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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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i emailed the Rams guy... he hasnt been online on xbox for 3 days.. hopefully he can get on and catch this ass whooping.

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Bucs - hit me up. I have one league game that HAS TO be played tonight at 11 pm est. But after that I am good to go. I am also off tomorrow

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I dont see the contact info for my week three opponent, swagsman (Colts). Swagsman, if you are out there, any time after 10 pm this week work for you?

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Redskins vs. Cowboys in week 3 is one worthy of a NFL Replay nominee.

The Redskins jumped out to an early 21 - 3 lead and looked like they were about to run away with it, until Dez Bryant returned the kickoff for a TD to make it 23-10, on the ensuing drive Newman jumped a route and picked off Beck for a TD. Making it 21-17 going into the half. Coming out of the half the Redskins defense stiffened up and forced a punt. 'Skins eventually got into position to kick a field goal and go up 24-17. After a good drive by the Cowboys, a TD pass from Romo sits to pee to Austin knotted it all up at 24 in the 4th QTR. With the Cowboys D tightening up on the Redskins offense and the Redskins D struggling to stop the Cowboys, the Redskins got the ball with an opportunity to kill the clock while also taking the lead, Beck and Helu bounced back and moved the ball down to the 1 yard line, where the Cowboys really made it tough for the Skins runners, stopping Helu twice on the goalline. Needing a score it was time for Torain to come in and be his usual wrecking ball self and power into the endzone for a TD, to put the 'Skins up 31-24. On the next drive with a few minutes left the Cowboys trying to tie it up fell just short when Fletcher picked off Tony Romo sits to pee. However, the Redskins were not able to capitalize on the Cowboys misfortune and were forced to Punt. With a little more than 2 minutes left the Cowboys took the field for yet another chance at tying the game. After getting a few good runs, and completions the Cowboys had entered the Redskins side of the field and were driving for the TD. But once again London Fletcher came up with his second interception in as many series, this time sealing the game. After a TD saving tackle by Terrance Newman on a Roy Helu 74 yard run, the Redskins let time run out, victorious, 31-24.

Great game "Face Tooth".

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Redskins vs. Cowboys in week 3 is one worthy of a NFL Replay nominee.

The Redskins jumped out to an early 21 - 3 lead and looked like they were about to run away with it, until Dez Bryant returned the kickoff for a TD to make it 23-10, on the ensuing drive Newman jumped a route and picked off Beck for a TD. Making it 21-17 going into the half. Coming out of the half the Redskins defense stiffened up and forced a punt. 'Skins eventually got into position to kick a field goal and go up 24-17. After a good drive by the Cowboys, a TD pass from Romo sits to pee to Austin knotted it all up at 24 in the 4th QTR. With the Cowboys D tightening up on the Redskins offense and the Redskins D struggling to stop the Cowboys, the Redskins got the ball with an opportunity to kill the clock while also taking the lead, Beck and Helu bounced back and moved the ball down to the 1 yard line, where the Cowboys really made it tough for the Skins runners, stopping Helu twice on the goalline. Needing a score it was time for Torain to come in and be his usual wrecking ball self and power into the endzone for a TD, to put the 'Skins up 31-24. On the next drive with a few minutes left the Cowboys trying to tie it up fell just short when Fletcher picked off Tony Romo sits to pee. However, the Redskins were not able to capitalize on the Cowboys misfortune and were forced to Punt. With a little more than 2 minutes left the Cowboys took the field for yet another chance at tying the game. After getting a few good runs, and completions the Cowboys had entered the Redskins side of the field and were driving for the TD. But once again London Fletcher came up with his second interception in as many series, this time sealing the game. After a TD saving tackle by Terrance Newman on a Roy Helu 74 yard run, the Redskins let time run out, victorious, 31-24.

Great game "Face Tooth".

That was definitely one of the most entertaining games of Madden I have been involved in. Great game, my dude. It would have been a bittersweet victory if I had pulled it out b/c I hate seeing the skins lose to the cowgirls. Nonetheless, this game would be thrown into the archive for best games in the Skins/Cowboys rivalry had it actually occurred.

I move to 0-3 on the season, but I am making strides!

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hey kling hit me up whenever left my # in that thread you started sorry I am bad at checking ES lately -- if you are playing the BUCS PM me or text me two zero one 739 1328

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Waiting on Heidenreich to complete the sign up process.

LL is on it. Because he bumped me while I was out of town I am "banned from the franchise". He will cover us when he gets home, then you can smoke me by 3 TDs....... :)

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LL is on it. Because he bumped me while I was out of town I am "banned from the franchise". He will cover us when he gets home, then you can smoke me by 3 TDs....... :)

Haha, fair enough. I wasn't saying that as a shot at you, just informing people. Send me an XBOX message or text when you get in, ok?

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A little more than 26 hours until advance and there are alot if games that need to be played. Contact your opponents and get moving on getting your game in so i dont have to sim or boot. Lets not loose steam fellas.

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Just had a he'll of a game vs Cleveland. Fell behind 13 early (missed XP). Charged back to take a 14-13 halftime lead. I wanted to go on 4th and gaol from the 1, but got a delay of game like an idiot.

Down 17-13, Cleve marched down the field, including a fake punt (that I knew was coming but couldn't stop), a 4th and 4 from the 8, and a 4th and goal from the 1.

I tied it at 20 with a minute to go (after missing an open Davone Bess in the end zone). The Browns then started to move for the winning score, but out of time outs had to throw. A Vontae Davis pick six won it for the Fins with 14 seconds to go. Bring on the Chargers.....

Great game

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59-14 Ravens vs Rams... 5 Ints for Bradford.. 2 Pick 6s.. word to jimmy smith.. Flacco dropping bombs 11-14 for 4ints.. ray ray running over everyone for 143 yards.. the defense locking hoes up...

the road to 16-0...

---------- Post added October-18th-2011 at 11:17 PM ----------

Just had a he'll of a game vs Cleveland. Fell behind 13 early (missed XP). Charged back to take a 14-13 halftime lead. I wanted to go on 4th and gaol from the 1, but got a delay of game like an idiot.

Down 17-13, Cleve marched down the field, including a fake punt (that I knew was coming but couldn't stop), a 4th and 4 from the 8, and a 4th and goal from the 1.

I tied it at 20 with a minute to go (after missing an open Davone Bess in the end zone). The Browns then started to move for the winning score, but out of time outs had to throw. A Vontae Davis pick six won it for the Fins with 14 seconds to go. Bring on the Chargers.....

Great game

im assuming im not getting Vontae now

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Saints (sherrardsd) vs. Texans (MrMoore)

Saints jumped out to a 14 point lead in the 1sr Qtr. I thought I was bout to get blown out. In the 2nd the Texans was stop in the red zone and setteled for a feild goal. Saints get the ball back with 40 something secs left. Mark Ingram breaks a long run. Brees find a WR over the middle to get in feild goal range.

Half time 17 - 3

Texans get the ball in the 3rd. They put the game on Foster's back. Drives itin for a TD. Texans defense steps up. A couple defensive stops for both teams. In the 4th Texans tie the gm with another TD by Foster.

The Saints put a drive together gets into the red zone. 4th and 1 Saints had the ball off to Ingram. STOPPED for a lost by user controlled FA pick up Marcus Stroud! Texans get to mid-field. 4 & 1 hand off left big gain! After a couple plays Texans settle for a the winning field goal!

Great Game!

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So heiden can't catch a break with GB but pulls it out with Miami haha good stuff. Sounds like everyone is getting comfortable with their teams and alot of close games.

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