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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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were you partying hard last night little missy? :pfft:

I know I was...mowed the lawn, which btw, ****ing sucks...I could go without doing that for the rest of my life...Ive come to the conclusion I dont want a lawn unless I can get a riding lawn mower...but I digress...

so I went across the street to a restaurant my friend bartends at, the happy hour specials were fantastic..

1 dollar domestic

1.5 premium

half price rails

half price appetizers

needless to say, i had a fun time with Blue Moons, Coke & Bourbons, and some Blue Hawaiis with potato skins

then I got up at 5am and drove to work...I feel fine, being young is nice :D

Edited by The Brave Little Toaster Oven

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These dumb baseball games are so tough to play

Keep finishing 4th or 5th in AL East with the Orioles despite massive overhaul to rotations

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These dumb baseball games are so tough to play

Keep finishing 4th or 5th in AL East with the Orioles despite massive overhaul to rotations

Just trade your team to the Rangers for their entire roster and you will finish in 1st. :)

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you ever see something and immediately think to your self "Holy Crap XXX would love that" where XXX is an ES Member?!?

We were out at a local Bike Nite on Saturday and a custom builder from the area was showing off his wares.

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Any guesses who I thought of first?!?

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I had a dream that I was taking some crazy ass night class about long term investment planning. We were all assigned to take care of like 18 of those home ec babies, that you have to carry around and shut them up when they cried or change their diapers... Well it turns out it was 6 babies, 6 penguins, and 6 long beaked birds, the penguins and birds kept biting my fingers and I was getting really frustrated. Well one of the babies started crying and I picked it up and purposely dropped it... Blood started to come out, I killed a fake baby on purpose to get it to stop crying... And then the birds ate the penguins....

And I delivered food to Cracker Barrel and was looking for this redhead who came into my bar the other day... She wasn't there, because it was a dream... But the redhead is real...

I don't think I'm going to be a good father... Especially if I can't find the hot chick again...

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I had a dream one time where Scarlett Johannson was my cleaning lady and she spoke with a french accent. Best dream I've ever had.

Edited by Mr. Sinister

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....

We're out of town this weekend, so I'm thinking the 31st or 1st would be best :cool:

You are aware of this, right?

I had a dream that I was taking some crazy ass night class about long term investment planning. We were all assigned to take care of like 18 of those home ec babies, that you have to carry around and shut them up when they cried or change their diapers... Well it turns out it was 6 babies, 6 penguins, and 6 long beaked birds, the penguins and birds kept biting my fingers and I was getting really frustrated. Well one of the babies started crying and I picked it up and purposely dropped it... Blood started to come out, I killed a fake baby on purpose to get it to stop crying... And then the birds ate the penguins....

And I delivered food to Cracker Barrel and was looking for this redhead who came into my bar the other day... She wasn't there, because it was a dream... ..

Yeah - I get dreams like that all the time :silly:

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You are aware of this, right?

I was not....we have a soccer game that day though so can't make it out. You gonna be too hungover to get a burger that Sunday? ;)

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Best. Break-Up song. Ever.

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So I move from Richmond to DC because I transferred from VCU to GWU. I'm pretty excited to move into the DC area. My best friends are moving from the Northern VA. area to Richmond lol. One is going to University of Richmond the other is going to VCU. My other really good friend is going to school at Georgia.

Fail.

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Just read the official rules for Calvinball...

I need a mask, wicket, and flag, along with a spherical or non spherical object referred to as the Calvinball...

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stick [sic] his dog on you?

So would that be correct if I were to quote you in an article?

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yes, perfect

Pretty cool literary function when you can both correct and show it was a misspelling at the same time.

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So I move from Richmond to DC because I transferred from VCU to GWU. I'm pretty excited to move into the DC area. My best friends are moving from the Northern VA. area to Richmond lol. One is going to University of Richmond the other is going to VCU. My other really good friend is going to school at Georgia.

Fail.

That friend is awesome. :D

it's sic

SIC EM!!!! :wavetowel

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