BEN MUTH was raised in Phoenix, Arizona and had season tickets to both the Cardinals and Sun Devils. As a result, he insists on irrationally defending Jake Plummer as quarterback. He left the state to go to college in California. He played offensive line at Stanford from 2004-08 and was named first team all conference in his final season. He now literally bleeds Cardinal red (for the Arizona Cardinals and Stanford). He was picked up by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2009 but released later that same year, due to combination of injury and giving up too many sacks in practice. Ben contributes to both Football Outsiders and SB Nation, and currently lives in Dallas.
Offensive line expert Ben Muth looks at Arizona's loss to the Cardinals and finds poor performance from linemen as individuals and as a unit, and a quarterback who doesn't know how to handle pressure. But he also finds a creative scheme that leaves him wanting to see more.
3 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2019, 05:16pm by Lost Ti-Cats Fan
The L.A. Rams are headed to the Super Bowl, thanks in part to an offensive line that had a great night protecting Jared Goff. But it wasn't perfect. What did the Saints do that gave the Rams trouble, and will similar tactics work for New England in Atlanta?
7 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2019, 02:38pm by Guest789
The Colts may wear a lucky charm on their helmets, but their offensive line suffered ill fortune against the Chiefs, being undone by teammate's mistakes and badly timed (and badly called) penalties. Still, Ben Muth finds plenty to like about their chances in 2019.
3 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2019, 12:43pm by turbohappy
The Indianapolis offensive line played exceptionally well in a win over the Houston Texans and their star-studded defensive front -- but you might be surprised at who their best and worst blockers were.
10 comments, Last at 12 Jan 2019, 08:26am by billprudden
The Colts have candidates for Coach of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, and Defensive Rookie of the Year, but Ben Muth shows it was the physical dominance of their offensive line that led to the playoff-clinching win over the Titans. Can they do it again against Houston?
9 comments, Last at 06 Jan 2019, 08:54am by Xrayvision