t really his strong suit. Had Gase had Decker or DT do that block it would have worked better so some blame is on him. Overall everyone did their job with blocking (though Green and Beadles stood out) and good decision making from Moreno lead to a long run only stopped by four defenders.

Did Well:
– LG Beadles
– TE Virgil Green

Did Poorly:
– None

Wrapping Up:

The Broncos offensive line had a much better day, and part of that was due to the blocking of the three backup tight ends (Joel Dreessen, Virgil Green and Jacob Tamme). Now Green did give up one huge hit on Moreno that stopped him at the line of scrimmage but the outside running was much improved, as was the inside running, of the games I’ve studied this season this was possible the best blocking by the interior offensive line so far.

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