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      In today's Divisional Debacle, the Defense under Greg Manusky in the first half, gave up 207 yards of offense (105 rushing/102 passing) and two touchdowns.  That said, they did manage a single INT on which the Offense actually managed to score a touchdown off of. They allowed 12 of 16 passes to be completed . 
       
      In the second half it was 107 yards given up (58 rushing//49 passing) a field goal and a touchdown. They traded their first half pick for a second half sack. However, Dallas completed all five of their pass attempts. 
       
      Don't read that thinking "Well it seems like they tightened up some in the 2nd half."  They didn't. They simply had about half the plays in the second half. 30 plays in the First and 18 in the Second.
       
      So far in two Divisional matchups, the Defense has faltered in the Second half. They start out like a house of fire for the first few drives until their opponents gradually make adjustments. This Defensive coaching staff fails make any adjustments, whether in game or at the very least at Halftime. They've given up over 30 points per game for a total of 63 points given up in two games. While the Bears are up next, the Pats await and they've put up over 70 points in two games. Yeah. Ok. They did shut out the Dolphins today which is looking like the NFL version of ... ahem... shooting fish in a barrel. 
       
      The frustrating thing is Manusky is the DC that the Front Office actively looked to replace during the off season without firing him. When you know they're looking to replace you, most people would make a concentrated effort to show an improvement. Yet Manusky's Defense still keeps acting like it's starring in Groundhog Day.
       
      In his post game presser, when asked directly about if any coaching changes would be made, Gruden said "No, I think after two games – you’re talking about playing two very good offensive football teams and two of the best offensive lines in pro football we just played back-to-back. That’s no excuse whatsoever, but I don’t think we need to hit the panic button yet. We just have to continue to focus on what we can do better to win. Get Jonathan [Allen] in here, get a couple of our corners back in here and let’s go back and strap it up against Chicago [Bears] next week and see what happens.” 
       
      Here's another frustrating thing. The defensive communication was an issue last season as well. Wasn't this supposed to have been worked on during OTA's and Training Camp? It's understandable that the rookies would still be on a learning curve, but NFL vets like Collins and DRC you'd think they would have down by the start of the season. 
       
      Gruden said they're a very talented group on Defense but that they weren't reaching them. When questioned as to why the coaching staff that has been in place for several years, wasn't reaching them, he defended the comment as them being a young defense. “We have some moving parts now. Landon Collins is a veteran guy but this is his first year, [Montez] Sweat’s in his first year, [Cole] Holcomb, it’s his first year, [Jon] Bostic is in his first year. We’re playing Dominique [Rodgers-Cromartie] at corner and this is Jimmy Moreland’s first year, so it’s not like we are the most experienced group. We feel like were very talented, but we`re still fighting through somethings. There are a lot of things to look forward to, without a doubt, but we do have to play better and strap it up and get back to work."

       
       
       
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RG3 has completely changed the culture of Redskins fans. I just got back from the mall and I got 4 shoutouts for my Redskins jacket, that has never happened!!

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Note to self: don't forget to pick up some lottery tickets today.

As a Duke fan, can you provide any insight on the game Wednesday and why Ohio State is ranked so high despite only having one good player in Aaron Craft

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As a Duke fan, can you provide any insight on the game Wednesday and why Ohio State is ranked so high despite only having one good player in Aaron Craft
Don't know where you get I'm a Duke fan.

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thought i better put this here instead of the thread it was going in..

...some of the amazing **** people post...lord...it's ok to be aware that you don't/can't know everything about everything and even better to just shut the **** up once in a while...

...it's also ok to understand you don't NEED to know everything about everything going even if you could, and don't NEED to care about it all, or NEED to have a ****ing opinion on it...you won't die if you don't have a ****ing opinion on every ****ing thing....I promise...:)

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Okay, I'm not as dumb as this question will make me sound:

Just bought a new TV. 32" Visio. Nothing fancy.

But, I can't get the base connected to the TV. The neck screws into the base, and that's fine. The neck connection to the TV itself is the problem. I have 3 screws and 3 screw holes. Pretty simple. But the screws won't sit or thread to the back of the TV. They just spin, and it seems like the screw is slightly too big. Can I be missing something, or did I likely get a bad TV?

EDIT:

Was the TV. =/

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Been punishing dudes online in Fight Night Champion this morning. One cat had Tyson and tried to wail away on me. Knocked me down twice, but he eventually boxed himself out, and I did work on him after that. Stopped him in the sixth. I love dudes who play like that. Easy W's, all the time.

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Been punishing dudes online in Fight Night Champion this morning. One cat had Tyson and tried to wail away on me. Knocked me down twice, but he eventually boxed himself out, and I did work on him after that. Stopped him in the sixth. I love dudes who play like that. Easy W's, all the time.

Man, I was so blown when somebody scratched my Fight Night Champions. With that being said, I never played it online because I thought the lag would mess me up.....

For those who haven't participated already, I could use some participation in my survey for this statistics class. Link is here: http://www.extremeskins.com/showthread.php?374327-Attending-Live-Sporting-Events-(Survey)

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Man, I was so blown when somebody scratched my Fight Night Champions. With that being said, I never played it online because I thought the lag would mess me up.....

Didn't even bother with a disc, I just dl'd straight from the psn store. Lag is terrible in some spots, but overall pretty good. I think the funniest thing that can ever happen online is when you're listening to a 11-14 year old kid talk **** to you, and then you beat him down, and you hear that silence.... Beautiful. Happened last night :ols:

Ali is a beast, man. It's like fighting in the clouds with him. His combinations/speed is ridiculous. Poor kid was helpless. I spent about 30 seconds blocking/dodging all of his punches, until I said "Enough is enough" and dropped him with a hard, quick straight right. Then you get to make all the bedtime/go eat some lunchables jokes afterwards.

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Ali is a beast, man. It's like fighting in the clouds with him. His combinations/speed is ridiculous. Poor kid was helpless. I spent about 30 seconds blocking/dodging all of his punches, until I said "Enough is enough" and dropped him with a hard, quick straight right. Then you get to make all the bedtime/go eat some lunchables jokes afterwards.

:ols: That's hilarious.

The best thing about that game is when you get a knockout that comes out of nowhere. What makes it even better is when you are around a lot of people. Everybody's focusing on the game so it is quiet, then all of sudden.... BAM! And everybody is like OOOOOOH!!!

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:ols: That's hilarious.

The best thing about that game is when you get a knockout that comes out of nowhere. What makes it even better is when you are around a lot of people. Everybody's focusing on the game so it is quiet, then all of sudden.... BAM! And everybody is like OOOOOOH!!!

Yep, now that they've brought in the flash knockdown. People complain, but that's real life. It is a 100% simulation. One of the best EA Sports games I've ever played...period. If you drop your hands, you're done. Every law/technique in the real world of boxing applies in Fight Night. It's a real good test to find out just how many players actually understand the sport, instead of using the Rock Em Sock Em Robots/Ready 2 Rumble fighting style.

The physics engine is ridiculous too. You ever get one of those knockouts where the dude falls into the ropes, looking like he just got an axe to the forehead? :ols: All of the knockout animations are amazing.

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The physics engine is ridiculous too. You ever get one of those knockouts where the dude falls into the ropes, looking like he just got an axe to the forehead? :ols: All of the knockout animations are amazing.

Yeah. Those and the ones when they fall on you :ols:

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Hey man, shouldn't you be working on that college paper...:movefast:

:ols: Shut up man I am, I am just waiting until tomorrow morning to record the date/ I got this survey up on about 5 different websites. I thought I posted it on ES on Wednesday, but I guess I didn't. :whoknows:

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Yeah. Those and the ones when they fall on you :ols:

Yeah, there's also one where they fall/lunge sideways like they got hit with a shotgun. I think it comes after a hook (with a guy with high hook power). Anyways, it's been a blast these last 3 days. Without a doubt it was the best Thanksgiving ever. Dinner and quality family time was awesome, and RGIII put it on the Cowboys. Can't get any better than that.

Tomorrow is going to suck though. I'm moving the last of my own stuff into my brothers house, and now have to get used to an hour and a half drive to work every morning.

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Grandma just passed. Is there a worse disease than Alzheimer's? I mean really. And the thing that scares me so much is that my great-grandmother had, my grandmother had it, so what's the chance my mom is going to get it? Seems pretty likely no? I don't know if I can handle that. And these anti-stem cell research nuts are absolutely despicable human beings. I hope they burn in hell.

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Grandma just passed. Is there a worse disease than Alzheimer's? I mean really. And the thing that scares me so much is that my great-grandmother had, my grandmother had it, so what's the chance my mom is going to get it? Seems pretty likely no? I don't know if I can handle that. And these anti-stem cell research nuts are absolutely despicable human beings. I hope they burn in hell.

Alzheimer's and Huntington's are dreadful diseases to watch people slowly lose to. Awful. Sorry to hear.

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No one won Saturday night's Powerball. So now it's a record 425 million and could even be higher by Wednesday.:yikes:

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Growing a beard at my woman's request, and I'm only a week in, so I keep getting those "Is he growing a beard or did he just lazy about shaving?" looks at work.

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