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.
Yes, the Bills lost to the Cardinals on DeAndre Hopkins' Hail Mary touchdown grab -- but the game was only in doubt because Buffalo's ragtag offensive line suffered through a multitude of errors and setbacks.
12 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2020, 12:32pm by Mike B. In Va
A last-second victory over a winless Jets team on Monday night may not have been enough to save New England's season, but Ben Muth liked what he saw from the Patriots offensive line -- especially Michael Onwenu, who should be a candidate for Offensive Rookie of the Year.
A Bills offensive line that was supposed to feature continuity and stability has instead been chaotic, with different faces moving in and out of the lineup. That led to a lack of communication that hurt them at times against the New York Jets.
Ben Muth shows how the Vikings' offensive line was so dominant on the ground that they nearly upset the Seahawks in Seattle ... and how they were so poor in pass protection that they ultimately fell short.
7 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2020, 07:22pm by Ming the Merciless
Offensive line expert Ben Muth watched the Patriots' 26-10 loss to Kansas City Monday night and was impressed by what he saw from New England's blockers. He was less impressed, however, with quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham.
The Vikings ran for more than 200 yards against the Tennessee Titans, but that doesn't mean Minnesota's offensive line played well. Ben Muth finds that running back Dalvin Cook was gaining a lot of those yards on his own, while their linemen were frequently making mental mistakes and losing matchups.
2 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2020, 04:56pm by DIVISION
In his first appearance with New England, Cam Newton carried the ball more times than he has in any game since 2014. Offensive line expert Ben Muth breaks down all the creative ways the Patriots used their new quarterback -- and how he got help from the big fellas in front of him.