Cousins set to battle it out

Ron Jaworski goes into the film vault to look at the strengths and weaknesses of Aaron Brooks and Michael Vick.

Updated: December 11, 2005, 11:00 PM ET
By Ron Jaworski | ESPN Insider
This week on Monday Night Football, the New Orleans Saints travel to Atlanta to face the Falcons. This may be a boring matchup for some, as the Falcons are heavily favored to beat the 3-9 Saints, but the game will serve as an interesting showcase for quarterbacks Aaron Brooks and Michael Vick.

Brooks and Vick are cousins who went to rival colleges (Virginia and Virginia Tech) and are now playing for rival NFL teams. They are both excellent physical specimens who have evolved into fine NFL quarterbacks.

Both have the ability to be consistently great players, but they have issues they need to deal resolve.


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Ron Jaworski

NFL analyst / writer
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.