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Colts, others deal with change of face along O-line

Who'll protect Peyton Manning's blind side? The Colts hope O-line guru Howard Mudd can get rookie Tony Ugoh ready in a hurry, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Originally Published: August 31, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

His name, literally, is Mudd. As in Howard Mudd.

And based on his 33 years as an NFL offensive line coach, including the past nine with the Indianapolis Colts, that bonus "d" at the end of his surname doesn't stand for dumped.

Because the quarterbacks who play behind Mudd's well-schooled pass-blocking units aren't knocked down very often.

During Mudd's stint in Indianapolis, which runs concurrent to the brilliant tenure of Peyton Manning, his offensive line has surrendered ...

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