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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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Got my game in against the Giants. Good game SusqySkin aka "BBGMAN78". INTs killed you, otherwise it woulda been a lot closer final score. Bills move to 3-3... digging my way slowly out of a 1-3 hole.

Also that play where Fred Jackson turfed it, you recovered, and then your LB turfed it when my LT layed him out was a bad beat.

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Bucs beat the Saints - moving to 2-4 - wth am i supposed to due until monday get your games in! Please! lol see you guys then!

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Well I just got MURDERED. at least I'll get a CPU game in week seven.........

Hey hey hey.. sean smith can come to the ravens b...

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Did the league advance to week 7?

It did on the console.....

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Hitman36ST posted at: 10/30/2011 02:07:15 AM

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I would like to protest my game (Browns at Raiders, I was the Browns) due to HTTR consistently stacking the box (about 80-90% of the game up until about 4 minutes to go with him up 13) and using a glitch at the beginning to get his sacks. I couldnt take a three step drop the entire first half.

This was on LM.....did it ever get resolved?

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bye week for me...maybe I can take the time to learn how to play defense, big plays have been killing me.

Find a person to play in the online community and practice.

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Just improved to 5-3, was not pretty but i got the job done.

Eagles up next, then comes SF for 2 games in a short span...If i beat SF both times i can still win the div, but more realistically the wild card is more of an option.

All my rb are back healthy and lets say i have bit of a logjam. Ronnie Brown, Beanie, Ryan Grant, Alfonso Smith, Derrick Ward, Chester Taylor. But considering how frequent they get hurt not a bad idea..

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I'm on a bye week also. I would be happy to play w/ anyone who wants to. I'm not the best but I'm not that bad either. I'm right around .500 playing online ranked games w/ over 150 games played. I may be able to help out or give you some pointers...maybe you can help me get over the hump.....

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i more than likely might not be able to get my game in... xbox is having trouble reading the disk.. i need to buy a new one but wont be able to till at least Thursday...

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Giants owner is unable to play our game tonight (NE vs NYG), do I play the CPU? He just let me know earlier today and its not an issue, just not sure what to do.

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Giants owner is unable to play our game tonight (NE vs NYG), do I play the CPU? He just let me know earlier today and its not an issue, just not sure what to do.

He pmd me earlier and I have to boot him so you can play cpu. I should be home around 7-8 to take care of it.

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