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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Brandon Scherff Receives PFF's Top Grade At Right Guard






Brandon Scherff Receives PFF's Top Grade At Right Guard


Posted 3 hours ago (September 28, 2016)


After the Redskins’ victory over the New York Giants last Sunday, it was understandable that the left side of the offensive line would receive the bulk of interest.
Center Kory Liechtensteiner (who was put on Injured Reserve Tuesday) left the game with a calf strain, Shawn Lauvao left the game with an ankle injury, Spencer Long took over snaps at center and Trent Williams moved from left tackle to left guard to fill the void while Ty Nsekhe moved to left tackle for Williams.
Overlooked in all of this was the steady play of right guard Brandon Scherff, who played all 71 snaps and, according to Pro Football Focus, was the best right guard in the NFL in Week 3 with a grade of 82.9.
“Scherff didn’t allow any pressure on 41 pass-blocking snaps, and only a holding penalty kept him from an even higher grade," they write.
Scherff was also strong against the run. A good example came in the third quarter (below), when he led the way for running back Matt Jones on a 5-yard gain to the right.













At first he latches on to defensive tackle Jay Bromley and then passes him off to Long before attacking middle linebacker Kelvin Sheppard.

He’s able to use Sheppard’s momentum against him to create a hole for Jones to run through, just missing a bigger gain.
This will be another important week for the offensive linemen as they aim to get new center John Sullivan up to speed, after the Redskins signed the veteran to a contract on Tuesday to replace Lichtensteiger's spot on the roster.


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