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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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The Trade Block Thread

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when will FA open?

Im waiting for all the owners to get on league manager before I open fa and trades. Tonight if everyone isn't signed up by advance ill have to make some decisions so we can move forward.

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Interested in Both..Im the Cards.

Kolb, Peterson, Fitz are the only 3 unthouchables..

However, pretty much my only locked down player is Vick. The rest i might not be planning on getting rid of, but make an offer.

Ur inbox is full. Triple post. Wow. Im permabanned if tk sees this. I thought there was a feature that automatically merged quotes?

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ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh this thread will have me all over it...

Ravens.. ill post the guys who arent on the block.. let you come to me for deals

NON TRADEABLES (unless you offer some insane ****)

Joe Flacco (**** what you heard lmao)

Haloti Ngata

Ben Grubbs

Terrell Suggs

Ray Rice

Michael Oher

Marshal Yanda

Terrence Cody

Torrey Smith

thats basically it... lol..

EDIT - Eagles what do you want for DRC?

might be interested in trading ginn jr after all.

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might be interested in trading ginn jr after all.

forr?????????

oh and all picks are on thet able.. including the first rounder..

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news on Free agency and trades coming in the league manager disscussion board..

---------- Post added October-13th-2011 at 01:49 AM ----------

forr?????????

oh and all picks are on thet able.. including the first rounder..

make a offer bro

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anyone and everyone on the buccs is trade-able

Hmm how about trueblood?

---------- Post added October-13th-2011 at 03:37 PM ----------

I posted a trade announcement in the league news sectiion of league manager board.

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As far as the real NFL rosters go if an NFL team makes a trade like the Seahawks traded Aaron Curry to the Raiders will we then do something to add Curry to the Raiders roster in our league? Same question with Free Agents if an actual NFL team adds a player to the NFL roster will we make the corresponding move in our league?

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As far as the real NFL rosters go if an NFL team makes a trade like the Seahawks traded Aaron Curry to the Raiders will we then do something to add Curry to the Raiders roster in our league? Same question with Free Agents if an actual NFL team adds a player to the NFL roster will we make the corresponding move in our league?

No, each owner has complete control over their own roster.

---------- Post added October-13th-2011 at 05:00 PM ----------

I have approved the following trade between the chargers/Ravens:

TEAM 1: Chargers TEAM 2: Ravens Bob Sanders Tom Zbikowski Mike Tolbert Ricky Williams

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Hmm how about trueblood?

---------- Post added October-13th-2011 at 03:37 PM ----------

I posted a trade announcement in the league news sectiion of league manager board.

make an offer! you have me on twitter @skinz2126

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Im on the hunt for a decent CB and some decent LB's. Nothing fancy, lower 80's, upper 70's. Looking for guards too if you're deep there. I'm not giving up the world for them, but ill make sure its a deal good for both of us. PM me here.

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Im on the hunt for a decent CB and some decent LB's. Nothing fancy, lower 80's, upper 70's. Looking for guards too if you're deep there. I'm not giving up the world for them, but ill make sure its a deal good for both of us. PM me here.

You feeling like you have a one year run at a title? Lol

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You feeling like you have a one year run at a title? Lol

Im thinking im in a lot of trouble if i don't haha. One thing is for damn sure, Vinny is SO fired. I can't find his name on the roster, but i know he's here somewhere.

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Offered a few people deals..get back to me if any of it interests you..

On LM, willing to negotiate, and everyone except Fitz and Patrick peterson is available.

Also i have to let you know when i am signing someone correct? I will DM or PM you that info if so..

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did the chiefs guys ever submit what our trade was?

---------- Post added October-13th-2011 at 10:51 PM ----------

whoever the eagles player is.. i will give you a first rounder for Desean Jackson....

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