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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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Skins/Eagles Game this Sunday

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Just wondering if anyone from the league is going to the game this Sunday?? I will be going and tailgating around 9am. Would be kind of cool to meet some of you in the league.

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I'll be there, at the ES tailgate. I'll probably be rocking my Art Monk jersey.

I'll be there too for a bit atleast. Sold a ticket to a guy who tailgates with the ES crew and meeting him there. Did you grow up in Frederick? We're same age and I went to TJ...

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I'll be there too for a bit atleast. Sold a ticket to a guy who tailgates with the ES crew and meeting him there. Did you grow up in Frederick? We're same age and I went to TJ...

You set up a time to play thunder ?

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I'll be there too for a bit atleast. Sold a ticket to a guy who tailgates with the ES crew and meeting him there. Did you grow up in Frederick? We're same age and I went to TJ...

Nah, from Baltimore, grew up in ATL. Moved here last April from NY.

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I'd love to go to the game.. But my girlfriend is 35 weeks pregnant tomorrow, so I am in SAVE SAVE SAVE mode.. Some of these guys who are saying that the game is over and the Eagles have it in the bag, I wish they'd give me their tickets.. I mean if we already lost what's the point in going right?? haha.. I know I'd love to be there, trying to be the loudest person at FedEx.. You better believe I'll be watching every second of it at home though.

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I'd love to go to the game.. But my girlfriend is 35 weeks pregnant tomorrow, so I am in SAVE SAVE SAVE mode.. Some of these guys who are saying that the game is over and the Eagles have it in the bag, I wish they'd give me their tickets.. I mean if we already lost what's the point in going right?? haha.. I know I'd love to be there, trying to be the loudest person at FedEx.. You better believe I'll be watching every second of it at home though.

Congrats on the baby. Is it a boy or a girl?

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Congrats on the baby. Is it a boy or a girl?

Thanks man.. Baby girl... First thing I bought was 3 little pink Redskin onesies.. Gotta start her off right haha

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Thanks man.. Baby girl... First thing I bought was 3 little pink Redskin onesies.. Gotta start her off right haha

That's awesome. Good job on the onesies :thumbsup:

Gotta get "Hail To The Redskins" on mp3, put headphones on your wife's belly, and play it to her. ;)

FWIW, it looks like your daughter will be born right around the same date my son was born on (October 25). :cheers:

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Haha.. Good idea.. I dunno if the wifey will go for that.. Might believe I'm taking it too far.

I'll let you know though, maybe our kids will share a birthday.

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That's awesome. Good job on the onesies :thumbsup:

Gotta get "Hail To The Redskins" on mp3, put headphones on your wife's belly, and play it to her. ;)

FWIW, it looks like your daughter will be born right around the same date my son was born on (October 25). :cheers:

I did that when my, now, wife was pregnant. Now my little girl is 1.5 and gets excited when I play HTTR.

Congrats Jay.

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