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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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Roommate just asked for a condom... My headphones are on with music turned up....

Good idea. Kinda early in the day, though.

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I was 6'5 and 169 2 Christmases ago...now im 195.

My goal weight is 185, that was when i looked my best.

at 6'5 you should definitely be over 200lbs. Hell, men over 6' should be at least 200lbs. 225-230 should be a good weight for you. Lean muscle mass, of course.

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And now he's in the shower... Time.... 18 minutes

:ols:

When I got activated after 9/11, I didn't see my wife for over four months. First time after that? Over an hour. :D

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:ols:

When I got activated after 9/11, I didn't see my wife for over four months. First time after that? Over an hour. :D

Bevis and Butthead are impressed. :beavisnbutthead:

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Bevis and Butthead are impressed. :beavisnbutthead:

Damn. I wanted to be first to use that!!!

Oh well.

Second!!!! :beavisnbutthead:

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at 6'5 you should definitely be over 200lbs. Hell, men over 6' should be at least 200lbs. 225-230 should be a good weight for you. Lean muscle mass, of course.

At least 200 pounds of lean muscle mass? That's not so easy to do. I'm 6'1'' and it takes a lot for me to maintain at about 190.

Any heavier and it doesn't feel right. I've been up to 200 before and I felt too heavy, especially when running.

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at 6'5 you should definitely be over 200lbs. Hell, men over 6' should be at least 200lbs. 225-230 should be a good weight for you. Lean muscle mass, of course.

:ols: I know, but I never have time to workout, so just being lean at 185 is what I shoot for. My body fat is way too high (24.3%), that's what I'm trying to work on changing

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At least 200 pounds of lean muscle mass? That's not so easy to do. I'm 6'1'' and it takes a lot for me to maintain at about 190.

Any heavier and it doesn't feel right. I've been up to 200 before and I felt too heavy, especially when running.

As we talked about last night, I think that weight is something that differs for each individual. While the BMI chart says I should be 165, I know that's way too light for me. And if 190 is a good, healthy, comfortable weight for you, then I see no need to gain weight because of some chart or whatever.

If your body fat percentage, blood pressure, resting heart rate, cholesterol levels, and other measures of overall health are good; then you're good, IMO.

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At least 200 pounds of lean muscle mass? That's not so easy to do. I'm 6'1'' and it takes a lot for me to maintain at about 190.

Any heavier and it doesn't feel right. I've been up to 200 before and I felt too heavy, especially when running.

I don't know, I was good friends with a basketball player in college and he was 6'6 245. I would say he had the perfect body.

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when I think of 6'1 190, I think of male models- in my magazines, they often have the model's heights and weights, and the guys are always said to be 6'1 and 190. I mean, of course they don't look bad at all, I guess I just like my men a little sturdier.

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when I think of 6'1 190, I think of male models- in my magazines, they often have the model's heights and weights, and the guys are always said to be 6'1 and 190. I mean, of course they don't look bad at all, I guess I just like my men a little sturdier.

And that's personal too. (I happen to agree with you, BTW. I MUCH prefer a woman who is a little bit too heavy, as opposed to one who is model thin.)

Thankfully there are enough people in this world that we all have, or will be able to find someone who fits our tastes, physically and otherwise. Ain't the world grand? :)

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10 days til training camp. :wavetowel

And less than two months until we whip your ass. :beavisnbutthead:

:D

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And less than two months until we whip your ass. :beavisnbutthead:

:D

Maybe this season y'all will actually be able to score a touchdown against us. :ols:

:pfft:

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Maybe this season y'all will actually be able to score a touchdown against us. :ols:

:pfft:

Man, that game down there last year was ridiculous. It's still a thorn in my side. We had that SOB won, won, and won again, until we lost. :doh:

Personally, I love opening up with you guys though. There is zero tape of our offense OR defense. I don't think we could be in a better situation for a Skins-Boys game. And finally, FINALLY having a legitimate franchise QB for the first time since I was in grade school is exciting as well.

I've predicted 7 wins for us this year, simply because I think it will take time to adapt to the new schemes I mentioned. But I also believe 100% that one of those 7 will be #1. :)

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Man, that game down there last year was ridiculous. It's still a thorn in my side. We had that SOB won, won, and won again, until we lost. :doh:

Personally, I love opening up with you guys though. There is zero tape of our offense OR defense. I don't think we could be in a better situation for a Skins-Boys game. And finally, FINALLY having a legitimate franchise QB for the first time since I was in grade school is exciting as well.

I've predicted 7 wins for us this year, simply because I think it will take time to adapt to the new schemes I mentioned. But I also believe 100% that one of those 7 will be #1. :)

I'm just happy that we go to Washington in September for once. It seems like the last few seasons, we've gone there at the very end of the season. Although I won't complain with how last year's December meeting went. :D

This will be the third time the Cowboys will have faced McNabb in a span of four games. :ols:

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This will be the third time the Cowboys will have faced McNabb in a span of four games. :ols:

:ols:

Didn't realize that.

FWIW, my favorite Skins-Boys game was Joe Gibbs' last home game. I was fortunate enough to be there, in a nice freezing-cold drizzle. Didn't feel a thing though. It was one of the most lopsided games between the two teams I've ever seen. Y'all had 2 rushing yards. TWO!!!

It was the only game I've ever been to where the opposing fans literally had nothing to cheer about all night. We need to get back to those days, ASAP! :)

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:ols:

Didn't realize that.

FWIW, my favorite Skins-Boys game was Joe Gibbs' last home game. I was fortunate enough to be there, in a nice freezing-cold drizzle. Didn't feel a thing though. It was one of the most lopsided games between the two teams I've ever seen. Y'all had 2 rushing yards. TWO!!!

It was the only game I've ever been to where the opposing fans literally had nothing to cheer about all night. We need to get back to those days, ASAP! :)

That game sucked! :ols:

Maybe the Cowboys will get to face McNabb three times for a second consecutive season. If ya catch my drift. ;)

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That game sucked! :ols:

Maybe the Cowboys will get to face McNabb three times for a second consecutive season. If ya catch my drift. ;)

There's no way we trade McNabb midseason... We've got a playoff run to think about...

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There's no way we trade McNabb midseason... We've got a playoff run to think about...

:ols::ols::ols:

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