Commentary

Saints need to start running early

Ron Jaworski breaks down the Monday night game and takes a look around the league.

Updated: September 20, 2007, 7:01 PM ET
By Ron Jaworski | ESPN Insider
We have quite an interesting matchup this week on "Monday Night Football" (ESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET) between the Tennessee Titans and the New Orleans Saints.

I was really surprised these teams have struggled after watching them during the preseason and examining their rosters. I expected to see a better team in Tennessee (1-1) and thought the Saints (0-2) were a Super Bowl contender. But after further review, here's my take on what the Saints face in their matchup with the Titans.

The Saints have been plagued by dropped balls, penalties and other miscues offensively. This is a much better team than that, but they aren't playing like it. They aren't seizing the moment at all as the receivers are dropping potentially drive-sustaining passes.

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.