“Of all the myths Howard Mudd destroys in this book, the most significant is the one that says NFL linemen are big and dumb. They’re big all right — and getting bigger — but they play a position that challenges not just their bulk and strength, it challenges their mind and heart. Howard’s book takes you deeper than any other effort at getting inside the game. It’s an oral history of pro football from deep in the trenches, exploring attitude, strategy, and technique.” – Mark Bowden, Writer
One of the many examples of an O-lineman that is anything but “big and dumb” is Jeff Saturday. Prior to his 13 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts Jeff majored in Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapell Hill. He put his “all business” mindset to use on the field.
Besides the QB the O-Line are the most intelligent guys on the field.