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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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I realize you didn't know, friend, but the dates in his signature, and the salute, are for his father, who was killed in a helicopter crash. :(

That is precisely why I don't joke about people's parents anymore. Too much possibility of a REALLY uncomfortable situation there. Granted, he started it. ;)

True, sorry about that Toaster, I should've known better. :(

Just sent a PM to him, so hopefully we're good.

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Watching the ESPY's just now. Two of the four "Breakthrough Athletes" nominated were Strasburg and John Wall.

Washington sports are taking over!

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Watching the ESPY's just now. Two of the four "Breakthrough Athletes" nominated were Strasburg and John Wall.

Washington sports are taking over!

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You know how we do. :D

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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.

Well, ideally, I'd be a cut 180-185. My right knee gets some aches and pains from my years running and rowing in high school, so I don't like being too heavy just for comfort reasons when I'm doing athletic stuff.

You're right about the general concept of it though. Everyone just needs to figure out their own healthy level and not worry about trying to look like celebrities who have personal trainers and chefs and airbrushed/photoshopped magazine models.

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.

I wish I could say I had the physique of a Men's Fitness model, but I'm not that cut. If I was really lean and had a visible 6 pack I'd probably be closer to 180-185, but I'm a hard gainer so just keeping at 190-195 takes a lot of effort on my part.

I'd like to think I'm sturdy enough though. :)

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Some of you guys are extremely skinny. I'm 5'10, 190 at the moment, and I am in great shape. When I was in the best shape of my life, I was 180, and I had 3% bodyfat.

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ESPY's are unwatchable

Got to give them credit for making it live though...who wants to see a tape-delayed-by-4-or-5-days-ceremony?

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Some of you guys are extremely skinny. I'm 5'10, 190 at the moment, and I am in great shape. When I was in the best shape of my life, I was 180, and I had 3% bodyfat.

When I was in the best conditioning of my life, senior year of high school with rowing, I weighed 165 to 170 with maybe 6% body fat. When I was the strongest and most filled out in my life, a couple of summers ago, I was about 205 and maybe 12% body fat. But like I said, that was too heavy for me and I had to eat so often to keep it up. I just did that because it was the summer and I was life guarding at the time.

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And I'm prob skinniest

5'5'' 125

Top that

If you were a few pounds lighter, I'd realistically ponder whether or not to put a carseat on the passenger side if you ever rode with me. :ols:

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Lol

I'm going to be a horse jockey with my miniature stature

Seriously though there are some 5 foot shorties out there who can play basketball...as point guard

Mugsy

LMAO

MUGSY WAS 5'3''

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I mean, of course they don't look bad at all, I guess I just like my men a little sturdier.

I'm 5'10" and 175 with a beer gut to die for. How you doin'?

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ix is literally the same size as my ex-wife. Proportioned a little differently though, hopefully. :ols:

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Why is it that when you park way out in an empty parking lot, when you return to your car, several people have parked next to you?

It's like people see a car in a parking lot off by itself, and they have to go park next to it. It is incredibly ****ing annoying.

I have an ext. cab truck with suicide doors that requires a lot of room to get the kids out of on either side, so I always park WAY out whenever we go anywhere. (plus, I enjoy the walk, I'm sick I know). 9/10 some ****-stain has parked right next on either side making it a pain in the ass to get the kids loaded up. Not to mention the armload of groceries, etc.

Luckily it's a company car so I just open the doors and smash whatever ******** decided to park next to me. :)

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If Germans pronounce a 'W' as a 'V'... and a 'V' as an 'F'... what in the hell do they use the letter F for? Could they just get rid of it?

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Why is it that when you park way out in an empty parking lot, when you return to your car, several people have parked next to you?

It's like people see a car in a parking lot off by itself, and they have to go park next to it. It is incredibly ****ing annoying.

I have an ext. cab truck with suicide doors that requires a lot of room to get the kids out of on either side, so I always park WAY out whenever we go anywhere. (plus, I enjoy the walk, I'm sick I know). 9/10 some ****-stain has parked right next on either side making it a pain in the ass to get the kids loaded up. Not to mention the armload of groceries, etc.

Luckily it's a company car so I just open the doors and smash whatever ******** decided to park next to me. :)

Happens to me all the time. I'm getting a brand new Dodge Challenger in October, and I'm gonna park that sum***** as far away from everyone as possible.

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Is it possible to take a dude seriously that drives a white Mitsubishi Eclipse?

Why is that? Who decided what cars would be acceptable for men to drive, and why wasn't I at that meeting?

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After church this evening, it was time to go to the diner with friends. Got some great tasting chili.

I fully expect to have blown-out windows during the night.

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After church this evening, it was time to go to the diner with friends. Got some great tasting chili.

I fully expect to have blown-out windows during the night.

What's with the 39 page menus at NJ diners? I see a 39 page menu, and I immediately think "how could they possibly do all 80000 entrees well?" And I'm almost always right.

New Jerseyites love them some diners. I can't figure it out, I don't think I've ever had a good meal at a NJ diner before. (and there have been several)

Tip for any would be diner customers: Don't order the gyro. It will suck. Even if the family running the diner is greek.

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Tip for any would be diner customers: Don't order the gyro. It will suck. Even if the family running the diner is greek.

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Maybe those people just were'nt doing it right. I ate a mean gyro at a Greek festival in DC once. Delicious!

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