Word of Muth

Dive into the details of offensive line play with a former all-PAC-10 left tackle

Word Of Muth

Word of Muth: Super Rams
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Word of Muth: Super Rams

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, 3:38pm by Guest789
Word of Muth: What Horseshoe?
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Word of Muth: What Horseshoe?

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, 1:43pm by turbohappy
Word of Muth: Indy Dominates
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Word of Muth: Indy Dominates

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, 9:26am by billprudden
Word of Muth: Horse Power
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Word of Muth: Horse Power

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, 9:54am by Xrayvision
Word of Muth: Steel Shotgun
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Word of Muth: Steel Shotgun

The Pittsburgh Steelers desperately needed a win over New England last Sunday, and they got it by a narrow 17-10 margin. Ben Muth shows how the offensive line led the way on critical runs out of shotgun formations.

6 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2018, 11:33pm by Chuckc
Word of Muth: Season's Greetings
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Word of Muth: Season's Greetings

With the Lions, 49ers, and Falcons out of the playoffs, Ben Muth says hello to a new team in the Los Angeles Rams. Unfortunately, the Rams' offensive line had a bad night against the Bears in Chicago, but there's reason to think things would turn around in a postseason rematch.

7 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2018, 1:02am by Ben
Word of Muth: Falcons in Free Fall
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Word of Muth: Falcons in Free Fall

The Falcons offense, and the line in particular, had a bad night in a loss to the Ravens -- the kind of night that can cost players their jobs.

2 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2018, 3:00pm by jtr
Word of Muth: Last Call for the Lions
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Word of Muth: Last Call for the Lions

Detroit's loss to Chicago on Thanksgiving effectively ended their season, but Ben Muth shows that there's a lot to like about their young linemen, and reason to believe they can be even better in the future.

5 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2018, 12:05am by chunky04
Word of Muth: Farewell, 49ers
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Word of Muth: Farewell, 49ers

San Francisco has fallen out of the playoff race, which means this will be the last time they appear in Word of Muth this year -- which is too bad, because between scheme, talent, and execution, they were one of the better offensive lines in the league this season.

3 comments, Last at 17 Nov 2018, 2:17pm by mrt1212
Word of Muth: From the Ashes
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Word of Muth: From the Ashes

After a very slow start to the year, the Falcons have won three in a row to get back to .500. Offensive line expert Ben Muth shows how the offensive line led the way to Atlanta's biggest win of the year.

4 comments, Last at 10 Jan 2019, 4:39am by atworkforu