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: Welcome to Atlanta
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Word of Muth: Welcome to Atlanta

In his first article looking at the Falcons, offensive line expert Ben Muth explains why outside zone runs put so much pressure on a defense, how Atlanta will cope with the loss of Andy Levitre, and why even the best run-blocking team needs a lot of help from its running backs.

2 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2018, 8:08pm by Drunken5yearold
Word of Muth: Silver Lining
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Word of Muth: Silver Lining

Detroit's 48-17 loss to the Jets was an ugly night for the Lions, but Ben Muth found some positives to go with the negatives on their offensive line.

15 comments, Last at 19 Sep 2018, 11:05am by Noah Arkadia
Word of Muth: 2018 Season Preview
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Word of Muth: 2018 Season Preview

Our resident offensive line expert Ben Muth breaks down the three teams he'll be covering this season: the Detroit Lions, the Atlanta Falcons, and the San Francisco 49ers, who are hoping first-round pick Mike McGlinchey can make a big impact out of the gate.

9 comments, Last at 13 Sep 2018, 11:24am by jtr
Word of Muth: Getting the Job Done
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Word of Muth: Getting the Job Done

Philadelphia's offensive line wasn't perfect against Minnesota, but did enough to lead the Eagles to an NFC championship -- and there's reason to believe they'll be even more effective in the Super Bowl.

2 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2018, 5:43pm by Sifter
Word of Muth: Patriots Dominate
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Word of Muth: Patriots Dominate

The Jaguars needed a big game from their defense if they were going to beat the Patriots in Foxboro. Ben Muth shows how Shaq Mason and the New England offensive line made sure that didn't happen.

19 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2018, 7:57pm by atworkforu
Word of Muth: Au Revoir, New Orleans
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Word of Muth: Au Revoir, New Orleans

Ben Muth says goodbye to the Saints with this reminder: bad plays, even bad runs, can't always be blamed on the offensive line.

6 comments, Last at 19 Jan 2018, 1:25pm by Will Allen
Word of Muth: Victory Formation
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Word of Muth: Victory Formation

Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram failed to post their usual stellar numbers, but Ben Muth still likes what he saw from New Orleans in their win against Carolina.

7 comments, Last at 12 Jan 2018, 7:46pm by Will Allen
Word of Muth: L.A. Finale
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Word of Muth: L.A. Finale

Ben Muth celebrates a dominant performance by the Chargers offensive line, and has some thoughts about what moves the team can make to get better in 2018.

6 comments, Last at 10 Jan 2018, 5:04pm by atworkforu
Word of Muth: A Well-Oiled Machine
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Word of Muth: A Well-Oiled Machine

No, the Saints offense wasn't perfect against the Jets. But Ben Muth shows how New Orleans' coach, quarterback, and offensive line were used to maximum effect -- and how the Jets beat themselves.

2 comments, Last at 28 Dec 2017, 4:32am by atworkforu
Word of Muth: One Man Gang
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Word of Muth: One Man Gang

With Brett Hundley and other backups struggling to get by, it was an ugly outing for Green Bay against Cleveland, but Ben Muth found one Packers lineman playing well.

6 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2017, 7:23am by big10freak