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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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Someone is either feeding them tech or they've gained access to it through espionage. 

 

Either way there isn't a damn thing anyone can do about it because China (and too a lesser degree South Korea).  China created this entire problem when they backed Kim Il-Sung during the Korean war and birthed this entire demented Kim family nightmare.  It's annoying that this issue gets discussed like America is responsible somehow. 

 

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34 minutes ago, Destino said:

Someone is either feeding them tech or they've gained access to it through espionage. 

 

Either way there isn't a damn thing anyone can do about it because China (and too a lesser degree South Korea).  China created this entire problem when they backed Kim Il-Sung during the Korean war and birthed this entire demented Kim family nightmare.  It's annoying that this issue gets discussed like America is responsible somehow. 

 

 

Well, America certainly has some blame.  At least as I understand it, we had a deal in place for them to shut down the one reactor that was making Plutonium, before they had a bomb, in exchange for foreign aid.  And we reneged on the deal.  (And they restarted the reactor, built two more, and got enough material for several bombs.)  

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Help me understand why South Korea not trusting Japan is Trump’s fault.  

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Add it to the list.

 

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Kim's father, Kim Jong Il, who came to power in 1994 after the death of his father, Kim Il Sung, agreed to end nuclear weapons or missile activities that year — and then again in 2000, 2005, and 2007. Each time, Pyongyang secretly continued its nuclear tests and missile development. The U.S., said then–Defense Secretary Robert Gates in 2009, is "tired of buying the same horse twice."

 

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In 2011, Kim Jong Il died and was succeeded by his son, Kim Jong Un. Just two months into the new regime, North Korea and the U.S. signed the "Leap Day" agreement on Feb. 29, 2012, which declared a moratorium on missile launches and nuclear tests. But the young Kim was focused on proving his toughness to his generals and to North Koreans, so he ignored that pledge and began testing nuclear bombs of greater magnitude.

https://theweek.com/articles/772503/north-koreas-long-history-broken-promises

 

At what point does the US simply refuse to keep playing this game?  

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On 8/13/2019 at 11:58 PM, Larry said:

 

Well, America certainly has some blame.  At least as I understand it, we had a deal in place for them to shut down the one reactor that was making Plutonium, before they had a bomb, in exchange for foreign aid.  And we reneged on the deal.  (And they restarted the reactor, built two more, and got enough material for several bombs.)  

 

Didnt US have North Korea on the ropes in the Korean War before China jumped in?

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Weak, spineless, ignorant and stupid.. Trump embodies the GOP.

 

Honestly, i never again want to hear it when Republicans talk.

 

 

 

 

.. i mean about being tough.

Or anything else, for that matter.

 

everything you believe is a LIE.

 

~Bang

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On 9/3/2019 at 6:52 AM, Bang said:

Weak, spineless, ignorant and stupid.. Trump embodies the GOP.

 

Honestly, i never again want to hear it when Republicans talk.

 

 

 

 

.. i mean about being tough.

Or anything else, for that matter.

 

everything you believe is a LIE.

 

~Bang

 

The reality is they talk tough but our greatest victories economically and militarily since the start of the 20th century have been when a Dem is in the WH. Not say the Dem alone has won a WW or saved us from a depression/recession. Just saying it never happens when an R is in the WH. 

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7 minutes ago, @SkinsGoldPants said:

 

The reality is they talk tough but our greatest victories economically and militarily since the start of the 20th century have been when a Dem is in the WH. Not say the Dem alone has won a WW or saved us from a depression/recession. Just saying it never happens when an R is in the WH. 

 

While I do think they are the exception, and in many cases it's wrong to give credit to the occupant of the White House, I do think that asserting that nothing good whatsoever has ever happened when a Reublican is in the White House is, let's say taking a generality and trying to make it an absolute.  

 

Good thinks that come to mind that happened when a Republican was in the White House:  

 

Every single Apollo moon landing happened under Nixon.  

The Soviet Union liberated a lot of Europe under Reagan.  

Desert Storm, IMO, was probably the greatest moment in our nation's history in my adult lifetime, and happened under Bush 1.  (And unlike the other two, I think the White House absolutely deserves a bunch of credit for handling that situation.)  

 

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