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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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Who really get's starstruck besides kids and teens ?

Only person I have ever met that I was shocked to meet was Pat Riley.

And I have met tons of celebrities over the years. Ehh...

I think the only one I've been starstruck for was Gus Frerotte... I was a huge Skins fan before I moved to Pittsburgh, turns out we moved to the city that Gus was raised and graduated in, so they retired his number at his old high school, and I ran down and said "Hey, I'm a huge Redskins fan and you're my favorite player... If you remember me, the next time you score a TD, run your head into the closest wall"

I kinda regret saying that in retrospect.... But it was cool that he would keep his word...

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Have you ever met any Padres

No....this is the closest I've gotten (at this year's FanFest):

My favorite, Heath Bell (and his arm) :)

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The Hairston Brothers

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Never met any Redskins but I did get Joe Gibbs autograph at Training camp a few years ago

Can't go back there not because I'm banned but because every season I go there the Redskins suck...although I didn't go last year and they sucked even when I didn't go

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Never met any Redskins but I did get Joe Gibbs autograph at Training camp a few years ago

Can't go back there not because I'm banned but because every season I go there the Redskins suck...although I didn't go last year and they sucked even when I didn't go

Dear ixcuincle,

Please go to training camp.

Yours truly,

royallypwned

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:rolleyes:

Sigh. What kind of man are you that knows Nascar and not UFC?

Sorry, don't watch it. I don't get the appeal of it.

Have you ever met any Padres

Braves get to own the Padres this week.:)

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Dear ixcuincle,

Please go to training camp.

Yours truly,

royallypwned

**** Dallas

Braves are America's Team

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**** the Braves AND the Cowboys.

America's team plays football in (actually close to) it's nation's capital. [/argument]

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I picked up a pair of Under Armor running shoes on Friday. Started breaking them in last night. I'm very impressed so far. They're very comfortable, with tons of support, and no spots that "rub." Pretty light too.

Picked them up for $45 at the UA outlet in Hagerstown.

You might well find a better running shoe. But I doubt you'll find a better one at that price.

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Sorry, don't watch it. I don't get the appeal of it.

Braves get to own the Padres this week.:)

I don't get the appeal of Nascar. Extraordinarily stupid.

And **** the braves.

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Dear ixcuincle,

Please go to training camp.

Yours truly,

royallypwned

Dear ixcuincle,

Please go to the Cowboys' training camp this year.

Yours truly,

Spartacus87

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Dear ixcuincle,

Please go to the Cowboys' training camp this year.

Yours truly,

Spartacus87

It only works at Skins training camp. :pfft:

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It only works at Skins training camp. :pfft:

NOT TRUE.... I attend the first Cowboy's playoff game every year.... They always lose...

Edited by IONTOP

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I picked up a pair of Under Armor running shoes on Friday. Started breaking them in last night. I'm very impressed so far. They're very comfortable, with tons of support, and no spots that "rub." Pretty light too.

Picked them up for $45 at the UA outlet in Hagerstown.

You might well find a better running shoe. But I doubt you'll find a better one at that price.

Try the Under Armour Cross Training Shoes when you get a chance HH. Very stylish, and match with my heat gear compression shirt.

Edited by Mr. Sinister

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My roomie and I are cooking a big dinner tonight [just for the heck of it] and we're trying to go through recipes and cookbooks and we just can't decide cause everything looks sooo damnnn good :silly:

I'm so excited haha

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My roomie and I are cooking a big dinner tonight [just for the heck of it] and we're trying to go through recipes and cookbooks and we just can't decide cause everything looks sooo damnnn good :silly:

I'm so excited haha

Make snickers and 3 musketeers sandwiches... (You can get them for free)

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I picked up a pair of Under Armor running shoes on Friday. Started breaking them in last night. I'm very impressed so far. They're very comfortable, with tons of support, and no spots that "rub." Pretty light too.

Picked them up for $45 at the UA outlet in Hagerstown.

You might well find a better running shoe. But I doubt you'll find a better one at that price.

New Balance ones are better.

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New Balance ones are better.

Agreed.

Although I've heard good things about Under Armour shoes, New Balance is where it's at. Super comfortable, all purpose (gym, running, wear with jeans, whatever), they last forever, and they have pretty reasonable prices.

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New Balance ones are better.

I can't wear NB. They don't fit my foot the right way.

But I will say that my ex father in law, and his son are both avid distance runners, and they swear by NB.

Also, the cheapest NBs I found at the outlets were $15 more than the UAs I got. So I remain right. As usual. :pfft:

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