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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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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. :)

Haha you're lucky yours is a company truck! If I can I park in a spot with enough room around me to open my cab doors, I usually do...by the time I get back to my truck there's people on either side blockin my doors....lameee....especially sucks when I go grocery shopping and I can't get my groceries in the cab :(

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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!

(talking about diners. Go to NJ, you'll see what I mean. They're everywhere)

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

I'll make you some damn fine chili that will blow your tongue off. :D

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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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Many of the diners aren't that good - agree completely. But there are some very good ones and it takes some time and patience to find them. Also, be sure to ask the locals which ones are the best. One diner, not too far from here, closed recently and everyone said "good riddance"! It was horrible.

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Yeah, the random diner in a strange town thing usually doesn't work very well. Most of the good ones look like hole-in-the-wall dumps, which most people will avoid. Often they're the best.

There's a place (not a diner, but still) like that here in Cumberland. Curtis' Coney Island Weiners. (We all call it Curtis', because it's uncomfortable for a grown man to use the word "weiner" and then go eat a hot dog. :ols:) But it's like that. Place looks like the world's biggest dive, but you will not find a better dog with everything anywhere.

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Random thought....? My sig rocks:beavisnbutthead:

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :applause:

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Speaking of chili, one of my favorite drunk meals to make in college once I came home from the bar was chili dogs. That was only when my roommate had actually made chili though, which wasn't that often. I could eat chili dogs any time, any place, but especially if I'm pretty inebriated.

A grilled cheese comes in at a close second place.

The cliche choice of pizza is third.

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Speaking of chili, one of my favorite drunk meals to make in college once I came home from the bar was chili dogs. That was only when my roommate had actually made chili though, which wasn't that often. I could eat chili dogs any time, any place, but especially if I'm pretty inebriated.

A grilled cheese comes in at a close second place.

The cliche choice of pizza is third.

You ever had a Texas chili dog?? ;):ols:

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Speaking of chili, one of my favorite drunk meals to make in college once I came home from the bar was chili dogs. That was only when my roommate had actually made chili though, which wasn't that often. I could eat chili dogs any time, any place, but especially if I'm pretty inebriated.

A grilled cheese comes in at a close second place.

The cliche choice of pizza is third.

Masterful Top-3, sir. Though I'd replace your cliche #3 with my cliche Waffle House Texas Cheesesteak. And a double order, smothered and covered. :D

*edit* Oh, and my cousin Jennifer and I have an inside joke between us about sugar cookies. One night we got ha-mmered. Neither of us were in a position to be near a hot stove in our condition, so we ate an entire box of sugar cookies between us.

We decided not to exchange gifts between adults at Christmas last year, but I got her a sixer of Mountaineer Brewing Co. lager and some sugar cookies anyway. :)

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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.

That's funny, because I would be willing to bet that guy in your sig isn't even that big.;)...Btw, he can't sing a lick, now that he's out on his own. All of his songs are terrible. And im not trying to rile you up or anything. That's just my opinion.

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That's funny, because I would be willing to bet that guy in your sig isn't even that big.;)...Btw, he can't sing a lick, now that he's out on his own. All of his songs are terrible. And im not trying to rile you up or anything. That's just my opinion.

Oh geez. Like we've never seen THIS before. :ols:

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You ever had a Texas chili dog?? ;):ols:

:ols: No, I can't say that's ever been on the menu for me.

Masterful Top-3, sir. Though I'd replace your cliche #3 with my cliche Waffle House Texas Cheesesteak. And a double order, smothered and covered. :D

*edit* Oh, and my cousin Jennifer and I have an inside joke between us about sugar cookies. One night we got ha-mmered. Neither of us were in a position to be near a hot stove in our condition, so we ate an entire box of sugar cookies between us.

We decided not to exchange gifts between adults at Christmas last year, but I got her a sixer of Mountaineer Brewing Co. lager and some sugar cookies anyway. :)

Breakfast foods might be the best of all drunken foods, but I can't make pancakes or waffles when I'm really wasted, unless they're the microwaveable kind, and I never have those on hand.

If we're talking food to order at a restaurant or fast food, that's a whole new category.

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That's funny, because I would be willing to bet that guy in your sig isn't even that big.;)...Btw, he can't sing a lick, now that he's out on his own. All of his songs are terrible. And im not trying to rile you up or anything. That's just my opinion.

:rolleyes:

Yeah, Kris Allen is small. But he's still adorable.

And you can dislike his music all you want, I don't care. I have his cd- I just wish he had gone more pop instead of rock, because I don't really like rock, but he can still sing.

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