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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."

       
       
       
Big Weirdo

**** the Cowboys

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Very Mature thread. Wouldnt expect any less if my ass was as sore as the rest of you. For crap's sakes, you are ripping on a team that is FIGHTING just to make the playoffs! Every team has stupid fans...I live in Redskins country and believe me, they are HORRIBLE to listen to. Redskins radio is some of the worst, most biased crap in the history of broadcasting. The local papers are STILL trying to make Jason Campbell out to be going through "growing pains". And I still have to read how bad "Tony Romo sucks because he throws INTs!!". Lame. If Jason Campbell threw up 300+ yards and 3 TDs to 1 Int most games, Redskins Nation would be declaring him the greatest QB in the NFL for the last 20 years! Sonny and Sam would have heart attacks and spill their whiskey they obviously hit on while doing their "radio broadcast" just watching the ball get thrown over 7 yards more than twice a game.

As for the Eagles fans? Do we really need to say anything? McNabb has shown he has no heart and Andy Reid has too many personal issues to coach effectively. They still have the ability to pull out a good game here and there, but for the most part...DONE.

Bottom Line....You guys will always have to deal with the Cowboys. They are the heroes of the NFL, riding into town in their white and blue...the big Star on their helmets reminding everyone that the big time has come to their stadium. The hole is there...God watches his team play. And the rest of the NFL can't stand them for it!

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Being my favorite player is Jason Witten, I'd lean toward "no" on that question. I can like a franchise, but not ALL of its players. You won;t catch me with an 81 or 21 on my chest.

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They are the heroes of the NFL, riding into town in their white and blue...the big Star on their helmets reminding everyone that the big time has come to their stadium.

I think you meant to say the "zeroes of the NFL".

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Wow-what started as nothing more than a knee-jerk reaction has blossomed into something that's lasted over a year?

I think it's been going on for 30 years.:D

**** the Pukes!

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Seriously. **** Dallas. Ya know. I mean, if I can just sit and watch Dallas NOT make the playoffs for the rest of the year, and keep them out of a playoff win, AGAIN, after how many-teen years with zero post-season victories, I would be very pleased.

**** DALLAS.

And **** the Eagles too, btw. And their fans.

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Seriously. **** Dallas. Ya know. I mean, if I can just sit and watch Dallas NOT make the playoffs for the rest of the year, and keep them out of a playoff win, AGAIN, after how many-teen years with zero post-season victories, I would be very pleased.

**** DALLAS.

And **** the Eagles too, btw. And their fans.

QFT

**** the cowboys!

:cheers:

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