Denver Broncos: Week 7 Position Grades
Offensive Line Grade: B+
The fans are extra critical of the offensive line play in the season and last year, but during the game last night that group played its best game since Carolina. Early in the first quarter the entire offense looked slow, but they deserve as much credit as any group. Adversity is overcoming bad play with great play when you’re challenged. After Emmanuel Sanders challenged that unit after the first quarter, the group never looked back.
Much like against the San Diego Chargers, there were penalties negating huge plays on offense. This all took place in the first quarter, but Matt Paradis and company responded with a vengeance. Vince Wilfork was a non-factor because of the play by Michael Schofield and Matt Paradis. Max Garcia used his quick feet at times getting to a hole to help stop the linebacker from hitting the gap.
Just to understand how incredible the offensive line played, the unit is giving up 39 quarterback hits on the season. They protected Trevor Siemian all night long not allowing a single sack on their first-year quarterback. One big hit on Siemian came from the tight end group and a miss-assignment. They set the tone for the entire game, by playing angry helping the running game become the physical group. It is imperative the offensive line build off this great performance, as they welcome back the Chargers.