Monday, August 16, 2010
Video: Jets-Giants 'MNF' preview
The "Monday Night Football" crew previews the New York Jets and New York Giants preseason opener in the unmarked Meadowlands stadium.
It will be our first look at a bunch of high-profile newcomers in green and white, including running back LaDainian Tomlinson, receiver Santonio Holmes, outside linebacker Jason Taylor and cornerback Antonio Cromartie.
Game analysts Ron Jaworski and Jon Gruden focused on how much the starting quarterbacks might be chased around.
Jaworski: "You look at Rex Ryan's foundation. It's about defensive pressure. The Jets blitzed 57 percent of the time in passing plays, the most of any team in the NFL. And when they bring that pressure it comes from a safety, from a corner. They like to get those quick, speedy guys after the quarterback. So this is a preseason game, but I will guarantee you this: Rex Ryan will get after Eli Manning and try to get hits on him."
Gruden: "You know, when people blitz my quarterback in a preseason game, I turn the heat up on theirs. Look for Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants to let loose the steam that's back in their scheme. Osi Umenyiora's back. Justin Tuck, and their first-round pick, Jason Pierre-Paul, is an impressive guy. 'Watch out Mark Sanchez. We're bringing it back to you.'"