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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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White Jersey/Burgundy & Gold Pants: Home games

Burgundy Jersey/Gold Pants: Road games

The 70th anniversary uni's were awesome too.

that would be ok if the team we went to wear white at home but they don't and we end up always wearing white, we need to change things up and wear the burgandy at home and white away

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With all this HC nonsense driving us all crazy, I thing we should take a breather and discuss something I don't hear a lot. Where are our Burgundy jerseys? I may have miscounted but in the 2007 football season I think we wore our whites in 16 games, 15 regular season and 1 post season, and our burgundies just once.

When I was growing up teams wore their whites at home and their darks on the road now that the NFL lets the home team decide, we only get to wear our Burgundies when we go to Dallas. I think this stinks! I am behind whatever HC candidate that wants to wear the Burgundy jerseys at home. the whites don't seem to be doing the trick, and if any of them want to put gold pants along with those burgundy jerseys, that would make them a real genius.

Maybe I'm just crazy, what do you guys think?

Although I wouldn't go so far as to say that the coach should be chosen by which home jerseys he wants to wear, I agree about wearing burgundy at home. That's one of the only things I dislike about Gibbs...he prefers the whites. I don't know why, he just does. The year Marty was the coach he brought the burgundy jerseys and white pants for home games, and that was great.

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Fixed your post.

The Eagles, Bucs, and Cardinals tick me off when they change up their home jersey just to make us change...:mad:

I don't think it necessarily has to do with us. It matters when you play those teams. This year we played the Eagles in week two and they wore white. The Eagles usually wear their whites at home early in the season when it's still fairly warm (supposedly wearing white is cooler).

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White wins superbowls.
We wear white because Coach Joe always preferred white. He thought the team looked sharper and looked faster in white....so we played in white jerseys at home and away unless the away team felt like messin' with Joe's mind.....often the cowgirls.

I can't believe none of the old timers on here posted this already.

I figured everybody already knew. :)
That's a Gibbs-ism. The next HC will decide when we wear what color jerseys.
IIRC, we continued to wear white at home even after Coach Gibbs I retired. Schott was the first coach to break the habit, but then Spurrier brought it back.

I vote for white.

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we are one of a few teams that were white at home, the Cowgirls do it too and when we are there they make us were the burgundy and when they are here we make them were blue. i like it because we arent like everyone else and the white look better anyway

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I may have miscounted but in the 2007 football season I think we wore our whites in 16 games, 15 regular season and 1 post season, and our burgundies just once.

we wore them @ Philly this year too

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One reason I think Joe liked wearing white is that it is harder to see the ball against the burgundy jersey.

just a thought

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I think a good thing to do would be to just switch it up now and then. I mean, the Skins have really, really cool throwbacks with the 70th and 75th uniforms - why not wear both once or twice a year. Keep the burgundy pants/white jerseys in the line up, but just change up now and then - it gets REALLY boring seeing the same 'ol, same 'ol every week. Why not wear yellow pants, burgundy jersey's now and then? Keep the white on white for every so often too. A little variation occasionally wouldn't hurt.

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My preference is Burgundy, but I also like the White on White. White on Burgundy pants is meh.

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I think the team should change to the darks at home. To me, the "home whites" were a Joe Gibbs thing and they somewhat defined our golden age of success in the 1980s and early 1990s.

I think they should stay unique to him and we should sport the darks at home (maybe with gold pants??) like we did when Marty came in to coach.

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We wear white because Coach Joe always preferred white. He thought the team looked sharper and looked faster in white....so we played in white jerseys at home and away unless the away team felt like messin' with Joe's mind.....often the cowgirls.

I can't believe none of the old timers on here posted this already.

Burgundy could make a comeback now that Joe is returning to NASCAR.

Actually that is partially correct. If you remember the Cowboys back in the day never seemed to win a game in their road blue jerseys, but almost always won in the white. Coach Joe picked up on this and changed from the home burgandy to white so the cowboys always had to wear blue when they came to town.

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It's like Clemson's purple pants -- save the burgundy for important (so in-division) games. Didn't know the Bucs flipped color, but Eagles, Cowboys, and Cards make sense, even if the Cards (and one more burgundy game a season) are gone now.

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We are one of the only teams I can think of that still wear HOME whites. I hope we keep that tradition going. And for it not really working... 2 playoff appearences in the last 3 years is pretty good

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Fashion Police already?????????????:doh: :laugh:

Home - WHITE/ BURGUNDY pants

Away - BURGUNDY Jersey/white pants

No question.................:point2sky :cheers:

and

21 on all the helmets ;)

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So no one thinks there is a compromise of sorts? Burgundy pants / White Jerseys = the standard, no question. But why not mix it up? Why not wear the 70th and 75th Uniforms a few times. Why not wear Yellow Pants / Burgundy Jerseys like in the 70's. The Gibbs classic look is indeed classic, but just mix it up now and then. 14 times a year with the same uniform gets old.

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