Commentary

Jets causing chaos on defense

Originally Published: September 25, 2009
By Ron Jaworski | ESPN.com

"Monday Night Football" analyst Ron Jaworski takes a look at some key Week 3 matchups:

Tennessee at New York Jets: The Jets have blitzed 59 times in two games, most in the league. In addition to causing havoc, those blitzes have resulted in two sacks and two interceptions. Expect more of the same against QB Kerry Collins and the Titans, who will be fighting hard to get into the win column.

Kansas City at Philadelphia: Eagles QB Kevin Kolb threw an astonishing 51 times in his first start in Week 2. Equally stunning is the Spread Eagle offense Andy Reid now is using with Brian Westbrook, Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson also playing QB. They have been doing a lot of crazy stuff, and the Chiefs' defense will have to be ready for literally anything.

New York Giants at Tampa Bay: Going into the season, the Giants seemed to lack explosiveness. But they already have 11 pass plays of 20 or more yards with three TDs. Mario Manningham's vertical ability has opened up their passing game. The Cowboys double-teamed him a lot, so the respect is clearly there.

"Monday Night Football": Carolina at Dallas: The Cowboys are becoming a two-TE offense with Jason Witten and Martellus Bennett. They've been on the field together for 55 percent of the plays. I also am not seeing many three- or four-wide receiver sets. They are limiting Tony Romo's full field reads and encouraging him to be more careful with the football. For Carolina, it has been disappointing to watch WR Steve Smith so far. QB Jake Delhomme is having a down year, and some of that comes from forcing the ball to Smith. Carolina really has to get Smith going, because the other options at WR are not getting it done, either.

Ron Jaworski

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Ron Jaworski is one of the most popular and knowledgeable analysts covering the NFL today. Since joining ESPN in 1990, the former standout NFL quarterback has covered the league from virtually every angle -- sideline reporter, game-site reporter, host and both studio and game analyst. From 2007-11, Jaworski occupied one of the most coveted positions in sports as a Monday Night Football analyst.