We have already spent time this week trying to figure out how the New York Jets will handle the unique -- at least in the NFL -- offense deployed by Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. The real question, though, might be the reverse one. How will the Broncos' 'read-option' run-heavy offense fare against a Jets defense superior to the Oakland and Kansas city groups Denver defeated the past two weeks?
Matt Bowen of the National Football Post, a former NFL defensive back, delved into that topic this week.
Bowen has three primary questions:
- Will Denver open up and pass more than eight times?
- Will the Broncos be able to handle the blitz packages deployed by the Jets?
- Can the Broncos create any big plays?
Bowen is probably right that tonight's Thursday Night Football matchup (8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network) will teach us more about the Broncos than it will about the Jets.