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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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The Merged x115 Adventures Of The Fashion Police Weekly aka THE Uniform Thread

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Wow - I love the shape of the R on the helmet. It's so retro. It reminds me of the old S in Safeway. Sweet.

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I think since it is his first year on the team it would be fitting to get a landry jersey

has anyone found the landry 75th anniversary jersey?

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Unless you get it off ebay, or find it by some street vendor at fed ex, I doubt that they are going to mass produce them. You can always get a personalized jersey at reebok.com or nflshop.com

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Are they going to wear the yellow throwback helmets this year? I've heard rumors that they will break them out on Sept. 9 against Miami.

Can anyone confirm this?

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I am not for sure, but I will bet they will. They have been selling those helmets and logos at the redskins stores like crazy. I thought even on this board someone posted that they will be doing it. So I guess just use the search function and you will be able to find out what the deal is.

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Are they going to wear the yellow throwback helmets this year? I've heard rumors that they will break them out on Sept. 9 against Miami.

Can anyone confirm this?

At the draft day party they had the yellow throwback helmets on display in the locker room. I don't know if that is a sign of anything to come.

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All signs are pointing to yes, but I guess we will have to wait for an announcement from the team, or until the season opener.

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I don't particularly care what they wear, but it would be kind of neat to see. I am a young guy and never really got to watch the team playing in their old-school R-with-a-feather helmets. If they do break out those helmets, then I could die a happy man, for then I would have seen everything!

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The helmets would be allright for one game, but the whole season. I don't know

I agree. It's cool to see them again just for a change of pace but I didn't the like the unis when they had them the first time around. I would much rather see them go back to the spear if they are going to permanently change them.

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'Just better not see a return of the White-on-White, "Hail to the Washington Orderlies: Handing Out Meds and Emptying Bedpans" unis! Anything is better than THAT monstrosity.

The Yellow R helmets bring back some great, Pre-Gibbs era memories (George Allen). One game would be enough however.

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I would imagine so, I was playing Madden 08 for the first time and they are one of the alternates. I think they are ugly as hell, in the game. I hope they look better in real life!

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I hope we use that helmet, I think it looks really cool, but we need a whole uniform overhaul, period! Something with maybe the 'Skins logo on the jersey shoulder shelf just above the numbers, something, anything! I love the logo and the way it looks on the helmet, but do something with the jersey and pants.

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Doesn't the league have a rule about using retro uni's during the season? Something like no more than three games a season? If so, they may wear them a couple of times.

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