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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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yeah go ahead bro.. whos your opponent

---------- Post added October-11th-2011 at 03:27 AM ----------

can league manager catch up after games have played?

---------- Post added October-11th-2011 at 03:28 AM ----------

since league manager is acting funny you can run week 1 games if you like. All members must sign up for league manager when kiingspade gets it up and running.

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yeah go ahead bro.. whos your opponent

---------- Post added October-11th-2011 at 03:27 AM ----------

can league manager catch up after games have played?

Oh of course it can. I play bears at midnight

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Oh of course it can. I play bears at midnight

rich is tough.. go for it bro. be up for awhile and might lab with the 9ers for awhile

---------- Post added October-11th-2011 at 03:31 AM ----------

Keep getting errors. Will update when available.

Can we still run week 1 games?

anyway to promote to co commish or if i promote does it just pass commish to someone else?

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damnnnnn im stuck with carlos.. again

---------- Post added October-11th-2011 at 03:35 AM ----------

can we sign our 1 FA for the week on console then?

gonna let kiing handle that since he knows league manager well.

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damnnnnn im stuck with carlos.. again

---------- Post added October-11th-2011 at 03:35 AM ----------

LL, can i pick a team now..i heard my spot was skipped..i posted all my info.

gonna let kiing handle that since he knows league manager well.

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didnt you get the browns ? or was that the other hitman ?

I believe that was the other hitman, i am @andrewliv on twitter..and im gonna go with the Cards.

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I believe that was the other hitman, i am @andrewliv on twitter..and im gonna go with the Cards.

if you're going with the cards, when do you want to play our week 1 game? I am available anytime tomorrow evening after 7pm.

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if you're going with the cards, when do you want to play our week 1 game? I am available anytime tomorrow evening after 7pm.

Around 10 PM should be good by me..Im free the whole am tomm (till 3pm), but then am busy till around 10 pm. My email is redskins89a@aol.com if u want to contact me there.

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I'm playing my game against the Bengals, any problems with that?

I would wait to see if we can get anowner for them...unless you like playing the CPU. Would make it a tad bit easier to find an owner for them if they dont already have a 0-1 record. Just sayin...

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I would wait to see if we can get anowner for them...unless you like playing the CPU. Would make it a tad bit easier to find an owner for them if they dont already have a 0-1 record. Just sayin...

Dammit. OK, I'll quit. If no one by Wednesday night though, I'm playing.

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Ugh why are people signing free agents.

my bad dude. I got confused. I thought we had said we sign FA's through console cause of glitches or something and handle trades through LM, plus i saw that LM was down and we were playing week 1 games, so i assumed we were just going to sign for week 1. I'm new to this whole thing. I just went back and read through the rules and im not sure why i was thinking that. I can release him and re-sign on LM or something if that's what i need to do.

---------- Post added October-11th-2011 at 06:55 AM ----------

sagles off to signing everyone again lol hold up bro until you know your cap space.

low blow dude, LOW blow! haha. Ive seen how bad that run D is so many times i couldnt get to FA fast enough!

they're supposed to be. somebody F'ed up

must not have gotten the memo.

DREAM TEAMMMM. kidding.

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