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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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It's annoying how they are entirely stuck on stupid and can't stop talking about how they feel while in dangerous situations. Good episode all the same.

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It's annoying how they are entirely stuck on stupid and can't stop talking about how they feel while in dangerous situations. Good episode all the same.

As long as they don't revert to cheap scares and have zombies pop in during the middle of them talking about how they feel I think it will be all good.

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As much as I looked forward to this it is still hard to get over the amount of stupid displayed by this group, I don't see how they would survive a single day in reality although I get that they have to push the plot along.

You're driving down the highway, mile after mile, chattin as you roll along @ 60 mph, but as soon as you hit a traffic jam a swarm of zomboids appear. Couldn't see 'em miles off on the open road you just crossed, they sneak up to 20 yds and THEN you notice.

Hide under the cars and they wander by, even though we've seen them sniff you out in the past (last season when the rain washed off the corpse stew for instance) but no, let's crawl right out and get their attention. One checks out the camper, so OF COURSE let's drop the pieces of the pistol to attract him. Being chased in the woods? Automatically trip and fall down. See a deer? Don't worry about being eaten, stand there and let your kid try and walk up to pet him.

They really don't have the survival instincts of a dodo.

I'd love to see them find a bunch of walkers sitting around watching Oprah reruns though.

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love the show.... way too many commercials.

---------- Post added October-17th-2011 at 02:31 PM ----------

I don't get why the dead people in the cars they came up to on the highway aren't zombies.

it seems like the zombies eventually die, or they starve to death.

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love the show.... way too many commercials.

Last night they stacked the commercials in the last 30-45 minutes so they could have fewer in the first half. It's not usually as bad as it was the 2nd half of last night.

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I did not even see that ending coming. I thought it was his sign form God. Damn!

I knew something was going to happen to the kid from the season 2 promos. And I figured something was going to happen when they kept showing the kid smiling. I thought the deer was going to go crazy on him though.

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I knew something was going to happen to the kid from the season 2 promos. And I figured something was going to happen when they kept showing the kid smiling. I thought the deer was going to go crazy on him though.

I hadn't watched the promo's so it came completely out of left field for me.

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I knew something was going to happen to the kid from the season 2 promos. And I figured something was going to happen when they kept showing the kid smiling. I thought the deer was going to go crazy on him though.

hahah that would have been hilarious if the deer bucked the kid to the ground

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hahah that would have been hilarious if the deer bucked the kid to the ground

I was waiting for it! Like somehow the deer got infected.

I also love when the guys cut into the dead walker's stomach to see what he'd eaten.

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I was waiting for it! Like somehow the deer got infected.

I also love when the guys cut into the dead walker's stomach to see what he'd eaten.

i think my g/f would have thrown up watching that

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i think my g/f would have thrown up watching that

I had to turn away during parts of that scene. And I didn't watch when he was crushing skulls.

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But but where the hell is the little girl?

I hope she comes back as a zombie and eats her mother.

Yeah I am a sick bastage

lol Same ehre. She was getting so annoying! lol What a great first episode though!

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