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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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brought down by my own xbox.... forced to miss a week.. and my CPU team STILL almost beat the steelers if not for his TD in the 4th qrt... hell.. i dont even know if he played...

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I didn't even play, was looking forward to our rematch...

i had to go out and buy a brand new xbox because mine wouldnt read the disk and ****.. i told LL to drop me so that you could play the CPU...

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back on track with the ass smacking of the seahawks.. computer smart enough not to throw @ jimmy smith.. hes already getting the Nnamdi treatment...

11 sacks though...

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back on track with the ass smacking of the seahawks.. computer smart enough not to throw @ jimmy smith.. hes already getting the Nnamdi treatment...

11 sacks though...

Nothing to brag about versing the CPU......

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just sayin doe......

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I mean I could start bumping and quoting some thing

i simply lost because my xbox was broken you do understand that right lol?

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i simply lost because my xbox was broken you do understand that right lol?

The Redskins simply lost because we blitzed on 3rd and 20ish you do understand that right lol?

End of the day a loss is a loss and you have to fight through any obstacles. Injuries, weather, XBOX issues, whatever comes at you is an obstacle. You did not overcome it and lost

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The Redskins simply lost because we blitzed on 3rd and 20ish you do understand that right lol?

End of the day a loss is a loss and you have to fight through any obstacles. Injuries, weather, XBOX issues, whatever comes at you is an obstacle. You did not overcome it and lost

dude my xbox died... meaning i couldn't play.. your really reaching for a way just to say "i told you so". lol.. did i actually play and lose?

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