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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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I love Geo Challenged too...called about 5 sportsbars...all are getting various games but none are showing the Skins...

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Originally posted by Muskrat

Had that worm on Tuesday, reformatted, reinstalled and THEN found out there was an easier way to solve the problem.....DOH!!

Formatted your hard drive? Ouch.

If you haven't already, get the patch Microsoft released so you don't have to worry about getting it again.

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:laugh: I was fighting the clock to get that patch installed, it was very fustrating:mad:

Its all good now time for some football:wave:

HTTR

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Betts, Upshaw and Tre Johnson really aren't with the Skins any longer, they have moved to the Caribbean and opened up a tourist business.........the team is just keeping them on the active roster so they can collect their health insurance through September :laugh:

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Got it...AND got the newest Norton Virus. Have both it and the Microsoft auto-updates up and running...I do NOT want to do this again...

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Originally posted by Muskrat

Had that worm on Tuesday, reformatted, reinstalled and THEN found out there was an easier way to solve the problem.....DOH!!

There is....

GET A MAC!

:rotflmao:

Sorry. Couldnt resist. Bad Mike. Bad, bad Mike.:doh1:

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Got my Madden 2004 up and running....playing the Skins and listening to the Skins....what a great world it is...

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they just mentioned that stock is getting cortisone injections.... when was the last time a coach had to get injections for a game?

-DB

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Kickoff Touchback

1st and 10 Ramsey pass to B Johnson incomplete ball seemed to slip when he ws passing

2nd and 10 pass across the middle incomplete gardner broke up a possible int the rookie corner had better position on the ball

3rd and 10 Shotgun W Brown effs up ball over Ramseys head

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