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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."

       
       
       
stoney26

Guys I need recommendations on the next TV series I should start watching.

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Mad Men. Awesome show. They just released season 5 on netflix yesterday. Season 6 starts in about a week or two on AMC.

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I kinda stopped watching Walking Dead. I'm just not drawn to it, I record it with the intention of watching it but never have the desire to find out what happens to the group. I was watching regularly up until 2 weeks ago.

the past 3 weeks have just been painful to watch. I know several others who have given up on the show. I will bet the gov doesn't die on the season finale, or he will die and then be back next season, cuz he didn't actually die. I wish Andrea had just knifed him in his sleep. That would have been some good ****. Instead it was all to predictable what she was going to do.

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Yes. Try again. Season 2 started off very slowly for me, and at first I couldn't get into it either. It really does set the stage for everything that happens after it.

I just started watching Justified and I've enjoyed that one as well.

Yeah, I started Season 2 right after the intense ending to Season 1, it just couldn't match it.

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Does anyone like Sons of Anarchy? Netflix is suggesting it to me but I'm not really feeling the premise. I haven't seen it mentioned in here, either.

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Son's of Anarchy is a very good series. I recommend it too. The Sopranos on Harleys perhaps? Not as good as The Sopranos, but worth watching.

Suprised no one mentioned Boardwalk Empire, I would guess it's the current flagship series on HBO today.

Another that comes to mind is House of Lies which is originally on Showtime. Half hour show, but very entertaining and funny.

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The Wire season 1 was incredible. I couldn't get into season 2 but I should try again. I hear seasons 3 and 4 are even better.

2nd season of the wire was the weakest but it gets better with each episode of the 2nd season If I am not mistaken each season has a underlying theme pertaining to Baltimore, 1 Police dept, 2 waterfront, 3 school system and finally the 4 political scene

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TV series i would suggest not on your list

Game of Thrones

Big Love

Southland

Shameless

the Americans

Downton Abbey

The Sopranos

HBO mini series that are excellent

Generation Kill

John Adams

Band of Brothers

The Pacific

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Nothing beats Game of Thrones.

Echoed. The great thing is, you can catch up on Season 1 and Season 2 in about 2-3 weekends ... you will miss the first couple episodes of Season 3 but if you have HBO Go ... no harm no foul. Catch up after you knock out 1 and 2 (10 hours each)

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My 2 favorite shows on TV right now are Justified and Southland and I recommend them both.

I agree with this. Southland is a really exceptional show and Justified is good ol' redneck fun.

I would watch the original House of Cards (BBC) before I watched the new one. They're different enough to stand alone but you get a feel for how Spacey makes the character his own by watching the Brit guy (who is outstanding) first.

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i second FIREFLY.

just two things about it: one, the pilot might seem a little slow -- don't let that deter you! second, it's a show that rewards you for paying close attention to the dialogue. you won't get nearly as much out of it if you watch while websurfing or doing laundry or whatever.

also, it's quick. a 2 hour pilot, 12 episodes, and a 2 hour movie.

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I could not get into Walking Dead. Here are 2 of the shows I like:

Mentalist

Spartacus

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If you missed Six Feet Under put that in your Netflix queue as soon as possible.

I also didn't see any recommendations for The Shield. That show is extremely intense.

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I just finished season 2 of Game of Thrones and it's been my favorite series outside of The Sopranos. I'm pumped about the season 3 premier this Sunday. I was also really into The Walking Dead but have found the third season to be pretty boring overall. The first half of the season was decent but this whole Governor / Rick feud has been drawn out. The show was a lot more entertaining when it had the group on the move trying to fend of the zombies, not the Governor's group... IMO.

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Game of Thrones and Boardwalk EMpire are the two best things going currently on HBO. The Wire is my all time favorite.

Justified on FX is great. And my sleeper pick that nobody has mentioned is Hell on Wheels on AMC. Really good show about the east west railroad being built.

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A lot of people dont know about this series because its a Crackle.com exclusive right now.

Its called "Chosen" and this series has a galloping pace from the first scene. Its great, and has a great cast of actors. The guy who played Peter Patrelli in the show Hero's (Milo Ventimiglia) is the shows main charactor. Go on Crackle.com and see for yourself. It has the quality of an HBO series.

Here is a trailer or two.

http://www.crackle.com/c/Chosen/Extended_Trailer/2488562

the second trailer has interviews with the cast.

http://www.crackle.com/c/Why_It_Crackles/Chosen/2488638

Also, have you checked out that new series "Vikings"? on the History channel?

Very good as well.

http://www.crackle.com/c/Why_It_Crackles/Vikings/2488933

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the walking dead and game of thrones are my two favorite shows, thats why this sunday is going to be like a religious holiday for me (pun intended)

thank god for dvr though.

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Thanks to a really boring Free Agency period i just recently caught up on Breaking Bad & Game of Thrones & now working on Boardwalk Empire after a Jumbo recommendation.

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Again, if you like sci-fi and cheeky British humor, you can't go wrong with Doctor Who.

Start with the revamp from 2005. Or, if you're too lazy, the new season starts this Saturday on BBC America. Plus, he has a brand new companion..so you won't be too lost.

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Big fan of Lost, Game of Thrones, Firefly, The Americans and Walking Dead.

One more that hasn't been mentioned yet - Fringe. Just a fantastic show (think X-Files but focused on next generation science/technology, and the people who would use those things for less than noble ends, rather than aliens). Developed a really stellar overarching mythology, and brought itself to a very satisfying close at the end. It starts off kind of episodic the first half of the first season, with each ep just a new mystery for them to solve, before it really gets going. But man does it get going. Very original and creative.

Parallel universes, alternate timelines, and John Noble (the steward of Gondor) as a brilliant but unbalanced scientist with a taste for licorice and LSD.

Ratings weren't great, but it had a super solid cult following that kept it going for 5 seasons.

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Scrap those choices and watch Lost. You can thank me later.

Well that's if he hasn't already seen it. But yeah, that show was amazing. I was originally one of those "How many episodes can you put out about a bunch of people being lost on an island?" Haters, but I finally said "What the hell" one day and watched the pilot. That was all i ttook to get me hooked. Simply amazing, and definitely not what I was expecting prior to watching it.

As for current shows, I've been watching a lot of Boston's Finest/Southland ( they both follow each other Wednesday nights starting at '9 on TNT). Boston's Finest has been very good so far IMO, and I've been a fan of Southland for awhile.

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