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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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***2019-2020 NBA Offseason Thread***

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3 minutes ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

 

The injuries to KD and KT may have extended their window actually if it forces them to stay or hurts their FA market 

They gonna have to offer two players on the wrong side of 30 with potential long term injuries max deals. And they have too or else they won’t ever attract a star free agent again.

 

they are finished

1 minute ago, Mr. Sinister said:

 

Defensively they got worked. Raps were the only ones to do it consistently but they had trouble all postseason.

 

Back to the drawing board

 

The defensive drop off and lack of shooting. Lack of shooting been a problem for them last two seasons but Durant’s injury illuminated it.

 

That team has a lot of heart tho.

 

6 minutes ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

 

“Ruined basketball by guaranteeing a title for the next 5 years”

“There is no point in watching the nba.”

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7 minutes ago, Hersh said:

I have to say for all Curry’s greatness, never hitting a game winning shot in the playoffs under 20 seconds is a big hole on the resume 

 

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14 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

 

"****, I don't know how to celebrate."

 

I hope no one asks him if he's coming back, just so he doesnt break into so.e cryptic, creepy response like "The answer lies in Orion's Belt 👽"

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24 minutes ago, spjunkies said:

Sooo do the champs have to visit Queen Elizabeth or something? 🤨

They have to hunt down a polar bear and eat its heart, then apologize to it, for Canada to recognize them as champions.  

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1 minute ago, Mr. Sinister said:

 

I hope no one asks him if he's coming back, just so he doesnt break into so.e cryptic, creepy response like "The answer lies in Orion's Belt 👽"

 

I hope you get famous someday and I hope someone interviews you just so you can give some weird ass cryptic sci-fi response.  I'd love to see it. :ols:

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1 minute ago, Mr. Sinister said:

 

I hope no one asks him if he's coming back, just so he doesnt break into so.e cryptic, creepy response like "The answer lies in Orion's Belt 👽"

 

I think Kyrie is more likely to say some **** like that

 

Kawhi would probably be like "whats tomorrow?"

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One of the better post-seasons I can remember... I knew the randomness of not having LeBron would cause some good moments.

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Adding Marc Gasol was a huge acquisition for the Raptors.  No way they win a title without making that move.

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2 minutes ago, CrypticVillain said:

One of the better post-seasons I can remember... I knew the randomness of not having LeBron would cause some good moments.

 

Would’ve been great to have a game 7. Definitely would’ve been one too which is the most disappointing 

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Just now, CrypticVillain said:

One of the better post-seasons I can remember... I knew the randomness of not having LeBron would cause some good moments.

And the ratings were down!  Fraudulent basketball fans that don’t even know what they missed.  

 

So so many great moments.  The rise of Jokic.  Lillard smacking down Westbrook.  Embiid vs Kawhi.  Giannis running into a literal and figurative wall.  The Celtics crapping their pants.  Great post season.

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2 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

somebody might want to check on DeRozan, keep his spirits up in times like this

 

Casey too. Man won coach of the year and then they saw LeBron and took a dive

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6 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

 

I hope no one asks him if he's coming back, just so he doesnt break into so.e cryptic, creepy response like "The answer lies in Orion's Belt 👽"

 

Toronto will probably accept this trade of a championship for the one-year rental, but I'm cringing when they start seriously asking him that.  He can do what he wants to do now, like return to his pod and meditate over it.

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Already tired of hearing about "The first nba championship outside of the United States!"  You can spend US currency there.  Yeah, technically it's not the United States but let's stop pretending it's New Guinea.  

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It is kinda silly to say this is the end of GS. Maybe more like Spurs where they contend one year and get knocked earlier one year. 

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25 minutes ago, spjunkies said:

Sooo do the champs have to visit Queen Elizabeth or something? 🤨

 

You know.... This is a good question. The NBA is such ani international league now....  And im pretty sure the chip namesake is Canadian

 

 

I'd lol if they went to see Trudeau instead, and the O'Brien trophy never returned to US soil

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7 minutes ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

Already tired of hearing about "The first nba championship outside of the United States!"  You can spend US currency there.  Yeah, technically it's not the United States but let's stop pretending it's New Guinea.  

Theyre just getting us used to the idea before they announce the Memphis Grizzlies are moving to London.

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3 minutes ago, Dr. Do Itch Big said:

Curry needs to work on his 1 on 1 game. 

 

or his 1 on 2 or 3 game

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1 minute ago, Destino said:

Theyre just getting us used to the idea before they announce the Memphis Grizzlies are moving to London.

 

They need to move to a black hole.Feels like theyve hired a new HC for like the 6th consecutive season. Theyre a joke

 

Good god, is Stephen A being guarded by the Expendables???

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5 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

 

You know.... This is a good question. The NBA is such ani international league now....  And im pretty sure the chip namesake is Canadian

 

 

I'd lol if they went to see Trudeau instead, and the O'Brien trophy never returned to US soil

 

Had to look into it, I don't know what the 93 Montreal Canadians did, but the 92 Toronto Blue Jays got invited to the White House by Bush 1.

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