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.
The San Francisco 49ers -- including center Ben Garland -- won a Super Bowl berth by running all over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game. For fans of offensive line play such as Ben Muth, it was one of the most enjoyable games of the year.
Kansas City's quarterback and receivers got most of the attention after the team's victory over Tennessee in the AFC Championship Game, but Ben Muth points out that the Chiefs offensive line was every bit as important in that triumph.
5 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2020, 12:25pm by theslothook
The Texans defeated the Buffalo Bills in the wild-card round, but it was far from a perfect offensive performance. Ben Muth points out the mistakes made by the offensive line, the quarterback, and the coaching staff.
4 comments, Last at 11 Jan 2020, 11:00am by turbohappy
With the AFC South already wrapped up, the Houston Texans used the simplest possible version of their offense against Tennessee -- which let us examine how even the simplest offenses can be effective when executed correctly.
For the first time this year, offensive line expert Ben Muth takes a look at the Buffalo Bills. He finds a lot of good play and some mistakes, and also notes the creative ways the team is using the mobility of quarterback Josh Allen.
6 comments, Last at 20 Dec 2019, 05:29pm by RobotBoy
Baltimore has been so dominant lately that we can't keep up with all their wins. Fresh off their beatdown of the Jets on Thursday, we go back to recap their beatdown of the Bills on Sunday to show that Lamar Jackson is not the only reason the Ravens are winning -- and how Buffalo revealed a weakness in his game that other teams might exploit.
3 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2019, 06:24pm by dank067
In his last look at the Arizona Cardinals this season, Ben Muth comes to two conclusions. First: the Arizona Cardinals, though vastly improved from 2018, still leave a lot to be desired. Second: blocking Aaron Donald is really, really hard.
6 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2019, 12:50am by theslothook