Fanteractive Game Breakdown for New England @ Los Angeles by myles.whitmore

National Football League

New England (V) vs. Los Angeles (H)

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles


Sunday Feb 03,2019 06:30 PM ET

Post Game Analysis by myles.whitmore for Los Angeles

Post Game Analysis Report

Overall Team Grades
Overall Team Grade
B-  
 
Overall Offense Grade
D  
 
Overall Defense Grade
A-  
 
Overall Special Teams
B  
 
Overall Coaching
B-  
 
My Player of the Game
Aaron Donald  
 
Game Notes
Overall the pressure they put on Brady was really good and they did a better job than I expected of containing patriot WRs. Besides Edelman it was hard for Brady to find WRs who could get separation down the field. However Sean McVay still seems to have trouble integrating Todd Gurley into his offense which is bad considering that Gurley is a top 5 RB. Also Jared Goff seemed to have trouble with his pocket awareness and scanning the field. This caused him to miss open WRs, like brandin cooks, a lot.
Player Grades
Player
Pos
Grade
Aaron Donald (99)
DE 
No Opinion 
Even though Aaron was blocked, he still was able to accumulate a lot of tackles.
Aqib Talib (21)
CB 
No Opinion 
He wasn’t targeted much during the game but when he was he gave up nearly 15 yards a possession.
Austin Proehl (87)
WR 
No Opinion 
No snaps
Blake Countess (24)
CB 
No Opinion 
Only played one snap so hard to judge.
Brandin Cooks (12)
WR 
No Opinion 
He was Goff’s no. 1 WR and had 100+ yards which was impressive considering Goff had a lot of trouble throwing.
Gerald Everett (81)
TE 
No Opinion 
No catches and his blocking was not up to par.
Johnny Hekker (6)
No Opinion 
Could’ve in the running for Rams MVP.
Josh Reynolds (83)
WR 
No Opinion 
He wasn’t bad in the punt return, kick return area but nothing special.
Justin Lawler (53)
DE 
No Opinion 
Only had two snaps.
Marcus Peters (22)
CB 
No Opinion 
Played way better than expected but when he was targeted he gave up a reception nearly 60% of the time. Gave up nearly 53 yards but he and Talib held the patriots WR corps under 100 yards.
Marqui Christian (41)
SS 
No Opinion 
Only played one snap
Micah Kiser (59)
LB 
No Opinion 
Only played two snaps
Troy Hill (32)
CB 
No Opinion 
Did well in the 12 snaps he had. Didn’t allow any yards.
Tyler Higbee (89)
TE 
No Opinion 
He didn’t have any catches but his blocking was decent.
Advanced Team Grades
Offense
Run Offense (Overall)
D  
 
Passing Offense (Overall)
D  
 
Moving the Chains
D  
 
Protection
C+  
 
Big Plays
C-  
 
Mistakes
D  
 
Overall QB Play
D  
 
Game Notes on Offense
They need to find a way to reintegrate Gurley into the offense. Goff gets jitters in big games and McVay will have to utilize plays that allow Goff to get the ball out quicker, sometimes to a predetermined WR. Goff needs to become better at pocket awareness too. Cooks and Woods had good games despite a lackluster passing and running game though.
Quarterback
D  
 
Running Backs
D  
 
Protection & Blocking
C+  
 
Receiving
B+  
 
Analysis Notes
 
 
Defense
Passing Game Defense
B  
 
Stopping the Run
B  
 
Controlling the Line of Scrimmage
B+  
 
Forcing Turnovers
B  
 
Big Plays
A-  
 
Mistakes
A+  
 
Game Notes on Defense
 
 
Defensive Line
A-  
 
Linebackers
B-  
 
Defensive Backs
B  
 
Notes
 
 
SPECIAL Teams
Kickoff/Punt Coverage
B  
 
Kicking
C-  
 
Punting
A+  
 
Kickoff/Punt Returning
C  
 
Special Teams Comments
 
 
Play of the Game
The interception on Tom Brady.
Coaching Grades
Game Plan
C+  
 
Execution
C+  
 
Game Management
C-  
 
Key Decisions
C-  
 
Play-Calling
C+  
 
Creativity
C  
 
Comments on Coaching