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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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A friend of mine who works for a sporting goods store said that "retro" players for this season (Like how Theismann and Manley the past year) from Reebok are Grimm and Rypien. Darrel Green was supposed to as well, but he backed out.

Are they going to offer only burgundy jerseys for those retro players (as they did last year)?

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Are they going to offer only burgundy jerseys for those retro players (as they did last year)?

Yea, I saw the order catalog. The uni's weren't pictured, but they said TMC on the detail sheet. TMC = team color.

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Wait'll you see the 80th anniversary uniforms and merchandise. Woo hoo.

What makes you think Snyder will wait for that? He's a marketing 'genius', so we'll probably see the following first:

2008: 30th anniversary of the 9-5 Monday Night win over the Cryboys

2009: 30th anniversary of the Redskins current uniforms/10th anniversary of Snyder buying the team

2010: 30th anniversary of the firing of Jack Pardee, hiring of Gibbs (who, by this time, will have also been fired)

2011: 40th anniversary of Redskins first playoff appearance since 1945

2012: 40th anniversary of current Redskins helmet

2013: 5th anniversary of the 30th anniversary of the 9-5 Monday Night win over the Cryboys...

:silly:

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I like our 70th unis, but with our modern indian head helmet.

I'm with you. I think I like the 70th better. The spear is an excellet helmet as is our present one. The R with feather is great for nostalgia but I don't think I want to see it too much. That mustard yellow is just a little much for me.

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Uni threads are the best. Whatever happened to the Never Ending Adventures of the Unis thread?

File it under the thins that make you go hmmmmm...kinda scary that the "guayest" thread, as most would say around here, seems to always be the one that keeps popping up and has the most posts!:laugh: :logo:

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Yea, I saw the order catalog. The uni's weren't pictured, but they said TMC on the detail sheet. TMC = team color.

Bummer, but thanks a lot for the quick response. For me, it's gotta be white for any Gibbs I player--too many good memories in white, and too few good memories in burgundy...

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What makes you think Snyder will wait for that? He's a marketing 'genius', so we'll probably see the following first:

2008: 30th anniversary of the 9-5 Monday Night win over the Cryboys

2009: 30th anniversary of the Redskins current uniforms/10th anniversary of Snyder buying the team

2010: 30th anniversary of the firing of Jack Pardee, hiring of Gibbs (who, by this time, will have also been fired)

2011: 40th anniversary of Redskins first playoff appearance since 1945

2012: 40th anniversary of current Redskins helmet

2013: 5th anniversary of the 30th anniversary of the 9-5 Monday Night win over the Cryboys...

:silly:

:notworthy

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Its appears to be authentic. Reason I say that, The patch was sewn on, and probably wont be sewn on the replicas.

The 70Th when they first came out had screen printed commertive patches, then switche dlater.

Actually I don't agree with that observation at all. The uniform looks like a replica. I had a smoot that was a replica 70th anniversary yet the patch was sewn on. I think that they are going to have the replicas with the patch as well as the authentics.

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So in other words it would look something like this?

LbrownWas.jpg

Im down with this look, it sure as hell beats the white on white

ANYTHING beats that white on white Good Humorskins look. I like.

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Ok guys,

I modified my throwback that I did a while ago and tried to add the R helmet.

So this should be close to what we'll see.

portis_rhelmet.jpg

Man, that is a nice job.

If only we could see that in reality

:notworthy :cheers:

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If this is what the jersey will look like...Im almost definitely going to get either a Campbell, Landry, or Taylor

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I'm thrilled to see the gold brought back into the picture. Redskins burgundy is he BEST COLOR in the league. It's a shame we don't wear the burgundy jerseys more often...and when we do...it's with those hideous white pants. I think the Gold "R" helmets would be a nice way to recognize the Allen era teams and highlight the 75th anniversary, but that's it. The Redskins have the best helmet in the league (Indian Face) and it can't go permanently.

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Ok guys,

I modified my throwback that I did a while ago and tried to add the R helmet.

So this should be close to what we'll see.

portis_rhelmet.jpg

Dude, this picture is awesome!!! :cheers:

Nice Job. I really wish they would wear this jersey all year.

Thanks.

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Dude, this picture is awesome!!! :cheers:

Nice Job. I really wish they would wear this jersey all year.

Thanks.

Who knows? It could become the new uniform after this season.

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ALL Redskins jerseys- authentic, throwback, replica- are gone from the jersey-joe site. Did the Skins org get pissed that they revealed the 75th ann. jersey so soon? I understand from Art that they're slightly different. Wonder if this is backlash from that snafu.

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I dont understand why everyone thinks of Spurrier with the 70th anniversary unis....I know he was the coach then but he had nothing to do with the unis....That was all Danny and commercialism....I like the unis in spite of my dislike for Danny's mgmt style, or lack thereof, and Spurrier not understanding about defense.

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definitly better than the 70th anniversary uniforms. bad memories of lavar in those unis....

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I think it would be cool if they could sport the Gold helmet with the traditional indian logo on it instead of the R..!

You could see it better from a distance!

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