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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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LL56S Extreme Madden: League Draft results,few teams left

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Timestamp: 2011-10-10 22:44:03 UTC

---------- Post added October-10th-2011 at 10:46 PM ----------

i may still take a crappy team just for the challenge

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I had to random it twice because first roll had me at first pick. I didn't want to deal with headache so re-rolled again lol.

---------- Post added October-10th-2011 at 10:59 PM ----------

Going to gym and see you all at 10.

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Done. I wanted a middle pick anyway. 6 for 13 and a 4th rd draft pick.......

Going to consider...be in the es chat so I can tell you I need to see how teams are falling.

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bengals, browns, seahawks , dolphins, broncos.............

Id easily play with 2 of those teams. Maybe ill trade down some more. :)

---------- Post added October-10th-2011 at 07:10 PM ----------

I'd given ya atleast a 3rd, haha

Not official yet, so I will listen to this offer.

Going to consider...be in the es chat so I can tell you I need to see how teams are falling.

Im not 100% sure ill be home by 10. On my phone right now. So im not sure if ill be in the chat. If I am home, I will be for some good time war room action.......

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Still need 8 people to sign up with there contact info.. need this ASAP

If they don't sign up reorder the draft without them and they will have to pick from what is left.

And I do not mean regenerate - I just mean take them out of it

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If they don't sign up reorder the draft without them and they will have to pick from what is left.

And I do not mean regenerate - I just mean take them out of it

thats sounds fair

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Call me Ditka, what's up?

Make an offer and we'll go from there :)

I may stick with the 1 though.. Fighting with myself over whether or not to take the Skins... I've always used the Skins but I might just change it up.

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Damn the 21st. I guess I'll just man up. I know the Panthers wont make it that far.

Are we trading picks to move up? We should leave it as is.

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Make an offer and we'll go from there :)

I may stick with the 1 though.. Fighting with myself over whether or not to take the Skins... I've always used the Skins but I might just change it up.

swap draft picks, add my 1st, 3rd, and 5th next year.

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Yeah... Trading the picks might turn out to be a big mess haha.. But it's up to whoever.. I'm down for whatever is decided

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